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Chappell to be inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

January 15, 2013 4 comments

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Jon Chappell has been inducted into a Hall of Fame before in his hometown, but the Guthrie High School baseball coach will be honored on the state level. Read more…

Circus is coming to the Lazy E Arena

September 7, 2011 Leave a comment

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GNP Ticket Special: Guthrie News Page and Guthrie Sports Page have a limited number of buy-one-get-one free tickets for general admission for the Friday (7:30) and Sunday (2:00) shows only.

Email us at now to claim your ticket while supplies last and enjoy the circus. Limit two per family and tickets can be picked up at Jelsma Stadium on Friday only.

In America today, there remains only one big-tented circus, which manages to maintain a traditionally demanding road schedule. It’s the all new edition of the Carson & Barnes Circus, bringing almost one hundred performers and animals to the famed Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma on Friday, September 30th, Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday, October 2nd.  Carson & Barnes Circus is always pleased to provide performances to thrill young and old alike, at a very affordable price. Read more…

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Cimarron River body identified

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According to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents, the body that was found in the Cimarron River in Logan County has been identified.

Kimberly Ann Harlow, 48, of Oklahoma City, was confirmed by the OSBI by fingerprint analyst. Harlow was raised in Crescent.

Her cause of death remains undetermined by the medical examiner’s office.

Harlow’s neighbor noticed the sketch of Harlow and reported that he had not seen her in several weeks to help lead to the identification.

The medical examiner’s office believes the woman had been in the water for approximately four days, when she was recored on May 28th  near the State Highway 74 bridge close to Crescent.

OSBI agents and Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies can now track her whereabouts the last several days of her life to help determine how she died. Toxicology reports are pending.

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Animal Shelter selling donations for fundraiser

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The City of Guthrie has received a great number of donations from Pet Smart and are selling the goods as a fundraiser for the Guthrie Animal Shelter that was damaged by the May 24th Guthrie tornado.

“We have hundreds of high quality pet beds that can be obtained for a $10 donation to the animal shelter,” City Manager Matt Mueller said. “These beds come in many different shapes and sizes. We also have a mountain of pet toys that we are giving away with a donation of $2.50.”

Items are available at the Library, Police Department, Utility Counter, or at the Animal Shelter’s temporary location at 927 East Prairie Grove Road.

Mueller said he is anticipating doing significant fundraising endeavors for the shelter.

The City of Guthrie has a special fund set up to accept donations to the animal shelter.

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Guthrie on pace with budget revenue; town hall meeting set

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The City of Guthrie is on schedule with the latest information on sales tax revenue.

Guthrie City Manager Matt Mueller received the information and said the City was “once again in line with where we need to be with our budgeted revenues.”

The sales tax deposit this month was $322,418 compared to the $306,161 that was deposited this time last year. The increase comes in at 5.31% compared to the previous year’s comparison and it is a 1.3% increase from the $318,282 deposited this time in 2009.

Town Hall Meeting

The next Town Hall Meeting for the potential curbside recycling program will be held on July 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. To learn more about the program and cast your vote, click here to read the GSP article.

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School immunization required for upcoming school year

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Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine will be required for students in the 7th grade in Oklahoma schools.
Tdap is a booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines. One dose of Tdap is routinely recommended at 11 through 12 years of age. One dose is also recommended for adolescents 13 through 18 years of age who have not already received a dose.
For more information on the required Tdap school requirement click the TDAP Letter.

Summer food program comes to Guthrie

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Story submitted by Kim Querry on on Wednesday, June 8th.

The Guthrie Public School District is hosting a summer food program for Guthrie residents.

The program runs from June 6, 2011 through June 30, 2011 at GUES-Upper Elementary School.

The program will also run from June 6, 2011 through July 29, 2011 at Cotteral Elementary School.

It is open to Guthrie residents from zero to 18-years-old.

Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at both sites.

Lunch will then be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at both sites.

All meals must be eaten at the schools and none will be given as take-out.

