Spotlight on Sapulpa: Headlines in History for September 14th

Rachel Whitney
Curator, Sapulpa Historical Museum

Monday, September 14, 1937, Sapulpa Herald: First Winners in Football Contest Told

“The Herald’s first football contest upset a lot of apple carts this past weekend. However, Joe Watashe, 1145 E McKinley, was hot enough with his predictions to win first prize of $10. He missed only six of the 20 games. In second place a tie developed between Carroll Garringer, 404 ½ E Dewey, and Fred Shibley, 2020 S Mounds. They each missed seven games, but when the tie-breaker was applied, Garringer won second place and the check for $5. The first week got off to a flying start with an unusually heavy number of entries. Most of the contestants missed more than ten games. Only three persons missed only eight, but still out of the money. None of the ntrants picked the Broken Arrow – Wagoner or the Owasso – Tulsa Kelley ties…”

Tuesday, September 14, 1976, Sapulpa Daily Herald: School Bus Route is Added

“A new bus route will be added starting Wednesday to improve service in the Sapulpa school district. Bus 14, formerly Route 11A, will arrive at Highway 117 east at 7:35 am, Chaparral Hills at 7:41, Overlook Trailer Park at 7:42, Liberty School at 7:48, Junior-Senior High and woodlawn at 7:52, and Washington at 7:56. Route 14A, formerly 6A, will arrive at Valley Ridge at 8:02, West Chari-Lou 8:07, Plantation Hills 8:09, Henshaw’s Turnaround 8:10, Washington School at 8:16, Junior-Senior High and Woodlawn 8:19, and Liberty 8:22…Route 11A, formerly 2A, will arrive at Booker T. Washington at 8:05 and the High School at 8:10, and depart the High School at 3:02, and BTW at 3:10 pm.”

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Wednesday, September 14, 1994, Sapulpa Daily Herald: Creek County Fair Starts Thursday

“The crowning of Miss Creek County, rides, food demonstrations, livestock, and a mule rodeo will highlight Creek County Fair Days, Sept. 15-18 at the County Fairgrounds…This year will mark the 15th year for the fair to be held in the facility near Kellyville. Events begin Thursday with the Summer Stocker Program. This is the second year for the event in which contestants enter livestock that has been fed on pasture during the summer. Weigh-in begins at 9am Thursday with interviews continuing until 3pm. On the midday, all kinds of carnival rides, games, and booths will keep fair goers occupied during any lull. Evening entertainment Thursday will be Horse Show Speed Events for such timed events as pole and barrel racing. Home Economics, 4-H, and Open Class entries will be judged and breads and cookies entries will be due at 9am. Livestock must be in place by noon Friday…The fair is expected to draw an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people…”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Sapulpa Daily Herald: Foundation Tournament Successful

“The 18th Annual Sapulpa School Foundation Golf Tournament was a huge success Monday afternoon at the Oaks Country Club. the tournament fielded 146 golfers and nearly 40 hole sponsors which raised approximately $25,000 for Sapulpa Public Schools. Although, Mel Gilbertson, Curt Howard, Kyle Bradley, and Justin Thompson won the event with a 15 under par score in the four-person scramble, the real winner’s are the students in the Sapulpa school system which will be able to purchase new building blocks or technology to educate students to lead the community in the future…”

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