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Park to expand

Park to expand

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS City Editor A new Oologah town park and community building gained new life Monday morning. Oologah Town Board members approved relocating the park behind town hall to make room for the community building at a special meeting. The board had voted against the park relocation last month after a vocal public protest. [...]

Summer reading wraps up

Summer reading wraps up

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Reading had its rewards Tuesday morning in Talala. Over 30 children attended the Talala Library Summer Reading Program finale. Participants received a free book, toys and gift certificates for snow cones, tater tots and ice cream. About 20 children who read 20 books or more were entered in a drawing [...]

Tributes to Will Rogers, Wiley Post expanded at annual fly-in

Tributes to Will Rogers, Wiley Post expanded at annual fly-in

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

By PAT REEDER Special to the Leader Each August for the past 25 years, Will Rogers and Wiley Post, who perished Aug. 15, 1935 in an Alaska plane crash, have been honored with a Fly-In. The two were undoubtedly the world’s most avid aviation boosters at the time. Headlining the tribute each year has been [...]

Oologah board meetings stay put

Oologah board meetings stay put

[ 4 ] July 23, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members on Monday rejected an idea to change its meeting time and continued a search for a new police chief. A small crowd attended the special meeting to support moving the board’s meeting time from the morning to the evening. Supporters of the time change said more [...]

Oologah senior Tristan Owens with his medals from the USA Track and Field Nationals last month in Indiana and shows off his state championship rings.

Owens takes National track title

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah senior Tristan Owens has brought home another track championship Owens and runners from the Jenks America Track Club won a national championship last month in the 3,200m relay. The relay team took first at the USA Track and Field Nationals June 24-29 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington. [...]

Suit claims top Sheriff’s officer provided phony affidavit

[ 3 ] July 23, 2014

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Copyright 2014 Oologah Lake Leader A new federal lawsuit accuses a senior Rogers County Sheriff’s supervisor of falsifying statements and documents to search for drugs, then destroying the career of a deputy who refused to lie under oath to protect him, court records show. The lawsuit, alleging violation [...]

Future planning dominates RWD4 session

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014

  By JOHN M. WYLIE Editor   Directors of Rural Water District No. 4 spent their regular meeting Friday looking towards the future. Office Manager Julie Hendrix said Jeremy Cox and Thomas Gay addressed directors about cost-saving ideas for the district ranging from reducing the cost of propane used at the water treatment plant to [...]

Seventh Annual O-T NIE Urban Golf Tourney set for Friday, Sept. 5

Seventh Annual O-T NIE Urban Golf Tourney set for Friday, Sept. 5

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014

What’s Urban Golf? It’s regular golf played amidst the hazards of an urban environment with special non-destructive golf balls. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Newspaper in Education at the Oologah-Talala schools.   The tournament is Friday, Sept. 5. We’ll start with registration and refreshments at 6:00 pm at the Doug’s Grill Patio. At 6:30 pm, [...]

Earl E. Ridenhour dies at 81

Earl E. Ridenhour dies at 81

[ 0 ] July 20, 2014

Graveside services for Earl E. Ridenhour were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Wann Cemetery in Oologah under the direction of Rice Funeral Services. Earl passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was 81. Born on May 30, 1933 in Oologah to Raymond and Ruth (Rogers) Ridenhour, Earl was raised and educated [...]

Overcash is back at OHS as Principal

Overcash is back at OHS as Principal

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

Melissa Overcash By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Melissa Overcash was hired as the new Oologah High School Principal at Monday night’s school board meeting. Overcash came to work at Oologah in 2001 as an assistant principal at the middle school . After two years, she went to work at the high school as an assistant [...]