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All-Conference Basketball
March 19, 2018
This web site has now been online for 15 cpmplete years and starts on year 16 today, -- March 20, 2018 -- & Happy Birthday Emily Time for Legislature to fund education
CHS 1965 -- Vern Landers' sister, Gail passed away early this morning. She was married to Charles Brackett (from Class of '65). Gail's funeral is Thurs, the 22nd @ 2 pm @ the Current Church, 14133 137th E Ave., Collinsville. It is located on the access road on the east side of 169, between 136th St North and 146th St North. -- Sunday 3/18/2018
School Board Transitions Johnson to McElroy
March 12, 2018
Board OKs Closing School If Teachers Strike
  Baseball: Collinsville's batters swarm Mannford 15-2, Cardinals to play for third in Ram Invitational --By Christian Favalora Sports Editor (Owasso Reporter)-- Mar 17, 2018
Team Success Sampler
March 18, 2018
5th Basketball / Girls Golf / Boys Tennis
Collinsville Varsity Baseball hosts Durant Tuesday 2pm (March 20th) then travels there Thurs. Norm Van Sickle's Photos of Collinsville Tennis at Lafortune March 8th
CHS Girls Soccer Sampler
March 6-12-15, 2018
-vs- Skiatook, Ponca City, Bishop Kelley
CHS Boys Soccer Sampler
March 8-15, 2018
-vs- Mingo Valley and Bishop Kelley
Misc. News: Arubah & Patriot Golf Partner / Band Results
March 17, 2018
Transportation Survey / Event Flyers
CHS Track Pie Auction
March 6, 2018
Annual Fund Raiser
Terry Due Scholarship
Agenda For Mar. 19th City Meet
March 16, 2018
Rezoning & Economic Development Non-Public Discussion
March 30th is now a school attendance day -- 3/15/2018 Enjoy Spring break
Owasso community raises nearly $10K for family of recovering teen struck by car in February -- By Art Haddaway News Editor (Owasso Reporter) -- Mar 11, 2018 Area groups commemorate Collinsville High School’s newly repaved, lit parking lot -- By Art Haddaway News Editor (Owasso Reporter) -- March 14, 2018 -- OKCardinalChirp Tweet
Partial Candidate Info For April 3rd City Election
March 14, 2018
Voting For Mayor & 2 Commissioners
No School Friday March 16th ... followed by Spring Break March 19-22 CHS track at Glenpool Friday March 16th
10-0 soccer win over Mingo Valley Christian for the CHS boys -- photos much later -- 3/8/2018 much more March backlog of news soon "The Struggle Of Teaching" - Documentary by Gavin Rose -- 3/13/2018
Collinsville girls’ golf won their first tournament of the year! Looks like a bright season ahead? It’s such an honor to be their coach! -- Paige Bargas 3/12/2018 (5A Preview at Muskogee CC)
March 10th School Newsletter (pdf) Time Change -- Spring Forward 1 hour at 2am Sunday March 11 -- Begin Daylight Saving Time
Cardinal Wrestlers Win 7th State Championship In 8 Years
February 24, 2018
Indiv. Champs: Stephens, Tanner, Connor
Misc. News: FFA Tractors / Dusty Danderson Retirement
February 28, 2018
Cheer Tryouts / Trail / Choir
Basketball Post Season Summary
February-March 2018
Regional & Area Summary
Rylee DeLozier Is Conference Hitter Of Week
February 27, 2018
RSU Softball Freshman
ATTENTION: Crews will be working on Center Street between 11th and 13th Streets on Thursday & Friday, March 8 & 9th. Please note there will be NO THROUGH TRAFFIC and plan to take another route.
Also closed will be 11th Street from Spring Street to the bridge on Thursday and Friday as well. We apologize for any inconvenience while we make these improvements. -- City of Collinsville 3/7/2018
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Water Plant Operator. Primary duties include maintain the water treatment plant systems, maintain and operate the filtering and chemical treatment processes and inspect the treatment plant systems on a daily basis to ensure effective operations. Employer pays 100% of employee’s health, dental and vision insurance. Position also offers sick leave and vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License. Drug testing required. For a complete job description contact Human Resources at 918-371-1010 ext. 2018. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK. 74021 or by email to -- posted 3/7/2018
Collinsville Chamber hosts Cherokee National Tribal Council at Thursday luncheon -- By Art Haddaway News Editor (Owasso Reporter) -- Mar 1, 2018  
Darla Ann (Pavey) Higginbotham (March 05, 1957 - March 04, 2018) -- Funeral service Friday March 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Freewill Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Collinsville named finalist in Oklahoma Main Street statewide awards competition -- Owasso Reporter 3/4/2018
FYI -- I am back in Collinsville for the first time in over 10 days and back on full internet ... so bear with me while I try to dig out from the backlog of news I missed during that span. -- Ted Wright -- 3/6/2018
Cardinal Connection (Devyn Lyon) State Wrestling Championship Coverage -- 2/26/2018
Congratulations Collinsville Wrestlers -- 2018 5A State Team Champions!
