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Schornick leaving Oologah

Schornick leaving Oologah

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah High School Principal Robert Schornick has accepted a job with Tulsa Public Schools. Schornick has been principal for the last seven years. He was a principal at Pawhuska for three years before coming to Oologah. Schornick has been hired as an Instructional Leadership Director for TPS. Schornick accepted the [...]

Packing it in: Oologah Police Chief Novale Thompson packs up his desk Tuesday after his retirement was accepted at a special board meeting last Friday. Thompson is retiring for health reasons after serving as chief for almost 12 years. Leader photo by Chris Edens

Chief Thompson retires

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

      By CHRIS EDENS City Editor After 30 years in the military and 45 years in law enforcement, Oologah Police Chief Novale Thompson has retired from public service. Thompson’s retirement was approved a special Oologah Town Board meeting last Friday morning. He served as chief for almost 12 years. Thompson has been dealing [...]

DAVID BOOK Interim Oologah Police Chief

Book hired as interim Oologah Police Chief

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Police Chief Novale Thompson’s resignation was accepted a special town board meeting Friday and David Book was hired as an interim chief. Thompson is retiring for health reasons. Book will serve as chief while the town searches for applicants. The board voted to advertise for the position for [...]

Leader photo by Chris EdensSticking up for votingSharon and Rex McKKee hold up their “I Voted” stickers Tuesday evening at Northwest Fire Station #1 in Oologah.

Ballard, Carini, Burrows oust incumbents;

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Three offices in the Rogers County Courthouse will have new occupants in January and liquor by the drink soon will be available in the county on Sundays following Tuesday’s primary election. Matt Ballard defeated incumbent District Attorney Janice Steidley and a second challenger, Erin Oquin. He will face Democrat [...]

Services for Betty Sue Gilley set Thursday

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

Betty Sue Gilley, 77, of Talala, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 in Talala. She was born August 20, 1936 in San Berdin0, Calif., to Delmar Alton Eledge and the former Ellie Lee Routzone. She is survived by a sister-in-law , three brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m., June [...]

Faith Wylie accepts the sweepstakes award for column writing from Cherokee Ballard, communications manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas. The two discovered that both have survived Lymphoma cancer.

Wylie column is ‘smashing’ success at OPA

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

Sometimes, getting smashed can be a winning experience. Faith Wylie’s column titled “Getting smashed with the girls” was named Oklahoma’s best newspaper column in 2013 at the Oklahoma Press Association annual convention last week in Midwest City. The column features a humorous account of a mammogram party for the women of the Oologah Lake Leader [...]

Tree stump barely survives

Tree stump barely survives

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor An old tree stump in Oologah has been turned into a work of art. Sharon and Steve Wigginton recently had to take down two old silver maples in their yard on Lake Ave. Sharon decided to research turning one of the stumps into yard art. “I hate it that we [...]

New cop on the beat in Oologah

New cop on the beat in Oologah

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor David Book has joined the Oologah Police Department. Mayor Jerry Holland said Book was hired on an emergency basis to fill in for Jared Tice who recently left the department and to help cover shifts for Police Chief Novale Thompson. Chief Thompson has been limited in his ability to work [...]

Primary is Tuesday (June 24), early voting starts Thursday

Primary is Tuesday (June 24), early voting starts Thursday

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County voters will decide some races and elect other nominees in primary election voting that begins Thursday (June 19) at the Rogers County Election Board and concludes Tuesday (June 24) at precinct polling places. Probably the hottest local race is for District Attorney in District 12, which covers [...]

Commissioners call special to deal with funding

[ 0 ] June 17, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher Rogers County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in the Commissioners meeting room to discuss how to fund completion of the new Courthouse parking facilities and plaza to the west of the new Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. Two issues [...]