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Raging inferno in snow storm

Raging inferno in snow storm

[ 0 ] November 19, 2014

By JOHN M WYLIE II, Editor   A raging inferno just before midnight Saturday destroyed this house at18204 S. Owalla Rd.and injured the owner, who had gone back inside to rescue one of his dogs, Northwest Rogers County Fire Capt. Mat Shockley said. The dog was saved and the man, in his 50s, was back [...]

School budget down by $870,000

School budget down by $870,000

[ 0 ] November 16, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor  A tight budget was approved by the Oologah School Board Monday night. Superintendent Max Tanner presented the budget numbers to the board. A general fund budget of $9.9 million was approved for the 2014-2015 school year. The amount is an estimate of needs based on 90 percent of last year’s [...]

Man held without bond in crash that injures three

Man held without bond in crash that injures three

[ 0 ] November 14, 2014

A 40-year-old Talala resident, Ronnie Paul Epperly, was being held without bond Friday in the Rogers County Jail after what the Highway Patrol said was a hit-and-run, drunk driving accident Thursday afternoon in which a young Talala woman and two small children were seriously injured. Cassidee Paige Copeland, 25, suffered what officials said were unknown [...]

Mustangs forfeit football games

Mustangs forfeit football games

[ 0 ] November 12, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Mustang football team forfeited four football games after self-reporting a violation to the OSSAA Wednesday morning. The district discovered one player who was academically ineligible because of a grade from another school district. The violation was discovered when the school was filling out paperwork for academic all state for [...]

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 [...]

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.” [...]

Oologah High School students play the person pass game Tuesday afternoon in the commons area. Daily games and special dress up days are being held all week to celebrate football homecoming.

Mustangs kick Catoosa

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah took down Catoosa 31-20 on the road last week and took the top spot in 4A-3. An impressive defensive performance and the return of senior quarterback Payton Craig helped spark Oologah in the win over Catoosa. The Mustangs moved to #5 in 4A rankings after handing the Indians [...]

An Oologah student who portrayed a driver who was texting and caused a fatal crash sits in an Oklahoma Highway Patrol car as Life Flight takes off with a patient from the mock crash Monday. The staged scene on the Oologah campus was meant to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving.

Text message slams students

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah students got a serious wake up call on the dangers of texting and driving Monday morning. A mock two car crash was staged in the football stadium parking lot. A frightening scene became very real for about 1,000 high school and middle school students. OTEMS paramedic and community [...]