The Bartlesville (Oklahoma) Examiner-Enterprise has reached the end of an era. Mike Tupa, our sports editor of nearly 30 years, has retired. He is a Bartlesville institution and the community will never be the same.
He began his Examiner-Enterprise sportswriting journey in mid-1996. And he's been with the EE ever since. When I meet anybody with any knowledge of Bartlesville — especially Bartlesville sports — they usually ask me, "Is Tupa still there?"