NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright Frequently Asked Questions ... unfinished 125th
Collinsville is Celebrating 125 Years in 2024 125th Anniversary Facebook
... April 6th parade info, other events, order shirts, hoodies, signs, bricks, discuss your memories ...
(Unfinished) Sample Collinsville History Topics on cvilleok (photos) -- Ted 2/6/2024 Pocket Tour (Phone) Link (text)
2002 City Hall CD -- not online until 11/15/2023
2006 Block 49
Main St. 12th-11th (North Side)
2006 Block 58
Main St. 12th-11th (South Side)
2006 Block 48
Main St. 11th-10th (North Side)
2006 Block 59
Main St. 11th-10th (South Side)
  Partial Softball Results By Year
October, 2023
Regional & State Results
Rose Rhodes Interview Notes
Sept. 6, 2023
101 Year Old Former Post Office Employee
Oct. 2023 CHS Athletic Hall Of Fame: Kent Wadsworth, Kelly Whitfield, Rhonda Winters, Hazel Heinrichs, Coach Ron McHenry, Bob Cottingim, Ted Wright
Jerry Wasson Obituary
January 7, 2023
Brother of Don Wasson, Mary Elliott, Phil Wright, Janie Schleuter and Ted Wright
CHS 1959 Graduate
State Champs - 2023 Updates

2022 Summary (Jan.-Dec.) Happy New Year -- January 2023 Email for questions about this inactive web site or the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville
2022 Collinsville Crimson Cadet Band is 5A State Champion
-- won OBA Oct. 22, 2022 -- (Other State Champs)
CHS Athletic Hall Of Fame - Class of 2022
August 31, 2022
Felix Keith + Gary Yingst + Paul Hollon + Roberta Kickapoo + Clint Swango + Joe Shoulders + Stan Irvine + Bob Schultheiss
Although mostly inactive the past two years, this web site has completed 19 years (since March 20, 2003) and started it's 20th year March 20, 2022. -- Ted
The 2022 Collinsville HS Boys Basketball Boys will make only the 4th trip to the State Tournament Thursday March 10th in Nornan (-vs- Carl Albert). The 1942, 1976 (2A State Runnersup) and the 2019 boys were the earlier representatives. -- Ted 3/6/2022
Wrestling Dual State Champs:
Wrestling Team State Champs:
5A State Wrestling Champs-- Collinsville Cardinals -- Feb. 26, 2022 -- + 7 individual champs & 2 state runnersup
2022 Individual State Wrestling Champs:
106 lbs Canon Acklin 2X, 113 Gerald Harris, 126 Hudson Henslick, 145 Cole Brooks 2X, 152 Cameron Steed 4X, 160 Drake Acklin 2X, and 195 Braden Gilkey.
State Runnersup: 120 Clay Gates & 182 B.K. Seago
5A Dual State Wrestling Champs-- Collinsville Cardinals -- Feb. 12, 2022
July - December 2021 Summary (Limited Retirement Coverage) -- Jan. 19, 2022
5A State Champs-- Collinsville Football Cardinals -- Dec 4, 2021-- with 42-35 victory over McAlester in Finals for 14-0 perfect season -- (Updated CHS Football History)
CHS Athletic Hall Of Fame - Class of 2021
August 27, 2021
Terry Due + Mark Herrin + Steve Williams + Kelly Keith + Corey Ryder +Kelli Dunagan
2021 Homecoming
September 23-24, 2021
71-0 District Football Win Over Hale
Feb. - June 2021 Summary (Limited Retirement Coverage) -- June 29, 2021

Today (May 11, 2021) marks the 122nd anniversary of the first issue of "The Collinsville News" (May 11, 1899) and the 22nd anniversary of the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" opening (May 11, 1999). -- Ted Wright

The "News" was active for ~115 years and owned by the Wright family for the first 88 years.

