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DUI checkpoint planned

DUI checkpoint planned

[ 0 ] December 23, 2014

Oklahoma has identified impaired driving as one of it’s top traffic safety concerns. This is due to an average of 4,500 alcohol-related crashes and 220 alcohol-related fatalities annually. Officials are developing statewide goals that represent verifiable improvements with impaired driving and incorporate all facets of the impaired driving system. As part of a statewide enforcement [...]

Oologah boys and girls lose two before break

Oologah boys and girls lose two before break

[ 0 ] December 23, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs lost to two tough teams on the hard court last week before the Christmas break. Oologah fell to Berryhill at home last Thursday and lost on the road Friday at Ft. Gibson. The Mustangs are win less so far this season. Oologah went down 67-45 to the Berryhill [...]

John, Faith and James at the OU Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Reflections: Living with uncertainty

[ 0 ] December 20, 2014

  By FAITH L. WYLIE, Co-publisher If I can’t say something humorous and positive, I don’t write about cancer. Why share gloom and doom? Everyone knows cancer is horrid for both the patient and their family. What surprised me, though, was the uncertainty that cancer brings. Will this treatment work? Will the cancer ever go [...]

Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

[ 1 ] December 18, 2014

The Oologah 1965 Boys Basketball Team will be recognized at the high school basketball games on Thurs, Dec. 18. This season marks the 50th anniversary for the only boys basketball state title in Oologah’s history. The final win was accomplished by defeating a Binger team that included Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Bench. The community is invited [...]

Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah trustees hired a new police officer last Friday and answered questions about the community building/park project. After an executive session opening the special meeting, the town board hired Justin Layton for $14 an hour as a full time police officer. Layton previously worked at the Oologah Police Department and [...]

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was traffic jams, then a skunk invasion and then alternating droughts and floods. Now the Grinch has his beady little eyes on Oologah and Claremore. The very first bill introduced for the 2015 Legislature would abolish the Will Roger Memorial Commission and three other educational or cultural [...]

Service held for M C Wigginton

Service held for M C Wigginton

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

M C Wigginton, former resident of Oologah, retired longtime general manager of Northeastern Station and civic leader, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Tulsa. He was 92. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Hodgens, to Calvin and Gertrude (Dedmon) Wigginton. The first of four children, nicknamed Hoss by his father, M C was raised [...]

The Lady Mustang basketball team stops for a picture with their fifth place trophy at the Inola Tournament last Saturday after beating the Lady Longhorns 60-41 in the consolation game.

Oologah tips off at Inola Tourney

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs are 2-1 after tipping off the basketball season last week at the Inola Tournament. Oologah head coach Kandy Damron only has one returning starter, Grace Garrison and one senior, Ashley Edwards on her team. The young squad has six freshmen and four sophomores on the roster. [...]

Apples for teachers

Apples for teachers

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce and Apple Market are working together to help Oologah teachers get some wishes granted. The teachers were given apples to list some items they would like to have for their classroom. Often teachers purchase these items out of their own pocket. This year the Chamber is giving the community the opportunity to fill some of those needs. A tree [...]

Dog and pony showdown Friday night at Broken Arrow HS

Dog and pony showdown Friday night at Broken Arrow HS

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Dreams of a Gold Ball are almost a reality for Oologah. The Mustangs’ mission this season has been nothing less than a state championship. Oologah will get a shot at the title in the 4A final round match up with the Wagoner Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at Broken Arrow. [...]