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  • Michael Tolley visitation set Monday, Funeral is Tuesday

    Michael Tolley visitation set Monday, Funeral is Tuesday

    Michael Eugene Tolley died Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Oologah. He was 66. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Kent Jensen of Oologah Assembly of God officiating. Both will be held at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Casket bearers will be Aaron [...]

  • Rios gets four life terms

    Rios gets four life terms

    From News on 6 and staff reports NOWATA—Kansas Citian Cesar Rios today was handed four life prison terms in connection with the multi-state chase and shooting spree that left Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill permanently injured. Rios, 25, was ordered to serve the terms concurrently, meaning he will be 62 before becoming eligible for parole [...]

  • Brock and his future coaches

    Brock and his future coaches

    Look who came to see Brock Martin at the wrestling meet in Vinita. Pictured are Coach Joe Bob Clements, who will be Brock’s position coach, Brock, and Head Coach Mike Gundy. Brock will continue his football career at Oklahoma State University.

  • Mustangs win at home, travel to Lincoln Tournament

    Mustangs win at home, travel to Lincoln Tournament

    By JENNIFER HERTEL, Leader sports writer The Mustangs trounced Claremore Sequoyah at home on Monday The girls started the action and dominated the Lady Eagles 75-53. The Lady Mustangs started out on fire, capitalizing on the Lady Eagles’ mistakes. Playing hard on both sides of the court and hustling from start to finish, the Lady [...]

  • OTEMS: Roads deteriorate badly in Rogers County;; OTEMS update on crashes; “Do not travel unless it is an emergency”

    OTEMS: Roads deteriorate badly in Rogers County;; OTEMS update on crashes; “Do not travel unless it is an emergency”

    NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Friday, Jan 13, 2017; 2135 pm ROGERS COUNTY ROAD CONDITIONS BAD; OTEMS ASSISTING AT TWO CRASH SCENES   OTEMS ambulance units are assisting on two crashes—one on Winganon Bridge and the other at US 169 and Oklahoma 88—as road conditions have rapidly deteriorated in Rogers County. The bridge crash is [...]

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Michael Tolley visitation set Monday, Funeral is Tuesday

Michael Tolley visitation set Monday, Funeral is Tuesday

[ 0 ] January 21, 2017

Michael Eugene Tolley died Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Oologah. He was 66. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Kent Jensen of Oologah Assembly of God officiating. Both will be held at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Casket bearers will be Aaron [...]

Rios gets four life terms

Rios gets four life terms

[ 0 ] January 20, 2017

From News on 6 and staff reports NOWATA—Kansas Citian Cesar Rios today was handed four life prison terms in connection with the multi-state chase and shooting spree that left Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill permanently injured. Rios, 25, was ordered to serve the terms concurrently, meaning he will be 62 before becoming eligible for parole [...]

Brock and his future coaches

Brock and his future coaches

[ 0 ] January 19, 2017

Look who came to see Brock Martin at the wrestling meet in Vinita. Pictured are Coach Joe Bob Clements, who will be Brock’s position coach, Brock, and Head Coach Mike Gundy. Brock will continue his football career at Oklahoma State University.

Mustangs win at home, travel to Lincoln Tournament

Mustangs win at home, travel to Lincoln Tournament

[ 0 ] January 18, 2017

By JENNIFER HERTEL, Leader sports writer The Mustangs trounced Claremore Sequoyah at home on Monday The girls started the action and dominated the Lady Eagles 75-53. The Lady Mustangs started out on fire, capitalizing on the Lady Eagles’ mistakes. Playing hard on both sides of the court and hustling from start to finish, the Lady [...]

OTEMS: Roads deteriorate badly in Rogers County;; OTEMS update on crashes; “Do not travel unless it is an emergency”

OTEMS: Roads deteriorate badly in Rogers County;; OTEMS update on crashes; “Do not travel unless it is an emergency”

[ 0 ] January 13, 2017

NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Friday, Jan 13, 2017; 2135 pm ROGERS COUNTY ROAD CONDITIONS BAD; OTEMS ASSISTING AT TWO CRASH SCENES   OTEMS ambulance units are assisting on two crashes—one on Winganon Bridge and the other at US 169 and Oklahoma 88—as road conditions have rapidly deteriorated in Rogers County. The bridge crash is [...]

Visitation is Wednesday for Bob Hughes

Visitation is Wednesday for Bob Hughes

[ 0 ] January 8, 2017

Bobby Vernon Hughes of Oologah passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at St. John Medical Center with his family by his side. He was 79. The family will receive visitors from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at MMS Payne Funeral Home in Claremore, 102 W. 5th St.

Girls advance to Championship game, boys playat 7 pm tonight.

Girls advance to Championship game, boys playat 7 pm tonight.

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

Karly Wadsworth led the Lady Mustangs with 18 points against Lincoln Christian on Thursday night to advance to the Championship match against Vinita at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Mustangs face Cascia Hall at 7 pm tonight. The brackets have changed because of bad weather. Some of the participating teams were out of school today.

A hackberry tree has grown up through an old, twisted oak. It is now taller than the original tree.

Blending the generations

[ 2 ] January 5, 2017

REFLECTIONS By Faith Wylie, co-publisher A twisted, gnarled oak stands in the southeast corner of our acre. I expected it to die soon when we bought the home in 1985. A few years later, a volunteer sprouted near its base. I left it there. When the oak died, I figured I would have a replacement [...]

How close was Ark. Nuke mishap to Armageddon?

How close was Ark. Nuke mishap to Armageddon?

[ 0 ] January 4, 2017

 From staff and news service reports You’ve probably never heard of Damascus, Ark., a 2-square-mile town of 385 people 50 miles north of Little Rock, 270 miles east of Oologah, and just south of a nuclear missile silo where in 1980 a Titan II missile’s fuel tank was ruptured in a freak mishap. Its payload [...]

Service held for Morgan Herle

Service held for Morgan Herle

[ 0 ] January 2, 2017

Services for Morgan Ruth Herle, 9, were Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Claremore. She was laid to rest in Oologah’s Oak Hill Cemetery. Morgan went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. She was the precious age of nine. Born April 16, 2007 [...]