May 2016 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
The Collinsville School Board approved the hiring of Scott Kiker as the new Collinsville High School Principal. He comes from the Broken Arrow school system (assistant principal at their freshman center). More school board results later. -- Ted -- 1:30pm Wed. June 1, 2016 Collinsville Man Arrested For Kidnapping. 34-year old Derek Jordan Breedlove is charged with kidnapping and domestic abuse. -- According to 5/31/2016
Misc. News: Stronger Bones / 1st Baptist VBS
May 31, 2016

Hogs 'N' Hot Rods June 11th (with Chamber Bingo)
Captain Daniel Boggs Retires
May 31, 2016

21 Years With Collinsville Police
Thursday, June 2, 2016 Chamber of Commerce Meeting: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm -- Representative Earl Sears is back from from the legislative session and will brief attendees on what happened at the State Capitol and what it means for Collinsville. At Collinsville Library, 1223 W Main Street. Lunch is available for $10 per person. Lunch will be served at 11:45 and the meeting will begin promptly at noon. No reservation required.
Darin Turner (22) -- (Born: May 17, 1994 - Died: May 29, 2016) -- (CHS 2013) -- Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Current Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Zach Sellers (CHS 2016) Sworn Into Marines -- NewsOn6 -- May 30, 2016 Video Final Old Bridge Segment (Bird Creek Hwy 169) Brought Down -- ODOT Video via Tulsa World -- Sunday May 29, 2016 - (Previous) Joseph Milton Doescher (Born: March 23, 1917 - Died: May 28, 2016) -- Age 99 -- Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Community Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
CHS Spring Football Sampler
May 30, 2016

Hope To Build On 2015 Success
Tentative June 2016 event calendar -- 5/27/2016 FFA Volleyball
May 30, 2016

Summer Fun Activity
Misc. News: Miss Collinsvilles Prepare For Miss Oklahoma / ECC McDonalds Check
May 27, 2016

Library Teen Activities / FFA Alumni Reminder
Have a Safe / Fun Memorial Day Weekend ... And Remember Our Fallen Soldiers
May 30 - City Hall Closed Monday (trash pickup delayed to Tuesday)
Gary Guffey, Jr. to compete on American Ninja Warrior -- Per Owasso Reporter 5/27/2016 -- (CHS 2009 Grad)
Memorial Day Thoughts
May 26, 2016

100 Years Ago + 70 Years Ago + Current Ridgelawn Rules
Collinsville Dog Lost In Desert For 12 Days -- Fox23 News -- 5/25/2016
Samantha Smith is Academic All-American at SNU -- 5/26/2016 Grayson Boomer Getting Offers for 2019 Football -- Sooner Illustrated 5/26/2016 Special School Board Agenda For Monday June 1st
May 26, 2016

Possible CHS Principal Hire + Annual Bond Sale
Levi Draper Video Interview by Sooners Illustrated -- 5/25/2016 Elite Athlete Development in Collinsville draws top prospects -- per Owasso Reporter 5/25/2016 -- Also on Facebook
Investigation Continues
May 24, 2016

Brian Floyd Found Dead Tuesday
Misc. News: Tyler Rairdon Signs With Southwestern / Seth Boomer Commits To Tulsa
May 25, 2016

Moonlight 5K Run Is Friday June 3rd
Misc. News: Parade New For Collinsville Independence Day
May 23, 2016

CMS Honors / Chamber Bingo & Movies
Preliminary info on Chamber Outdoor Movies in June, Chamber Bingo (along with Hog 'N' Hot Rods June 11th) and Collinsville Independence Day Parade and Fireworks (July 2nd - Parade info (pdf), parade entry form (pdf), Trett Charles band entertainment)
Sorry for the late reminder ... but youth softball and girls basketball camps started today. Boys basketball camp starts Wednesday -- Ted 10:15pm Monday 5/23/2016 Now that I can catch my breath after the end of school crunch (while still working on senior pages) ... I can make you a copy of the CHS graduation video (displayed on the TU scoreboard) ... if you stop by my office with a flash drive with at least 2GB free space. It may be several more weeks before I have by-sport photo files ready. -- Ted Wright -- 5/23/2016 - {My office is at the school's Education Service Center (north of the football field) ... and the doors lock at 4pm. Email if you need additional information.}
Police Officer - The City of Collinsville is seeking to hire a full-time Police Officer. Job duties shall include, but not be limited to, upholding the law, writing reports, working closely with our schools and court duties. Applicants must be CLEET certified or be able to obtain certification. Applicant must also have a strong community relationship. Applicants must be over 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, no felony convictions, pass a thorough background check, meet all CLEET requirements and posses a valid Oklahoma driver's license with a good driving record. Applications are available at the Collinsville City Hall located at 106 N. 12th Street or email application & resume to Resume’s must be accompanied by an application. -- posted 5/23/2016
Misc. News: Teachers of the Year Breakfast
May 15, 2016