FYI -- I just renewed the hosting for for 3 more years. I plan to let it drop offline after that time (2024) to eliminate that expense in the future. I am making very few updates now (about 10 months into retirement). I have hundreds of other projects I am working on now. -- Ted Wright -- May 1, 2021
So, I will still have my copy of 18+ years of Collinsville happnings & history (22GB), but YOU won't be able to see it for free like now. I have other priorities now. A long term "solution" is for several Collinsville volunteers to step up and re-form the Collinsville Historical Society. It's not my job any more.
I should likely stop the count as is mostly inactive now ... but the web site started it's 19th year March 20, 2021. -- Ted Wright
According to a Cardinal Athletic Tweet (at 2:37pm March 11): "Due to unforseen non-Covid-19 related circumstances, Collinsville will not participate at Dual State Friday, March 12th in Enid."
Dual State Wrestling (at Enid) Friday March 12, 2021.
9:30am Opening Round: Collinsville-vs-Guthrie, Duncan-vs-Coweta, Glenpool-vs-El Reno, Piedmont-vs-Skiatook
(11am 2nd Round & 1pm Finals)
State Championship Summary
End of January 2021 Summary
January 31, 2021
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
Cardinal Athletics (2/4/2021):
Congratulations to Kaden Jones (OL) for making the OCA All-State Football Team.
Congratulations to Baylor Weathers (TE) and Caden Buoy (DB) for making 5A All-Star by Class in football.
Notice -- I'm going to stop posting Obituaries. I've been retired almost 7 months and hadn't planned to post them during that period but it was hard to find a good point to stop. Today is that day. I only get notices from Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home anyway so just look there if you want to continue. -- Ted Wright -- 1/22/2021
Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States January 20, 2021. Kamala Harris became the first female Vice President. This was the 59th inaguration in the 244 years of our nation. Now former President Donald Trump (trwice impeached) declined to attend the inaguration. Meanwhile the national death total from the COVID-19 pandemic has passed 400,000 (from 24.3 million cases). There have been 2.6 million COVID deaths worldwide (from 90.6 million cases).
Wrestling Homecoming / Win Over Sand Spring
January 12, 2021
Addison Long Crowned Queen
Basketball Homecoming & SR Nite + Wins Over Oologah
January 16, 2021
Kelly Ellis Crowned Queen
End of December Summary
December 31, 2020
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
Varsity & JrHi Wrestling Wins Over Coweta
December 8, 2020
First Home Dual Of Season
1963 Polio Vaccinations Recalled
December 10, 2020
Sugar Cube To Thousands Locally
Collinsville football falls 28-45 at Carl Albert in 5A Semi-final. Season ends with 11-1* record. -- Friday Dec. 4, 2020
Carl Albert & Bishop McGinnis will meet in the finals next week.
*Note: the two COVID playoff advances were officially considered byes (not forfeits) thus the 11-1* record in this year of astricks on most records in all sports and activities during this pandemic altered season. The 2020 Football Cards join the 2018 (12-1), 1978 (12-1) and 1977 (11-2) teams with the top 4 records. The 2015 team had an 8-5 record but are the only Collinsville team to reach the finals game. -- Ted Wright (more)
End of November Summary
November 30, 2020
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
City decides against mask mandate (11/12) even with 42 COVID impacted addresses in Collinsville vicinity ... meanwhile school returns to remote learning Nov. 16 - 24 (11/14)
Joe Biden has been projected as the winner of an extremely close US Presidential election on the 4th day after the Nov. 3rd election -vs- incumbant Donald Trump. -- Saturday Nov. 7, 2020 (10:30am) -- Meanwhile the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage at record levels in the US (including Oklahoma).
Football Cards Finish 10 & 0
Regular Season

