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Tuttle School Bond Passes 394-194

Tuttle Public Schools made a step forward on Tuesday with the help of the community and the philanthropy of the Chad Richison Family Foundation. With the 4.75 million dollar bond proposal passing 394 votes to 194, Chad Richison, CEO of Paycom and Tuttle native, will be donating 9 million dollars. With this donation, money saved,…

Bobcat problems reported locally, Dept of Wildlife furbearer breaks down how to handle big cats

By Jayson Knight Some local homeowners have been facing off with bobcats recently. The City of Tuttle received a report earlier this month about a potential big cat sighting at the Tuttle Soccer Complex, which includes a wooded walking track that was opened within the last few years. Grady County Game Warden Michael Zimmerman follows up on…

Tuttle homeowners suggest compromise at planning commission special meeting

The Tuttle Planning Commission handled several items Monday, June 7 before finding contention with a request from Citizen Energy for a specific use permit to drill five oil wells, to be located near several homes along East Silver City Ridge and Sara Road. More than a half dozen citizens spoke against the SUP at the…

TPD Officer’s family fighting cancer

During the winter ice storm in late February earlier this year, an 8-year-old boy, Micheal Dixon Jr., was rushed to the emergency room in pain and without the ability to walk. Almost two weeks later, it was determined that Micheal had b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The doctor informed Micheal’s mother, Chaundra Dixon, that she would…

Tuttle homeowners ‘very unhappy’ with Citizen Energy SUP

The Tuttle Planning Commission handled several items Monday before finding contention with a request from Citizen Energy for a specific use permit to drill five oil wells, to be located at the southeast corner of the intersection located at East Silver City Ridge and North Sara Road. More than a half dozen citizens spoke against…

American Legion asking for volunteers May 27 at 9am

Thursday, May 27 at 9 in the morning, the American Legion Rooker Wallace Post 176 and the Boy Scouts Troop 4338 are going to be putting flags and crosses out on the veteran’s graves at Fairview Cemetery, which is located at 1001 East Rock Creek Road in Tuttle. Local Legion Commander Jim King said Wednesday,…

Councilmembers sworn in & new firefighters recognized at Monday’s city council meeting

Ward 4 councilmember Scott Dickson was sworn in to begin Monday’s regularly scheduled City of Tuttle council meeting. Dickson ran unopposed for his council seat. Because Ward 3 was vacated earlier this year, a quorum could not be declared until after Dickson was sworn in. Once he was, his son and local boy scout Matt…

Tuttle graduation May 21 at 8pm, Bridge Creek graduation is tomorrow at 7pm

Tuttle High School will hold its graduation Friday, May 21 at the high school football field at 8 p.m. If weather is an issue, the graduation will be held at the high school gymnasium. Bridge Creek graduation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Jerry Wallis Field, with a Plan B scheduled for Saturday…

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…

Piece of the Action: Oklahoma’s entertainment industry is diversifying its economy

The Oklahoma Legislature has succeeded in bringing the entertainment industry to the Sooner State. Prairie Surf Media has purchased the Cox Convention Center, and turned it into five flexible, state-of-the-art soundstages with all the amenities. The owners of Prairie Surf Media, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne, visited the Oklahoma State Capitol in March of 2020,…

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Tuttle School Bond Passes 394-194

Tuttle Public Schools made a step forward on Tuesday with the help of the community and the philanthropy of the Chad Richison Family Foundation. With the 4.75 million dollar bond proposal passing 394 votes to 194, Chad Richison, CEO of Paycom and Tuttle native, will be donating 9 million dollars. With this donation, money saved,…

National Mustang show heads back to city

Great Mustang Round Up set for Labor Day weekend By Traci Chapman Mustang will once again be home to a national car show gathering hundreds of participants from across the country – and time is running short for those who want to participate to register. The Great Mustang Round Up is a Mustang Club of…

Searching for bluebirds

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   An estimated 80 percent of Oklahoma’s eastern bluebird population perished this year   Local bird watchers may have noticed less bluebirds this year. Hundreds of thousands of eastern bluebirds died in February during harsh winter weather throughout southern states. A long stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures killed bluebirds…

Legislators tour Army’s Fort Leonard Wood 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, Brian Hill, R-Mustang, Dick Lowe, R-Amber, and Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, last week took part in an educational tour of U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri led by the Oklahoma Recruiting Battalion. The tour focused on job creation and educational opportunities available to Oklahoma youth that are…

Times newspapers honored by Oklahoma Press Association

The Mustang Times, Tuttle Times and Minco-Union City Times received several honors last weekend at the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention and awards banquet at the Sheraton Hotel in Oklahoma City. The papers won a total of 14 awards in the 2020 Better Newspaper Contest which recognizes outstanding work in reporting, photography, advertising, and design.…

