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Kenneth Ray Jones (December 19, 1995 - July 24, 2017) -- Memorial Service Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (2:00 PM) at Faith Fellowship Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
School Classes start Thursday & Fair starts Thursday Results from Aug. 7th city meet: plaza bid approved ... still waiting on drawing -- 8/16/2017
Status Update: I've barely started on the band photo page and now almost time for volleyball and Meet Cards (I'm gonna have to skip the dog show). Hope to start on the football photo page by late Friday before the scrimmage. -- Ted 4:40 Thursday 8/17
JrHi Softball Starts With Two WIns Over Skiatook
August 10, 2017
Also Team Photo
2017 CHS Cheer Squad Photos
August 12, 2017
Ready For Football & Cheer Competitions
Public Works Director- the City of Collinsville is seeking a full time Public Works Director. This position is responsible for directing all aspects of the Public Works Department. The Director shall plan, organize, implement and supervise activities related to the electric distribution system, water and sanitary sewer distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment systems, streets, parks, storm water system, refuse and Cemetery. Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver license. Degree in relevant field highly desired. Education and experience will be reviewed. Full benefit package is available. Drug testing required. Applications are available at City Hall, 106 N. 12th, and Collinsville, OK 74021 or online at Applications can be e-mailed to, resume’s will not be accepted unless accompanied with an application. --posted 8/14/2017
2017 Volleyball Team Photos
August 9, 2017
Varsity, JV & Frosh
Check back for 8/14 school board results Meet The Teacher -- Tuesday Aug. 15th Youth Football 2017 Home Schedule -- 8/15/2017
Misc. News: ECC Supplies / Library Steps / TTCU Check
August 14, 2017
Victory Cemetery History? / Fair This Week
The volleyball games with Claremore at Claremore on Tuesday have been canceled. -- Jim Riley 8/14/2017
Check back for band, cheer & football group photos Collinsville Tri-County Fair starts Thursday ... also first day of school ... along with Meet Cards Madison O'Dell has announced her committment to UCO for golf (via Twitter) -- 8/13/2017  
New Teachers Reported
August 11, 2017
17 New Faces For 2017-18
Misc. News: Casey's General Store / Rendering Plant Odor / Meet Cards
August 13, 2017
Band - PlanetSub / Wings-Wheels-Wishes
School Board Agenda For August 14
August 11, 2017

New Teachers, Coaches Manual, Meal Prices
Jim Riley reports a 1-2 varsity softball loss at Skiatook. I stayed here for a 7-6 JrHi win over Skiatook in the first 5 inning game. The Collinsville JrHi girls were cruising with a 7-1 lead into the 5th but needed a game saving snag by J. Miller at 2nd to stop the rally. JrHi photos later. -- Ted -- I hear the JrHi also won the 2nd game Thursday August 10th.
2017 Softball Team Photos
August 9, 2017
Season Has Started
2017 Cross Country Team Photos
August 9, 2017
Boys & Girls Teams Run 3.2 Miles
Owasso Preps: Nate Sinni, Spencer Oslin -- By Christian Favalora (Owasso Reporter) - Aug. 8, 2017
JrHi Football Schedule Update: JH Ftbl scrimmage on Tuesday Aug 22 vs Tulsa Edison at Sallee Field starting at 5:30. -- Jim Riley 8/10/2017
Volleyball Scrimmage
August 4, 2017
-vs- BA At Owasso
Cross Country Washed Cars
August 5, 2017
First Meet Is August 26th
The city commission awarded the bid for a $254K city plaza and also approved an emergency to expedite the building of a new Casey's General Store at 9th and Main. -- more later -- Ted 6:45pm 8/7/2017
Police Dispatcher_Jailer - The City of Collinsville is seeking a full time emergency dispatcher. The candidate must be willing and able to work various shifts, some weekends and holidays. Computer skills are necessary. Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver license. High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Full benefit package is available. Drug testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N. 12th, Collinsville, OK or e-mail resume to: Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- posted 8/7/2017
Misc. News: Smelter Cleanup Status Letter From DEQ
August 7, 2017
Eagle Scout Trail Bridge / Airman Acres Fly-in
Meet The Teacher Aug. 15th Meet The Cardinals Aug. 17th
Library is closed for remodeling and CHS football practice started in cool fog this morning. -- Ted 8/7/2017 Coach Reeder will be selling All Sports Passes on Wed. Aug. 9th from 8:00-11:00 in the HS commons during schedule pick up. Passes will $5 for employee children and $50 for students. He will also be selling them at the HS before school and at lunch after school starts. -- Jim Riley 8/7/2017
FFA Officers Retreat
August 4, 2017
Plans For 2017-18 School Year
Earl Sears Spoke To Chamber
August 3, 2017
Reported On His 11th Legislative Session
Maribelle Easterwood Davidson (December 31, 1935 - July 26, 2017) -- Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
City Agenda For Monday Aug. 7th
August 3, 2017
City Plaza Project Bids
CNP Angel Fund Garage Sale Fri&Sat at Wilson (August 4-5) Cross Country Car Wash at Fire Station Sat Aug 5
Shirley Lea Williams (March 23, 1936 - July 31, 2017) Vinita -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Tentative September 2017 Calendar -- 8/2/2017 Check back for coverage of Rep. Earl Sears at Collinsville Chamber 8/3/2017 Supply Lists
Misc. News: Business Fire Pre-Plan
July 31, 2017

