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July 27, 2017

Victim’s Family Sues LPS

Luther Public Schools and the Luther School Board were named in a $6 million tort claim filed by the parents of the victim in the Kyle Whitmus case. The former band director was sentenced earlier this week to 20 years in prison for lewd acts with a minor child. Whitmus, 34, entered a blind plea

Sports

Cars, Carnival & Football

Luther’s Wildhorse Park will transform this Saturday with a car show, carnival and vendors. It’s for the Luther Lion YOUTH Football program, the guys in K – sixth grades. They need some new equipment for their upcoming 2017 season. If you have a cool car to enter in the car show, no doubt they’ll be

Crime

Twenty Years for Whitmus

Justice takes time. On Monday it took almost eight hours to arrive at a punishment for the former Luther Band Director who chose to let an Oklahoma County District Judge sentence him rather than go to trial. The time since the investigation began into the affair between the 32-year-old teacher who admitted to finding his

Crime

Whitmus Sentencing Mid-day Update

“No one wins today,” said Sam Talley, the defense attorney for former Luther Band Director Kyle Whitmus. He said that in a comment out in the hall of the seventh floor of the Oklahoma County Courthouse before Monday’s proceeding began to sentence his client to crimes of which Whitmus pled guilty. The comment came as

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Community

Kindness Rocks

Have you seen them? Tucked on business windowsills, on park benches and other places meant to be found, little painted rocks signal that The Kindness Rocks Project has made it to our area. The whimsical rocks were first spotted in Luther several days ago. Actually, they would be spotted, and then they would disappear from

Community

Say Yes to the Venue: Eleven Oaks Ranch

The first time Jessica and Ira saw Eleven Oaks Ranch, Luther’s new event venue, the building was a shell. Shop lights showed bare 2x4s and sawdust. Even though today the grounds are lush green and landscaped, that day it was just dirt outside. But it didn’t take long for the couple to say yes to

Community

Not Parks AND Rec; Just Parks

    The Town of Luther has a new Parks Commission. After updating ordinances governing such a commission, the Town Board of Trustees, at ites July 10 meeting, selected five community members to serve as unpaid volunteer commissioners. Six candidates attended the meeting, but there are only five spots on the commission. Noting all of

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Town

Bank trade, Fire Chief’s resignation on agenda tonight

The Luther Town Board meets for its Regular monthly meeting tonight at 7pm at the Community Center. The Luther Register will broadcast it on FB Live if you want to watch but can not attend. Visit the Luther Register’s Facebook page to find it.  Read the agenda here posted on the Town’s updated website. Agenda highlights:

Sports

Hufnagel and Byrne at IFYR

  Many thanks to the public relations staff at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee. They are watching Cobie for us! Cobie and her team roping partner, Makenzy Byrne, are competing along with 850 other high school rodeo athletes at the 25th annual IFYR. Having not made top 15 in their first GO, Hufnagel

Community

LOUD but no problem at power plant

OGE company spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea told The Luther Register  that there was a power trip at the plant. She explained it’s similar to a power blink in a home, but on a much bigger scale. 

Community

Hufnagel headed to IFYR

(SHAWNEE, Okla.) − Cobie Hufnagel of Luther, Oklahoma, is competing in the 25th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo held July 9-14 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Hufnagel is participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win her share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles

Fire

Luther Fire Chief Leaves for Marlow

Luther Fire Chief Jason Miller has been offered the Fire Chief position in Marlow, Oklahoma. His last day as Luther’s chief is July 17, 2017. Chief Miller has served as Luther’s first paid fire chief for the last six years. He said the decision was tough, but the opportunity to lead a bigger department in

Community

Holiday Planning

What are your Fourth of July plans? If you are sticking around home, be sure to celebrate the holiday at Luther’s Wildhorse Park at 8:30 pm.  Thanks to Luther’s First Bank & Trust and Rustic Farms for the donations for the show that is expected to light up the sky. Rumor has it that the

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