Tuttle Lady Tigers Track finish 2nd at State

Story by Jayson Knight, photos by Charlene Sanders Tuttle had champions at the State Track Championships in Catoosa Saturday in the 400m dash, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay, and the 4x400m relay for the ladies. Tuttle junior Madi Surber was the state champion in the first three events listed above. The 4x100m relay team…

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Tuttle Baseball taking on Verdigris Thursday at State

By Jayson Knight After winning state championships in softball, cheer, wrestling, and girls basketball this year, Tuttle has one of the last eight baseball teams remaining in 4A. The 4A Baseball State Championships will be played at Shawnee High School Thursday through Saturday. The 35-3 Tigers will play Verdigris Thursday at 4 p.m. in the…

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Man allegedly knocks wife’s tooth loose in Bridge Creek

Michael James Powell, 40, was arrested Friday, April 23 for Domestic Abuse-Assault & Battery. At around 9:30 that morning, Grady County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Corey Loftice was dispatched to Bell’s Market in Bridge Creek on a report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, Sgt. Loftice spoke with the victim, who said that prior to calling…

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Couple arrested for domestic violence in presence of minor

Tuttle Police Officers Lanier, Buckles, and Riley responded to a report of domestic abuse Wednesday, April 21 shortly after midnight. When they arrived, Officer Lanier spoke with Carol Farmer, who said that her and her father, Michael Herman, had gotten into an argument over the thermostat in the residence. Farmer said that during the argument,…

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Special Olympics generate $3.5K with Fill-The-Truck Fundraiser

Goodwill Special Project Manager Ed Trope reported back on the Tuttle Special Olympics Fill-The-Truck fundraiser that was held in the Williams Grocery parking lot in Tuttle Saturday, April 24. “We did end up filling seven 26-foot box trucks to the limit,” Trope said Thursday, April 29. “It started out slow that morning because of the…

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Changing of the Guard: New local fire chiefs

David Macy is the new Bridge Creek Fire Chief, following the recent retirement of BCFD Chief John Craft. Bridge Creek, Amber, and Tuttle are all under new leadership in the last few months, but the area’s fire departments have been working together to ensure the area would be protected. Tuttle Fire Chief Ryan Allen attested…

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Tuttle Education Foundation holding Cinco de Mayo event at Coal Creek

Despite all that has happened in the world in the last year, the Tuttle Education Foundation was able to continue doing what they do, which is donating thousands of dollars to teachers for the sake of their classrooms. The TEF has an annual tradition of making more grant money available to Tuttle teachers every year.…

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Union City Methodist starts up food pantry

Union City United Methodist Church began serving those in need of food April 1 out of their new food pantry. Levi Duggan started as the pastor for the church last year, in January of 2020. He said Monday that the first thing he did was see what needs the community had, and try to address…

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Police Chief proving integral in design of new TPD headquarters

  Tuttle’s police department is currently operating out of a repurposed residential structure, not a facility designed to combat crime, and that will soon change. Two bond proposals were approved at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, which allowed the City of Tuttle to repair many streets, and build a new police headquarters. The latter…

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