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Water Woes and a Water Grant

In what might be a record, the Luther Public Works Authority board in a Special Meeting on Wednesday night took less than two minutes to conduct its business (broadcast by Luther Register on Periscope). The business involved signing off on seeking a $100,000 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to help fix the town’s water problems. RESOLUTION

Lawsuit Stalls Driving Forward Program

A lawsuit filed against the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority last Friday has halted plans OTA had to advance its $600 million Driving Forward program, for now. It also is stalling work on the controversial Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike. The OTA on Tuesday voted to “table” a move to increase toll hikes to pay for the new projects.

HEALTH: Ask Dr. Olsen

Dear Dr. Olsen I have been told that I need a knee replacement. It has been hurting on and off for years, but really bad over the last year. I find I don’t want to do much anymore because my knee hurts. I’m not sure I am ready for a knee replacement though. Is there

Lion Reporter Reports

It’s kick-off week, and the first story by the new Lion Reporter! Welcome Sydney Scheer to the staff of The Luther Register.  story and photos by Sydney Scheer The Luther Middle School Lions welcomed the Harrah Panthers to Wilson Field tonight for a small scrimmage before their season opener next Monday at Bethel. The middle school team experienced what

All the things

With so many things going on in our town, here’s a roundup of some things The Luther Register is following: LION REPORTER! First of all, we are so excited to welcome Sydney Scheer as our first LION REPORTER! We will gush about her more later, but this 2016 LHS graduate will cover LION Football this season,

A suit, a tollhike and bonds

The group against the construction of the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike was surprised and pleased to learn that an Oklahoma City attorney has sued the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on a constitutionality complaint. According to news reports, Jerry Fent filed the suit against OTA Friday in the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He is pressing his claim that state laws

Can’t Keep a Clerk

For the second time this year, the Town of Luther has lost its Town Clerk. Trandy Langston was appointed to Town Clerk in May, succeeding Laura McCuddy. Her last meeting was August 9, 2016. In Langston’s resignation letter (below), she cited concerns about a lack of legal representation. The Town’s claim sheets for the August meeting includes charges

Pride Time

A full week into practice, the 2016 Luther Lions suited up for a little Friday night scrimmage. And Luther won! A mere near 90 degree temperature didn’t keep away a couple of hundred fans to watch the action. The first regular game is Friday, August 26, 2016, at 7 pm. It’s also HALL OF FAME night, recognizing

Transparency in Local Government

“The invisible government,” wrote Walter Lippman, “is malign.” “What is dangerous about it is that we do not see it, cannot use it, and are compelled to submit to it.” Walter Lippman, A Preface to Politics (1914). That critique of invisible government underlies Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act, a series of statutes enacted “to encourage and facilitate

HEALTH: Ask Dr. Olsen

Welcome to a new addition to The Luther Register, in partnership with Olsen Orthopedics. This will be a “Dear Abby” style question and answer column. Luther Register readers can ask the questions and Dr. Todd Olsen, who lives in Luther and operates a successful practice in Oklahoma City, will answer. To start us off, we have

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