Micah Choquette

Consolidation: Small School Administrators Speak Out

February 9, 2016

The room was rarely quiet but the tension was, at times, thick enough to cut with a knife. Several hundred parents, teachers, school administrators and concerned citizens sat in chairs or up in the bleachers of the Lone Star Event Center last Friday night and spoke or applauded with passion about the possibility of eventually […]

Super Bowl 50’s ‘Dancing Dad’ has Sapulpa roots

February 9, 2016

A Sapulpa native stars in one of popsugar.com’s most memorable memes from Super Bowl 50. Dancing in the background during the halftime show’s Bruno Mars set was Mark Sumner, who was choir director at Sapulpa High School for eight years. Sumner, an Oklahoma State University graduate who is the director of University of California Choral […]

“Oklahomans for the Arts” highlights Sapulpa Arts in ongoing series

February 9, 2016

In a series called “50 Stories 50 Years” an arts advocacy site called “Oklahomans for the Arts” has listed Sapulpa’s Arts program as one that provides valuable and integral programs to the communities, and shows us what would happen should the state cut the Oklahoma Arts Council budget:

Senate Bill Town Hall Meeting Draws Hundreds

February 6, 2016

At least 9 Senators invited, only State Representative Mark McCullough chose to attend.

Cimarron Public Transit invites and encourages input

February 4, 2016

Community transportation is the topic of public forums set during the week of Feb. 8. Cimarron Public Transit is hosting the event. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and share their feedback about the local transportation program. Meetings will be held at the Bartlesville Public Library at 11 a.m. Feb. 8; Ponca City, […]

City of Glenpool seeks to capture expiring Vision 2025 with pair of resolutions

February 4, 2016

Glenpool would like to capture expiring Vision 2025 funds to pay for street, water and sewer projects, economic development and police and fire department equipment. GLENPOOL — City councilors have voted to place two propositions to capture a portion of the expiring Vision 2025 tax on the April 5 ballot. Councilors also moved Monday to […]

[VIDEO] World War II veterans remember: Paul Beck was an Army Air Corps firefighter in the Pacific

February 2, 2016

Beck, 97, talked to the Tulsa World recently about his service as an Army Air Corps firefighter in WWII, helping put out fires and rescue airmen from crashed B-29s. Now that he was all cleaned and wrapped, Paul Beck couldn’t decide what he was more worried about. His burned body or his wounded dignity.

‘The communication failed’: Why the Eufaula killer was wrongfully freed from prison twice

February 2, 2016

We previously shared with you that the Eufaula killer in an awful bank robbery last month had actually been convicted in Sapulpa back in 2006. Turns out, there’s a lot more to that story about how he was wrongfully freed from prison. Twice. Officials from Creek and Tulsa counties, as well as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, […]

Federal inmate pleads guilty to 2013 rape of 12-year-old Glenpool girl

February 1, 2016

Police were unable to identify Kevin Leroy Smith as a suspect until DNA evidence recovered through a sexual assault exam matched a sample he provided when he was indicted in July 2014 in a federal child pornography case. A Sapulpa man convicted of federal child pornography charges pleaded guilty Monday to Tulsa County charges stemming from the 2013 rape […]

Planned Route 66 auto museum support continues to grow

February 1, 2016

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum receives significant support to construct the museum and the planned tower from Bennett Steel and American Heritage Bank