FFA Basketball (Alumni Game) & Pie Auction
February 22, 2018
City Proclamation For FFA Week
Basketball Girls Beat Claremore
February 23, 2018
49-46 at BTW Regional
Michael Paul Floyd (December 02, 1956 - February 21, 2018) -- Oologah -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Morrow Home Place Update -- per Owasso Reporter 2/23/2018
Myrtle Margaret May (April 13, 1941 - February 20, 2018) -- Talala -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home 2018 Soccer Schedule 2018 Tennis Schedule Checkback for FFA Alumni Basketball photos
Regional Basketball Games Delayed One Day 5A State Wrestling Brackets
April 3, 2018 City Election: Mayor (Bud York -vs- Jerry Garrett), Ward 4 Commissioner (Jeromy Burwell -vs- Jerry Pykiet), Ward 3 Commissioner (Larry Shafer -vs- Leesa Barnett)
Change Continues In Collinsville
February 21, 2018
Safe Routes / Silver Dollar / Park Pavilion / Casey's / RCB
Collinsville’s Girls BB team will play Claremore at BTW in the 1st round of Regionals on Feb 22 at 6:30. --> now Friday Collinsville’s Boys BB team will play Tulsa Edison at BTW in the 1st round of Regionals on Feb 23 at 6:30. --> now Saturday
CHS Wrestlers 2nd At Regional
February 16-17, 2018
9 Qualified For State
Home Resentative Club
February 19, 2018
Donation For Patriotism Contest
Elementary Yearbook orders are due by Feb. 23rd No School Monday (Feb. 19th) - city trash pickup moves to Tues. Regional Basketball & State Wrestling this week
City Commission Feb. 20 Agenda
February 18, 2018
FFA Week Proclamation / Water Treatment Plant Improvements
Ken Underwood Law Office Move
February 15, 2018
To Downtown Tulsa
CHS Pep Assembly Thursday
February 15, 2018
For Winter & Spring Sports
Karen Eileen Cole (October 15, 1951 - February 14, 2018) -- No services planned -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home The city commission tour to the water treatment plant before the Tuesday Feb. 20th regular meet is cancelled per Angela McGinnis 2/17/2018 -- check back for agenda for 5:30 regular meet
The City of Collinsville is seeking interest in the lease of city-owned property located at 823 W Main Street, the former Alcorn/Allred Hardware property. Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm. All proposals subject to commission approval. Interested parties may email presentations to Stan Sallee, Economic Development Director, at Mr. Sallee can be reached at 918.371.1010, extension 2017. The property can be viewed by appointment. -- posted 2/17/2018
Jim Riley rightly reminded me the top-5 wrestlers from each regional are state qualifiers this year. Means the Cards have 9 headed to OKC. -- Christian Favalora Collinsville goes 6-3 in the final round of regionals tonight and will send 7 wrestlers to 5A state. Garrett Strickland, Rocky Stevens, Caleb Tanner and Tony Connor are regional champs. Christian Favalora -- Feb. 17
Band Director Selected For "Pizza For A Year"
February 14, 2018
Ron Mackey Is Hideaway Pizza Teacher of Year
Collinsville qualifies 9 for state tournament. Strickland, Stephens, Tanner and Connor with Championships. Benham and Cullors finish 2nd. Henson places 4th while Alphin and Nation finish 5th. -- Jim Riley -- Sat. 2/17/2018  
Ted Wright Editorial: This (contamination) is not new or hidden information ... it has been on this web site for years and also in other local publications. -- 2/15/2018 2/13/2018 Fox23 Newscast on Soil Contamination In Collinsville 2/12/2018 FOX23 on Soil Contamination Remaining
Thursday (Feb. 15) 7pm JrHi Choir Contest Preview at Baptist Church No school Friday Feb. 16 or Monday Feb. 19
Update: 13-year-old boy hit by car in Owasso in critical but stable condition at Arkansas hospital -- By Art Haddaway -- Owasso Reporter News Editor Feb 11, 2018 The Regular scheduled meeting set for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 will now be a Special Meeting set to begin at 4:00 pm. This will allow the City Commission time to tour the Water Treatment Facility. Meeting location is Collinsville Commission Chambers, 106 N. 12th Street, Collinsville, Oklahoma.-- Angela McGinnis (City Clerk) 2/13/2018 Feb. 12 School Board Results -- 2/14
School Election Info
Vote Tuesday Feb.13th
