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  • Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

    Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

    By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Fireworks are ready to light up Oologah Lake Saturday for the Fourth of July. Redbud Marina owner Mike Fawcett is set to orchestrate the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Overlook Bluff across from Hawthorn Beach. The show will start just after dusk Saturday night. The fireworks usually [...]

  • Band stand

    Band stand

    Oologah Stallion Battalion band members Keith Kittrell (from left), Joesph Mickelson and Denton Bodine show off items from the band’s fireworks stand last week in the parking lot at Pete’s. The fireworks stand is a fundraiser for the Oologah Band. Hours are: 7 am – 10 pm Thursday, July 2 7 am – Midnight Friday [...]

  • Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

    Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

    Talala Police Chief Phil Coe (left) and Oologah Police Pete Moore (right) hold Oologah Police officer Brent Holmes as he experiences being struck with a shock from the PhaZZer Enforcer that the officers are being issued. Each officer that will carry the non lethal law enforcement-level self-defense weapon had to go through the training session [...]

  • Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

    Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

    A strong man with a heart of gold passed away in his Talala home with his family by his side on Monday, June 29, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. Services honoring and remembering the life of Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. are set for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at [...]

  • Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

    Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

    A crash which authorities say may have involved alcohol injured two men about 2 a.m. Friday when their vehicle lost control on the north curve of Oologah Dam, crashed into a sign and rolled down an embankment. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the 2007 Lexus, John Blanda, was treated by OTEMS Ambulance [...]

  • Public Agendas

    Public Agendas

    The Leader will post agendas for public meetings as available: NW Fire Budget Meeting, 7 pm on Tuesday, June 23: 20150623.spc Rogers County Excise Board, 9 am on Wednesday, June 24: 6-24-15 special meeting agenda Will Rogers Memorial Commission, 10 am Wednesday, in the theatre: WRMC Agenda_6.24.2015 Meeting Times Oologah-Talala Public Schools 6 pm on the second Monday [...]

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Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Fireworks are ready to light up Oologah Lake Saturday for the Fourth of July. Redbud Marina owner Mike Fawcett is set to orchestrate the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Overlook Bluff across from Hawthorn Beach. The show will start just after dusk Saturday night. The fireworks usually [...]

Band stand

Band stand

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Oologah Stallion Battalion band members Keith Kittrell (from left), Joesph Mickelson and Denton Bodine show off items from the band’s fireworks stand last week in the parking lot at Pete’s. The fireworks stand is a fundraiser for the Oologah Band. Hours are: 7 am – 10 pm Thursday, July 2 7 am – Midnight Friday [...]

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Talala Police Chief Phil Coe (left) and Oologah Police Pete Moore (right) hold Oologah Police officer Brent Holmes as he experiences being struck with a shock from the PhaZZer Enforcer that the officers are being issued. Each officer that will carry the non lethal law enforcement-level self-defense weapon had to go through the training session [...]

Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015

A strong man with a heart of gold passed away in his Talala home with his family by his side on Monday, June 29, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. Services honoring and remembering the life of Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. are set for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at [...]

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015

Oologah Chamber of Commerce’s first outdoor movie night of the season will kick off on Saturday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the Bazaar Under the Stars and the movie “Space Jam” at dusk. This month’s movie is sponsored by NDS Used Cars and Cycles. The movie will be shown on the west side of [...]

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

[ 2 ] June 26, 2015

A crash which authorities say may have involved alcohol injured two men about 2 a.m. Friday when their vehicle lost control on the north curve of Oologah Dam, crashed into a sign and rolled down an embankment. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the 2007 Lexus, John Blanda, was treated by OTEMS Ambulance [...]

Jean Ann Bunch passes away

Jean Ann Bunch passes away

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015

Jean Ann Bunch, 68, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Logan County Hospital in Guthrie. She was born March 4, 1947 in Coleman, the youngest of three daughters to Lee Roy and Jeannette Barger. She was working at the Circle K in Oologah when the 1991 tornado came through and placed all her customers [...]

Service Friday for Doug Saville

Service Friday for Doug Saville

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015

Douglas James Saville, 47, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Care Center from complications of colon cancer. He is the husband of Oologah graduate Suzan Kolman Saville and the son-in-law of Linda Kolman Doug will lie in state from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 [...]

Major flooding forecast for area

Major flooding forecast for area

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

BULLETIN: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THAT “SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BY MID WEEK.” The NWS said that 4-7 inches of rain is likely through a wide area of northeast Oklahoma from late Monday through Thursday, Amounts up to 10 inches are expected. The Leader’s entire coverage area [...]

Service Thursday for Wade Rodman

Service Thursday for Wade Rodman

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

Wade Kent Rodman, 63, of Oologah, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Oologah. Visitation was scheduled for 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak [...]