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Kaydance Battles and Devin Lynes (left) and Renn and Hannah Christiansen  charge towards each other and fire away in an energetic snowball fight Monday afternoon at Harbour Creek. Oologah students were out of school after a brutal winter storm brought snow, ice and freezing temperatures to the area.

Snow cancels classes again

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Winter is reeking havoc on the Oologah school calendar. Superintendent Rob Armstrong is struggling with the same question many school leaders in Oklahoma are asking. How to make up an abundance of snow days this school year? Oologah has had nine snow days after classes were canceled Monday and [...]

Mustangs hope for playoff magic

Mustangs hope for playoff magic

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs stayed alive last weekend in the hunt for a state basketball championship. Oologah advanced out of the regional with a win over Tulsa Webster and a loss to McLain. The Mustangs are 20-5 and ranked #16 in 4A. Oologah 67-Webster 61 The Mustangs fell behind early against the [...]

Oologah joins E911 center

Oologah joins E911 center

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members reversed an earlier decision and voted to join the new county wide dispatch center Tuesday morning. The board voted Feb. 14 to delay joining the 911 center north of Claremore. Mayor Jerry Holland had expressed concerns about leadership and management issues with the 911 trust authority. [...]

Basketball teams advance in regional playoffs

Basketball teams advance in regional playoffs

[ 0 ] March 1, 2014

The Mustangs and Lady Mustangs will play today in the regional basketball tournament at Cushing. It’s do-or-die for the Ladies, who face Daniel Webster at 1:30 pm in the Consolation Bracket. The Ladies lost to Berryhill 48-44 on Thursday, then beat Cushing 53-35 on Friday to earn a chance for a berth in the area [...]

DA invites citizens to join battle vs. K2, other substance abuses

[ 0 ] March 1, 2014

  By MICHELLE LOWERY, District 12 District Attorney’s Office District Attorney Janice Steidley is inviting citizens of Rogers, Craig and Mayes counties to attend any of the 3 community education seminars covering current trends in student drug and alcohol abuse. Partnering with educators Steidley’s seminars are timed prior to Spring Break when our students will [...]

Martin brothers both vie for 3rd place at State Wrestling

Martin brothers both vie for 3rd place at State Wrestling

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

Update: (Saturday) Both Brock and Cole Martin advanced to the 3rd place match at the state wrestling tournament. Good luck, Mustangs! Mustang wrestlers make state By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Two Mustang wrestlers made it out of regionals last weekend and qualified for state. Freshmen Brock Martin took second at 170 pounds at the Bristow [...]

Fletcher earns Academic All State

Fletcher earns Academic All State

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah has an Academic All Stater for the second year in a row. Chance Fletcher has been named one of the top 100 graduating seniors in the state. Fletcher earned the prestigious Academic All State honor from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. OFE Chairman David Boren has called the selection [...]

Chamber will celebrate “Our Town”

Chamber will celebrate “Our Town”

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

Who will be the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of The Year? That question will be answered Saturday, March 8 at the Annual Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Celebrating Oologah is the theme of the banquet. Tickets are now on sale at the Oologah Tag Agency, Bank of the Lakes and Lakeside State [...]

Boys, girls advance in basketball playoffs

Boys, girls advance in basketball playoffs

[ 0 ] February 24, 2014

Both the Mustangs and the Lady Mustangs won their district match and advance in the winners bracket in regionals. The teams play Thursday at Daniel Webster. See brackets below for Oologah-Talala game times:                

Grand jury petitioners cave to DA, staff

Grand jury petitioners cave to DA, staff

[ 0 ] February 22, 2014

CLAREMORE COP SINGER DIDN’T NEGOTIATE; LT. COX CLAIMS HE WAS SHUT OUT OF TALKS By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor District Attorney Janice Steidley and two top aides have settled a lawsuits which alleged libel against the six individuals who circulated a grand jury petition–later found to be fatally flawed–seeking felony charges and removal from [...]