The State Auditor and Inspector released its report on Rogers County government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 on Tuesday afternoon, after the Leader’s deadline for this week’s newspaper. The complete audit is available online at: www.sai.ok.gov/Search%20Reports/database/RogersCoFin13WebFinal.pdf A complete analysis will be published in next week’s newspaper.
By JARRETT HOBBS, Leader writer Former State Rep. and Oologah High School graduate Tad Jones is coming home to Rogers County to become executive director of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission. Jones was offered the position at a special meeting of the commission Friday and accepted early Friday afternoon. The vote to hire Jones was [...]
Retired Rogers County Sheriff Jerry Prather died Thursday at a Tulsa Hospital. He was 66. Arrangements are being handled by MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Claremore. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
By MIKE FAWCETT Redbud Marina Independence Day is one of the biggest and most important holidays of the year. Somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 Rogers County residentswill gather at Oologah Lake on Friday, July 4 to enjoy and help us celebrate our Independence Day with a spectacular free Fireworks Show. The Oologah Chamber and [...]
James Kemmler (Kem) Rogers, 75, grandson of Will Rogers, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Bakersfield, Calif. He had been in failing health since a traffic accident near his Tennessee residence in 2012. He moved to California to live near his family. The son of James Blake Rogers and Marguerite Astrea Kemmler Rogers, he was [...]
A special meeting of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission, now scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, has an agenda which would let it hire a new executive director to replace Steve Gragert, who is retiring late this summer. The meeting will be held in the lodge on the campus of the Will Rogers Memorial, 1720 W. [...]
Cherokee Councilor Cara Cowan Watts issued the following announcement Friday afternoon: Please spread the word and mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8th! Due to likely flooding in the area, the Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) leadership decided to reschedule for later in the year. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 8th, at Noon!!! Look [...]
By CHRIS EDENS Oologah Town Board members voted to leave the town park in it’s current location after a large, vocal crowd packed town hall Tuesday morning to protest the move. The board was considering relocating the park to make room for a new community building. The original site for the new building was [...]
By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor An Oologah athlete was denied a chance at a state track championship last month. Senior Tyler Base scratched on all three of his attempts in the shot put May 9 in the preliminary rounds. Coaches later determined the shot put ring was six inches smaller than regulation size. Base [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor An altercation at Garden Walk apartments Friday led to the arrest of a Tulsa man and a wrestling match with an Oologah police officer. Officer Brent Holmes was dispatched to the apartment complex at 12:14 p.m. In his report, Holmes said the victim, Carrie Harmon told him her niece’s [...]