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CHS Undergraduate Awards
May 11, 2017

Interrupted By Nearby Tornado
CHS Alumni-Varsity Soccer
May 12, 2017

Annual Soccer Games
State Track - Chandler Cole 110M Hurdles Champ
May 6 & 12-13, 2017

Several Other On 5A Awards Stand
Girls Soccer All-State & All-District
May 10, 2017

Joelle Nelson Named All-State
If you are (or know of a) Donald E. Smith who is missing a credit card .. I found one in the road near the school's service center / football field yesterday. Send me an email to claim: -- Ted Wright 5/26/2017
George Arthur Kohlhofer, Jr. (May 21, 1950 - May 24, 2017) -- Oologah -- Funeral Services 10am Wed., May 31, 2017 at Collinsville Church of the Nazarene -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
William Reynolds Named
To Tennis All-State Team

May 1-16, 2017

Also Regional & State Tennis Results
Teacher & staff wrapped up the 2016-17 school year today with personal development & a small bonus check. -- Friday May 26, 2017 Pay Your Respects This Memorial Day
* Collinsville JrHi Basketball Camp (for boys entering 6th - 9th grade) June 12-13 (9-11am) at HS
* Collinsville Elem. Basketball Camp (for boys entering 1st - 5th grade) June 14-16 (9-noon) at HS
Contact Todd Anderson 918-633-6608 ( -- more Info
Collinsville QB Club -- Cardinal Spring Football Camp tonight 5-8:00 @ Sallee Field! Burgers will be grilling and QB trailer open with new summer shirts and hats. (with Berryhill & Glenpool here also) -- Thursday May 25, 2017 -- {they also continued Friday afternoon}
Fake News -- Despite what is currently on Wikipedia for Collinsville and what just got printed in the Times Star newspaper today --- the first newspaper printed in Collinsville was "The Collinsville News" May 11, 1899 ... not the "Star" which showed up a few years later. I had the Chamber correct their web site recently when I saw it mis-stated that the first paper was the "Star" and they pointed me to Wikipedia as the source ... but I was not allowed to edit to correct it there. Now, the Library, in advertising my historic slide show June 14th, has repeated that mis-information in the printed news which can't be corrected. -- Ted Wright 5/25/2017
Come visit the new Dividing Bread Furniture Thrift Store! Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-3 pm. Your furniture donations and purchases help us FEED THE HUNGRY right here in our local community!! Donations are tax deductible too. It's located at 113 S. 11th street (across from the Cville post office/next door to the existing Dividing Bread Ministry Thrift Store and Food Pantry). -- Leigh Erickson (Director, Dividing Bread Ministry) -- 5/25/2017
206 Cardinal Athletes got their physicals last night. That's a new record. -- Jim Riley 5/24/2017 "Cardinal Connection" Scholastic Review -- 5/2/2017
Wednesday May 24 -- Last Day Of Classes For Students Monday May 29 -- Memorial Day Holiday -- City Hall Closed (Monday Trash pickup moves to Tuesday)
3rd Grade Track Meet
May 9, 2017

Annual Event At Sallee Field
Nikki Winton's Family Wants Road Safety Improvements -- NewsOn6 5/23/2017 See events page for a few summer activities ... I'll try to create a June calendar before May ends. -- Ted 5/23
Spring Band Concert
May 9, 2017

High School Band Performances / Awards
CHS Golf Girls 5A State Runners-Up
May 4-5, 2017

Collinsville Lost To Duncan In Playoff
Congratulations to The Collinsville HS Class of 2017 ... I have many photos from graduation but they will go to the back of the backlog of photos pages which is being worked off in order (I'm only up to May 9th). There are a few sample graduation photos on School Twitter & School Instagram & cvilleok intro page. I will post links for Tulsa World and Norm Van Sickle photos when I find them -- Ted 9am May 23, 2017
Tim Caputo Signs For Band At NSU
May 9, 2017