Football Seniors & Moms / Volleyball Car Wash
Sixth Grade Schedule Pickup Working together: Owasso, Collinsville special needs students complete summer work program -- Owasso Reporter 8/1/2017
Park Board Meeting
August 1, 2017

Thursday At City Hall
There will be a special session of the park board 4pm August 3rd (after not having a quorum for the July 18th regular meeting). Some of the topics listed are: the large pavilion, parking, lighting, pool (unlikely), and possibly meeting monthly again instead of quarterly. They meet at city hall and it is a public meeting. -- Ted Wright 8/1/2017
CHS Band Summer Practices
July 27 & 31, 2017

Held "Welcome Back" Meeting & Games
Middle School Schedule Pickup Thankful for the cool weather to begin August
THANK YOU -- Collinsville Public Schools would like to thank the City of Collinsville Electrical Crew for their efforts to limit the days the High School was without power last week -- 7/31/2017
Emma Alexander Is Cavalcade Queen (Delany Cottingim 2nd RunnerUp)
July 28, 2017

All-State Games: Reynolds + Tanner + Keim
Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 4-5-6, 2017
2017 Softball Practice Under Way
July 24, 2017

2017 Starters Have Waited Their Turn
Sample of the Ever Changing Face Of Collinsville
July 26, 2017

Some Historic Structures In Doubt
Chamber Appreciates City & County Workers
July 19, 2017

Annual Event At Veterans Building
Volleyball will be holding a car wash Saturday July 29th at American Bank (9am-3pm) Cross Country will be holding a car wash August 5th at City Hall
Elementary Cheer Camp
July 17-20, 2017

1st-6th Grade Cheer Camp
Cross Country Girls Running Park Hills
July 18, 2017

Preparing for 2017 XC Season
2017 Volleyball Has Begun
July 17, 2017

Under New Coach Nicole Baughman
William Reynolds will be participating in All-State Tennis Tuesday (July 25th) at TU Case Center 5:30pm. -- Ted 7/24 2016 CHS Grad Emma Alexander is the 71st Annual Cavalcade Rodeo Queen -- 7/23/2017
Football Camps
July 11, 17-18, 2017

Varsity & Youth Camps In July
Collinsville All State Wrestlers Nate Keim and Elijah Tanner wrestle on Weds. in Sand Springs at 7:00 in the OCA All-State Games. -- Jim Riley 7/23/2017 Fox23 On Collinsville Growth -- 7/21/2017
Additional photos have been added to the Library 100th Anniversary page -- 7/21/2017 CCC Summer Band Practices Begin
July 22, 2017

Wooden Band Stand Upgraded To Metal
Eric Jeffrey Shockley (December 29, 1995 – July 14, 2017) -- CHS 2014 Grad -- Funeral 1:30pm Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Collinsville First Baptist Church -- Mowery Funeral Service Results from July 17th City Meet -- OK'd engineer for upgrades to water and wastewater treatment plants -- 7/21 There was not a quorum for the July 18th park board meet.
Sand Volleyball Tournament Benefited Ward Wiseman Animal Haven
July 16, 2017

8 Competitors At Collinsville City Park Sunday
Collinsville City Utility Base Rate Increase Starts Next Month -- Owasso Reporter -- 7/19/2017
NewsOn6 Coverage for Collinsville Library 100th -- 7/18/2017 Misc. News: Clark 60th Wedding Anniversary / Pam Polk Served As State City Manager President
July 19, 2017

Library Closure In August / Band Thanks Ford Dealer
The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT until 5:00 p.m., August 11, 2017.

