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  • Teddy Keys carried the ball 39 times for 198 years in the Mustangs' 23-22 victory against MccLain in 2012

    Teddy Keys II dies in motorcycle crash

    BULLETIN: TEDDY KEYS PASSED AWAY AT ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN TULSA, OK ON 04/27/15 FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THIS COLLISION. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Teddy Lynn Keys II, a star athlete and 2013 graduate of Oologah High School, was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle accident just south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway [...]

  • Teddy Keys II critically hurt in cycle crash

    Teddy Keys II critically hurt in cycle crash

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Teddy Lynn Keys II, a star athlete and 2013 graduate of Oologah High School, was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle accident just south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said, Trooper Russell Stripling said Keys, 21, of Talala, was driving north on US 169 on a 2008 [...]

  • Harold Roat passes away

    Harold Roat passes away

    Visitation for Harold Roat, 84,  of Talala will be from 1-7 p.m. Sunday (April 26) at Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry; graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry. He was born May 18, 1930 and passed away Thursday, April 23.

  • Kirt Thacker

    BULLETIN: Thacker charged with embezzlement

    Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday that embezzlement charges have been filed against a former Rogers County commissioner. Kirt Lannon Thacker, 45, of Inola, is being charged with one count of embezzling county property and one count of embezzling county equipment, materials and labor. Thacker is the former county commissioner for Rogers County District 3. [...]

  • Mustang senior Kai Ouverson crosses the plate as the Dewey catcher scrambles to retrieve a passed ball in Oologah's 6-0 win Monday night.

    Mustangs win two on diamond

      By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah beat Jay and lost to Vinita last week on the diamond and knocked off Dewey at home Monday. The Mustangs are ranked #11 in 4A with a 13-9 record. Oologah will host Vinita next Thursday for district playoffs. “Our last two games have been a definite improvement in [...]

  • Trabon Vanderpool is the individual behind Sheriff Walton

    Cattle bow killer offers case study in what’s wrong with system

    This week’s Leader provides an exclusive and detailed explanation about how a man convicted of eight felonies has managed for years not to properly pay restitution for his role in killing prize breeding cattle in Oologah in 2011 bragged on social media about carrying guns and hunting in direct violation of a court order, and [...]

  • Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

    Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

    By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer A seed planted in Cody Burch’s mind that Oologah needed a community garden is already bearing fruit. Burch is an avid Oologah organic gardener who not only loves to share his knowledge but is also willing to work beside you as you learn. The seed started to grow as he [...]

  • The baseball field concession stand

    Students, community furious about vandalism

    Students and area residents alike are furious about vandalism at the community’s heart and soul, Oologah-Talala Schools. Tips are pouring in to Oologah police. Read the details and see a picture of some of the worst damage in this week’s Leader, now on newsstands or in the E-Leader.

  • Mat Shockley, center, has been named interim chief at Northwest Fire

    Capt. Shockley named interim fire chief; Northwest will give audit to authorities

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor, Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors on Wednesday unanimously named longtime department officer Mat Shockley as interim chief. One of his first assignments is soliciting applications for the permanent job. Capt. Shockley replaces David Puckett, who was fired last week after the board [...]

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Teddy Keys carried the ball 39 times for 198 years in the Mustangs' 23-22 victory against MccLain in 2012

Teddy Keys II dies in motorcycle crash

[ 1 ] April 27, 2015

BULLETIN: TEDDY KEYS PASSED AWAY AT ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN TULSA, OK ON 04/27/15 FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THIS COLLISION. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Teddy Lynn Keys II, a star athlete and 2013 graduate of Oologah High School, was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle accident just south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway [...]

Teddy Keys II critically hurt in cycle crash

Teddy Keys II critically hurt in cycle crash

[ 0 ] April 27, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Teddy Lynn Keys II, a star athlete and 2013 graduate of Oologah High School, was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle accident just south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said, Trooper Russell Stripling said Keys, 21, of Talala, was driving north on US 169 on a 2008 [...]

Harold Roat passes away

Harold Roat passes away

[ 0 ] April 25, 2015

Visitation for Harold Roat, 84,  of Talala will be from 1-7 p.m. Sunday (April 26) at Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry; graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry. He was born May 18, 1930 and passed away Thursday, April 23.

Kirt Thacker

BULLETIN: Thacker charged with embezzlement

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday that embezzlement charges have been filed against a former Rogers County commissioner. Kirt Lannon Thacker, 45, of Inola, is being charged with one count of embezzling county property and one count of embezzling county equipment, materials and labor. Thacker is the former county commissioner for Rogers County District 3. [...]

Mustang senior Kai Ouverson crosses the plate as the Dewey catcher scrambles to retrieve a passed ball in Oologah's 6-0 win Monday night.

Mustangs win two on diamond

[ 0 ] April 23, 2015

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah beat Jay and lost to Vinita last week on the diamond and knocked off Dewey at home Monday. The Mustangs are ranked #11 in 4A with a 13-9 record. Oologah will host Vinita next Thursday for district playoffs. “Our last two games have been a definite improvement in [...]

Trabon Vanderpool is the individual behind Sheriff Walton

Cattle bow killer offers case study in what’s wrong with system

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

This week’s Leader provides an exclusive and detailed explanation about how a man convicted of eight felonies has managed for years not to properly pay restitution for his role in killing prize breeding cattle in Oologah in 2011 bragged on social media about carrying guns and hunting in direct violation of a court order, and [...]

Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer A seed planted in Cody Burch’s mind that Oologah needed a community garden is already bearing fruit. Burch is an avid Oologah organic gardener who not only loves to share his knowledge but is also willing to work beside you as you learn. The seed started to grow as he [...]

The baseball field concession stand

Students, community furious about vandalism

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Students and area residents alike are furious about vandalism at the community’s heart and soul, Oologah-Talala Schools. Tips are pouring in to Oologah police. Read the details and see a picture of some of the worst damage in this week’s Leader, now on newsstands or in the E-Leader.

Directors hear a report from a fraud examiner at a meeting on April 8.

Sheriff probing NW ex-chief spending

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Sheriff’s investigators are following up on a forensic audit of cash and purchases on just two credit or debit card accounts at the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District overseen by ex-Chief David Puckett. Only this week’s Leader has all the details of how a district credit card, according to records, was used for over [...]

One new face, one familiar face

One new face, one familiar face

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Cara Jones, a familiar face, will return to the Oologah schools after three years in Collinsville. She will be the principal at Oologah Upper Elementary next year. Kane Jackson, an administrator at Owasso, will be the new assistant principal at Oologah High School. Oologah School Board members hired the two new principals at Monday night’s [...]