PHOTOS: Sapulpa’s “Lights On!” ceremony and Tree of Hope lighting

By Micah Choquette November 25, 2020

Severe weather held off just long enough for folks to enjoy the lighting of the Tree of Hope and everything the Lights On! ceremony had to offer.

David Honeycutt

November 24, 2020

Laura Pierce

November 23, 2020

Tommy McDaniel

November 23, 2020

Margaret Driskill

November 21, 2020

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State Department of Health issues Thanksgiving guidance, releases recommendations on safe gatherings

By Micah Choquette November 25, 2020

State and local health departments encourage families to stay safe, avoid large gatherings and follow CDC guidelines.

Christmas lights and carriage rides: what to expect at tonight’s “Lights On!” event in downtown Sapulpa

By Micah Choquette November 24, 2020

Carriage rides, live window displays, and a special visit from Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell will headline tonight’s “Lights On!” event at 5:30p.

Over 75 percent of Tulsa County zip codes in the red zone for COVID-19

By Charles Betzler November 22, 2020

In the span of one week, the number of “red zone” zip codes in Tulsa county has nearly doubled to 35. Sapulpa is included in this report.

Do You Remember John F. Kennedy?

By Charles Betzler November 22, 2020

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is considered by many to be the most popular president in U.S. history. I consider him to be one of the greatest presidents in my life because of his courage, compassion, and his undaunted resolve to make not just America a better place, but the entire world.

The annual Sapulpa Christmas parade has been canceled

By Micah Choquette November 20, 2020

The cancellation comes just two weeks shy of the annual holiday tradition, which has stood the test of time for nearly a hundred years.

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Sapulpa schools will move to Distance Learning from November 30th to at least December 4th

By Micah Choquette November 19, 2020

Sapulpa Public Schools has officially announced their intention to transition to Distance Learning after the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a statement released on Thursday afternoon.

City Planning Commission approves preliminary plat for 33rd West Avenue townhomes, short-term rentals downtown, new home construction

By E. B. Thompson November 19, 2020

Parts of the Kante Group building are being renovated into apartments; plus, Sapulpa might be losing its La Margarita restaurant—at least temporarily.

City Council to install outdoor kiosk, upgrade park restrooms, and moves forward with GO bond projects

By E. B. Thompson November 19, 2020

Sapulpa City Hall will soon have an electronic kiosk outside its front doors so customers can pay City bills, fees, and tickets without entering the building.

Photos: Sapulpa Fire Department responds to car explosion, neighbors said they “felt the shockwave”

By Micah Choquette November 18, 2020

“It was one of those things where you hear it and feel it at the same time.”

Petition created to turn Sapulpa’s new mask mandate into an election item

By Micah Choquette November 17, 2020

The day after City Council voted 6-4 to pass a city-wide mask mandate, a local citizen started a petition with the objective of reversing the decision and bringing it to a vote of the people.

Sapulpa passes mask mandate after heated deliberation at City Council meeting

By Micah Choquette November 16, 2020

The mask mandate goes into effect on November 18th at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight on January 4th, 2021.

Walmart tightens restrictions

By Charles Betzler November 16, 2020

With COVID-19 cases rising, Walmart is again counting customers entering and leaving to maintain 20 percent occupancy.

Opinion: The hate must stop.

By Charles Betzler November 16, 2020

President Abraham Lincoln said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those profound words so eloquently spoken over 150 years ago ring true today.