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  • We did come back

    We did come back

    Tornado’s 25th anniversary was Tuesday By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Locally, the events of April 26, 1991 are referred to as the Oologah Tornado. But the National Weather Service notes that the storm system 25 years ago Tuesday was one of the most powerful and widespread on record, affecting dozens of communities. The NWS [...]

  • Lady Mustangs in District play today (Thursday, April 28)

    Lady Mustangs in District play today (Thursday, April 28)

    Play-in Round The Lady Mustangs travel to Glenpool at 5 pm today (Thursday) to vie for a spot in the state playoffs. If the Ladies win tonight, they will face Metro Christian on Tuesday, May 3. Bracket: Girls Soccer Bracket Oologah 5-Pawhuska 3 The Lady Mustangs won 5-3 to place 2nd in Districts. Sarah Kohler [...]

  • Five star seniors

    Five star seniors

    Thursday will be your last chance to see our outstanding seniors play on their home field. The Mustangs host Tulsa Will Rogers High School at 4 and 6:30 pm for the district match-up. Pictured, Oologah baseball seniors accept appreciation gifts from the fans at a game against Berryhill on Saturday. Ready to cut the cake [...]

  • PSO retires Unit 4

    PSO retires Unit 4

    Current and former plant managers gather on April 15  to observe the retirement of PSO Unit 4. Pictured are five of the seven men who have served as manager for NES 3&4.  Vic Nichols (front, from left) is the plant’s first manager.  Gary Briggs is NES 3&4’s sixth manager. Jerry Lawrence is the plant’s third [...]

  • Filing ends: Henry re-elected Court Clerk, Helm seeks seat despite suspension

    Filing ends: Henry re-elected Court Clerk, Helm seeks seat despite suspension

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Kim Henry was re-elected Court Clerk without opposition, Robin Anderson will not seek a second term as County Clerk, and Mike Helm is seeking the County Commission seat from which he has been suspended since September while awaiting trial on felony charges he has always maintained were politically motivated. [...]

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We did come back

We did come back

[ 0 ] April 28, 2016

Tornado’s 25th anniversary was Tuesday By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Locally, the events of April 26, 1991 are referred to as the Oologah Tornado. But the National Weather Service notes that the storm system 25 years ago Tuesday was one of the most powerful and widespread on record, affecting dozens of communities. The NWS [...]

Lady Mustangs in District play today (Thursday, April 28)

Lady Mustangs in District play today (Thursday, April 28)

[ 0 ] April 28, 2016

Play-in Round The Lady Mustangs travel to Glenpool at 5 pm today (Thursday) to vie for a spot in the state playoffs. If the Ladies win tonight, they will face Metro Christian on Tuesday, May 3. Bracket: Girls Soccer Bracket Oologah 5-Pawhuska 3 The Lady Mustangs won 5-3 to place 2nd in Districts. Sarah Kohler [...]

Five star seniors

Five star seniors

[ 0 ] April 27, 2016

Thursday will be your last chance to see our outstanding seniors play on their home field. The Mustangs host Tulsa Will Rogers High School at 4 and 6:30 pm for the district match-up. Pictured, Oologah baseball seniors accept appreciation gifts from the fans at a game against Berryhill on Saturday. Ready to cut the cake [...]

PSO retires Unit 4

PSO retires Unit 4

[ 0 ] April 22, 2016

Current and former plant managers gather on April 15  to observe the retirement of PSO Unit 4. Pictured are five of the seven men who have served as manager for NES 3&4.  Vic Nichols (front, from left) is the plant’s first manager.  Gary Briggs is NES 3&4’s sixth manager. Jerry Lawrence is the plant’s third [...]

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Oologah Middle School and High School Jazz Bands

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Oologah Middle School and High School Jazz Bands

[ 0 ] April 22, 2016

By Jon Matthews, Director of Bands The Oologah Band Boosters will host their annual Jazz Benefit dinner and silent auction this Saturday 6-9 p.m. at the Oologah United Methodist Church. This year’s dinner holds more importance as it is a kick-off to the boosters’ fundraising effort to “keep the jazz band swinging”. The Oologah band [...]

Filing ends: Henry re-elected Court Clerk, Helm seeks seat despite suspension

Filing ends: Henry re-elected Court Clerk, Helm seeks seat despite suspension

[ 0 ] April 13, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Kim Henry was re-elected Court Clerk without opposition, Robin Anderson will not seek a second term as County Clerk, and Mike Helm is seeking the County Commission seat from which he has been suspended since September while awaiting trial on felony charges he has always maintained were politically motivated. [...]

Ira “Leonard” Jackson

Ira “Leonard” Jackson

[ 0 ] April 12, 2016

Ira “Leonard” Jackson, 82, retired Gaffey Inc. employee, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m., to 7 p.m., Wed., April 13 at DeLozier funeral home. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in Fairview Cemetery in Talala, under the direction of DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea.  

Helm seeks back, future pay and benefits while awaiting trial

Helm seeks back, future pay and benefits while awaiting trial

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher   (See this week’s Leader, on newsstands now or available online for 99 cents, for the commission’s action)   Rogers County Commissioners will meet in executive session Monday to consider an  application from suspended District 2 County Commissioner Mike Helm for back and future pay and benefits while awaiting [...]

Beverly Haithcoat

Beverly Haithcoat

[ 0 ] April 7, 2016

Beverly June Haithcoat, 76, passed away Tues., April 5, 2016 at St. John Hospital in Tulsa. She was born July 15, 1939, in Oologah. She was the office manager for Mr. Ed’s Auction Company for many years. She is survived by her children, Rodney Rose and wife, Debbie of Parkersburg, WV, Rhonda Wood and husband, [...]

A new school record is pure gold

A new school record is pure gold

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

Oologah High School’s Casey Base had a golden performance when the school hosted the track meet last week. According to OHS track coach Boone Upky, Base set a new school record and won gold with a throw of 174 feet 9 inches. LEADER/CAROLYN ESTES