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Mold removed at lower elementary

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS City Editor  Oologah School Board members heard about mold removal Monday night and changed funding for the Pre-K program. Assistant superintendent Jerry Rutledge said mold remediation had been completed in five classrooms in the lower elementary. He said teachers noticed mildew on exterior walls behind some plastic items that had been hanging [...]

Mickey Thompson, economic developer, dies

Mickey Thompson, economic developer, dies

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

Mickey  M. Thompson passes away Mickey Thompson, 70, of Broken Arrow—whose economic development expertise enhanced communities across Green Country including Oologah–went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Visitation will be 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow. The family will receive friends and [...]

Turmoil at Town Hall

Turmoil at Town Hall

[ 3 ] August 6, 2014

• Dirickson resigns from town board • Book drops out of chief race • McNaughton status in question Update 8/6 Oologah Town Clerk Sandy McNaughton officially resigned Wednesday morning For the complete story on turmoil at town hall  look for the Oologah Lake Leader on newsstands Wednesday and in your homes on Thursday.

Ballard will be new DA, Post announces withdrawal

Ballard will be new DA, Post announces withdrawal

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Matt Ballard will be the new district attorney in January for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties after his only opponent announced Monday that he would drop out of the race. Robert Post, the Democratic nominee, said he would withdraw as a candidate in the November General Election. Ballard won [...]

Car recovered after ‘intentional’ dive

Car recovered after ‘intentional’ dive

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor   A Kia SUV was recovered from about seven feet of water In Oologah Lake after the driver drove it off the Winganon Boat Ramp about noon Sunday, the Oklahoma Lake Patrol reported. Capt. George Brown and other OHP officials gave this account of the incident: About 12:41 p.m. [...]

Carl Lockett passes away

Carl Lockett passes away

[ 0 ] August 2, 2014

Graveside Services for Carl Allen Lockett, 70, of Tulsa, were held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Rev. Kirt Myers officiated. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry. Carl was born June 10, 1944 in Barnsdall to Cleland Carl and Pearl Adelee (Raber) Lockett. He passed [...]

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 [...]