As you look forward to 2016, you’re probably taking some time to reminisce a bit about the past year. So are we, and here’s our top 5 posts from Sapulpa Times to show you what’s been on our mind the last few days.
No. 5: Sapulpa Native Selected as “Emerging Designer”
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.
No. 4: Wounded Sapulpa Veteran Receives Free Home
This story about a veteran who was fighting for his life several years after returning from Iraq was quite possibly one of the most moving stories we’d heard. Sgt. Greg Vanarsdel developed a brain tumor after serving his country overseas and was unable to keep a job, or the dream home he’d worked to build. Luckily, there were some folks who wanted to help him.
No. 3: Small-town girl hopes to win Miss Teen Oklahoma
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 step to achieving that dream: she’s competing to be Miss Teen Oklahoma.
No. 2: Sapulpa shop that abandoned vendors is gaining new name, owners
This one held our top spot for a long time, and it’s not hard to see why. Vintage Attic had stirred the emotions and opinions of lots of folks on social media, and the fact that another, similar store was taking over the location made for a mini-viral hit. Thankfully, the store that’s there now is doing quite well.
No. 1: Why is Sapulpa Not Growing?
Not technically written by us, but submitted by a former resident, this story became an overnight sensation in the community, and brought with it a lot of feedback and comments from readers on how they felt about the situation and what could be done to remedy it.
Looking for more? Check out our Top 5 Facebook Posts from Sapulpa Times in 2015.