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Donald “Donnie” Cartwright

Donald “Donnie” Cartwright

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Funeral services for Donald Eugene “Donnie” Cartwright, Jr., 68, of Sperry, were held Monday, May 11, 2015 at Sperry Christian Church in Sperry. Pastor Adam Stang officiated. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry Donnie was born March 31, 1947 in Tulsa to Donald Eugene Cartwright, Sr. and Imogene (Stockton) Blair. He passed away [...]

Norma Gordon

Norma Gordon

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Norma Gordon, 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Claremore. She was born February 1, 1934, in Jenks to Bud and Bernice Kreps. She worked as a nurse’s aide and later as a dispatcher/part-time police officer for the Oologah Police Department, as well as a reserve officer for Rogers County Sheriff’s Department in [...]

Lloyd Jacobs

Lloyd Jacobs

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Lloyd William Jacobs, 83, resident of Oologah, passed from this life on Wednesday evening May 27, 2015. He was born April 28, 1932, in San Gabriel, Cal., to William Davis and Eleanor (Pearson) Jacobs. The family moved to Oklahoma when he was young, living and attending school in Oologah. After honorably serving his country with [...]

Leonard Cashman dies

Leonard Cashman dies

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Leonard Eugene Cashman, 81, of Oologah is fishing in Heaven with God. He stepped onto the boat on Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was born Dec. 4, 1933 in Greenwich, Conn. He served in the United States Air Force and was a truck driver most of his life. He is survived by his ex-wife, Elizabeth [...]

Dorothy L. Bass

Dorothy L. Bass

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Dorothy Lenora Bass, longtime resident of the Oologah–Collinsville area, passed from this life on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Evergreen Care Center in Owasso.  Dorothy was born May 25, 1923 at Maud to Hiram Robert and Ola Lee (Smoot) Russell. Because of her father’s work, she grew up in various locations. In 1939, she [...]

Althea Kabrich passes away; no services planned

Althea Kabrich passes away; no services planned

[ 0 ] June 7, 2015

Althea Jean Kabrich of Talala passed away Wednesday, June 3. She was 65. She was born in Duluth, Minn., and was a retired administrator for the City of Tulsa. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements are being handled by Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill accepts a hug from Nowata Officer Sabrina Lee, who pulled Neill from his burning car after he was shot.

Oologah officer receives Purple Heart after high speed chase

[ 1 ] June 3, 2015

Also in this week’s Leader: * Lt. Neill’s remarkable response when donations were stolen from a fund-raising jar. * Home destroyed in Liberty, Kan. as law enforcement officers capture suspect.  By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor An Oologah police officer is out of the hospital after being shot in the head during a high speed chase [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Oologah board debates trash service

[ 0 ] June 3, 2015

Action on a contract with a single trash service was tabled after a lengthy debate at Tuesday night’s Oologah Town Board meeting. The board heard from local trash companies and audience members who wanted to keep the current system. There was concern that allowing a single company to provide the service would put other companies [...]

Summer swimming, reading for the kids

Summer swimming, reading for the kids

[ 0 ] June 3, 2015

Every Hero Has A Story This summer the Talala Area Library is once again offering Summer Reading. The theme is “Every Hero Has A Story” with an emphasis on who your hero is. There will be a program every Tuesday and Thursday each week. You only need to attend one of the week days since [...]

Oologah Officer Charles Neill recovering, third suspect caught.

Oologah Officer Charles Neill recovering, third suspect caught.

[ 0 ] May 29, 2015

By Chris Edens An Oologah Police Officer was shot Thursday evening after chasing a vehicle north on Hwy. 169. He remained in a Tulsa hospital recovering from injuries but was said to be doing well. Suspects Cesar Rios and Roxanne Mendoza were arrested Thursday evening in Montgomery County, Kansas. The third suspect was arrested Friday morning.  [...]