Bobcat problems reported locally, Dept of Wildlife furbearer breaks down how to handle big cats

By Jayson Knight Some local homeowners have been facing off with bobcats recently. The City of Tuttle received a report earlier this month about a potential big cat sighting at the Tuttle Soccer Complex, which includes a wooded walking track that was opened within the last few years. Grady County Game Warden Michael Zimmerman follows up on…

Tuttle homeowners suggest compromise at planning commission special meeting

The Tuttle Planning Commission handled several items Monday, June 7 before finding contention with a request from Citizen Energy for a specific use permit to drill five oil wells, to be located near several homes along East Silver City Ridge and Sara Road. More than a half dozen citizens spoke against the SUP at the…

TPD Officer’s family fighting cancer

During the winter ice storm in late February earlier this year, an 8-year-old boy, Micheal Dixon Jr., was rushed to the emergency room in pain and without the ability to walk. Almost two weeks later, it was determined that Micheal had b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The doctor informed Micheal’s mother, Chaundra Dixon, that she would…

Tuttle homeowners ‘very unhappy’ with Citizen Energy SUP

The Tuttle Planning Commission handled several items Monday before finding contention with a request from Citizen Energy for a specific use permit to drill five oil wells, to be located at the southeast corner of the intersection located at East Silver City Ridge and North Sara Road. More than a half dozen citizens spoke against…

Tuttle Class of 2021 graduates 146

Tuttle’s Class of 2021 featured 146 graduates, including 14 Valedictorians who were Jacob Abston, Cade Seay, Lane Andreas, Emma Shepherd, Paige Coble, Madalyn Stone, Claire Hardin, Ryan Tinder, Zachary Kamm, Tyler Waitman, Whisper McDoulett, Alyssa Wilson, Taylor McGill, and Ian Woodall. An invocation from Matelyn Jones kicked things off at the graduation, which was held in…

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Bobcat problems reported locally, Dept of Wildlife furbearer breaks down how to handle big cats

By Jayson Knight Some local homeowners have been facing off with bobcats recently. The City of Tuttle received a report earlier this month about a potential big cat sighting at the Tuttle Soccer Complex, which includes a wooded walking track that was opened within the last few years. Grady County Game Warden Michael Zimmerman follows up on…

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…

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…

Tuttle alums Plott & Surber close out first OSU wrestling season

Tuttlle alumnus Dustin Plott was a two-time state wrestling champion for the Tigers. The Oklahoma State Cowboys welcomed Plott, and fellow Tiger Luke Surber, to the team after the two graduated in 2020. Surber won three state championships for Tuttle, his freshman, junior, and senior seasons. “It’s awesome to be part of the same team with Luke,” Plott…

Tuttle Spring Break Shootout being held through Saturday, Tuttle plays at 7 pm each day

Breck Draper saddled up for his first year leading the charge for the Tuttle Tigers baseball program last year. After a solid 6-0 start, Draper and the Tigers had the rug pulled out of from under them at a time when they were set to do some real damage within the ranks of 4A Baseball. “This last year was a…

With a half-dozen former Tigers, the Bronchos are one of the scariest teams in the country

The UCO Bronchos are ranked second in the nation in NCAA Division II Wrestling, fortified heavily by former Tuttle Tigers. The team includes freshmen Brady Dearmond, Ryder Ramsey, and Garrett Steidley, all of whom graduated from Tuttle last year. Sophomore Logan Farrell and junior Brik Filippo are also Tuttle alumni. Tuttle alumnus Dayton Garrett is a senior, but…

Hometown Cowboys win season opener 16-7

Saturday, September 19, 2020 was a late start date for the Oklahoma State Cowboy football season. COVID-19 had changed the landscape of everything in our community.  Unless you came in together, everyone in the stands and press box at Boone Pickens Stadium were six feet apart, masks on. That did not damper the spirits of…

Panthers beat COVID-19 and Bridge Creek

Bliek claims first career win as head coach By John Martin Staff Writer The Harrah Panthers defeated both Bridge Creek and the Corona virus Friday night at Evans Field to hand Chris Bliek his first career victory as a head coach. Quarterback Nolan Boone introduced fans to the Boone Dozer, Ricky Bliek proved that heart…

Offensive Line Pushes Through Plainview

Last Friday the Tuttle Tigers made the long haul down to Plainview to take on the Indians on their home turf. It’s was a hot, humid day but as the sun went down it started to look and feel like a great night for football. Planview got the ball first and both teams trying to…

Locals help West claim 21-13 All-State win

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor   The West beat the East in the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association All-State Football Game held at Oklahoma Baptist University last Saturday evening. The East threatened late but fell by a final score of 21-13. Several local players were selected for annual all-star event. Carl Albert’s Jayveion Traylor and Reise…

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