Places

Sapulpa’s newest Mexican restaurant is the one on wheels

April 30, 2016

If you come into town from West Tulsa or downtown Tulsa, you’ve likely seen it—the almost nondescript white food truck that is parked at the corner of Lincoln and Mission streets in the parking lot of Family Video. But it’s not exactly nondescript, is it? Because for now, it’s Sapulpa’s only food truck. Hard to miss. […]

Sapulpa largely unscathed by storms, Blue Bell Church takes serious damage

April 29, 2016

While Sapulpa was able to get by with largely little to show from Tuesday’s storms, some of our more rural outposts weren’t so lucky. Some damage was reported by several folks out on Hwy 33, including some severe damage to the roof the longtime Blue Bell Baptist Church, just a mile or so down the […]

Over Edukated is instrumental in keeping arts, music alive in Sapulpa

April 14, 2016

For so many of us, when we live high school or college, we leave behind a lot more than our friends and old flames; we leave behind literal hobbies and activities that we’d come to enjoy. Unless you go into a field where things like music or art are a regular part of your craft, […]

The Sapulpa Animal Shelter has almost 3 times more animals than it can hold

April 1, 2016

And it’s getting worse. A popular story by Fox23 has shown a light on a serious problem in Sapulpa’s local animal shelter: overcrowding. In a facility equipped to handle 15 animals, the crowded population reaches 40 and growing. See the video What’s worse, the administrators at the shelter say that the dogs coming through the doors […]

Green Country church plans community centers for mobile home parks

March 28, 2016

Foundation in Sapulpa is working to plant a community center in every mobile home park in  Tulsa and Creek Counties. Their first trailer will go up by the end of April at River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, where they helped tornado survivors in 2015. The center will provide after school programs, food, […]

Throwback Sapulpa: Wimpy’s Diner

March 26, 2016

In our on-going series featuring Sapulpa’s “Dive’s, Diners and Drive-Ins” we best not overlook one of the most famous of all — Wimpy’s Diner. The historic icon, an old interurban street car converted into a small sit-down cafe on Sapulpa’s busy Dewey Street, still summons local memories of yesteryear. There have been numerous stories written […]

Easter Donuts an annual favorite at Sapulpa Daylight Donuts for nearly ten years

March 21, 2016

The great thing about donuts is that they’re pliable. With a little creativity, you can take a twist on a plain donut and make it memorable. If anyone in town has memorable donuts, it’d have to be Sapulpa Daylight Donuts, hands down. For nearly a decade, their colorful springtime twist on an old favorite has […]

“Dixieland” daughter passes

March 20, 2016

Funeral services for JoAnn (Hayes) Haag were held this past Wednesday in Sapulpa. She was the daughter of the builder and operator of popular Dixieland Skating Rink, and the niece of Clyde Hayes who built the Dixieland Park with its famous swimming pool. JoAnn was born in Bentonville, Arkansas on June 22, 1928, the only […]

Throwback Sapulpa: The Big Dipper

March 19, 2016

Much love has blossomed beneath the star constellation known as The Big Dipper. And likewise, many a relationship at hot dog stands, burger joints and malt shops along the famed Route 66. It seems it’s in the stars. So it was with Kay Tharp Johnston. Her mom and dad, Doc and Vernie Tharp, operated The […]

Zayn’s Cafe in Town West might be done for after heavy fire

March 17, 2016

A Town West-area restaurant was heavily damaged by a fire that started about an hour after the eatery closed Wednesday afternoon. Sapulpa firefighters responded to the blaze at Zayn’s Cafe, 5688 W. Skelly Drive, about 4:20 p.m., Fire Capt. Greg Tallman said. When firefighters arrived, smoke was pouring from the back side of the building. Not […]