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OSU Testing New Drone Concept at Tuttle High School

OSU researchers are currently using a drone to record data for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and doing so from Tuttle High School’s backyard. The FAA has a theory that drones could make navigational aid calibrations more efficient. OSU started the Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI), lead by Dr. Jamey Jacob, in December 2015. A…

Grady County Courthouse vestibule opened

The Grady County Commissioners Windle Hardy, Kirk Painter and Ralph Beard, along with Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir, officially opened the new Grady County Courthouse Vestibule Monday. Sheriff Weir said he appreciates everything Commissioners Hardy, Painter and Beard did to help with getting this vestibule up and running. The Grady County Courthouse will now be…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

Rose State to stream panel discussion on school safety tonight

Stream Available On College YouTube Page Rose State College will provide a live stream of the School Safety Panel Discussion event slated for tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The live stream can be viewed on the Rose State College YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/RoseStateCollegeOK. You can also monitor the Rose State Facebook and…

Disney Dreams Really Do Come True

All her life, Tuttle native Ally Campbell has loved Disney. Since before she can remember, she has been to Disney World many, many times.  Mostly because of her mother, Lori Campbell, Ally has been to Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, and watched numerous parades march down Main Street. “One day,” she dreamed, “this…

Women Arrested for Concealing Children from Father

At approx. 1240 hours today, Destiny Michelle-Kay Corsaut (23) of Chickasha and Biancia Marie Richardson (49) of Minco were taken into custody by Detectives at the Chickasha Police Department. The two women were arrested in connection with the suspicious disappearance of Corsaut and her three daughters on July 3, 2017. Corsaut and the three girls…

Osborn Right for Labor Commission After Taking Stand

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, announced late last week that she is in the process of putting together an exploratory committee to consider running for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. As Labor Commissioner, Osborn’s focus will be on retaining the state’s educators since the measure will strengthen the state’s case for attracting other industries. “At this time, Oklahoma…

Tuttle Education Foundation to host second Spring Social

By Darla Welchel, Staff Writer Oklahoma is well-known for many things – beautiful sunsets, immense prairie lands, its ever-changing weather, tornadoes, the trail of tears . . . and being the leader of the pack when it comes to education cutbacks. There are things to be proud of, and things to learn from – but…

Woman arrested after pursuit; search for man ends in his release

A pursuit starting in Union City ended up with a female being arrested after a burglary was reported. On Thursday, March 23, at 12:49 p.m., dispatch advised that a victim was chasing a suspect of a larceny eastbound on SW 29th from Choctaw. The vehicle was describ ed as a red Chevrolet Tahoe pulling a…

2016 Little Miss Tuttle Contestants

This year’s Little Miss Tuttle Pageant will be held at at the Elementary Cafeteria instead of the football field. The Little Miss Tuttle Contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tuttle Elementary Cafeteria and the Miss Tuttle Pageant will follow. Winners of the pageants will be named after the cake auction Saturday evening, which…

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OSU Testing New Drone Concept at Tuttle High School

OSU researchers are currently using a drone to record data for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and doing so from Tuttle High School’s backyard. The FAA has a theory that drones could make navigational aid calibrations more efficient. OSU started the Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI), lead by Dr. Jamey Jacob, in December 2015. A…

Merriman named Oklahoma Film ICON

Choctaw actor honored at deadCenter Film Festival 2018 Choctaw native Ryan Merriman was honored over the weekend as an Oklahoma Film ICON at the 18th annual deadCenter Film Festival. The ICON Award honors Oklahomans whose success in the film and entertainment industry has drawn positive attention towards Oklahoma. Merriman was an award-winning child actor who starred in…

Old Germany Restaurant set to reopen, Choctaw Oktoberfest 2018 slated

Choctaw’s Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors on April 16 after 42 years of business. Less than two months later the beloved dining establishment is now set to reopen. The eastern Oklahoma County community along with patrons from around the country were stunned to hear of the sudden restaurant closure and festival cancelation. Following the…

More than a print shop

Rodney French is not shy about sharing his story of shortcomings and failures in life. And, the owner of French’s Printing, located at 408 E Main Street in Tuttle isn’t afraid to share his story of faith which he has been doing with juvenile and adult inmates in Canadian County, Center Point, the Carver Center…

