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  • Multi-county grand jury makes no Rogers County indictments

    Multi-county grand jury makes no Rogers County indictments

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A News Analysis The Oklahoma Multi-County Grand Jury issued its final report Thursday without any indictments involving its widely touted probe of Rogers County law enforcement and prosecution turmoil. It did recommend that a statewide standard be established for when and how a police officer’s credibility should be disclosed [...]

  • Oologah board accepts clerk’s resignation

    Oologah board accepts clerk’s resignation

    By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members officially accepted town clerk Sandy McNaughton’s resignation at a special meeting Monday morning. The board will need to appoint someone to serve in the position until the next election in April. McNaughton also served as town treasurer and court clerk. “Due to a hostile work environment [...]

  • New teachers at Oologah-Talala

    New teachers at Oologah-Talala

    Oologah welcomed nine new teachers and two new administrators to campus last week. The new staff went through orientation last Thursday and were treated to lunch in the lower elementary library. See Chris Edens’ profiles of the new teachers and administrators in this week’s Leader.

  • Public Reception to Honor Gragerts

    Public Reception to Honor Gragerts

    Will Rogers Memorial Museum Ropers will be joined by others to host a public reception Thursday, Aug. 21, honoring Steve and Helen Gragert. It will be 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial. There will be punch, cake and hors d’oeuvres with a brief program at 6 p.m Gragert will retire Sept. 1, ending almost 40 years [...]

  • Seventh Annual O-T NIE Urban Golf Tourney set for Friday, Sept. 5

    Seventh Annual O-T NIE Urban Golf Tourney set for Friday, Sept. 5

    What’s Urban Golf? It’s regular golf played amidst the hazards of an urban environment with special non-destructive golf balls. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Newspaper in Education at the Oologah-Talala schools.   The tournament is Friday, Sept. 5. We’ll start with registration and refreshments at 6:00 pm at the Doug’s Grill Patio. At 6:30 pm, [...]

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Multi-county grand jury makes no Rogers County indictments

Multi-county grand jury makes no Rogers County indictments

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A News Analysis The Oklahoma Multi-County Grand Jury issued its final report Thursday without any indictments involving its widely touted probe of Rogers County law enforcement and prosecution turmoil. It did recommend that a statewide standard be established for when and how a police officer’s credibility should be disclosed [...]

Oologah board accepts clerk’s resignation

Oologah board accepts clerk’s resignation

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members officially accepted town clerk Sandy McNaughton’s resignation at a special meeting Monday morning. The board will need to appoint someone to serve in the position until the next election in April. McNaughton also served as town treasurer and court clerk. “Due to a hostile work environment [...]

New teachers at Oologah-Talala

New teachers at Oologah-Talala

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

Oologah welcomed nine new teachers and two new administrators to campus last week. The new staff went through orientation last Thursday and were treated to lunch in the lower elementary library. See Chris Edens’ profiles of the new teachers and administrators in this week’s Leader.

Services for James Casebeer set Wednesday

Services for James Casebeer set Wednesday

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014

James William Casebeer was born on Dec. 24, 1932 in Tulsa to James Daniel Casebeer and Ruby Alice Kirk.  He passed from this life on Aug. 17, 2014 at his home in Oologah. Jim attended school in both Broken Arrow and Tulsa.  He was an exceptional student and athlete, enjoying successes in the competition and [...]

Services pending for Benny Harold Roberts

Services pending for Benny Harold Roberts

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

Benny Harold Roberts, 78, retired Amoco accountant, died Thursday in Tulsa. Services pending with Butler-Stumpf, Tulsa.

Public Reception to Honor Gragerts

Public Reception to Honor Gragerts

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

Will Rogers Memorial Museum Ropers will be joined by others to host a public reception Thursday, Aug. 21, honoring Steve and Helen Gragert. It will be 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial. There will be punch, cake and hors d’oeuvres with a brief program at 6 p.m Gragert will retire Sept. 1, ending almost 40 years [...]

Will Rogers Birthplace offers excitement, attendance growth

Will Rogers Birthplace offers excitement, attendance growth

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

 By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor As Sunday’s Fly-in prepares to soar, the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch Museum near Oologah is becoming the fastest growing part of the Will Rogers experience. “We have more than doubled our recorded attendance in the first six months of 2014 compared to a year ago: 34,824 vs. 13,872 [a [...]

Chapman Dining Hall continues RSU expansion

Chapman Dining Hall continues RSU expansion

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

By JARRETT HOBBS Leader writer Students at Rogers State University started fall classes Monday. While they were on vacation, RSU continued to innovate and expand. New and returning students were welcomed by the new 17,300-square-foot Chapman Dining Hall, which has become one of the crowning additions to the Claremore Campus. Chapman Dining Hall is a [...]

Mold removed at lower elementary

Mold removed at lower elementary

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS City Editor  Oologah School Board members heard about mold removal Monday night and changed funding for the Pre-K program. Assistant superintendent Jerry Rutledge said mold remediation had been completed in five classrooms in the lower elementary. He said teachers noticed mildew on exterior walls behind some plastic items that had been hanging [...]

Mickey Thompson will be missed

Mickey Thompson will be missed

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

Can one person with no local roots really make a difference? If you enjoy having a brand-new grocery in town–a project that took 15 years to complete—you already know the answer. His name was Mickey Thompson. A committee met regularly for at least five years trying to figure out a way to make it happen. [...]