Oologah High School kids are washing cars at Mustang Tire and Lube to benefit the tornado victims. They will be there until 6 pm on Wednesday.
By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Rogers County Commissioners took no action on a road tax issue at a special meeting Wednesday. A citizen is questioning the validity of the recently passed extension of the one cent road tax. Myron Grubowski filed a complaint that alleges a proper public notice wasn’t published before the election. Commissioners [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah Lake is in great shape for the Memorial Day Weekend—if the rain will stay away for a couple of days. “Oologah Lake will be approximately three to four feet above its normal elevation of 638′ for the holiday weekend,” Allen G. Ryan, Oologah Lake project manager for the [...]
By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A standing-room-only crowd at Mustang Stadium cheered on 132 Oologah graduates Saturday night. High school principal Robert Schornick opened the ceremony by leading the class of 2013 in one last chant of “Mustang magic.” He welcomed the capacity crowd and congratulated the graduates. “This is one of the best classes [...]
By FAITH WYLIE, Leader Writer Terry Butcher videoed a small tornado moving across the prairie west of Talala for about six minutes on Monday. Just before the storm reaches him, he closes the door of the storm cellar and the video stops. Terry said the sound was incredibly loud as the tornado moved over. Worried [...]
Three trucks were involved in a chain reaction collision on US-169 and 4090 Road about 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. According to a witness, the red RAM 1500 truck (front) was northbound on US-169. The tan RAM 2500 truck was stopped in the median of US-169 waiting for a break to go south on 4090 Road. The tan [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor County and election officials were scrambling late Thursday to determine if Tuesday’s election on renewing the county’s penny road tax was valid. Voters approved the tax by a 58.22 margin with a 6.28 percent turnout. However, allegations arose Thursday that notice of the election had not been published as [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A five-year extension of Rogers County’s penny sales tax for roads and bridges coasted to an easy victory Tuesday. The final unofficial vote was 1,887 yes and 1,354 no, a victory margin of 58 percent. The results showed the waning power of Claremore in countywide politics. The Claremore Daily [...]
Gnome land Garden gnomes litter the front of Oologah High School and a castle scene was placed by the front doors Monday as part of senior prank. “A few seniors left their mark on campus. But compared to the past it was in good taste,” Oologah superintendent Rob Armstrong said.
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Four Mustang tennis players competed at state last weekend in Oklahoma City and Mark Ingram and Jacob Taylor took seventh in doubles. Ingram and Taylor won three matches and lost two in #2 Doubles. The pair beat Riverfield 6-4, 7-6 in the first round and then lost to Byng in the [...]