5 years ago
• Seneca High School will celebrate its football Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 21. This year’s theme is “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” Coronation of the homecoming queen will be before the Seneca-McDonald County football game at 6:30 p.m., with the game following at 7 p.m.
• Rex Heap, an engineer for Shaffer-Kline, presented to the Seneca City Council a proposal for a study on a new deep well that the city is looking at putting in. The council met on Monday, Sept. 10, and listened to Heap give an explanation on what his company does and how they can help Seneca get started on the new well and a 300-400 gallon storage tank.
• A high-speed chase that started in Joplin on Thursday, Sept. 6., ended in Seneca. Joplin police attempted to stop Emily Doss, 28, who was intoxicated, at 11:49 p.m. near 7th Street and Range Line Road in Joplin, because the tags on the black Dodge pickup she was driving came back as stolen.
According to a report filed by Seneca Police Department, Doss failed to pull over and kept on driving south on Range Line Road, then she proceeded west on Interstate 44 where Joplin police used two spike strips and punctured the two front tires on the truck.
Doss kept driving, reaching speeds of 98 miles per hour, and was driving south on Highway 43 toward Seneca. Seneca officers threw out a spike strip at Highway U and Highway 43, punching one of her back tires.
As Doss approached the intersection of Highways 43 and 60, she attempted to make a right turn onto Highway 60 when she failed and ended up in the ditch on the south side of Highway 60.
The chase ended on Sept. 7, at 12:07 a.m. She was arrested by Seneca police officers and turned over to the Joplin Police Department.
10 years ago
• “I’m glad it’s already down the road and delivered,” Bobby Martin said, with a sigh of relief. This wasn’t the first house he had purchased and moved. So, fortunately, he knew a good house mover.
Even so, there is a lot invalid. The house was originally located on land, on Highway 60 west of Seneca, that was recently purchased by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
• “This is going to be our 16th annual Pow-Wow,” said Eastern Shawnee Chief Glenna Wallace, “and we not only inviting the general public to come, we invite them to participate.”
Wallace continued, “Pow-Wows are social events, not ceremonial events. Ceremonials are religious and we don’t encourage the general public to attend. There is all the difference in the world between ceremonials and pow-wows.
Wallace likened the pow-wow, which will take place this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-16, to a huge family reunion.
• The Seneca City Council held a brief meeting Monday, Sept. 10, at Seneca City Hall. Four visitors were present. All council members were present except Susan Bradshaw. Only a few items of business were handled.
The proposed street overlays for 2008 were reviewed. On the tentative proposal is Skyline Drive from Cherry Street to dead end, Mineral Street from Washington Street to dead end, Cleveland Street’s entire length, and Curtain Street from Oneida Street to dead end for a total overlay of 2,627 feet.
No decision was made at the meeting.