Charles Betzler

Nerd Knowledge: Cyber Security for Seniors, Part Two

March 7, 2019

Older Americans are increasingly embracing the digital age. Nearly half of adults ages 65 and older now own Smartphones. The number of senior smartphone owners has quadrupled proportionately. Half of older Americans have broadband internet at home. With this increased access to the world wide web comes the increased risk of becoming a victim of […]

Do you remember…Betzler’s New and Used?

March 5, 2019

I am highlighting my father’s business since he recently had the 43rd anniversary of his death. I am writing this column as homage to my father and his business. Dad opened the store in 1951 under the name of “American Salvage Store,” at 4 N. Main, the vacant lot next to the Young Law Office. […]

Do you remember…Ed Livermore, Sr.?

March 2, 2019

The revered owner and publisher of the Sapulpa Herald transformed the newspaper from a struggling enterprise into a an award-winning publication.

“A warrior, A champion, and A hero:” Sapulpa’s Jessie Shaw, Sr. celebrates his 100th birthday

February 26, 2019

Jessie Shaw, Sr. is the latest to join the Oklahoma Centenarian group as he celebrated his birthday on Sunday, February 24th.

Prepare for Spring: Lightning 101

February 19, 2019

What is lightning? How is lightning produced? What causes thunder? How can you be safe during lightning?

Do you remember…Lee’s Hickory Bar-B-Q?

February 18, 2019

Before it was destroyed in a tornado, Lee Birmingham’s BBQ joint was the very definition of “lip-smacking BBQ”

Sapulpa Historical Society digitizes area newspapers

February 18, 2019

The money needed for the project was short…until this family stepped in to help.

Preserving Sapulpa’s Legacy

February 17, 2019

How the team at the Sapulpa Historical Society is ensuring that Sapulpa’s rich historical legacy lives on.

Nerd Knowledge: DIY Home Security Options

February 13, 2019

With porch package thefts and car break-ins, home security is on everybody’s mind nowadays. In today’s Nerd Knowledge column, we’ll break out a few of the most cost-effective ways of strengthening your home’s security.

Do You Remember…Sugar Loaf Hill?

February 11, 2019

Even if you’ve never heard of Sugar Loaf hill, you’ve probably been there hundreds of times.