Charles Betzler

Nerd Knowledge: Lakes and ponds ecosystems explained

March 29, 2021

Simply put, an ecosystem is a community or group of living organisms that live in and interact with each other in a specific environment. The difference between ponds and lakes is somewhat unclear, but generally speaking, lakes are normally much deeper than ponds and have a larger surface area. All the water in a pond […]

Do You Remember…Shibley’s Townhouse Grill?

March 27, 2021

In 1962, K. and Louise Shibley opened the Town House Grill at 317 South Main Street. They started out on a meager budget and their first cash register was a cigar box.

The beginning of spring means fishing at local lakes

March 22, 2021

Spring has finally arrived which means it is time to partake in outdoor recreation, and what better venues than our local lakes?

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City says abuse of free services is the reason for the change in vouchers for citywide cleanup day

March 19, 2021

Why did the City of Sapulpa change the way they did the citywide cleanup day vouchers? We talked with them to get the story.

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Nerd Knowledge: What is Pi?

March 13, 2021

Succinctly stated, pi, which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π, is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle. No matter the circle’s size, this ratio will always equal pi.

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The history of “Pi Day”

March 13, 2021

National Pi Day can be traced back to 1988 and a man named Larry “The Prince of π” Shaw. Shaw was a physicist who was a longtime employee at the Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, California, and came up with the idea of “π Day” on a 1988 staff retreat, following the death […]

Do you remember the TeePee Drive-In?

March 11, 2021

As the TeePee shows new signs of life, plenty will remember what it was like during its heyday as the drive-in movie experience was taking the world by storm.

Women are advised to delay routine mammograms after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

March 9, 2021

Radiologists are saying swollen lymph nodes are to be expected on women who have recently received COVID-19 vaccinations.

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FCC approves $50 monthly internet subsidy

March 9, 2021

This fund helps poor families who desperately need high-speed internet for work, remote health care, and distance education.

City says there will be no prorating of bills due to delays in trash pickup

March 9, 2021

Sapulpa Times also reached out to the City of Sapulpa to ask about pro-rating bills and was told by the Utility Department that there would be no credits issued on water bills since all the trash was eventually picked up.