Will Continue On Trumpet In Tahlequah
Baseball & Softball Camps Start May 30 -- Owasso Reporter -- 5/22 Last day of classes - Wed. May 24th
Collinsville City Lake Improvements Planned - Owasso Reporter 5/19/2017 Results of May 8th School Board Meet: including proposed 3 phases of building projects (after 3 elections) -- Ted -- 5/21/2017
Moonlight 5K Run: May 20 (6:30pm) Baccalaureate: May 21 at CHS (2pm) Graduation: May 22 at TU's Reynolds Center (7pm)
Brittany Kickapoo Signs With Haskell
May 5, 2017

Plans To Play Basketball In Lawrence, Kansas
Check back later for Tim Caputo & James Stellfox signings & FFA Banquet Congratulations CHS Class of 2017 ... ~189 strong
Collinsville Police Department would like to ask everyone to please do not dial 911 if your power is out. We understand that not having electricity is awful but we need the 911 lines to remain open for real emergencies. The Collinsville non-emergency line 918-371-1000 is an acceptable number to notify us that the power is out in your area but please do not call 911 to notify us. -- 5/19/2017
Janice Kay (Nash) Lane August 16, 1953 ~ May 11, 2017 (age 63) -- Memorial Service at Church of the Nazarene at 2:00 PM on May 20th -- Reynolds Funeral Home Again - I'm running about 2 weeks behind getting pages posted on cvilleok -- add to the list: William Reynolds making tennis All-State & Brannon Jordan being named "District Pitcher of the Year" -- Ted 5/19
CHS Boys Golf Team Photo
May 4, 2017

And Regional/State Reports
Gifted & Talented 2nd & 3rd Graders Visited Bank and Downtown
May 4, 2017

JA & Valley National Bank
Got this sample of damage from my ex-wife in Elk City this evening (with report on her neice's family): We are OK. but the tornado hit Jimbo's trailer and barn, his mother's house and barn, destroyed Moran Oilfield offices where Kristy and Cody work and destroyed Cody's pickup. -- Ted Wright 10pm May 16, 2017
Congrats to Choir Queen Cheyenne Mosier crowned by King Joe Walts at the 2017 Choir Spring Concert -- 5/16 Congrats to Oologah who held off the Collinsville STUCO girls in the Powder Puff football game (6-7) Tuesday. -- 5/16
Spring Band Concert
May 4, 2017

6th + 7th + 8th Grade Bands Only
"Fight Song" For Katie Ellis
For those keeping score (or just growing impatient) on this 16th day of May I am just now starting work on three May 4th photo pages: JrHi Band concert, golf team photos, gifted & talented students report ... -- Ted Wright May 16, 2017 -- and will be taking a lot of new photos today with choir concert & powder puff football
(Tuesday May16th): 7pm Choir Spring Concert & Coronation + 8pm Powder Puff Football Add Monday May 15 CHS Senior Awards Assembly to my really long list of photo pages in my work queue. The college scholarships for the Class of 2017 totaled over $3,220,000. -- Ted 5/16
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Maintenance 1 or Maintenance 2 employee for the Cemetery and Parks Department. Starting wage is $10-$11/hr. based on experience. Knowledge and aptitude for all aspects of landscape maintenance required. Backhoe / mini-excavator experience a plus. Position includes an excellent benefits package with health, dental, vision, 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 & Background check 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 5-15-2017
Results from May 1, 2017 City Commission Meet ... including approval for a gravel parking lot at the city lake trail to allow cross country meet bus parking. -- 5/14 update CHS Baseball Team Photos
May 2-5, 2017

