Bahamas Bowl sponsorship pays off again for Illinois village
CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Bruner is a huge football fan. One day last December, he was sitting in a big leather chair in his Oklahoma City home when the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl caught his...
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a man accused of assaulting the mother of his two children in Cottage Grove and driving away with the girls.
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Patients at a hospital in Ohio where there has been an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease can now use the water inside the recently opened medical center near...
Oklahoma tourism agency acquires 77 acres in Grand Lake area
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's tourism agency says it's acquiring 77 acres of land next to the Honey Creek area of Grand Lake State Park to expand the popular northeastern Oklahoma recreation area.
Oklahoma attorney faces racketeering, solicitation charges
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma attorney has been accused of racketeering, solicitation for murder and other charges by the state's multicounty grand jury.
An indictment unsealed Monday accuses 54-year-old Winston Connor II of Grove of 10 charges involving his relationship with 36-year-old Slint Tate, a former client of Connor's who is serving life in prison for first-degree murder.
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Civil War re-enactors become Arkansas park interpreters
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (AP) — The new interpreters for Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park believe they'll feel right at home on the site of the 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove because both are Civil War re-enactors.
Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — It was 50 years ago a group of nine teenage Miami Boy Scout Explorers set out on a 12-day test of endurance at the Philmont Scout Ranch and Explorer Base near Cimarron, New Mexico.
Six of those Scouts, now in their sixties, including David Price of Miami, Oklahoma, met back up at Philmont this summer to reminisce and share stories about their time together there.
Arkansas turbine serves as remnant of the state’s wind power
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (AP) — The 100-foot (30-meter) wind turbine near the western edge of town stands as a guidepost, elaborate bird perch and lonely symbol of a renewable energy industry that just can't seem to take root in Arkansas.
SPRING GROVE, Minn. — Despite a transfer in ownership two years ago, Ellingson Elevator in downtown Spring Grove continues to be a family operation.
Oklahoma police investigate body found in Grand Lake
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma are investigating the remains of a man found in Grand Lake.
Grand River Dam Authority Police Chief Brian Edwards says a person walking nearby discovered the body on Tuesday west of Sailboat Bridge, less than a mile southeast of Grove. Police are unsure how long the body had been in the lake before it was discovered.
Investigators say possible Oklahoma murder victim identified
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say they have identified the body of a woman who may have been murdered at an Oklahoma mobile home park.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that the woman was identified by the Office of the State Medical Examiner as 53-year-old Ransom White.
The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says White's body was discovered Sunday morning at a mobile home park outside Grove. Officials say White lived at one of the homes in the park.
Lee and Whiteside County property transfers: Feb. 10, 2018
Whiteside County property transfers recorded the week of Jan. 29, 2018:
• Loretta M. Cullison to Judy M. Grummert, 1404 Breckenridge Drive, Rock Falls, $95,000.
• Consolidated Grain and Barge, to DJW Ltd., 100 Arrow Road, Deer Grove, $1.3 million.
• William D. Barkman Trust, Monty R. Venhuizen, formerly known as Monty R. Thies, trustee, to Robert M. and Teresa M. Hutton, 8780 Burns Road, Fenton, $122,500.
China Grove considers allowing fireworks sales within city limits
China Grove officials are leaning toward authorizing the sale of fireworks inside the city — while still prohibiting their discharge there — a decision that drew mixed reactions from fireworks vendors.
“We’re all in agreement that this would be a good idea,” said Mayor Mary Ann Hajek, citing potential municipal revenue from property taxes and sales taxes collected on fireworks stores as a motivating factor behind lifting the current prohibition on sales.
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OSBI says stabbing suspect dies after setting himself ablaze
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man has died after he reportedly stabbed two people then set himself on fire in a lakefront area of northeast Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the three men were co-workers and had stopped to eat lunch Thursday at Monkey Island on Grand Lake, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) northeast of Tulsa. Authorities say an altercation occurred, and the man stabbed his co-workers.
Why Pennsylvania dirt is used in most MLB stadium infields
PITTSBURGH (AP) — This is not a story about dirt.
It's actually a story about an old asphalt plant, a set of computers older than the average baseball player and a man who revolutionized an industry he didn't know existed.
OK, and it is about dirt.
But this dirt is special: It starts under the ground in western Pennsylvania and ends under the cleats of the best baseball players in the world.
JAY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed while he was leading a law officer on a police pursuit.
An OHP report says Shane Russell of Grove died in the crash shortly before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Brad Dalke held off Sulman Raza to give Oklahoma its second NCAA golf championship, 3-1-1 over defending champion Oregon on Wednesday at Rich Harvest Farms.
