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Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

Early-morning rain didn’t discourage 267 young anglers and their families for the 7th annual Oologah Lake Kids Fishing Derby. See winners in this week’s Leader. Thanks to the Corps Rangers, NW Firefighters, volunteers and donors for a wonderful morning.

Down goes the pole

Down goes the pole

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

A VVEC pole carrying a live power line and AT&T lines fell partway Saturday afternoon, closing the intersection of Rockhill and Forest Park in Briarcliff while repairs were made. As of 5:45 p.m., VVEC reported only two customers were without power. Northwest Fire and OTEMS units were on standby to block traffic and provide medical [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Oologah board talks trash

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor There was a lot of trash talk at last Thursday night’s Oologah Town Board meeting. Trustees discussed making trash hauling a municipal service and limiting the service to one company. Multiple firms currently provide trash service in the town limits. Representatives from two of the current providers told the board [...]

Pool opens for season

Pool opens for season

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Oologah senior James Epperson works with Madeline Murphy Tuesday morning at the Oologah Pool in Level 3 swim lessons. There are still spots open in sessions three and four this summer. For more information, contact coach Kerber at charles.kerber@oologah.k12.ok.us. The pool is now open for public swimming from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday [...]

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 [...]