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    “Dark money,” other funding issues explode against Senate candidate Daniels

    SITTING SENATOR LISTED AS FUNDING MAILER DENIES ANY ROLE; IS INVESTIGATING A News Analysis By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader Allegations of “dark money” contributions and questions about out-of-state and third party financing have exploded statewide about Republican State Senate candidate Julie Daniels. The controversy centers on the contest between [...]

  • Overview of the damage at Dollar General

    DOLLAR GENERAL REOPENS 5:30 PM THURSDAY

    UPDATE: DOLLAR GENERAL IS NOW OPEN. Ignore the boarded-up windows. The glass is cleaned up and the store is secured. Go on in! Oologah’s Dollar General store will be closed at least through this afternoon after a vandal or vandals used an air-powered bebe gun to shoot out most of the glass in the store [...]

  • Jean Oliver

    Leader endorses Jean Oliver

    Jean Oliver, State Senate District 29 When this area was moved from Senate District 2 to District 29, we were concerned about joining a district where Bartlesville was the center. Senator John Ford quickly earned our trust, as he had earned respect from colleagues in both parties, through his hard work, staunch defense of public [...]

  • Heat sizzles in race for Congress

    Heat sizzles in race for Congress

    John Wylie looks at the battles in Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Here are some of his thoughts on the Jarrin Jackson vs. Markwayne Mullin race for Second District Congress. We were shocked by the Tulsa World’s scurrilous attack on Jackson’s judgment and military service Monday, based on seven words taken out of context from an out-of-state [...]

  • Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

    Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

    Funeral service for Sid Carl Kammerzell will be 10 a.m., Mon., June 20, at Journey Church, Oologah, with Tim Lindsey officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery, Vinita, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Claremore.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m., and family will greet friends [...]

  • Kids give the splash pad a test during the Cops and Kids event on June 11. The official ribbon cutting is at 5:45 pm on Saturday. Tim Carman/Leader

    Cut the ribbons and let the fun begin

    BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Summer activities are about to get exciting for Oologah area kids and adults alike. Saturday Oologah kicks off its first Roundup On Cooweescoowee at noon. Start your day with a car show in downtown Oologah Saturday at 12 (noon). Bobbie Sparks is hosting a car show to help fund the [...]

  • A shocking tale

    A shocking tale

    A Nowata teen is out on bail on rape charges involving two 13-year-old girls—one of which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole if he is convicted—when he allegedly tries to blackmail a rural Oologah girl into texting him nude photos of herself. How could this happen? Courts and prosecutors in two judicial districts [...]

  • July 4 lake fireworks cost doubles

    July 4 lake fireworks cost doubles

    By MIKE FAWCETT, Redbud Marina Independence Day is one of the biggest and most important holidays of the year. Between 50,000 and 60,000 Rogers Ccounty residents will gather at Oologah Lake on Monday July 4 to enjoy and help us celebrate our Independence Day with a spectacular free Fireworks Show. The Oologah Chamber and Redbud [...]

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Julie Daniels

“Dark money,” other funding issues explode against Senate candidate Daniels

[ 0 ] June 26, 2016

SITTING SENATOR LISTED AS FUNDING MAILER DENIES ANY ROLE; IS INVESTIGATING A News Analysis By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader Allegations of “dark money” contributions and questions about out-of-state and third party financing have exploded statewide about Republican State Senate candidate Julie Daniels. The controversy centers on the contest between [...]

Overview of the damage at Dollar General

DOLLAR GENERAL REOPENS 5:30 PM THURSDAY

[ 0 ] June 23, 2016

UPDATE: DOLLAR GENERAL IS NOW OPEN. Ignore the boarded-up windows. The glass is cleaned up and the store is secured. Go on in! Oologah’s Dollar General store will be closed at least through this afternoon after a vandal or vandals used an air-powered bebe gun to shoot out most of the glass in the store [...]

Jean Oliver

Leader endorses Jean Oliver

[ 0 ] June 22, 2016

Jean Oliver, State Senate District 29 When this area was moved from Senate District 2 to District 29, we were concerned about joining a district where Bartlesville was the center. Senator John Ford quickly earned our trust, as he had earned respect from colleagues in both parties, through his hard work, staunch defense of public [...]

Heat sizzles in race for Congress

Heat sizzles in race for Congress

[ 1 ] June 22, 2016

John Wylie looks at the battles in Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Here are some of his thoughts on the Jarrin Jackson vs. Markwayne Mullin race for Second District Congress. We were shocked by the Tulsa World’s scurrilous attack on Jackson’s judgment and military service Monday, based on seven words taken out of context from an out-of-state [...]

Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016

Funeral service for Sid Carl Kammerzell will be 10 a.m., Mon., June 20, at Journey Church, Oologah, with Tim Lindsey officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery, Vinita, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Claremore.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m., and family will greet friends [...]

Kids give the splash pad a test during the Cops and Kids event on June 11. The official ribbon cutting is at 5:45 pm on Saturday. Tim Carman/Leader

Cut the ribbons and let the fun begin

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Summer activities are about to get exciting for Oologah area kids and adults alike. Saturday Oologah kicks off its first Roundup On Cooweescoowee at noon. Start your day with a car show in downtown Oologah Saturday at 12 (noon). Bobbie Sparks is hosting a car show to help fund the [...]

A shocking tale

A shocking tale

[ 1 ] June 16, 2016

A Nowata teen is out on bail on rape charges involving two 13-year-old girls—one of which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole if he is convicted—when he allegedly tries to blackmail a rural Oologah girl into texting him nude photos of herself. How could this happen? Courts and prosecutors in two judicial districts [...]

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016

https://youtu.be/3gupoasxw3w The Oologah Police organized a fun picnic for kids on Saturday, June 11. Thanks to the firefighters for providing water while work continues on hooking up the supply to the splash pad.

Clay Perryman

Oologah hires two new officers

[ 0 ] June 11, 2016

The Town of Oologah hired two new officers recently. We welcome Clay Perryman and De Rhoden to Oologah. Read more about these officers in this week’s Oologah Lake Leader.

Cynthia Phillips

Cynthia Phillips

[ 3 ] June 9, 2016

Cynthia Elise Phillips was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 3, 1974. She lived in Collinsville, Oklahoma where she met her husband Richard McKnight at the age of 19. Richard and Cynthia went steady for 9 months and they married in Collinsville, Oklahoma on December 23, 1994. She was 20 and Richard was 25. Cynthia [...]