• Shawnee's John Jacobs healthy and ready to show what he can do

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Shawnee quarterback John Jacobs was in constant pain last season. Dealing with a hernia he suffered before the season, he was hampered severely trying to run the ball as the Wolves made their way to the Class 5A quarterfinals. Now, Jacobs is healthy following offseason surgery. He’s hoping he can show his true speed next season after being clocked as fast as a 4.47 in the 40-yard sprint this offseason. “That really hurt me a lot, so I’m looking forward to showing what I can do this year,” said the 6-foot-1, 220-pound left-hander. “It was the worst pain ever.” Jacobs threw for 2,263 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. He also amassed 1,122 and 17 TDs on the ground, numbers that could increase this

  • 198 graduate from St. Gregory's University in Shawnee

    By Amber Theinert, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 20, 2014

    St. Gregory’s University celebrated the graduation of the class of 2014 on Saturday at the W.P. Wood Fieldhouse in Shawnee.

  • Oklahoma school districts get grants for health, wellness projects

    From staff reports | Updated: Mon, May 19, 2014

    The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust awarded incentive grants totaling $24,500 to these five Oklahoma school districts: Afton Public Schools, Antlers Public Schools, Millwood Public Schools, Pleasant Grove Public Schools and Poteau Public Schools.

  • Gordon Cooper became first Oklahoman in space May 15, 1963

    Don Gammill | Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Shawnee native Leroy Gordon Cooper was among the first seven Americans to be selected for the astronaut program. He was the last of the group to travel into space alone, setting various records along the way. "Gordo," as his fellow space colleagues called him, was known for his outstanding engineering skills. Though the least experienced of the members of the first astronaut corps, he proved to be a top-notch space traveler with an incredible ability to handle spacecraft, as was proven on his flight aboard Faith 7. He used his own talents to fly the capsule late in the mission and steered it to a near-perfect spashdown int he Pacific Oceanrge.

  • Oklahoma briefs for May 14

    Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Oklahoma briefs for May 14, 2014

  • Oklahoma news briefs for May 1

    Published: Thu, May 1, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for May 1, 2014

  • A Chickasha woman is accused of robbing a Shawnee bank and trying to rob a Norman bank

    BY MATT DINGER, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Federal court documents accuse Katrina Lynn Flowers, of Chickasha, of the September robbery of a Shawnee bank and attempted robbery of a bank in Norman.

  • Shawnee's McKenzie Cooper to sign with Oklahoma Baptist

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Shawnee senior guard/forward McKenzie Cooper isn’t sure how her older sister Taylor is able to live so far from home in College Station, Texas, while playing at Texas A&M.

  • Shawnee mobile home park to close due to elevated uranium levels in water

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Residents at Meadow Ridge Mobile Home Park in Shawnee received notices this week telling them to vacate the property by June 10. The trailer court has shown elevated levels of uranium in its water since 2007, said Skylar McElhaney, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Community briefs

  • ThinkProgress calls Shawnee 'The Worst City In America To Be Homeless'

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    News and opinion website ThinkProgess published a lengthy reported feature Tuesday under the headline "Welcome To Shawnee, Oklahoma: The Worst City In America To Be Homeless." It's a little over 5,000 words in length but the evidence it offers — which includes interviews with most of the people in the story, findings from city deeds and other public records — is compelling enough to validate the concern raised by the headline. Give it a read here .

  • Confederate history group to hold reunion, convention in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    The Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its annual convention April 12 in Shawnee.