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Candidates make pitch to be mayor

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Two forums featuring the candidates for El Reno mayor drew good crowds last week.

“This is a first,” said Juanita Krittenbrink, who served as moderator for the Tuesday night forum sponsored by the El Reno Chamber of Commerce.

Krittenbrink was referring to the turnout that filled a lecture hall inside Redlands Community College. She has served as moderator for several years for various candidate forums. She said this was the first time she’s seen a capacity crowd for a mayor’s race.

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State bound again

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While it took a pair of nail-biting victories, El Reno High School's softball team is headed back to the Class 5A State Softball Championships for the second time in four seasons.

Playing the first-ever postseason games on its new field at Adams Park North, El Reno rallied from a 10-3 deficit to defeat Noble 21-11 in five innings to win the 2019 Class 5A, Region 2 Championships.

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Calumet SB caps season with D8 title

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Calumet High School’s fast-pitch softball team wrapped up the season last week with back-to-back losses in the Class B, Region 1 Championship but still exited the postseason with a winning record.

The Chieftains went 3-2 in the playoffs after winning the District 8 Championship with a win over Timberlake (11-1) and two victories over Drummond by scores of 9-5 and 13-10.

The regional losses were to No.11 Arnett (12-2) and Chattanooga (4-0), which left Calumet with a 12-16 overall record.

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El Reno remembers

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No way was Brian Rukes going to allow the Memorial Stadium Monument that was unveiled Friday evening to wait another minute. Unable to reach the top of the memorial to