2017 Season Ended At Regional
City Commission Agenda For May 15th
May 13, 2017

303 S. 10th Reopen / Rezone at 136th/Hwy 169
Happy Mothers Day I'm down to about 10 senior pages that still need work. -- 8:30pm Sat. -- May 13 -- will switch back to news backlog for awhile
Carl Post (a 1965 CHS Grad) was one of several who suffered roof & tree damage in the May 11, 2017 tornado. -- NewsOn6 As I have all month, I've given the final cleanup of the senior pages top priority this week. Other news is stacking up in my queue. I still have about 35 seniors with pages that I'm not done with. -- 12:30am Sat 5/13/2017
Alumni Soccer -- Friday May 12th -- 5:30 & 7:30pm at Sallee Field The Collinsville HS undergraduate awards assembly was interrupted by a tornado warning (it hit closer to Owasso) and students were sent under the bleachers in the locker rooms of the main gym about 2:10pm and stayed for about 10 minutes before they were released back to the main gym floor and then finally given the all-clear and dismissed to go home at 2:30pm. The fire drill that had been previously scheduled for following the assembly was not necessary. (Tweet) -- Ted Wright -Thursday 3pm May 11, 2017 -- check back (in a few days?) for some of the award photos. Owasso Reporter on Thursday May 11 Tornado & NewsOn6

118 Years Ago (May 11, 1899) William Lincoln Wright (with help of his son F.A. Wright) published the very first issue of "The Collinsville News". The rest of the family was still in Ellsworth, Kansas, preparing for the move to Collinsville. 18 Years Ago (May 11, 1999) I opened the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" to mark the 100th anniversary of that newspaper. Just over 14 years ago (March 20, 2003) this web site uploaded it first pages to the internet. -- Ted Wright -- May 11, 2017

Preliminary (UNFINISHED) 2017 Grad pages are now online -- check back for additions and corrections. --Ted Wright -- 1:35am May 10th (& verified each page uploaded correctly by 3am) -- if you see an error let me know:
Nikki LeAnn Winton
November 30, 1998 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 18) - Nikki's partial 2017 senior page
Nikki Winton’s services will be at 11am at Current Church Thursday May 11, 2017. Viewing is 9am to 8 pm on Wednesday at Reynolds. If you are able, donations are being accepted to help the family with funeral costs. The Gofundme can be found at: -- Prayers are also requested. -- Sincerely, The Family & Friends of Nikki Winton (5/8/2017)
Tulsa World On School Budget Uncertainty (including Lance West Interview) -- 5/6/2017 Most news items are on hold until I can get 2017 senior pages online (probably Tuesday?) -- Ted -- 5:45pm Sunday 5/7/2017
2017 Awards of Excellence
May 2, 2017
16th Annual Event Hosted by Nifty Fifties
CHS Track Girls are Regional Runners-Up & CHS Boys are 3rd. -- Coach Rhonda Rogers -- Sat. 5/6/2017 -- Results
Collinsville 7-Year-Old Recovering From Dog Attack -- NewsOn6 -- May 3, 2017 Baseball Done!
2017 Senior Tea
May 2, 2017
63rd Annual Event Hosted by HRC
School Board Agenda For May 8th
May 5, 2017

