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Oologah Robotics instructor Danny Pruett (left) and Team Warhorse co-captain Brandon Ingram go over the final checklist Monday as they prepare to compete in the FIRST robotics contest Oklahoma City regional this weekend.

Robotics ready for regional

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Team Warhorse is ready for battle. The Oologah Robotics Team will compete in the Oklahoma City regional FIRST Robotics tourament this weekend. This is the second year Oologah has entered a robot in the competition. Last year, Team Warhorse qualified for nationals with a Rookie All Star award and [...]

Mustangs take tourney title

Mustangs take tourney title

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs out ran the big dogs in 4A baseball last week. Oologah claimed the championship trophy at the Anadarko Tournament against some the top ranked teams in the state. The Mustangs lost to #1 Tuttle and beat #11 Clinton, Elgin and #3 Weatherford. “It’s probably the toughest tournament in [...]

Looking up

Looking up

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

Old tin ceiling tiles are exposed in the old Oologah Methodist Church Tuesday. Construction workers will try and save the tiles this week when they begin demolition on the old church next to town hall. Mayor Jerry Holland said they hope to save about 20 of the ceiling tiles to display in the Heritage Hall [...]

Reception for Estes 2-4 pm on Sunday, April 27

Reception for Estes 2-4 pm on Sunday, April 27

[ 1 ] March 26, 2014

The Leader invites you to a reception honoring Carolyn Estes from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Oologah Chamber office downtown. Estes to be inducted into Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was Will Rogers, the Oologah-born philosopher-humorist who was inducted into the Oklahoma [...]

James Dickey

James Dickey

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014

James Willie Dickey, 82, passed away March 21, 2014 at his home in his sleep. He was born Jan. 3, 1932 in Bass, AR to Bertha and George Dickey. He grew up in a simple, hard-working home with his brother Leon and loving parents. His humble beginnings taught him many skills that served him his [...]

Vernon Daniel Mims

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014

Vernon Daniel Mims passed away. His service will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., March 28 at Mowery Funeral Home in Owasso.

Junior Wyatt Tucker gets ready to send a pass flying down field last Thursday in the Mustangs 2-1 loss to Tulsa Memorial at the Oologah Tournament.

Mustangs face tough foes

[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Mustang soccer team finished fifth at the Oologah Showcase tournament last week with wins over Jenks JV and Rejoice and a loss to Tulsa Memorial. “We continued to play better as a team throughout the tournament and that will serve us well as we head into district play,” [...]

Ladies take third at socccer tourney

Ladies take third at socccer tourney

[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs took third at the Oologah Showcase soccer tournament last week. “I was very pleased with the performance during the tournament. I’m very excited for the rest of the season,” Oologah head coach Kyndall Chronister said. The Lady Mustangs knocked off Bristow 3-0 Thursday to open the tournament. [...]

Stallion Battalion marches to state

Stallion Battalion marches to state

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor The Stallion Battalion band qualified for state last week. Oologah earned straight Superior ratings at the OSSAA District Concert Band and Sight Reading contest in Bartlesville. All three judges gave Oologah a Superior rating. The band needed to earn two out of three Superior ratings to make state. “I’ve got [...]

Alleged church molester free on bond

Alleged church molester free on bond

[ 1 ] March 19, 2014

Timothy Maxey Gregston, the 28-year-old Oologah resident accused of molesting a 12-year old girl in a secluded area of Talala First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and helped with the youth group, was released from the Rogers County Jail on bond Wednesday. Special Judge Terrell Crosson reduced Gregston’s bond from $200,000 to $150,000 [...]