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Claremore firefighter dies during water rescue, Caney River over flood stage

Claremore firefighter dies during water rescue, Caney River over flood stage

[ 0 ] May 24, 2015

A Claremore fighter died Saturday night when he was sucked into a flooded storm drain. The firefighter was identified as Capt. Jason Farley. The Claremore firefighters were attempting a water rescue when the tragedy occurred. The Flood Warning for The Caney River near Oologah-Collinsville has been extended and strengthened from mild to moderate flooding. It [...]

Emergency services need callers’ help in flooded areas

Emergency services need callers’ help in flooded areas

[ 0 ] May 23, 2015

BULLETIN: A Flood Warning has been issued until Tuesday evening for the Caney River in the Oologah-Collinsville area of Rogers and Tulsa counties. The warning is effective from Monday morning until Tuesday evening unless cancelled earlier. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the stage was 14.23 feet. Flood stage is 26.0 feet. According to the National Weather [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Gorilla stands guard as new park underway

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015

The much-loved gorilla stands guard in the Oologah Town Park as a worker uses heavy equipment to tear up the old basketball court in the background. The park is being improved and relocated to the south of town hall and funds are being raised for a new community building. The wait is over and the [...]

Don’t be left out – 2015 Community Guide

Don’t be left out – 2015 Community Guide

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015

2015 Community Guide Order Form The Oologah Community Guide is growing! It will be a stapled 5.5” x 8.5” full color booklet, 16 to 20 pages. We distribute about 8,000 copies each year. It is inserted in the July 2 newspaper sent to all subscribers plus all other postal customers in Oologah and Talala. Plus, [...]

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015

“Will on the HIll” music festival at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore Saturday will continue as planned — with band performances beginning at 2 p.m. moved inside to the Museum’s large theatre because of forecasted rain. Admission to the museum will be free after noon. There will still be outdoor games and kite flying [...]

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015

Oologah Talala graduation will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. If weather permits, it will be outside at Mustang Stadium. In case of rain, it will be moved inside to the auditorium. “We met with the senior class and presented options.  The majority vote chose to graduate on campus,” said Melissa Overcash, principal. “In order to avoid severe weather [...]

Oologah board fills key posts, ponders fireworks

Oologah board fills key posts, ponders fireworks

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah’s Town Board hired a new town attorney, two maintenance workers and a deputy clerk last week. After an executive session at its regular meeting May 5, the board hired John Heskett as the new town attorney. Long-time town attorney Bill Higgins recently submitted his resignation effective on the hiring [...]

Police Chief Pete Moore and Town Clerk Holly Baker get ready to move out of the old Oologah Community Building

It’s happening in Oologah!

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

“It’s been a long time coming but now it’s time to get the much awaited start of the destruction and construction of the Oologah Community Center and town park under way,” said Oologah Mayor Mat Shockley.  At Tuesday night’s special Town Board meeting the approval of the bids were granted for phase one of the [...]

The school got "tired" during the senior prank. See the Salute to the Class of 2015 in this week's Leader.

Oologah sets graduation backup plan

[ 2 ] May 13, 2015

 By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Graduation is scheduled for Oologah High School seniors at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Stadium, but weather could change that. A threat of severe weather is predicted this weekend. If the weather looks unfavorable, graduation ceremonies will be moved to the Claremore Expo Center. “It’s not looking good right now,” [...]

Soccer girls lose in round 2 of playoffs

Soccer girls lose in round 2 of playoffs

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs soccer season ended Friday in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Oologah beat Poteau in the first round and then fell to Ft. Gibson in the second round. The Lady Mustangs finished the season with an 11-3 record. “I am very proud of the girls this year. [...]