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Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 10, 2008
Miscellaneous News
Economic Development Authority /
City Annex Side Window Restoration / Aidan Wright Update / Gary Harding Wrestling / Roundup Club Schedules

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(From Russell Wright 4/9/2008)
Gary Harding: Top Wrestler
Hi Ted-
A couple of my students recently went to Reno, NV for the Reno Worlds Wrestling Tournament. Gary Harding won division IV wrestling at 88 lbs. I thought that was quite a prestigious accomplishment and thought you may mention it on your site. Thanks.
Charlene Ganzel (4/10/2008)
Window To The Past
This window (not seen since being bricked over in 1999) re-emerged at the City Annex building this week facing City Hall (below).
Collinsville Downtown Inc. is restoring the building at 12th & Main for their future office.
This ~1913 photo shows that same window when the building was a grocery store with sides of beef hanging in the open.
This was the interior view about a month ago after an inside layer of bricks was removed revealing the upper windows. This room had most recently been the city's court room and commission meeting room (below) before the City Hall restoration completed in Jan. 2006. The drop ceiling has also been removed revealing the original metal ceiling.
The Collinsville Economic Development Authority met noon Wednesday April 9, 2008 at City Hall. They listened to a presentation by former Owasso Economic Development Director Rickey Hayes. Hayes started his own consulting company in December 2007 and now has contracts with Broken Arrow, Claremore Coweta, Guthrie, and Glenpool. Skiatook and Collinsville are currently considering if they wish to join in also. Hayes' success in bringing retail development to Owasso in his 6 years there has other cities eager to try their luck with his contacts and experience. With a lack of funding currently available to the local authority, the potential of some type public/private partnership is being explored.
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By Wednesday April 9, 2008 the remaining exterior bricks had also been removed from the lower portion of the window. Work also continues on the sidewalks on the west and north sides of the annex building as part of the TEA-21 Main Street Beautification Project.