Subscribe via RSS Feed
  • John, Faith and James at the OU Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

    Reflections: Living with uncertainty

      By FAITH L. WYLIE, Co-publisher If I can’t say something humorous and positive, I don’t write about cancer. Why share gloom and doom? Everyone knows cancer is horrid for both the patient and their family. What surprised me, though, was the uncertainty that cancer brings. Will this treatment work? Will the cancer ever go [...]

  • Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

    Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

    The Oologah 1965 Boys Basketball Team will be recognized at the high school basketball games on Thurs, Dec. 18. This season marks the 50th anniversary for the only boys basketball state title in Oologah’s history. The final win was accomplished by defeating a Binger team that included Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Bench. The community is invited [...]

  • Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

    Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

    By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah trustees hired a new police officer last Friday and answered questions about the community building/park project. After an executive session opening the special meeting, the town board hired Justin Layton for $14 an hour as a full time police officer. Layton previously worked at the Oologah Police Department and [...]

  • Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

    Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was traffic jams, then a skunk invasion and then alternating droughts and floods. Now the Grinch has his beady little eyes on Oologah and Claremore. The very first bill introduced for the 2015 Legislature would abolish the Will Roger Memorial Commission and three other educational or cultural [...]

  • Service held for M C Wigginton

    Service held for M C Wigginton

    M C Wigginton, former resident of Oologah, retired longtime general manager of Northeastern Station and civic leader, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Tulsa. He was 92. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Hodgens, to Calvin and Gertrude (Dedmon) Wigginton. The first of four children, nicknamed Hoss by his father, M C was raised [...]

  • The Lady Mustang basketball team stops for a picture with their fifth place trophy at the Inola Tournament last Saturday after beating the Lady Longhorns 60-41 in the consolation game.

    Oologah tips off at Inola Tourney

      By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs are 2-1 after tipping off the basketball season last week at the Inola Tournament. Oologah head coach Kandy Damron only has one returning starter, Grace Garrison and one senior, Ashley Edwards on her team. The young squad has six freshmen and four sophomores on the roster. [...]

  • Apples for teachers

    Apples for teachers

    The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce and Apple Market are working together to help Oologah teachers get some wishes granted. The teachers were given apples to list some items they would like to have for their classroom. Often teachers purchase these items out of their own pocket. This year the Chamber is giving the community the opportunity to fill some of those needs. A tree [...]

  • 3 Months FREE if you renew or subscribe today

    3 Months FREE if you renew or subscribe today

    We confess. Faith fell behind on subscription billing this year. Some of our alert subscribers have renewed without receiving a bill. But most are accustomed to getting a renewal card. As our thank you for your patience, we will renew as of the current date AND give you three months free. That’s 15 months for [...]

banner ad
John, Faith and James at the OU Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Reflections: Living with uncertainty

[ 0 ] December 20, 2014

  By FAITH L. WYLIE, Co-publisher If I can’t say something humorous and positive, I don’t write about cancer. Why share gloom and doom? Everyone knows cancer is horrid for both the patient and their family. What surprised me, though, was the uncertainty that cancer brings. Will this treatment work? Will the cancer ever go [...]

Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

[ 1 ] December 18, 2014

The Oologah 1965 Boys Basketball Team will be recognized at the high school basketball games on Thurs, Dec. 18. This season marks the 50th anniversary for the only boys basketball state title in Oologah’s history. The final win was accomplished by defeating a Binger team that included Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Bench. The community is invited [...]

Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah trustees hired a new police officer last Friday and answered questions about the community building/park project. After an executive session opening the special meeting, the town board hired Justin Layton for $14 an hour as a full time police officer. Layton previously worked at the Oologah Police Department and [...]

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was traffic jams, then a skunk invasion and then alternating droughts and floods. Now the Grinch has his beady little eyes on Oologah and Claremore. The very first bill introduced for the 2015 Legislature would abolish the Will Roger Memorial Commission and three other educational or cultural [...]

Service held for M C Wigginton

Service held for M C Wigginton

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

M C Wigginton, former resident of Oologah, retired longtime general manager of Northeastern Station and civic leader, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Tulsa. He was 92. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Hodgens, to Calvin and Gertrude (Dedmon) Wigginton. The first of four children, nicknamed Hoss by his father, M C was raised [...]

The Lady Mustang basketball team stops for a picture with their fifth place trophy at the Inola Tournament last Saturday after beating the Lady Longhorns 60-41 in the consolation game.

Oologah tips off at Inola Tourney

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs are 2-1 after tipping off the basketball season last week at the Inola Tournament. Oologah head coach Kandy Damron only has one returning starter, Grace Garrison and one senior, Ashley Edwards on her team. The young squad has six freshmen and four sophomores on the roster. [...]

Apples for teachers

Apples for teachers

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce and Apple Market are working together to help Oologah teachers get some wishes granted. The teachers were given apples to list some items they would like to have for their classroom. Often teachers purchase these items out of their own pocket. This year the Chamber is giving the community the opportunity to fill some of those needs. A tree [...]

Dog and pony showdown Friday night at Broken Arrow HS

Dog and pony showdown Friday night at Broken Arrow HS

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Dreams of a Gold Ball are almost a reality for Oologah. The Mustangs’ mission this season has been nothing less than a state championship. Oologah will get a shot at the title in the 4A final round match up with the Wagoner Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at Broken Arrow. [...]

Epperly faces 3 felonies in wreck

Epperly faces 3 felonies in wreck

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 40-year-old Talala man remained in the Rogers County Jail Monday on $55,000 bond after being charged with three felonies in a Nov. 13 wreck on U.S. 169 that injured Cassidee Paige Copeland and her two- and five-year-old children, records show. Ronnie Paul Epperly has piled up a stack [...]

Oologah faces Wagoner for Gold Ball

Oologah faces Wagoner for Gold Ball

[ 2 ] November 28, 2014

Oologah came from behind to beat Ft. Gibson 17-14 .in the state 4A semifinal game at Sapulpa. Wagoner beat Metro Christian 21-14 for the right to face Oologah. The championship game will be next weekend, but the time and location have not yet been announced.