Don Diehl

Recently retired deputy superintendent offers some answers

February 29, 2016

Larry Smith has officially retired from the Sapulpa School District where he has been serving as deputy superintendent of schools the past four years. Over coffee recently, Smith told Sapulpa News & Views that education is constantly in the news — and for good reason. There’s the state budget shortfall, testing or no testing debates, […]

Hey, Where’s The Caboose?

October 1, 2015

By Don Diehl Sapulpa Area Writer Paul Slavens has a thing about trains — especially about old cabooses. Slavens, 43 and a 1990 graduate of Sapulpa High School grew up next to the railroad tracks. From his back yard as a toddler on he watched and heard the great trains go by. The big diesel […]

DUCK CALL. Help needed with blinds at Sahoma Lake

September 10, 2015

Duck season is set to fly again at Lake Sahoma after a two-year hiatus because of the fluctuation of water levels. The lake had to be drawn down a couple of times to assess repair to the dam and then remained low with a lingering drought. This season, despite plans to begin repairs on the […]

Getting the word out on Tulsa Boys Home

August 7, 2015

Tulsa Boys Home is just north of Sapulpa and Creek County, within the city limits of Sand Springs, actually. Most area people have seen the signs and a few know of its success in helping boys with troubles. Still, for the most part TBH seems a well-kept secret. An awareness campaign and programs like that […]

Fishing Report for August 5, 2015

August 7, 2015

All fishing slow at Heyburn, Sahoma and Pretty Water. All three slightly above normal level. Water temps 85-91. Chandler: Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Channel catfish fair on worms, punch bait and minnows around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along coves and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, […]

Nine Creek County employees now certified “Road Scholars”

August 7, 2015

ROAD SCHOLARS — Nine Creek County employees from District 2 including the commissioner himself, have been certified as “Road Scholars” by the Oklahoma State University Extension. From left, Tim Edens, Steve Thompson, Earl Steely, Colt Moore, Paul Guinn, Commissioner Rick Stewart, Lance Barton, Jay Evans and Foreman Mike Anthamatten (in front) represented the largest group to […]

TeePee on the market

August 7, 2015

The famous and historic TeePee Drive-in Theatre of Sapulpa is back on the market, and Steve Cox, a real estate agent with KW (Keller-Williams) Commercial says there has been a lot of interest. “We believe we will find a buyer that wants to reopen it as a drive-in theatre,” Cox said Thursday. There is a resurgence […]

Twenty-Six Rotarians Added to Paul Harris

July 3, 2015

Bradd Brose, left, Sapulpa Rotary president completed his term of office on Tuesday and passed the gavel to new president Roger Schow. The accompanying photo is of current Rotarians on hand Tuesday for the induction of 26 among their ranks to be tapped as Paul Harris members. Sapulpa became the only club in District No. […]

WWII Vet George Maynard Turned 91 on Wednesday

July 3, 2015

On Tuesday following the Sapulpa Rotary Club meeting, I introduced my granddaughter Harmony to a “member of the Greatest Generation” — George Maynard. She is nine, and has to learn what such things as that means. George, who survived the Battle of the Bulge and spent the next 100 days fighting to free Europe and […]

Sapulpa Rotary Going 100 Percent Paul Harris Club

July 3, 2015

Sapulpa Rotary will mark an historic milestone on Tuesday, June 30 and win international recognition when it becomes one in only five percent of all Rotary Clubs to achieve 100 percent Paul Harris Membership.