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[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

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 [...]

Service set Monday for Leanne Bell, former Oologah teacher

Service set Monday for Leanne Bell, former Oologah teacher

[ 1 ] November 9, 2014

Funeral service for Leanne Bell will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore. Pastor Brett Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Leanne passed away in her home, with loving family [...]

Service Friday for C.D. Hanner

Service Friday for C.D. Hanner

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

C.D. “Don” Hanner, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 at Rice Funeral Service in Oologah. Family will be receiving visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Talala [...]

Rain doesn’t spoil birthday party

Rain doesn’t spoil birthday party

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

Heavy rains on Tuesday morning didn’t wash out Will Rogers’ birthday party. It just moved the festivities from the Birthplace Ranch near Oologah to the Oologah High School auditorium. Oologah-Talala fourth graders performed “The Life and Times of Will Rogers” at the Will Rogers Memorial for children’s day on Monday and for the birthday party [...]

The original water plant

RWD 4—50 years, 3,000 taps, “Awesome”

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Hard to believe, but this year represents the 50th anniversary of the district’s creation as well as the sale of the district’s 3,000th tap. The list of those involved in conceiving, developing and building the water system reads like a who’s who of northwest Rogers County. The first meeting [...]

Mustang running back Wyatt Tucker takes off for a big gain in Oologah's 59-25 win at Vinita last Friday night.

Mustangs win district, host McLain

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Oologah claimed its first football district championship in ten years after taking down Vinita on the road Friday night. The Mustangs improved to 7-2 with the 59-25 win over the Hornets. Oologah moved to #4 in 4A rankings. The Oologah offense has been firing on all cylinders as the regular [...]

Mustangs trample Vinita 59-25

Mustangs trample Vinita 59-25

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

The Mustangs ran over Vinita 59-25 on Friday night. The Mustangs are 7-2 and undefeated in District play. Seth Jensen rushed for three touchdowns. Brayden DeSpain hauled in two touchdown passes from Payton Craig. Craig ran for one touchdown. Drew Humphrey caught a touchdown pass. Wyatt Tucker ran in the final touchdown. Ethan Clark iced [...]

O-T students star in Will Rogers Days

O-T students star in Will Rogers Days

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

Local students will star in the annual Will Rogers Days celebration this week. The annual production of “Will Rogers Life and Times,” an original musical by Oologah-Talala teacher Kim Grazier, will highlight two events during Will Rogers Days Nov. 1-4. The play will be presented during “Children’s Day at the Museum” on Monday, Nov. 3, [...]

Moore takes over as chief

Moore takes over as chief

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Pete Moore has pinned on his badge as the new Oologah Police Chief. Moore is spending his first week on the job learning the area and getting to know the local people. “All the people I’ve met have been very friendly,” Moore said. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone.” [...]

Dale Fosdyck

Dale Fosdyck

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

Dale Edward Fosdyck, 77, of Talala passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee with family by his side. He was born June 23, 1937 in Macomb, IL. to Clarence and Lavona (Best) Fosdyck. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1958 and was stationed at [...]