November 6, 2020
55-20 Win Over Tahlequah
High school football: Collinsville caps perfect regular season with 55-20 win over Tahlequah -- Tulsa World-- Mike Brown -- Nov. 6, 2020
Band Sendoff Here Monday
November 2, 2020
Performed Tuesday at OSSAA (In Yukon)
Colorful City Park
November 4, 2020
Leaves Showing Fall Transition
End of October Summary
October 31, 2020
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
Tulsa World photos: Collinsville Halloween -- 11/1/2020
Choir Concerts Outdoors
October 20, 2020
COVID-Era Precautions for 6th, CMS & CHS Choirs
The Oct. 26th Band sendoff will be delayed a week to Nov. 2nd
CHS Football Win Over Glenpool 56-13
October 15, 2020
Lydia Wright Crowned Homecoming Queen
CEF Golf Fundraiser
October 14, 2020
Funds For Teacher Grants
Collinsville zinc smelting site repurposed as honeybee habitat deleted from EPA’s Superfund National Priorities List -- Tulsa World -- Oct 5, 2020
William Lewis "Bill" Wright (1928 - 2020) -- CHS 1946, Navy veteran, former co-editor of The Collinsville News, former editor of The Skiatook News. -- Moore Funeral Home -- additional info
CHS Football win 42-17 over Sapulpa -- Friday October 2, 2020 -- for 5 & 0 record and 2nd district win. -- Tulsa World U.S. President Donald Trump has COVID-19 virus -- 10/2/2020
End of September Summary
September30, 2020
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
CHS Football Win Over Bartlesville 34-30
September 18, 2020
Cards Reach 3 & 0 In COVID-Era
CHS Football Win Over Oologah 34-24
September 4, 2020
Season Opener In COVID-Era / Masks Required
The Collinsville Education Foundation's annual CEF golf tournament (& primary fundraiser postponed from June) has been re-scheduled to October 14. (Flyer) (Registration) -- 9/5/2020
End of August Summary
August 31, 2020
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
End of July Summary
July 30, 2020
Ted Retirement Mode -- Selective News Only
City Independence Day ... 3 Weeks Late
July 25, 2020
Delayed From July 4th by COVID-19 Pandemic
Collinsville School's "Return To Learn Plan" -- July 24, 2020 (pdf)  
2020 CHS Graduation
July 10, 2020
Delayed From May by COVID-19 Pandemic
Owasso Reporter Photo Gallery for CHS Graduation Shop Collinsville
Collinsville resident Christian Blevins graduates from West Point -- Owasso Reporter 7/2/2020 Misc. June News
June 30, 2020
Election / Band Honors / Summer Activities / ...
Agenda For Monday June 29th School Board Meeting
June 26, 2020
Prep For New School Year
Baccalaureate is June 28th at 2pm at the Collinsville High School gym.
Joey Zodrow is the speaker and the First Baptist Collinsville Youth band is playing.
Seniors wear cap and gown. -- Collinsville HS@cvillecards (Tweet) 6/25/2020
I already have one foot out the door and the other will follow in about a week (July 1st, 2020) as my retirement from the school begins. I will then no longer post as @OKCardinalChirp (Twitter & Instagram after almost 4 years) having turned the keys over to Paige Bargas. My web site will go mostly dormant (after 17+ years) as I will only post if/when I want to, in retirement. -- Ted Wright 6/23/2020 -- (Previous Announcement)
FYI, I am within a few days of declaring the 2020 Senior pages finished.
CHS Soccer Awards
June 13, 2020
All-State: Wilson, McDonald, Serna & Guthrie
City has cancelled the July 4th Parade -- 6/23/2020 (will be virtual instead) Stay Safe
Miscellaneous May News
May 31, 2020
School & Community
Agenda For Monday June 8th School Board Meeting
June 5, 2020
First In-Person Meet Since March
May 15th was last day of school School meals continue until May 22 City Commission meets 5:30pm Monday May 18th
Agenda For Monday May 11th School Board Meeting
May 10, 2020
Remote Meeting Via Teleconference
New school start / stop times for 2020-21 school year approved at 5/11/2020 school board meeting. 2020 CHS Senior pages (unfinished) are online for all last names A thru Z as of Thursday 5/14/2020
Larry Shafer succeeds Bud York as Collinsville mayor -- By Art Haddaway, Owasso Reporter News Editor -- May 5, 2020 -- Danny Stanley was appointed as Ward 3 commissioner.
CVILLEOK.COM has been online for 17 years as of March 20, 2020 (sample early pages)
Worldwide Deadly Virus Crisis
March-April-May 2020
Running Summary Of Local Actions
Coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a worldwide pandemic March 11th, 2020, and historic measures are being announced at a frantic pace. I will make no attempt to document those here, but wanted to mark in the timeline of local event. Collinsville school administration is closely monitoring the situation and recommends checking the CDC for updates. Today, Friday March 13, is the final day of school before a week out for spring break (March 16-20). Obviously all city, school & sports events are subject to change. Stay tuned. -- Ted -- 3/13/2020
-- Historically: Collinsville school were closed during the deadly influenza epidemic in 1918 and have been closed periodically during the last hundred years for smaller local flu outbreaks.
Ted Wright Retirement Plans
February 24, 2020 Changes Soon
Intro Page
(Partial) Cvilleok History Index photos are for sale (Photo Policy) -- digital only
Archived News on
Jan. 2019 Nov. 2019 Dec. 2019
Partial Archived School News Index on
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News Links
Static School Information
Collinsville School Web Site
Cardinal Connection -- Online News Produced by CHS Students
Devyn Lyon's web site - photos/video -- 12/17/2018
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
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( was merged with Owasso Reporter Web Site 10/20/2014:
Inside Collinsville -- Started 2019
Tulsa World (Newspaper)
Oologah Lake Leader: Online News
The Oklahoman (OKC Newspaper)
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News Links
Links to Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home

Nick Reynolds Funeral Services

Mowery Funeral Service
Parsons Canoe Beggs Funeral Home
Collinsville Library
Tulsa County Election Board (HS Sports)
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.)

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