Sapulpa Herald

Today in History: R. T. Shearer Grocery Held Up by Masked Men in 1915

From the January 18, 1915 edition of the Sapulpa Herald Robbers Boldly Walk into Store and Get Away with $25 R.T. Shearer’s grocery at Dewey and Maple was held up Saturday night about eight o’clock by two masked men who entered the store and boldly at the point of revolvers ordered the proprietor to turn […]

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Can Trees Talk?

Did You Know… Trees Can Communicate?

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– In the movie “Little Shop of Horrors,” a young florist talks to a man-eating plant named Audrey 2 who talks back.  In another movie, “The Happening,” plants and trees attack mankind in response to pollution and release neurotoxins that cause people to commit suicide. While these sci-fi scenarios seemed

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTOS Defense of Democracy Regional Director Erica Watkins (left) and State Staffer Bailee Tyler, who is heading up the Creek County Chapter.

Defense of Democracy Holds Organizational Meeting

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA ­­–– The nonpartisan, non-profit group Defense of Democracy conducted a meeting on Sunday, January 7, at Sugar Llamas in Sapulpa, to lay the groundwork to establish a chapter in Creek County. Defense of Democracy is a national organization who describes its purpose via its mission statement: “Defense of Democracy educates

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTO Beth Rizzi, Vice-Chair of the Creek County Democratic Party, conducts strategy session at the Wednesday night precinct meeting.

County Democrats Meeting on Tap

SAPULPA –– The Creek County Democratic Party will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 18, at La Margarita restaurant in Sapulpa. La Margarita is located at 1215 New Sapulpa Road. That’s Highway 66, just north of Sapulpa. We will be making plans for the busy year ahead. There is no charge

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MOUNDS COACH JONATHAN CLAY (center, kneeling) goes over pregame strategy with the Eagles before tipoff on Tuesday night.

Area Teams Compete on the Hardwood

Kellyville, Kiefer and Mounds basketball teams all played ball Tuesday night on the hardwood.   The Kellyville Lady Ponies (7-5) lost against Beggs 48-43 on the road, but still cracked the latest Class 3A rankings, coming in at No. 20. The Kellyville girls host the Morris Lady Eagles Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The Kellyville Ponies

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How to prepare your vehicle for winter

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER Winter is upon us and it is time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming inclement weather. Check your tires for wear. Worn tires are dangerous, especially in winter weather. Inspect your tires for remaining tread life and uneven wear. Examine the sidewalls for cuts and nicks or

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTO LOCAL SHOPPERS stock up on supplies before the cold front arrived on Thursday night

Sapulpans Brace for Winter Blast

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA ­­–– Grocery stores and gas stations, as well as hardware stores, were busy Friday as residents prepared for the incoming arctic front. The Sapulpa Herald contacted the Tulsa National Weather Service Friday and spoke to one of the lead meteorologists, Karen Hatfield, for a prognosis of the potential for severe

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JOHN TRANCHINA PHOTOS SENIOR MICCO JONES (left) talks with Sapulpa coach Kyle Blevins (center) during a break in the action during his dual-winning victory at 215 pounds Thursday.

Sapulpa Wrestling Pulls out Gritty Dual Win Over Collinsville

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAPULPA – The pressure was on and when the team needed him, Micco Jones ignored the pain and came through. The Sapulpa senior re-injured his right shoulder last week but battled through it to deliver a key victory that essentially clinched an impressive dual victory for the Chieftains over Class 5A powerhouse

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SENIOR TYLA HEARD leaps up to sink a layup, while sophomore Nylia Reid (left) looks on.

Lady Chieftains Prevail Over Memorial

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAPULPA – The Sapulpa Lady Chieftains battled through a hard-fought game to emerge with a 51-40 victory Tuesday night in a District 5A-4 matchup Tuesday night at the Chieftain Center. The triumph leaves the Lady Chieftains’ season record at 10-4 overall, while they are the last remaining team unbeaten within the

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Double Dose of Pain for Chieftains: Sapulpa Boys Fall to Memorial after Edwards Hurt

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAPULPA – On a night when the team was playing so well, it seemed like a cruel twist of fate for Sapulpa’s boys to lose one of their top players to injury. The Chieftains were trailing Memorial 22-20 late in the second quarter when senior Kylen Edwards went down with an apparent

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