Grady County residents encouraged to dispose of old medicine

By Traci Chapman, Staff Writer As Oklahoma continues to battle the abuse of prescription medication, events like April 28’s National Take Back Day provide resources allowing everyone in the community to take part in that effort, Julia Cochran says. “I think this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the prescription disposal boxes in Grady…

Fillmore crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018

Choctaw native passes crown to current resident Jennifer Fillmore, of Choctaw, has been named Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018 and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2018 during the final competition in Charleston, West Virgina this July. Fillmore, 39, was crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International earlier this month and will go on…

Disney Dreams Really Do Come True

All her life, Tuttle native Ally Campbell has loved Disney. Since before she can remember, she has been to Disney World many, many times.  Mostly because of her mother, Lori Campbell, Ally has been to Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, and watched numerous parades march down Main Street. “One day,” she dreamed, “this…

Oklahoma celebrates 40 years of Star Wars

Over the past four decades, the Star Wars film series has been an overwhelming success capable of captivating viewers of all ages. Since its May 25,1977 debut fans of the American epic space opera franchise can be found everywhere, and July 21-23 those fans showed up in force for a new festival in Oklahoma City. The inaugural Center…

Tuttle youth participate in Northern District Fair

By Jayson Knight, Managing Editor Amber hosted the latest Northern District Fair Friday and Saturday at Amber-Pocasset High School. The event rotates annually between Minco, Tuttle and Amber with Tuttle up next in 2017. The fair features competitions within agriculture, the many aspects of 4-H, and a pageant. The fair began Friday morning with judges…

Tuttle man celebrates 100th birthday

Harold McCarthey made it to 100 years old last week and celebrated at First Baptist Church in Tuttle, joined by more than 100 friends and family members. When informed that 140 people attended the party Sunday, McCarthey responded, “140? Jiminy! I didn’t know I know’d that many people. Holy cow! 140 people! Yeah, that thing…

Area Sports

OSU rings in new year with dominant bowl display

Oklahoma State University finished 2016 off with a bang when the Cowboys finished the year with a 38-8 thrashing of Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl.   Now moving into 2017, Cowboy fans have high expectations. OSU should be a Big 12 favorite going into 2017 after finishing just behind OU in 2016, and then…

Off and run-ruling, Lady Tigers win home opener 14-1

This season’s home opener went well for the Lady Tigers Tuesday with a 14-1 three-inning run rule of Bethany. The Lady Tigers gave up a run in the first inning, and were unable to answer in the bottom of the first. The Lady Tigers kept Bethany off the board in the second inning, and scored…

Apex fighter Spoon returning to the cage

Rage in the Cage returns to the beautiful FireLake Arena Saturday for the ultimate “Night of Champions” featuring several of Oklahoma’s top ranked MMA cage fighters. The fight card at FireLake will include many different fights in many different weight classes. Training out of Apex Martial Arts Academy in Tuttle, Jeremy Spoon will fight in…

Rodeo rides into Tuttle

Rafter D Rodeo put on a show at Tuttle’s Schrock Park Friday and Saturday with many locals winning buckles for first-place finishes in 10 different events. “I think it went really well,” Roundup Club President Link Polson said Monday. “Rafter D has been doing our rodeo for a long time. They do a good job…

Tuttle boy overcomes disability, shows up for football

Nine-year-old Caden Hopper works hard to do the things that come naturally to most kids. Despite suffering from a condition that limits his motor skills, Caden completed his first weeklong football camp Thursday in the face of a 104-degree heat index. An efficient student, Caden will be a fourth grader a month from now, but…

Tuttle mascot back on the prowl

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor Murphy Cornwell has taken over the role of Tony the Tiger in preparation for the upcoming Tuttle school year. The Tuttle Tigers’ mascot has been on hiatus the last two years, but the Tuttle junior said she intends to bring the character back on the field with “enthusiasm, sportsmanship and…

Jarwin Named to Mackey Award Preseason Watch List

STILLWATER – The Friends of John Mackey have released the 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, with Oklahoma State Cowboy back Blake Jarwin included as one of the 45 players on the list. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, and Jarwin qualifies as a Cowboy back, which is…

Tuttle gym hosts world class grappler Matheus Andre

Scott Landis first welcomed Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Matheus Andre, a Graciefighter black belt, to Tuttle seven years ago for a seminar at Landis’s Apex Martial Arts Academy. Landis also is a Graciefighter blackbelt. He’s had Andre in many times to Tuttle. “Back then, he didn’t speak a word of English,” Landis said Thursday at his…

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