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Mat Shockley, center, has been named interim chief at Northwest Fire

Capt. Shockley named interim fire chief; Northwest will give audit to authorities

[ 0 ] April 9, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor, Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors on Wednesday unanimously named longtime department officer Mat Shockley as interim chief. One of his first assignments is soliciting applications for the permanent job. Capt. Shockley replaces David Puckett, who was fired last week after the board [...]

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Oologah-Talala School voters approved $4.7 million in bond issues by substantial margins Tuesday. With all nine precincts reporting, the proposition to build multi-use rooms which also are tornado shelters passed 746-348, a margin of 68.19 percent approval. It needed a favorable margin of 60 percent plus one vote for approval. Proposition 2, which will buy [...]

Josh Lemmons

Josh Lemmons

[ 0 ] April 4, 2015

Josh Lemmons, 36, of Oologah, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Visitation will be held from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.  Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center with Pastor Jeff Wren officiating.  Committal services [...]

School bonds go to voters

School bonds go to voters

[ 0 ] April 2, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah voters will decide the fate of a $4.19 million school building bond and a $500,000 transportation bond Tuesday, April 7. The school bonds must pass by a 60 percent super majority. The bonds will be paid off in four years. If the bond package passes, it will increase the [...]

Talala also has election Tuesday

Talala also has election Tuesday

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

Talala, which operates under the Town Meeting form of government, will also have an election Tuesday but it won’t be at the local polling place. Instead, registered voters in the town limits will gather at Talala Town Hall for the Town Meeting Election, which convenes at 6:50 p.m. Town Clerk Dawn Orwig suggests those attending [...]

NORTHWEST SITUATION FULLY DESCRIBED IN PRINT EDITION; Quoting without attribution illegal

NORTHWEST SITUATION FULLY DESCRIBED IN PRINT EDITION; Quoting without attribution illegal

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

A full description of the current situation involving the Northwest Rogers County  Fire Protection District is in the print edition of the Leader. On advice of counsel, we must advise that the entire contents of the story are Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC. Anyone who attended the meeting and discusses personal observations is obviously [...]

Mustang golfers take first

Mustang golfers take first

[ 1 ] April 1, 2015

The Mustang golf team has started the season on a hot streak. Oologah has two first place trophies and a fourth place finish in three tournaments so far this season. “We have five golfers who are all capable of shooting low scores and any one of them could be used as our top four scores [...]

BULLETIN–Missing Oologah girl found

BULLETIN–Missing Oologah girl found

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015

An Oologah fifth grader missing from her Oologah home since 6 p.m. Monday was found after midnight Tuesday near soccer fields about 1-1/2 miles from her home. She was being examined by OTEMS paramedics but was not believed to have suffered any serious consequences from her disappearance. Additional details were not immediately available.  

The Rogers County Emergency Management Director and and Oologah Police office examine a map of Oologah to organize the search.

Fifth grader missing for hours

[ 5 ] March 30, 2015

An army of searchers are looking for an Oologah 5th grader last seen about 6 p.m.  walking on Maple Street from Sunday Ave., near her residence located behind Sonic. Officials had no explanation for her disappearance. The search began with the Oologah Police Department but by 10:30 p.m. involved the Northwest Rogers County Fire District, [...]

Burch, Mitchell vie for Oologah Board seat

Burch, Mitchell vie for Oologah Board seat

[ 0 ] March 25, 2015

Two candidates are actively seeking the Ward 5 on the Oologah Town Board. Cody Burch faces incumbent Darrell Mitchell in the April 7 election for a five-year term on the board. A third name will be on the ballot but due to a registration issue he is not campaigning and said he will not take the [...]