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Oologah varsity baseball coach Kerry Hallman (left) has been selected as the Oklahoma Coaches Association Region 3 Coach of the Year and Oologah junior high coach Gary Edwards was selected as OCA Region 3 junior high Coach of the Year.

Baseball hits home stretch

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs are headed into the final stretch of the baseball season ranked #16 in 4A. Oologah is 15-10 after beating Vinita and #6 Catoosa last week and falling to #2 Berryhill. “It was a pretty good week. We beat a good team in Catoosa for another good conference [...]

Oologah Upper Elementary Principal Amy Oglesbee and third grader Nick Hagen play air guitar next to a sign encouraging students to “Rock the Test” Monday. Oologah students from third to twelfth grades will be taking high stakes tests from April 14 to May 15.

Tests never end, never start

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Testing, testing, testing.. Oologah students facing a slew of high stakes tests ran into problems this week with the state’s online testing company. Problems with CTB/McGraw Hill’s servers disrupted state mandated testing Monday. Districts across the state reported problems with students unable to log into the testing site and [...]

Lt. Tice leaving Oologah PD

Lt. Tice leaving Oologah PD

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Lt. Jared Tice is saying goodbye to the Oologah Police Department. Tice has been patrolling the streets of Oologah for the last nine and a half years. He said he received a job offer with better pay that was hard to turn down. “I was just looking for a better [...]

O-T board accepts superintendent’s resignation

O-T board accepts superintendent’s resignation

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Superintendent Rob Armstrong’s resignation agreement was accepted by the Oologah School Board Monday night. The board did not renew Armstrong’s three year contract at their March 10 meeting. Board president Don Tice said it was a “voluntary resignation.” Armstrong’s contract ends June 30. Armstrong was the Executive Director of Secondary [...]

Tulsa Rogers defenders take cover as Oologah junior Madi Brooks fires a shot over their heads last week in an 8-0 win.

Soccer girls crush Rogers

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustang soccer team fell to Miami last week and rolled over Tulsa Rogers. Oologah is ranked #14 in 4A. The Lady Mustangs are 7-5 as they head into the final stretch of the season. Oologah fell behind early against Miami and couldn’t recover in a 3-2 loss. [...]

Oologah students rock prom

Oologah students rock prom

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014
Oologah's Jared Taylor clears the bar in the pole vault last Friday afternoon at the Oologah track meet. Taylor had a clean jump at 11 feet for a fourth place finish.

Track records broken again

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Two more school records in track and field were broken last Friday at the Oologah track meet. “We have a small dedicated group of kids who are working really hard and breaking school records left and right,” said Oologah track coach Boone Upky. Junior Tristan Owens broke the school [...]

Rogers County 2011, 2012 audits released

Rogers County 2011, 2012 audits released

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

UPDATE: The 2012 audit was released late this morning. It contains findings representing nine material weaknesses in county operations, and also found that “management lacked sufficient documentation for the schedule of expenditures” of more than $6.5-million is federal disaster recovery funds.” The complete audit is available at http://www.sai.ok.gov/Search%20Reports/database/RogersCoFin12WebFinal.pdf We have just received the State Auditor [...]

Memories saved as historic church comes down

Memories saved as historic church comes down

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Demolition work has begun on the old Oologah Methodist Church. The church was built in 1895 and it holds fond memories for many long time Oologah residents. The church is being torn down to make way for a new community building and media center. Construction workers removed all the stained [...]

Speech team soars to state

Speech team soars to state

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Oologah qualified 13 students in 18 events for the state speech and debate tournament at the Tulsa Union regional last weekend. The team earned the third place Sweepstakes trophy. “Even though we’ve qualified students for state competition every year for over 20 years, this has to be some kind of record. I am one crazy [...]