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  • O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

    O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

    Oologah-Talala School Superintendent Max Tanner issued the following statement at 4:24 p.m. Thursday in response to citizen comments and social media traffic: “The Oologah School District takes the safety of its students very seriously and does everything it can to provide a safe learning environment.  The District recently learned of allegations of inappropriate contact between [...]

  • Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

    Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

    Movie clips: 6 MOV01906 MOV01894 MOV01907 MOV01909 MOV01910 By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader A two-alarm fire Sunday destroyed a house and any proof that it might also have been a meth lab. “(It) burned so completely we can’t prove it was a meth lab. “We got called out to [...]

  • Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

    Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

    Cherokee Nation leaders presented the Oologah Community Foundation and VFW Post 3077 in Collinsville $10,000 checks each on Feb. 2.. Oologah Community Foundation will use the funds to complete a new playground, while the Collinsville VFW plans to use the money to repair the roof of the organization’s building. “As a tribal councilor, one of [...]

  • Cool summer splash pad is set

    Cool summer splash pad is set

    BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah area kids should be able the beat the heat this summer at the new Town Park after the Town Board voted Feb. 2 to seek bids for the new park’s splash pad, bridges, and fencing for the basketball court. The board chose a unique western design for the splash [...]

  • Public Agendas

    Public Agendas

    The Leader will post agendas for public meetings as available: O-T Board of Education, 6 pm Monday: School Board 2-8 JM Davis Museum, 1 pm Tuesday: JMDavis Agenda 2-9 Talala Town Board, 6:30 Tuesday: Talala 02-09-2016 Agendas NTC Board, 6:30 pm Monday: NTC 2-8-16 BOE Agenda RoCo Excise Board, 1 pm Monday: Excise Board 2-8-16 [...]

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O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Oologah-Talala School Superintendent Max Tanner issued the following statement at 4:24 p.m. Thursday in response to citizen comments and social media traffic: “The Oologah School District takes the safety of its students very seriously and does everything it can to provide a safe learning environment.  The District recently learned of allegations of inappropriate contact between [...]

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Movie clips: 6 MOV01906 MOV01894 MOV01907 MOV01909 MOV01910 By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader A two-alarm fire Sunday destroyed a house and any proof that it might also have been a meth lab. “(It) burned so completely we can’t prove it was a meth lab. “We got called out to [...]

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

Cherokee Nation leaders presented the Oologah Community Foundation and VFW Post 3077 in Collinsville $10,000 checks each on Feb. 2.. Oologah Community Foundation will use the funds to complete a new playground, while the Collinsville VFW plans to use the money to repair the roof of the organization’s building. “As a tribal councilor, one of [...]

Cool summer splash pad is set

Cool summer splash pad is set

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah area kids should be able the beat the heat this summer at the new Town Park after the Town Board voted Feb. 2 to seek bids for the new park’s splash pad, bridges, and fencing for the basketball court. The board chose a unique western design for the splash [...]

Christy M. Genske dies

Christy M. Genske dies

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Christy M. Genske (Squittiere) 27, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Lafayette, La. She was the beloved wife of Christopher M. Genske, an Oologah graduate. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Michael V. and Jane B. (Quirk) Squittiere. Christy and Christopher were married Sept. 26, 2014 in Newport, R.I. After their [...]

Funeral Monday for Peggy Jean Newton

Funeral Monday for Peggy Jean Newton

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Peggy Jean Newton, 81, of Talala, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Tulsa. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb.8, 2016 at the Assembly of God Church in Oologah with Rev. Kent Jensen officiating. Interment [...]

Will Rogers and his family. Will Rogers Memorial Musuems

Will’s legacy: Is another marriage in the works?

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Will Rogers’ legacy has always been protected by blood family and a free-standing commission named by the governor. Now the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Society are working on a merger plan designed to strengthen both bodies’ missions, including [...]

William David Hayes

William David Hayes

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016

William David Hayes, 64, of Claremore passed away Feb. 2, 2016. He was born March 25, 1951 in Casa Grande, AZ to William Arthur (Bill) and Mildred Louise Hayes. He was a former fitter welder. He is survived by his two children, Shelly Hayes and Clayton Hayes of AR.; six siblings, Gerald Hayes of Seattle, [...]

Askew, family are latest tragedy victims

Askew, family are latest tragedy victims

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

After a year marred by tragedy, 2016 brought more woe Sunday when a wreck badly injured popular local teacher Rebekah Askew and her family. They had been enjoying a beautiful afternoon at Heavener Runestone Park in far eastern Oklahoma when a horrific crash overturned their SUV completely and then hurled it over a stone wall. [...]

Teens are robot masters

Teens are robot masters

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

 Oologah Middle School students prove they are champions at the Park Hill Robotics competition last weekend at Keys. Jacob Jump (third from left) from team 6062C and his alliance members were Tournament Champions. Congratulations also are in order for Mason McKnight (from left) Allen Kittler, and Diezel Branchcomb (right). They won their division and led [...]