Jennifer McElroy is newest school board member and bond issue passed. (Vote Totals)
Misc. News: 2nd Grade Basketball Champs
February 13, 2018
PreK Donations To WWAH / Valentines Dinner-Dance
Good Luck To CHS Wrestlers at Regionals this weekend Collinsville little league concession stands vandalized -- KTUL 2/13/2018
Standing strong: Collinsville’s Silver Dollar Café pushing forward a year after damaging car crash -- Owasso Reporter (by Art Haddaway 2/12/2018) JrHi Basketball Conference
February 12, 2018
Three MCL Champs: 7th Girls, 8th & 9th Boys
CHS Baseball scrimmage -vs- Union 4pm here Feb. 12 (Tweet) School Parent-Teacher Conferences Mon-Tues JrHi Choir Contest Preview starts at 7pm (not 7:45 as on calendar previously) on Thur. Feb. 15th at Baptist Church -- Ted 2/12/2018
Coach Jon Benham Selected
February 12, 2018
As All-State Wrestling Coach
Collinsville Wrestling Team Out In First Round Of Dual State
February 9-10, 2018
Had Been To Finals Previous 7 Years
To 7th and 10th grade parents: HIV/STD ED has changed to 2/21 for 10th Gr and 2/22 for 7th Gr -- Amy Nugent, RN (Collinsville Public Schools District Nurse) There will NOT be a JV girls basketball game on Tuesday at Claremore or Friday at Coweta. -- Jim Riley 2/12/2018
CHS Boys Beat Skiatook 67-53
February 9, 2018
Girls Lost On Basketball SR Nite
CHS Baseball Banquet
February 10, 2018
Annual Diamond Dinner
Today Collinsville JH BB won 3 MLC Championships. 7th grade girls, 8th and 9th grade boys all won the conference tournament. It’s Good To Be A Cardinal. -- Jim Riley 2/10/2018 Update: 8th grade Lady Cards won in OT today to give them 3rd place in the Metro Lakes Conference. Good work ladies! The next few years look good for Cardinal basketball. -- LadyCardsBasketball 2/10/2018
7th grade Lady Cards 38, Coweta 30. Your lady Cards are Metro Lakes Conference Champs. Great job ladies. -- LadyCardsBasketball 2/10/2018 Collinsville 7th Grade Cardinal Boys beat Skiatook 34-28 in the consolation bracket of the Metro Lakes Conference Tournament. -- Roberta Kickapoo -- Sat. 2/10/2019
For the first time since Weston Harding became the head coach of Collinsville's HS wrestlers (in August 2010) he and the Cardinals will not be in the Oklahoma 5A Dual State Finals. Harding's teams won the top trophy his first 5 years (2011-2012-2013-2014-2015), then runners-up the next 2 years (2016-2017). The Cardinals (lacking several wrestlers in the heavier weights all year) fell earlier today to Altus in the opening round (2018). They will still be in the hunt for the individual scored state championship in 2 weeks. -- Ted Wright -- Feb. 9, 2018
School Board Agenda For Feb. 12th
February 9, 2018
Wendell Johnson Recognition / Supt. Contract
Basketball Sr Nite Fri: Split with Skia. Photos later (boys won 67-53) Baseball Diamond Dinner Saturday
Jon Benham, of Collinsville Public Schools has been selected as Large School All State Wrestling Coach for region seven in the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Coach Benham has been coaching for 23 yrs. Jon is the son of Coach Tom Benham, former coach and administrator of Collinsville Public Schools. -- Tom Redding 2/9/2018
Good Luck To The Cardinal Wrestlers At Dual State Today! (2pm -vs- Altus at Shawnee) 33-33 Right now with X on the mat. Started at weight 145 -- Heather Lyon ~2:50pm
Altus eliminates Collinsville in the 5A quarterfinals, 36-33. Came down to the final bout, 138 pounds, where Xavear Cullors came back from 6-2 but lost 7-6 -- Christian Favalora
It’s a final: 7th grade lady Cardinals beat prior 37 to 21. They advance to the metro lakes conference championship game Saturday. -- LadyCardsBasketball 2/8/2018 Collinsville’s 8th grade Boys BB team will play for the MLC Championship this Sat in Pryor. -- Jim Riley 2/8/2018 Collinsville’s 9th grade Boys BB team will play in the MLC Championship game this Sat in Coweta. -- Jim Riley 2/8/2018
Three Sign College Letters Of Intent
February 7, 2018
Carson Stout + Katsy Smalygo + Cole Hadley
Collinsville’s Girls BB team will play Claremore at BTW in the 1st round of Regionals on Feb 22 at 6:30. Collinsville’s Boys BB team will play Tulsa Edison at BTW in the 1st round of Regionals on Feb 23 at 6:30.