Future Construction Plans + New Cheer Coaches
Collinsville rebounded for a 7-0 Regional baseball win over Bishop McGuinness Thursday evening. Will meet Tahlequah at 2pm Friday (in Tahlequah) needing 3 wins to advance. -- 5/4/2017 May 4th Chamber of Commerce Meet (Small Business Administration Speaker)- Owasso Reporter Coverage
Nikki L. Winton, 18, of Collinsville was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries in a single vehicle crash in Washington County Thursday morning. -- Tulsa World -- NewsOn6 Story -- Ted (9pm) 5/4/2017 -- Nikki's partial 2017 senior page
CHS Golf Girls are 5A State Runners-Up for 2nd Straight year
6th & MS Band Concert was May 4th ... sorry I misread my calendar & missed Choir portion -- Ted
Thursday May 4, 2017 (2:40pm reports): CHS Golf Girls tied with Duncan for 5A State Championship ... will need playoff to decide winner Regional - CHS Baseball Boys lost 1-2 to Tahlequah ... will play loser of McGuinnes-Durant at 8pm today
CHS Golf Girls lead 5A state tournament after day 1 (Collinsville 339, Duncan 345 and Durant 357 are top 3 teams) -- per Jim Riley 3:45pm Wed. May 3, 2017
Misc. News: Girls Soccer Camp / Library May Events
May 3, 2017
Moran Page For Rep.Sears / Branen FFA State Contests
  I will try to have senior pages uploaded this weekend -- Ted 5/3
Senior Tea Photos (By Jordan Beeks) on Cardinal Connection. -- 5/3/2017 -- It will likely be a few days until I have my tea photos online - Ted According to Cardinal Connection 5/3/2017: All CHS Tennis Girls placed at regionals but only Mackenzie Scott qualified for State Good Luck at State Today & Tomorrow -- CHS Golf Girls
Attention -- The Collinsville Baseball Regional location has been changed to Tahlequah -- starts Thursday May 4 (1pm) -- according to Jim Riley ~9:20am Wed. May 3rd
Ina Mae Harris (October 12, 1944 - May 02, 2017) -- Graveside services 1pm, Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ridgelawn Cemetery-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Collinsville Baseball wraps up regular season with loss to Owasso at Folds of Honor event Monday May 1st -- Owasso Reporter R.W. (Bob) Schultheiss (September 4, 1927 – April 30, 2017) -- Mowery Funeral Home -- Services will be Thursday at 1:30 at Collinsville Church of the Nazarene.
Good Luck Cardinals ... many regional & state activities this week
ECC Farm Day
April 27, 2017
Animals Provided By FFA
Choir Presented Broadway Musical
April 28-29, 2017
"Guys and Dolls"
City Commission Agenda For May 1st
April 30, 2017