CHS Senior Luau
CHS Graduation
May 16, 2016

181 New High School Grads
5A State Track
May 15, 2016

Thomas & West State Champs
School Is Out For Summer -- Have Fun / Be Safe
Greg Randall Duncan - (July 4, 1960 - May 21, 2016) - (CHS 1978) has passed away from cancer -- per his brothers on Facebook -- Sunday 5/22/2016 -- Services will be Wednesday May 25 at 10am at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle. -- Reynolds Funeral Home
CHS Baccalaureate
May 15, 2016

Pre-Graduation Ceremony
CHS Boys Tennis (State)
May 3-16, 2016

William Reynolds 3rd In 5A
The City of Collinsville has a full-time position open for Animal Control Officer. The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick and vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and drug testing is required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK 74021 or by email to For a complete job description contact Human Resources. -- posted 5/20/2016 Multi Family Garage Sale Friday (5/20) and Saturday (5/21) -- Lots of everything. 505 W Maple. Just off of the Rendering Plant Road (8 am until 1 pm)
Choir Disney Concert / Cornation
May 12, 2016

Shengying Xiong Crowned Queen
next up ... state/regional sports pages-- Ted 5/21/2016 CHS Seniors are in this week's Times Star Newspaper -- 5/19
2nd Grade Track Meet
May 11, 2016

Fun Day At Sallee Field
6th Grade Track Meet
May 12, 2016

Fun Day At Sallee Field
CHS Senior Awards
May 10, 2016

Over $1.7 Million In Scholarships
James Bryce Dolton (Born: March 15, 1988 - Died: May 17, 2016) -- OKC -- Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home, Oklahoma City Teresa Cheryl Leake (Born: May 15, 1967 - Died: May 18, 2016) -- Inola -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home (Ted Note: I believe she was the victim of the rodeo accident this weekend)
May 9th school board results -- CHS Principal resignation + Pay cuts expected for support & admin staff next year -- 5/19/2016 Spring football practice is in progress this week (and kids baseball camp).-- Ted 5/19/2016 -- (Barry Lewis/Tulsa World with Coach Jones looking ahead to 2016 season - video)
4th Grade Track Meet
May 9, 2016

Fun Day At Sallee Field
5th Grade Track Meet
May 10, 2016

Fun Day At Sallee Field
Soccer Banquet / Awards
May 9, 2016

All-State: Bell + Rairdon + Ray
Misc. CHS News: Texting and Driving Simulator / UG Awards
May 9, 2016

Roller Coasters / Coleman Announcement
Michael Ray Mabry (Born: July 14, 1965 - Died: May 12, 2016) -- Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Dorothy Lee Ehrcke (Born: January 19, 1942 - Died: May 17, 2016) Oologah -- Graveside Service Friday, May 20, 2016 1:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery Talala -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home I haven't created the June calendar yet, but Chamber Free Movies start June 2nd & Hogs 'N' Hot Rods is June 11th & CEF Golf is June 13th -- Ted 5/18/2016
1st Grade Track Meet
May 6, 2016

Fun Day At Sallee Field
Masonic Lodge Presents "Students of Today"
May 5 & 10, 2016

Lexi Arnold, Katie Britt, & Logan Robertson
May 17 -- Sports Physicals for CHS Athletes Congratulations to the CHS Class of 2016. I will eventually have a photo page for the ceremony ... but I am still working off a backlog of news in order ahead of that. I will eventually have senior pages online. I will also have by-activity photos and the graduation video available at a later date. -- Ted Wright -- May 17, 2016
CHS Baseball Season Ended At Regionals
May 5-6, 2016

Tahlequah Advanced To State
All-District Announcements
Varsity-Alumni Soccer
May 6, 2016

Fun Evening Of Soccer
CHS Golf Girls Are 5A State Runnerups
May 5, 2016

Madison O'Dell 2nd & Nina Lee 6th Individually
Check back for additional news back logged since May 5th -- Ted -- Sunday 5/15/2016 Baccalaureate 2pm Sunday at CHS (May 15th) CHS Graduation 7pm Monday May 16th at TU
6th Grade Science Experiments
May 3, 2016

