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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,…

CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

Honey Festival tomorrow in Minco, starts at 9 am

Honey Festival Saturday in Minco By Jayson Knight Jimmy Ross, owner/operator of Ross Honey Company in Minco, discussed Saturday the changes that will be made to this year’s Honey Festival.  The festival is hosted each year by the Minco Chamber of Commerce. There won’t be any tours of the honey plant this year, but Ross…

Trump supporters hold MAGA parades

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Trump Trains are picking up steam and rolling all across Oklahoma. A Trump Train is a large parade of vehicles waving, honking horns and flying flags in support of President Donald J. Trump. The events are organized by members of the Facebook group #Drivefor45 Oklahoma. The town of Tuttle is set…

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…

Grady County Deputy Weighs in on Road Rage

Road rage and aggressive driving are essentially one in the same. In my professional opinion, road rage is a decision, a bad and sometimes deadly decision.  Studies indicate that more than half of all drivers in the United States have at some point engaged in road rage in some form. Accidents stemming from road rage…

Fatality Collision in Grady County leads to Manslaughter charge

Regan Brent Stephens, 58, is currently in jail in Grady County for Manslaughter In the First Degree, after a fatality collision in Minco that resulted in the death of Bethany Meyers January 8. Failing to properly negotiate a section of US 81, Stephens attempted to pass two vehicles at once when he struck the northbound…

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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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Opinion: Restaurants are in an employment crisis

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Have you noticed all the help wanted signs lately? Just about every restaurant is short staffed and hiring for several or all positions. A spokesperson for a national restaurant chain told me we are in an employment crisis. They said every restaurant is hiring and having problems finding workers. There is…

CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

Tuttle Masons donate $10K to help family of baby born with CHD

By Jayson Knight [email protected] Tuttle’s Masonic Lodge donated $10,000 to Sean and Chrystal Roberts, of Harrah, to help the couple with hospital bills that have been stacking since they found out their son Braxton Roberts had congenital heart disease. Braxton was born December 2019, and had been diagnosed with Coarctation of the Aorta before birth.…

Area Sports

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…

Grady County Deputy Weighs in on Road Rage

Road rage and aggressive driving are essentially one in the same. In my professional opinion, road rage is a decision, a bad and sometimes deadly decision.  Studies indicate that more than half of all drivers in the United States have at some point engaged in road rage in some form. Accidents stemming from road rage…

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