Parking At City Lake Trail / Rezone at 136th/Hwy 169
Wettest ever April (over 10 inches) I see via Facebook that Bob Schultheiss died early Sunday morning ... more later -- Ted -- 4/30/2017 -- I was one of the many lucky Collinsville kids to have had Bob as my youth baseball coach -- Ted
David Ray Wester, Sr. (September 27, 1941 - April 27, 2017) -- Oologah -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Tenative May Calendar -- 4/30 with plenty of regional / state action at mercy of weather Made some progress on SR pages but will not upload May 1st ...check back in a few days. -- Ted -- Sunday 4/30/2017
CHS Soccer Girls concluded their season Thursday with a 4-3 win at Skiatook. - 4/27/2017 I'm guessing the 7-8 CHS Baseball loss at Jenks Friday means there will be no "Fan Appreciation" Day on an expected wet Saturday. -- Ted --10pm Fri - You can go to the choir's musical at 2pm instead
Apparently Powder Puff Football Friday has been postponed ... to unknown date? -- Ted -- Thurs. 4/27/2017
Misc. News: Numerous Recent Items From Intro Page
April 27, 2017
Saved Here For Archiving
Track Team Photos
April 25, 2017
Don't Have JrHi Names Yet
Collinsville High School Choir is performing the Musical "Guys & Dolls" this weekend! Our shows are Friday the 28th @ 7 and Saturday the 29th @ 2! The students have worked so hard! It is an amazing musical! Tickets are $5 for students and $10 per adult. -- Samantha Taylor 4/27/2017
Congrats to jazz band for getting some superior ratings at state contest in Edmond Wednesday April 26th Collinsville Boys Soccer game stopped by weather Tuesday (1-2 at half) has resumed Wed. and now trail Coweta 1-4 with ~20 mins. left. -- Ted 4/26/2017
Misc. News: FFA Met Dr. Grandin / Branen FFA Speech Advancing
April 26, 2017
Afghanistan Thanks Oklahoma
Good luck to the Collinsville Jazz Band performing at OSSAA State Jazz Contest in Edmond, OK. today (Wed. April 26, 2017)
CHS Prom At Tulsa Zoo
April 22, 2017
Chilly Evening But No Rain
CHS Golf Girls are Regional Champs ... and headed to State again. -- April 25, 2017 (Owasso Reporter)
CHS Track Girls are Conference Champs -- MLC meet at Claremore 4/25/2017
Baseball District Race -- Per Owasso Reporter 4/25/2017 7th-12th grade track at Claremore Tuesday April 25 Choir Musical & Powder Puff Football later this week (see calendar)
Fire Chief Russell Young Retires
April 20, 2017
34 Years With City (28 Years As Chief)
CHS Soccer Team Photos
April 20, 2017
2017 Boys & Girls Teams
CHS Soccer Hosted Cascia Hall
April 18, 2017
Senior Night Saw Boys Win / Girls Loss
CHS Men's Golf At Bailey
April 19, 2017
Photos From Skiatook Tournament
I will try to add a few prom photos online in a few days ... still several backlogged photos pages ahead in the queue. -- Ted 1:45am Sunday April 23rd -- there are some now on Twitter & Instagram
Bryce Coons & Chase "Tazz" Lorg Signed
April 18, 2017
For Baseball At Independence Community College
Misc. News: CMS Students To Nationals
April 22, 2017
Free Dumping / Basketball Honors
Bobbie Burlene Witten (June 10, 1930 - April 19, 2017) -- Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26 at the Collinsville Church of Christ -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Friday's Collinsville HS Track Meet is cancelled. Heavy Rain -- unsafe for field events and water on track. Unfortunately we will be unable to reschedule the meet -- Coach Rhonda Rogers 9:15am April 21, 2017 Resistance Indoor Percussion
April 15, 2017
State Ensemble Practiced In Collinsville
Oklahoma Rivals on Grayson Boomer (2019) Football Recruitment Progress -- By Josh McCuistion 4/19/2017
I still owe you about a week backlog of photo pages -- Ted 8:15pm Thurs 4/20 (& no recent progress on senior pages) Check back for Fire Chief Russell Young retirement photos. -- 4/20/2017
CHS Soccer Hosted Claremore
April 13, 2017
No Wins For Home Team
CHS NHS Hosted Nursing Home Prom
April 15, 2017
With Oologah NHS In Owasso
Annie "Anna" Bell Byrom (February 23, 1934 - April 18, 2017) -- A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at Ridgelawn Cemetery -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Cribbet's True Value going out of business/retirement sale ALL SALES FINAL 80%off or make offer Thurs., Fri, & Sat 10:00am-5:00pm April 20, 21, 22 -- NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS -- posted 4/19/2017
CHS Soccer -vs- Cascia Hall here (Girls lost 0-10) (Boys won 6-1) on senior nite -- photos later -- Ted 4/18/2017 (Tues.) Check back (much later) for a few photos of the CHS Golf Boys at the Skiatook Tournament (at Owasso Bailey) -- 4/19/2017 (Wed.)
Collinsville Downtown Inc. Hosting 5K Fit & Fun Run April 29th
April 18, 2017
Starts/Ends Downtown (via Park & 19th)
The JV Red baseball game has been moved to BA today -- Tuesday 4/18/2017 -- And it is McTeacher Night For ECC
Cardinal Connection - Dating Tips -- 4/18/2017 MacKenzie Scott Tennis Comeback -- Owasso Reporter 4/17/2017 Check back for Bryce Coons & Chase Lorg Baseball Signings -- 4/18
Trent Flanagan Signs For Rodeo
April 13, 2017
Team Roping At NWOSU
Patsy Ann Holmes (Sept. 26, 1937 - April 16, 2017) -- Funeral services Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (10am) at Church of the Nazarene -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Soccer Senior Night - Tues April 18 -- Band & Choir Solo & Ensemble Contests Thursday
Misc. News: CHS Educational Trip In July 2018 / FFA Speech Contest
April 17, 2017
JOM Tonight / Band At State / Youth Football
Bee Keepers Visit ECC
April 11, 2017
Students Learn Bees Importance
With tornado season being upon us again the Collinsville Fire Department will be testing the tornado sirens beginning in March 2017 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon during tornado season weather permitting. We also have the capability of silent testing the sirens. -- Thank you
Russell Young (Fire Chief) 3/9/2017
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