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El Reno, manager part ways


El Reno parted ways with City Manager Jeremy Frazier Tuesday night.

Frazier’s one-year contract was up for renewal at the January city council meeting. Council opted not to renew the contract, effectively ending Frazier’s time here.

A motion to renew the contract by Ward 4 council representative Tracey Rider died for lack of a second.

Mayor Matt White said Frazier was scheduled to meet with City Attorney Roger Rinehart and himself Wednesday afternoon to finalize details of the departure.

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Former oil field hand hopes to strike gold with fitness center


Dallion Broomfield spent 12 years working in Oklahoma’s oil fields. But he always had a dream of owning his own fitness center.

Last week, that dream came true. In El Reno.

A native of Yukon, Broomfield has opened Absolute Fitness at 1705 Investors Ave.

The 24-hour gym is family-owned and Broomfield said it's “the only gym in town” that offers on-site child care while parents work out.

“Starting my own gym has been a dream of mine for six years,” said Broomfield.

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New home?


If approved Tuesday night by the city council, the El Reno Community Theatre will be moving to a new location. Council was expected to hear the proposal at its regular meeting to open the Centre Theatre to productions put on by the local theatre group.