Expanding Water Bottles
CHS Spring Band Concert
May 5, 2016

Crimson Cadet Band
4 CHS Tennis Girls Qualified For State
May 3, 2016

From Cascia Hall Regional
(Updated WIth State Results - 5/16/2016)
3rd Grade Track Meet
May 3, 2016

4 Sample Photos Only
State Track: 300 Hurdles -- Seth Boomer 2nd, Chandler Cole 3rd, Malcom Tillman 5th -- Sat. May 14, 2016 Ellen Thomas 3rd place 5A girls 1600 run. 2016 state track meet in Moore Ok -- Sat. Annie Haught 6th place 5A girls High Jump -- Friday 5/13/2016
State Track Results -- 5/14/2016 Boys 5A state track -- 4x400 relay 3rd place -- Breydon Little, Seth Boomer, Chandler Cole, Hayden West -- 5/13/2016
None of the 2016 CHS Senior pages are"complete" yet, but here are three samples. Hope for more in next few weeks. -- Ted 5/14/2016
Misc. News: Cherokee Nation Checks To FFA, Police, Indian Ed.
May 14, 2016

Two New Businesses / Stowell CDI Member of Year
Jimmy M. Williams (Born: May 24, 1926 - Died: May 13, 2016) -- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (10:00 AM at Baptist Tabernacle Church) -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Misc. News: State FFA Degrees for West & Roberts / FFA Alumni Seek Support
May 13, 2016

Library Summer Reading Info
Ellen Thomas took 1st place in Girls' 5A state high school 3200 M race. She finished in 12:08 which was not a PR but it was still 1st! -- more later -- Friday May 13 at Moore
2x State Champion 5A Boys Pole Vault! Hayden West 15' 6" -- more later -- Friday May 13, 2016 School Supply Lists & May 13, 2016 Tweet Newsletter --
Please have a wonderful and safe summer! We look forward to seeing you next school year! -- Collinsville Public Schools Faculty and Staff -- 5/13/2016
Chase McColley Soccer Signing
May 4, 2016

Signed With NOC
Park Board Agenda For May 17th
May 13, 2016

Followup On Topics From March Park Tour
Boys basketball camp is May 25-26 for JH & June 1,2,3 for Elem. -- (Info) -- Coach Todd Anderson 5/13/2016 Highway 169 Bird Creek Bridge Lane Shift This Weekend - per NewsOn6 5/13/2016
Friday May 13th is last day of classes for students
To Monitor the State Track Meet Saturday May 14th ... (subscription?)
Free Dump Day Saturday May 14th
Athletic Physicals will be May 17th in the HS commons at 6:15pm. Cost is $15. -- Jim Riley 5/12
2016 Senior Tea For CHS Sr. Girls
May 3, 2016

Hosted by Home Representatives Club
Awards of Excellence
May 3, 2016

2016 Seniors Recognition By Nifty Fifties
JrHi Band Spring Concert
May 2, 2016

6th + 7th + 8th Grade Band Performed
RALPH FRUECHTING, JR. OBITUARY (February 20, 1935- Monday, May 2, 2016) -- Navy Veteran -- In Owasso Reporter 5/11/2016
School Job Posts for MS Special Ed, MS Science, and HS Principal -- 5/11/2016 I have just started on the May 2nd JrHi Band Concert photo page ... with a bunch more May events already in my work queue. I haven't been able to touch senior pages in over a month so they won't be online before Monday's graduation ... but I will try to have at least a preliminary version online before June. -- Ted - Wednesday May 11, 2016
Misc. News: Library Summer Activities / Tyler Forrest Strength & Conditioning
May 10, 2016

Senator Dossett Reports
CHS Choir Concert Thursday May 12th Baccalaureate is Sunday May 15th (& other CHS events)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- City of Collinsville is accepting applications for a part time position in its sanitation department. Approximately 30 hours per week. 6AM- 12AM Monday-Friday. Starting salary $10 / hour. This position is part of the Sanitation Truck crew and assists in running the sanitation routes. Apply in person at City Hall, 106 N. 12th Street, Collinsville, OK 74021 or Email application to -- posted 5/10/2016
JrHi Football Report (May 17th Physicals)
May 10, 2016