Blaine Hale and Max McGreevy won the first two matches for Oklahoma, and Dalke finished off Raza 2 and 1 with a 2-foot bogey putt for a halve on No. 17.
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Oklahoma to face Oregon in NCAA golf finals
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Oregon and Oklahoma will play for the NCAA men's golf title, two teams that at times had every reason to think they wouldn't be there.
The Sooners trailed in all five of their matches through 10 holes of their quarterfinal match against Baylor on Tuesday morning at Rich Harvest Farms until they rallied, with Brad Dalke finishing off the Bears with a par on the 19th hole.
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — One big swing gave Mississippi sophomore Braden Thornberry control, and he never let go until he was the NCAA men's golf champion.
Thornberry capped off a big year Monday when he closed with a 1-under 71 on a brutal day of scoring at Rich Harvest Farms to capture the NCAA individual title with a four-shot victory over Mason Overstreet of Arkansas. It was the first golf title for the Rebels.
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Texas junior Scottie Scheffler opened a three-stroke lead Sunday in the NCAA individual competition and Vanderbilt topped the team standings at Rich Harvest Farms.
Scheffler shot his third straight 4-under 68. Mississippi's Braden Thornberry (69) was second, and Vanderbilt's Matthias Schwab (70) and Illinois' Dylan Meyer (69) were tied for third at 9 under.
On Monday, the individual champion will be crowned and the top eight teams will advance to match play.
Grassroots efforts grapple with sex violence in US schools
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.
Investigators say plane in fatal Oklahoma crash lost power
ZENA, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary report on a plane crash in northeastern Oklahoma that killed a Grove man says the aircraft lost engine power while in flight.
The report from the National Transportation Safety Board published Monday says the pilot tried to make a forced landing after losing engine power and crashed into trees before the plane landed upside down.
Name released of pilot killed in Oklahoma plane crash
ZENA, Okla. (AP) — A medical missionary from Grove has been identified as the pilot killed in the crash of a small airplane in northeast Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Thursday that 61-year-old Robert Hudson died in the crash near Zena, between Jay and Grove in Delaware County. An OHP report says Hudson was the only person on board the plane.
The OHP has said the plane was found upside down Wednesday in a field west of U.S. 59 and Oklahoma 127.
Woman votes for first time at 90 years old
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman made her own history Tuesday by casting her ballot for the first time at the age of 90.
Marge Snowden was born six years after women received the right to vote, but for a variety of reasons never registered to vote, according to the Grove Sun (http://bit.ly/2fYL0Ty ).
"My husband (Jack) always went and voted, and I figured that was enough," Snowden said. "I was old-fashioned."
Aerospace company to expand operations on Grove
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — An aerospace manufacturing company is expanding its operation in Grove, potentially bringing 60 new jobs to the area.
The Grove Sun Daily (http://bit.ly/2e5nUIN ) reports that Missouri-based Orizon Aerostructures signed a development agreement with Grove city officials Wednesday. Formally known as Precision Aero Group, Orizon employs 149 people at its Grove plant.
Grove man killed in single-vehicle crash in Delaware County
GROVE, Okla. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Delaware County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Sean Hayward was dead at the scene of the crash near Grove on Sunday.
An OHP report says Hayward was southbound on a county road when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving, went off the road and crashed into a tree.
The report says the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the crash.
Oklahoma lawmaker to receive Public Health Innovator Award
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's commissioner of health plans to present the state's Public Health Innovator Award to a state lawmaker who is also a physician.
Rep. Doug Cox of Grove will receive the award on Wednesday at the Oklahoma Turning Point Conference and Policy Day in Norman.
Oklahoma's health commissioner, Dr. Terry Cline, said Monday he will present the award to Cox for his continued efforts to create a better state of health in Oklahoma.
Former Oklahoma insurance agent sentenced for wire fraud
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former insurance agent in northeastern Oklahoma has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.
Gary Edward Hibbing was also ordered to pay more than a half-million dollars in restitution to his former clients. Hibbing owned Grand Lake Investments and Insurance in Grove.
Grove insurance agent sentenced to prison after defrauding clients
Iowa officials OK zoning change need for hog plant
CLARION, Iowa (AP) — Wright County officials approved a zoning change that will allow a North Carolina company to build a $240 million hog processing plant that will create about 900 jobs initially and hundreds more after completion of a second phase.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2a6YFqf ) the Wright County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the zoning change needed for Clinton, North Carolina,...
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — The adoptive father of a southeast Kansas boy whose 1999 disappearance went unreported for nearly a decade has died.
Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said Thursday that Doug Herrman died Wednesday night after an illness. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/29D6huS ) reports that Herrman was 61 and lived near Grove, Oklahoma.
His adopted 11-year-old son, Adam Herrman, disappeared from his Towanda home in...