Owasso, Collinsville residents share love of Will Roger's lore through 'roper' program -- Owasso Reporter 2/7/2018 Results from Feb. 5th City Commission: Annex at 136th/169, vapor products redefined, seeking grants for street improvements near Park, ...
Collinsville Basketball Senior Night moving to Friday (-vs- Skiatook Feb 9) instead of Saturday (-vs- Verdigris) due to weather forecast for Saturday - Per AD Jim Riley - Thurs. am Karen Rochelle (Steen) Thomas (February 02, 1961 - January 26, 2018) -- Tulsa -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
FFA Week Activities Listed
February 7, 2018
State Officers Visited In January
See calendar for many activities CHS Track Indoors at Enid Sat.
The Cardinal Scramble Footgolf Tournament has been postponed because of weather until March 3rd at 1pm. We will still be taking registration. -- Cole Hadley 2/7/2018 Check back later for photos from three CHS signings this morning. Congratulations to Katsy Smalygo (Rodeo), Carson Stout (Football) and Cole Hadley (Soccer). -- 2/7/2018
Please join us February 12, from 5:30-6:30 pm, in the Middle School Library for Lifelines: Suicide Prevention for Parents. The goal of the Lifelines Prevention Program is to create a competent community working together to keep our children safe. -- Collinsville Public Schools 2/6/2018
Chamber of Commerce Banquet
February 3, 2018
Col. Raymond French Speaker / Ron Evans 2018 President
Collinsville teen in critical condition after being hit by car in Owasso -- Fox23 News 2/5/2018
ATTENTION: The Collinsville Fire Department will begin testing storm sirens this month on Wednesdays weather permitting. -- City of Collinsville Oklahoma Government -- 2/6/2018
Collinsville wrestlers will take on Altus in the first round of Dual State at Shawnee Friday Feb. 9th at 2pm. If they advance, they wrestle again Sat. at noon. Finals are 6:30pm Sat. JrHi basketball teams at the conference tournaments Monday: 8th girls beat Tahlequah 37-27, 7th girls beat Tahlequah 36-10, 8th & 9th boys won, play again Thurs.
JrHi Wrestlers Are State Runners-Up
February 3, 2018
Single Classification For All Schools
CHS signings Wednesday Sat: Dual State, Baseball Dinner, Basketball Sr Nite
School Newsletter (pdf) -- Feb. 2, 2018 JrHi Basketball MLConference Tourneys this week: 7-8th Boys to Pryor, 7-8th Girls to Grove, 9th Boys to Coweta, no 9th Girls City Commission Feb. 5 Agenda
February 4, 2018
Annex at 136th N & Hwy 169 / Redefine Vapor Products
Java Jive
February 1, 2018
Informal CHS Choir Performances
CHS Boys Beat Grove
February 2, 2018
Girls Lost / Boys Won 70-50
Check back later for Friday photos from Col. French reception and CHS boys basketball 70-50 win over Grove. I missed the girls game which was a 31-52 loss. -- Ted -- Sat. Feb. 3rd -- and even later Chamber Banquet photos from Saturday
Cardinal Wrestlers claim Jr. High State Runner-Up! -- Cardinal Connection -- Sat. Feb. 3, 2018 Regional Wrestling Tournament Dates: February 16-17, 2018
Class 5A East at Tahlequah
Ada, Bishop Kelley, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Durant, East Central, Edison Prep, Glenpool, McAlester, Nathan Hale, Pryor, Santa Fe South, Skiatook, Tahlequah, Will Rogers -- per OSSAA 2/3/2018
Misc. News: Sick Kid Guidelines
February 3, 2018
Library Events / 100th Day of School
Chamber of Commerce Meet
February 1, 2018
Tulsa Co. Sheriff Vic Regalado
It wasn't on my schedule ... but thanks to Devyn Lyon for coverage of the wrestling at Oologah Tuesday: Varsity Wrestling Shuts Out School Rival Mustangs (59-18) Cardinal Boys Basketball Claim Homecoming Victory Over Glenpool -- Devyn Lyon for Cardinal Connection -- 2/2/2018
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Maintenance worker in the Street Department. This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and/or skilled tasks and routine activities in constructing, repairing, installing and maintenance of the various systems that make up Public Works. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package; includes health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance and retirement. Position also offers paid holidays off, Sick Leave and Vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License. Drug Testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK. 74021 or by email to Resumes must be accompanied with an application. -- posted 2/2/2018
Thurs: Choir Java Jive 6pm Feb. 1 Chamber Banquet Saturday
Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado will be the speaker at the Thursday Feb. 1 Chamber of Commerce meeting (noon at Library) Col. Raymond French will be the speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet Sat. Feb. 3rd (6pm).
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