Grant For 7th Grade Helmets / Summer Pride Starts July 5th
Good Luck at State - Tennis / Golf / Track Senior Awards 6pm at CHS (May 10th) ... just a few photos later
Preliminary summer sports camp info -- 5/9/2016 Midnight Tony Reeder's Baseball Camp May 17-20 ($75) Contact Tony (918) 698-3818 or CHS Coach Susie Vaughn's Girls Summer Sesson Basketball May 23 - June 23 (6th-12th Grade)-- (Info) Coach Mike Henry's Summer Softball Camp May 23-24-25 (Info) & (Form) 6U - 15U Coach Ashley Maritz's Volleyball Skills Camp June 6-9 (Info) -- (Girls & Boys 3rd-12th grade)
Wynell Eastin (June 27, 1931 – May 3, 2016) -- Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Owasso Church of Christ -- Mowery Funeral Home Owasso Congrats to Soccer All-Staters: Megan Bell, Jon Ray & Tyler Rairdon. -- more later Ted 5/9/2016
Note: I attended the CHS Undergraduate Awards Assembly today (Monday May 9th) and have plenty of photos for my archives (i.e. future senior pages) but will likely not put a page online as I am so far behind and don't have a list of all the awards. -- Ted Wright -- 11am 5/9/2016 I finally have closed out April and can now start to work on backlogged May news. Hopefully by the end of today I can have all of the info for CHS sports summer camps (with some that are starting as early as next week) online for you. -- Ted 11am May 9th
Misc. News: Texting-Driving Simulator At CHS
May 8, 2016

FFA Officers & Master Beef Advocacy
Last day of classes is Friday May 13th ... many last week of school activities ahead (see calendar & CHS events) -- Ted -- Sunday 5/8/2016
JrHi Track Conference Meet Here
April 30, 2016

Collinsville 8th Grade Girls Are Champs
John H. Middleton II
April 30, 2016

1923 - 2016
Veteran / Former City Engineer
I'm seeing lots of positive news from the Regional Track meet today via a quick glance at Facebook. Several will be heading to State. -- Ted 3:40pm Saturday 5/7/2016 -- I still still have several items left before I can close out April ... so May news is still backing up. -- (Regional Track Results from Claremore) added 10:45pm Saturday
CHS Baseball Season Over -- Cards had momentum and 4-2 lead in the finals before three consecutive errors gave Tahlequah a chance that they jumped all over. 4-7 Cardinal loss sends Tahlequah to the State Tournament. -- photos later -- Ted 9:40pm -- May 6, 2016 CHS Baseball Team Photos
April 30, 2016

2016 Varsity & Two JV Teams
School Board Agenda For Monday May 9th
May 6, 2016

Jon Coleman Resigning As CHS Principal
The Collinsville Baseball Boys evened things up with Tahlequah (with a 10-0 complete game 2-hit shutout by Christian Blevins). They will meet again in the finals in just a few minutes. -- Ted 6:30pm Fri. May 6th -- (More on Tulsa World) Alumni Soccer was Fri
Collinsville talks membership importance at Chamber luncheon -- per Owasso Reporter 5/5/2016 Still stuck about a week behind ... Baseball team photos and JrHi track from last Saturday (April 30th) are next up on my backlog queue. -- Ted 10am Friday 5/6/2016
The school enrollment office will be closed starting June 10th.
We will reopen Tuesday July 5th, 2016.
-- Jennifer Jordan 5/6/2016
Anyone that has viewed this website for years knows there are few lower key on hype than me. And with no disrespect to the baseball team (who's regional game I was missing) or any previous Collinsville High School Band ... I don't think I have ever heard a more impressive Collinsville Band Concert and I was glad I wasn't somewhere else. Overall they were excellent, but I was simply stunned at the high quality on a few of the numbers. And for a band that didn't even know who their directors would be just under a year ago, it is extra spectatular. Congratulations to the band members and their directors. Well Done! -- Ted Wright -- May 5, 2016 -- 8:50pm
5A State Runnersup -- CHS Golf Girls. Correction: Collinsville Cardinal Girls Golf team is Class 5A State Runner Up. Madison O'Dell won 2nd medalist. -- Jim Riley 4:10pm Thurs. Regional Baseball Here Thurs (5/5): Tahlequah and Collinsville sent Glenpool home. The two winners play 6:30 today with more to follow Friday. -- Ted 6:25pm 5/5/2016 (Collinsville lost 0-6 and will need to beat Tahlequah twice Friday to advance) -- 8:45pm Thurs.
Likely 3rd place State Golf finish for the CHS Girls. Just now coning in from end of 2nd days round. -- Jim Riley 3:45pm Thursday 5/5/2016 Thursday Noon State Golf Report: They are battling hard. Durant is playing well today -- Jim Riley CHS Choir Musical
April 29, 2016

