Charles Betzler

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Boy recovering after near-tragedy at Sahoma Lake

March 9, 2021

A 13-year-old boy is recovering after a near-disastrous experience with a kiddie-pool raft at Sahoma Lake on Saturday, February 27th, when the raft deflated and began to sink, subjecting the boy to the frigid water of the popular Sapulpa fishing hole.

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A timeline of women’s rights

March 8, 2021

The quest for women’s equality goes as far back as the founding of the United States.

Do You Remember…”Fill er’ up”?

March 5, 2021

Today people buy their gasoline from convenience stores or at truck stops when traveling. When I was growing up, the only place in town to buy gas was at a full-service gas station, also called a “filling station.”

Poetry Contest, movie night, and more happening at the Library this month

March 5, 2021

Tulsa Community College and Sapulpa Friends of the Library are offering the first Poetry Contest for high school students in Creek County.

Do You Remember…Wickham Packing Company?

February 26, 2021

Learn about the family that put one of the most modern independent packing plants in the Southwest right here in Sapulpa, and what became of their business.

Oklahomans asked to report recent winter storm damage

February 24, 2021

The state has provided an online form for you to fill out if you had property damage or you were displaced during the winter storm. See inside for details.

First human case of avian flu strain reported

February 22, 2021

The WHO confirmed on Saturday, February 20, that it had been notified by Russian health officials. There is so far no evidence of transmission between humans.

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may prevent infection, not just symptoms

February 22, 2021

The clinical trials conducted by Pfizer and Moderna was to determine safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, did not determine if the vaccines actually prevented infection and not just symptoms.

Oklahomans face the possibility of soaring gas and electric bills

February 20, 2021

While it’s too early to tell just yet, officials say that we should expect to see an increase in utility bills in April, and possibly beyond.

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OCC orders utility companies to prioritize residents over businesses 

February 18, 2021

The order, which passed unanimously, prioritizes utility availability to homes over businesses during the current winter storm emergency.