Curbside Recycling being investigated in Guthrie

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The City of Guthrie is currently investigating the possibility of offering curb-side recycling through the City’s solid waste provider, Waste Connections. Waste Connections is offering a unique recycling program called Recyclebank.

Customers earn RecycleBank Points for recycling efforts. The more you recycle, the more RecycleBank Points you earn. Each pound of recyclables is equal to 2.5 points, and the average reward is 50-100 points. On average, a family earns $20 in discounts and rewards each month.

View Recyclebank website.

RecycleBank is a loyalty and rewards program that motivates households to recycle. If the program is implemented, citizens will receive a large 95-gallon wheeled recycling cart equipped with an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag. The RFID tag has a unique number and will associate a cart to a specific address. Citizens would place all of their recyclables (no more sorting) in the cart. The trucks have been retrofitted to read the ID tag, weigh the recyclables and transmit this information to the personal Account, where RecycleBank Points are earned.

An average recycler has the ability to earn and redeem hundreds of dollars worth of rewards and discounts at local and national businesses each year. Currently, RecycleBank has more than 2000 local and national reward partners dedicated to its mission to encourage communities and households to recycle. Local reward partners will include businesses located right within the City of Guthrie and the immediate surrounding area. National partners include McDonalds, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coca Cola, Old Navy, Kohls, AMC Theaters, pharmacies, Target and hundreds more.

Another potential benefit about implementing the RecycleBank Service is that RecycleBank Reward Partners can be local City of Guthrie businesses. Being a partner will give the local businesses free advertising on the RecycleBank Website. The only cost to the vendor is the value of the reward.

The following is a list of materials that are accepted with the RecycleBank Service Program:

Corrugated cardboard steel cans, glass (food containers) clear & colored aluminum cans, chip board – cereal, pop, shoe, boxes etc. clean aluminum foil, newspapers, magazines junk mail and phone books and other light-colored papers plastics.

The cost of the program is estimated at $4.55 per month and would be applied to all residential customers in the City.

The program has already been discussed with the City Council and Citizens Rate and Fee Advisory Committee. These governing bodies felt that the program had enough merit to take to the general public to get feedback.

A Town Hall meeting was held on June 2 and the participants were surveyed after they saw the RecycleBank presentation. 85% of survey respondents support the implementation of this program and 70% see the program as a way to lower their monthly utility burden (despite the $4.55 fee), due to the value of the rewards.

There will be another town hall meeting on the subject on July 7, at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. All residents are encouraged to come and provide input on whether or not the program should be implemented and be heard.

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Fireworks now allowed in Guthrie city limits

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And boom goes the dynamite. The Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve just got a touch louder with the Guthrie City Council passing an ordinance that allows the sale and discharge of fireworks.

Class C fireworks can be discharged (assuming weather conditions are favorable) on July 3, 4 and 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on December 31st from 11:30 p.m. to 11:59. On January 1st discharged is allowed from 12:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Fireworks are only allowed on a non-combustible surface and at least 25 feet away from any permanent structure. Fireworks also cannot be discharged on a public street or property without city approval.

A person of at least 18 years of age can purchase a permit ($15.00). The permit holder is required to clean up the fireworks and the debris and must be present during the discharge.

A gathering of 25 or more people will be considered a public discharge and must get approval from the City to obtain a permit.

If weather conditions pose a fire hazard, the permits can also become null and void.

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Neighborhood sales now allowed in city limits

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If Fred Rogers could only see this.

The Guthrie city council approved an ordinance that will allow neighborhood garage sales inside the city limits.

The council, which met Tuesday evening, approved the motion unanimously.

The neighborhood garage sale, much like the current residential garage sale, will require a permit and are limited to one per year. The neighborhood sale can be held by a recognized homeowners association, organized neighborhood group or six or more homes in a contiguous area.

Participation in a neighborhood garage sale will not affect an individual from having their own personal garage sale.

Neighborhood garage sale permits will be $30.00 and issued for no more than three consecutive days.


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