Little Shop Of Horrors
CHS Baseball -vs- Skiatook
April 29, 2016

Incomplete Game Won't Be Made Up
Today (Thursday May 5th) -- Regional Baseball 4 & 6:30 and Band Concert 7pm Collinsville Man Sentenced to 40 Years For Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash (Chistian Loiler) -- NewsOn6 5/5/2016
The CHS Girls Golf Team is leading the State Tournament after 1st round. Collinsville 342, Durant 346 and defending Champs Duncan 348. Individual scores later. -- Jim Riley 5/4/2016 4:45pm Wednesday -- Nina Lee 79, Madison O'Dell 76, Gail Young 94, Caroline Blevins 93
CHS Seniors Tour Elementaries
April 29, 2016

Cap & Gown Parade At ECC+Herald+CUE
Collinsville man gets 28-year prison term for fatal shooting during drug deal (Jacob Wiley Pepper, 19, was sentenced in the death of 26-year-old Emmett Tyler Wood)-- per Tulsa World 5/4/2016 Good Luck Cardinals at Regionals & State
Hilda Bunch (Born: July 03, 1933 - Died: May 01, 2016) -- Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Collinsville lost 1-3 to Owasso In Folds Of Honor Baseball Game Monday -- Owasso Reporter 5/3/2016 Buried in my backlog is info for youth basketball, volleyball and softball camps later this May ... check back later -- Ted 5/3/2016
Monday May 2nd City Commission Results (peddler-solicitor ordinance approved) & JrHi Band Concert (7pm) ... photos later -- Ted 8:45pm 5/2/2016 Regional Baseball Here May 5-6
* May 2016 School Menus -- 5/1/2016
* May Event Calendar
* JrHi Band Concert May 2nd
* HS Band Concert May 5th
Alumni Soccer May 6th Free Dump Days May 7 & 14th
Agenda For Monday May 2nd City Meet
May 1, 2016

Revising Peddler-Solicitor Ordinance / Revising City Lake Boat & Trail Ordinance
Courage At Herald
April 26, 2016

1st Grade Recognitions
Jess Franklin "Bud" Spencer (Born: November 28, 1926 - Died: April 30, 2016) -- Owasso -- Graveside Service Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 3:30 PM (Woodlawn Cemetery , 310 S Nome Ave., Claremore) -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. John H. Middleton II (Born: May 21, 1923 - Died: April 30, 2016) -- Collinsville -- Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Save gas & time while helping your community & merchants survive ... Shop In Collinsville ... Advertisers Garage Sale Ad Info: see #8 & #11 Frequently Asked Questions
Lost dog/cat/garage sale ads are $5 ($10 w/ photo) and are to be paid in advance. -- Ted Wright
Rest of April 2016 news archived May 9th

Free Daily News ... for & about Collinsville ... on photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5
Collinsville Weather from monitor at Collinsville High School

Click for
- May 2016 & June 2016 Calendar
Advertiser of the Month
Intro Page

Partial Archived School News Index on
Email me if you would like a top banner ad on ($240/year or $25/mo). -- Ted Wright
Photo Prices Ordering
Photos & Research
Call or email me if you would like to be a advertiser -- Ted Wright  
News Links
School Activities & Schedules
Collinsville School Web Site CHS produced online sports videos -- Athletic Director Jim Riley's Sports Summary
Collinsville School Mobile App -- announced 9/9/2014 by Missy DeLozier
email to: -- Ted Wright
Online News / Events / Calendar
(918) 798-1804 (1110 W. Main St)
email to Times Star Newspaper
-- Bill Johnston (918) 710-5740
- email:
( was merged with Owasso Reporter Web Site 10/20/2014:
Tulsa World (Newspaper)
Oologah Lake Leader: Online News
The Oklahoman (OKC Newspaper)
Alternative News:
News Links
Links to Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home

Nick Reynolds Funeral Services

Mowery Funeral Service
Tulsa County Election Board
Collinsville Weather (Weather Channel)
KJRH Channel 2 News (TV)
KOTV Channel 6 News (TV)
KTUL Channel 8 News (TV)
OETA PBS Channel 11 News (TV)
KOKI FOX Channel 23 News (TV)
RSU Public Channel 35 News (TV)
KTFO UPN Channel 41 News (TV)
KWHB Channel 47 Sports/Religion (TV)
Community Cablevision Co
(TV Channel List)
KFAQ 1170 (Tulsa Talk Radio/Fox News)
Radio Stations List & General Info
Oklahoma House of Representatives (video)
News Museum In Washington D.C.
Newspaper Museum In Collinsville (Okla.)

(email questions/comments to
Ted Wright -- last update 6/1/2016 (16newsMayArchive.html)

Copyright 2003
& 2004 & 2005 & 2006 & 2007 & 2008 & 2009 & 2010 & 2011 & 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016
-- Collinsville, Oklahoma is in it's 14th year
(Outside Frame)