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  • Edmond gets $6 million softball complex

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — Edmond is the home of a new $6 million softball complex. Softball players were more than ready in April to try out the new four-field complex they had waited for more than 14 years. It took 21/2 years to complete the construction after facing one delay after another. Original plans...

  • Guthrie, Edmond operate airport together

    By Scott Amundson For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport, 520 Airport Road in Guthrie, is 30 miles from downtown Oklahoma City and easily accessible from Interstate 35. This is the airport of choice for many single-engine planes and large private jets. It also is home to many aviation businesses that do everything...

  • By the numbers

    From staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Edmond is always growing. Since 1980, the population has more than doubled to more than 80,000. That makes Edmond the sixth-largest city in the state behind Oklahoma city, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow and Lawton. More people coming to Edmond translates into the need for more schools, more...

  • Mayor talks about hometown

    By Charles Lamb Mayor of Edmond | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    EDMOND — Let me share a few of the exciting things happening in my hometown. In the 56 years I've been an Edmond resident, I have seen the growth within our city limits expand physically and economically. I am continually impressed by the passion our citizens possess to harness such expansion...

  • Edmond has many retail of‌ferings

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    EDMOND — Edmond’s retail world is strong, and the people who follow such trends see it getting even stronger this year and beyond. Look no further than sales tax numbers — the actual dollars collected by merchants and sent to the state. The state in return sends the city cof‌fers a check,...

  • Downtown Edmond is home to changes

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    EDMOND — The look of downtown is changing as two new buildings are constructed and an 111-year-old Victorian structure is converted into a craft beer house. Campbell Corner Construction has started on the southeast corner of Campbell and Broadway on a 15,683-square-foot building, an area...

  • Growth is nothing new to residents in Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — Growth is nothing new to people who live in Edmond. Most of the time, what’s happening in this city of 84,757 is done with a plan for the future and under the watchful eyes of city leaders to make sure there is enough money to keep up with the rapid growth. City Manager Larry Stevens...

  • 128-year-old gravesite hidden in Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — A 128-year-old gravesite is hidden in south Edmond among the railroad tracks and tall weeds. A worn wooden cross stands near used railroad ties and towers over a dilapidated fence. A smaller metal cross is more dif‌ficult to see. If it weren’t for the hard-to-read monument, one...

  • Public safety center is close to opening

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    EDMOND — Edmond’s new $29 million public safety center complex is expected to open by October, a major change for the look of downtown. The 70,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of First Street and Littler Avenue will be the home of police headquarters, 911 communications and...

  • Edmond remains safe city

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — Edmond is repeatedly ranked among the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 75,000, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. “Year after year with our Uniformed Crime Report, which are violent crimes and property crimes that are reported to the FBI...

  • List of parks in Edmond

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Bickham-Rudkin Park, East 33rd and Rankin Terrace Brookhaven Park, 2208 N Brookhaven Drive Centennial Park, Whispering Creek Drove and Shadybrook Lane Chitwood Park, W First and Story Clegern Park, Benton Road and S University Drive E.C.

  • Fire department serves growing population

    By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — With new leadership, a modernized dispatching system coming online soon and 11 new firefighters set to embark on 22 weeks of academy training, the Edmond Fire Department is continuing to serve its rapidly growing population and 90-square-mile land area while looking to the future....

  • Busy intersection is set to be improved

    By Diana Baldwin Staf‌f Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — Road construction is nothing new to Edmond drivers. One of the largest projects is scheduled to get started this summer at the city’s busiest intersection. The much-needed project at 33rd Street and Broadway will last a year. City leaders said the construction is going to be...

  • Edmond of‌fers higher education options

    By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — Opportunities for higher learning and cultural enrichment abound in Edmond, which is served by two universities and a college that together have an enrollment approaching 20,000 students. The University of Central Oklahoma had a fall 2014 enrollment of more than 16,000 students. UCO...

  • Edmond Senior Center offers wide variety of events

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    EDMOND — For 10 years now Edmond seniors have been making their way to the Edmond Senior Center at Mitch Park. Program coordinator Sue Perry said about 200 people age 55 and older come each day to the center on Covell between Kelly and Santa Fe. The reasons vary because there are a wide range...



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