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Troop 224 Honors Fallen Scouts

By Micah Choquette / October 29, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 224 held a special Court of Honor to present the families of Trey Pritchard and Jeffrey Grafton with memoirs from a recent flag retirement ceremony. Both men had been Scouts as youth and achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Jeffrey Grafton was also a member of Scouting’s Honor Society, Order of…

Small-town girl hopes to win Miss Teen Oklahoma

By Micah Choquette / October 28, 2015

Plenty of folks argue about whether or not Sapulpa, in it’s 20,000 residents could actually be considered a “small town,” but Sarah Darrol-Lane has big dreams for a girl in town of any size. The 15-year-old Bartlett Academy student holds a 3.5 GPA and wants to be a surgeon. So she’s taking the next logical…

Sapulpa shop that abandoned vendors is gaining new name, owners

By Micah Choquette / October 22, 2015

The rumors started where they usually do: on Facebook. Folks began to caution against doing business with the owner of a fairly new shop in downtown Sapulpa called The Vintage Attic. The story was that the owner was selling her vendor’s products but not paying the vendors their cut. As the comments and suspicions grew, it…

Local artist Price Jones is making a coloring book for grown-ups

By Micah Choquette / October 21, 2015

[foogallery id=”603″]   Oh, and it’s awesome, by the way. If you’ve driven through, or even just driven by Sapulpa, you’ve probably seen Price Jones’ work. His unique style lives on a couple of buildings in Sapulpa, but probably best known is the large “things get better, hang in there” sign that you see as you’re heading…

Student at Over Edukated Appears in Special Times Square Video

By Micah Choquette / September 30, 2015

Madison Cobb of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, appeared in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 19, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlighted children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of…

Sapulpa Native Selected as “Emerging Designer”

By Micah Choquette / September 7, 2015

Local business owner and clothing designer Sarah Shibley is seeing some hard-earned success after almost ten years of building, tweaking, and fully-revamping her brand. The Sapulpa native was recently selected as an “Emerging Designer” for Tulsa Fashion Week, a local live runway fashion show featuring the latest trends in the industry. Shibley says she began designing clothing…

WWII soldier-POW Paul Morgan turns 90, recalls capture by Germans

By Micah Choquette / August 26, 2015

His is called “the Greatest Generation” for good reason. Sapulpa resident Paul Morgan, who turns 90 on August 27, was 18 and a high school student from Ames, Okla. when Uncle Sam called in 1943. A year later he would be in Stalag 12A, one of Germany’s largest Prisoner of War camps, Rawstock, Germany. His is…

Nine Creek County employees now certified “Road Scholars”

By Don Diehl / 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…

WWII Vet George Maynard Turned 91 on Wednesday

By Don Diehl / 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…

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