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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 [...]

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. [...]

Epperly faces 3 felonies in wreck

Epperly faces 3 felonies in wreck

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 40-year-old Talala man remained in the Rogers County Jail Monday on $55,000 bond after being charged with three felonies in a Nov. 13 wreck on U.S. 169 that injured Cassidee Paige Copeland and her two- and five-year-old children, records show. Ronnie Paul Epperly has piled up a stack [...]

Parade moves to Sunday so Santa can cheer for Mustangs

Parade moves to Sunday so Santa can cheer for Mustangs

[ 0 ] November 28, 2014

The Oologah Christmas parade has been moved to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 in downtown Oologah. That way, Santa and all the Mustang fans can cheer on the Mustangs on Friday night. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone wishing to be in the parade may do so by getting in [...]

McKinney nominated for Player of the Week

[ 0 ] November 23, 2014

The Tulsa World has paid little attention to the Mustangs, sometimes devoting 2 or 3 inches to crucial victories in both the regular season and the playoffs. That’s changed this week–This Week’s Must See Game is Ooolgah vs. Ft. Gibson in Sapulpa. JIMMY MCKINNEY has been nominated several times for player of the week. This [...]

Five die in Watova crash

Five die in Watova crash

[ 0 ] November 22, 2014

Final Nov. 22 update–10:30 p.m. Three Nowatans and two Tulsans were killed and a sixth critically injured in a head-on crash just before 2 p.m.Saturday near Watova  that completely blocked traffic on the busy highway for hours, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Extrication of the victims took hours, and emergency officials ordered all civilians barred [...]

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

[ 2 ] 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 [...]