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Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill accepts a hug from Nowata Officer Sabrina Lee, who pulled Neill from his burning car after he was shot.

Oologah officer receives Purple Heart after high speed chase

[ 1 ] June 3, 2015

Also in this week’s Leader: * Lt. Neill’s remarkable response when donations were stolen from a fund-raising jar. * Home destroyed in Liberty, Kan. as law enforcement officers capture suspect.  By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor An Oologah police officer is out of the hospital after being shot in the head during a high speed chase [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Oologah board debates trash service

[ 0 ] June 3, 2015

Action on a contract with a single trash service was tabled after a lengthy debate at Tuesday night’s Oologah Town Board meeting. The board heard from local trash companies and audience members who wanted to keep the current system. There was concern that allowing a single company to provide the service would put other companies [...]

Summer swimming, reading for the kids

Summer swimming, reading for the kids

[ 0 ] June 3, 2015

Every Hero Has A Story This summer the Talala Area Library is once again offering Summer Reading. The theme is “Every Hero Has A Story” with an emphasis on who your hero is. There will be a program every Tuesday and Thursday each week. You only need to attend one of the week days since [...]

Oologah Officer Charles Neill recovering, third suspect caught.

Oologah Officer Charles Neill recovering, third suspect caught.

[ 0 ] May 29, 2015

By Chris Edens An Oologah Police Officer was shot Thursday evening after chasing a vehicle north on Hwy. 169. He remained in a Tulsa hospital recovering from injuries but was said to be doing well. Suspects Cesar Rios and Roxanne Mendoza were arrested Thursday evening in Montgomery County, Kansas. The third suspect was arrested Friday morning.  [...]

Water rises, storms continue

Water rises, storms continue

[ 0 ] May 25, 2015

The water in Oologah Lake is expected to rise at least two more feet before downstream flood subsides so that water can be released. Meanwhile the National Weather Service predicts thunderstorm threats will continue through next weekend. The area is under a flood warning and a flash flood watch until noon Tuesday. There is a [...]

Claremore firefighter dies during water rescue, Caney River over flood stage

Claremore firefighter dies during water rescue, Caney River over flood stage

[ 0 ] May 24, 2015

A Claremore fighter died Saturday night when he was sucked into a flooded storm drain. The firefighter was identified as Capt. Jason Farley. The Claremore firefighters were attempting a water rescue when the tragedy occurred. The Flood Warning for The Caney River near Oologah-Collinsville has been extended and strengthened from mild to moderate flooding. It [...]

Emergency services need callers’ help in flooded areas

Emergency services need callers’ help in flooded areas

[ 0 ] May 23, 2015

BULLETIN: A Flood Warning has been issued until Tuesday evening for the Caney River in the Oologah-Collinsville area of Rogers and Tulsa counties. The warning is effective from Monday morning until Tuesday evening unless cancelled earlier. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the stage was 14.23 feet. Flood stage is 26.0 feet. According to the National Weather [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Gorilla stands guard as new park underway

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015

The much-loved gorilla stands guard in the Oologah Town Park as a worker uses heavy equipment to tear up the old basketball court in the background. The park is being improved and relocated to the south of town hall and funds are being raised for a new community building. The wait is over and the [...]

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015

“Will on the HIll” music festival at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore Saturday will continue as planned — with band performances beginning at 2 p.m. moved inside to the Museum’s large theatre because of forecasted rain. Admission to the museum will be free after noon. There will still be outdoor games and kite flying [...]

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015

Oologah Talala graduation will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. If weather permits, it will be outside at Mustang Stadium. In case of rain, it will be moved inside to the auditorium. “We met with the senior class and presented options.  The majority vote chose to graduate on campus,” said Melissa Overcash, principal. “In order to avoid severe weather [...]