Requirements: Must be between 18 and 45 years of age, must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, good driving record, high school diploma or GED. National Registry EMT or greater is required. IFSAC Firefighter 1 preferred and must be completed within the first year of employment. Applicants must be able to meet the State of Oklahoma Firefighter Pension and Retirement System requirements and pass the physical agility test, oral interview and chief’s interview.

Annual starting salary is approximately $31,000.00. Full benefits package including 100% of insurance premiums for employee.
Submit applications, resumes, and copies of certifications to: City of Collinsville Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021
Applications are available at or Collinsville City Hall, 106 North 12th.
-- Posted 7/18/2017

The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Firefighter.

Requirements: Must be between 18 and 45 years of age, must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, good driving record, high school diploma or GED. EMR/EMT preferred but not required. IFSAC Firefighter 1 preferred but not required and must be completed within the first year of employment. Applicants must be able to meet the State of Oklahoma Firefighter Pension and Retirement System requirements and pass the oral interview and chief’s interview.

Submit applications, resumes, and copies of certifications to: City of Collinsville Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021
Applications are available at or Collinsville City Hall, 106 North 12th.
-- Posted 7/18/2017

HS 2017 Cross Country Schedule -- 7/18/2017 JrHi 2017 Cross Country Schedule -- 7/18/2017    
Owasso Preps: Carson Stout -- By Christian Favalora Sports Editor -- 7/18/2017 Owasso Preps: Hayden West -- By Christian Favalora Sports Editor -- 7/18/2017 Ginnie Graham: Collinsville Library celebrates centennial of its opening as a Carnegie-grant institution -- Tulsa World 7/17/2017
City Agenda For Monday July 17th
July 17, 2017
HS Parking Lot Improvements & Engineering For Wastewater Plant Expansion
Cheer and Football Skills Camps begin Monday evening (+ Meet & Greet for New Fire Chief) -- July 17 Chamber's City-County Appreciation Lunch Wednesday at Veterans Building -- July 19
School Supply Lists For 2017-18
July 14, 2017

Kindergarden - 6th Grade Lists
Results from July 10th School Board Meet -- 7/14 Tentative August 2017 Calendar -- 7/14
26-year-old Collinsville Man Gets Two 25-Year Sentences For 2015 Rape -- Tulsa World -- 7/13/2017
Tri-County Fair 2017 Details -- 7/12/2017 Nifty Fifty Reunion Class photos are now in the mail. Ted 7/12/2017 Photo Archival Status - I am now working on April 2016 (so still over a year behind) but hope to make more progress before school starts again. My by-sport sorted photos are free to students or parents if you bring a thumb drive big enough to hold them. I also have a 2017 "graduation" style video (1.8 GB) available now. -- Ted Wright 7/12/2017 --
Misc. News: William Lawrie Jr. Honored By Cherokee Nation
July 10, 2017

Meet The New Fire Chief / Chamber July & August Meets
2017 Volleyball Schedule School & Fair Start August 17th
Library Building Reaches 100th Year
July 8, 2017

Carnegie Funds Started Library For 1917 Opening
Celebration At Library July 18th Send photo to Library for time capsule
Jeffrey Scott DeJarnett (February 3, 1979 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 38)) -- Private Family services will be held in Idaho, Connie Paulette Jones (December 09, 1942 - July 07, 2017) -- No Service Planned -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Safe Routes To Schools
July 7, 2017

Finally Progress With Plans For Sidewalks & Crosswalks
Collinsville School Budget Crisis Approach (Coverage by Owasso Reporter) (Coverage by KTUL) (14+ years of coverage on this web site: most meetings are back chained to previous meeting)
School Board Agenda For July 10
July 7, 2017

Paper & CNP Bids, Head Coach Approvals
Check back later for Library 100th & Tri-County Fair Info 2017 CHS Football Schedule
Raymond Edward Rose (February 18, 1922 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 95) ) -- Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 in the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home -- Skiatook Cullus Ray Jones (August 03, 1938 - July 05, 2017) -- Oologah -- Funeral Service Monday, July 10, 2017 (10:30 AM) First Baptist Church, Talala -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Collinsville Walking Tour Needs Volunteers (Contact Chamber of Commerce) -- NewsOn6 -- 7/5/2017 -- [or you could just make an appointment and visit the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville --] The Chamber office will be closed Friday, July 7 - Friday, July 14. We will reopen on Monday, July 17. We apologize for any inconvenience. -- 7/6/2017
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