Rezoned area key move for recycler


Plans for a large vehicle recycling operation north of SH 66 and just east of Radio Road got a boost when the El Reno City Council unanimously approved rezoning the property.

Council Industrial LLC plans to use the 148-acre site to recycle vehicles. City officials said the firm is a subsidiary of LKQ, a corporation that is involved in a number of businesses.

Council agreed to rezone the property from Moderate Industrial (I-2) to Heavy Industrial (I-3) with a 4-0 vote. Council member Tracey Rider was not at the meeting.

Canadian County Water Authority meets to discuss criticisms made in Tribune


A special meeting of the Canadian County Water Authority was called to discuss criticisms raised in an article in the El Reno Tribune. The meeting held Monday evening lasted less than 30 minutes.

The meeting was called after longtime board member Jayne Franks and former authority employee Mary Culver complained the authority was not being run in an efficient manner.

The women also questioned whether the board had violated Open Meeting Laws.

VFW food giveaway Tuesday


El Reno VFW Post 382 is teaming up with Feed the Children to provide groceries to help people during these difficult times.

The event is being billed as “Food For Our Neighbors” and it will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon at the VFW, 1515 S. Rock Island. Because of COVID-19, this will be a drive-thru program.

Families and the elderly who live in Canadian County who need groceries can pick up groceries at the VFW. This will be a first-come, first-serve event.

Nancy Salsman, VFW Auxiliary president, said the food will be distributed until it’s gone.

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SWOSU joins fight against COVID-19


Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford is now home to a machine that makes hypochlorous acid that is used to help disinfectant rooms and buildings during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

SWOSU was made aware of the machine by the Custer County Emergency Management Office, and the equipment was supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Oklahoma Emergency Management Office.

Public Records - December 12



Matthew Gerald Carey, 62; Nanette LaJeanne Nail, 61.

Jacob Alexander Cousins, 22; Erin Casey McCoy, 26.

Logan Allen Penington, 21; Parke Nicole Smith, 21.

Nicholas Ryan Martin, 28; Sacha Marie Wreath, 32.

Michael Anthony Hau, 62; Donna Elaine Beck, 62.

Pedro Perales Salaices, 28; Karina Huizar, 27.

Brady James McCrary, 28; Jacklynn Nicole Boyett, 23.

Braydon Michael Horn, 27; Kaylee Autumn Sorrell, 25.

Allen James Mayberry, 22; Madison Anne Bellah, 22.

Dive into the past


The city of El Reno will consider entering into a deal with a local charitable organization to help save the historic municipal swimming pool bathhouse at Legion Park. Mayor Matt White made the announcement during Thursday’s El Reno Live program.

ODOT to review Banner Road ideas from public input


Dozens of responses were received during a virtual public hearing related to controlling traffic at the intersection of Banner Road and State Highway 66. Lisa Shearer-Salim, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said 79 comments were received by the deadline for public input on the project.

ODOT is considering three options to improve safety at the intersection, which was the site of a crash in November of 2019 that claimed the life of Yukon businessman Ray Davis.

New home for Pets and People a dream come true


Officials at Pets and People estimate the rescue facility is just days away from settling into its forever home.

“We are hoping by very early December that we can be operational,” said executive director Amy Young.

Located near Morgan Road and Reno at 9753 NW 4th St., the new location has everything the pet rescue could have wanted.