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Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Fireworks are ready to light up Oologah Lake Saturday for the Fourth of July. Redbud Marina owner Mike Fawcett is set to orchestrate the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Overlook Bluff across from Hawthorn Beach. The show will start just after dusk Saturday night. The fireworks usually [...]

Band stand

Band stand

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Oologah Stallion Battalion band members Keith Kittrell (from left), Joesph Mickelson and Denton Bodine show off items from the band’s fireworks stand last week in the parking lot at Pete’s. The fireworks stand is a fundraiser for the Oologah Band. Hours are: 7 am – 10 pm Thursday, July 2 7 am – Midnight Friday [...]

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Talala Police Chief Phil Coe (left) and Oologah Police Pete Moore (right) hold Oologah Police officer Brent Holmes as he experiences being struck with a shock from the PhaZZer Enforcer that the officers are being issued. Each officer that will carry the non lethal law enforcement-level self-defense weapon had to go through the training session [...]

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015

Oologah Chamber of Commerce’s first outdoor movie night of the season will kick off on Saturday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the Bazaar Under the Stars and the movie “Space Jam” at dusk. This month’s movie is sponsored by NDS Used Cars and Cycles. The movie will be shown on the west side of [...]

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

[ 2 ] June 26, 2015

A crash which authorities say may have involved alcohol injured two men about 2 a.m. Friday when their vehicle lost control on the north curve of Oologah Dam, crashed into a sign and rolled down an embankment. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the 2007 Lexus, John Blanda, was treated by OTEMS Ambulance [...]

Major flooding forecast for area

Major flooding forecast for area

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

BULLETIN: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THAT “SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BY MID WEEK.” The NWS said that 4-7 inches of rain is likely through a wide area of northeast Oklahoma from late Monday through Thursday, Amounts up to 10 inches are expected. The Leader’s entire coverage area [...]

Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

Early-morning rain didn’t discourage 267 young anglers and their families for the 7th annual Oologah Lake Kids Fishing Derby. See winners in this week’s Leader. Thanks to the Corps Rangers, NW Firefighters, volunteers and donors for a wonderful morning.

Down goes the pole

Down goes the pole

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

A VVEC pole carrying a live power line and AT&T lines fell partway Saturday afternoon, closing the intersection of Rockhill and Forest Park in Briarcliff while repairs were made. As of 5:45 p.m., VVEC reported only two customers were without power. Northwest Fire and OTEMS units were on standby to block traffic and provide medical [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Oologah board talks trash

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor There was a lot of trash talk at last Thursday night’s Oologah Town Board meeting. Trustees discussed making trash hauling a municipal service and limiting the service to one company. Multiple firms currently provide trash service in the town limits. Representatives from two of the current providers told the board [...]

Pool opens for season

Pool opens for season

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Oologah senior James Epperson works with Madeline Murphy Tuesday morning at the Oologah Pool in Level 3 swim lessons. There are still spots open in sessions three and four this summer. For more information, contact coach Kerber at charles.kerber@oologah.k12.ok.us. The pool is now open for public swimming from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday [...]