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New Rogers County audit issued

[ 0 ] June 17, 2014

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.

Tad Jones named new Will Rogers Museums chief

Tad Jones named new Will Rogers Museums chief

[ 0 ] June 13, 2014

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 [...]

Former Sheriff Jerry Prather dies

Former Sheriff Jerry Prather dies

[ 0 ] June 13, 2014

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.

We need your help

We need your help

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

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 passes away

James Kemmler “Kem” Rogers passes away

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014

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 [...]

WR Commissioners to consider hiring new director

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

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. [...]

RCCA Hog Fry has been postponed due to weather

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

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 [...]

A group of children hold up signs to keep the Oologah Town Park in it's current location at the Oologah Town Board meeting Tuesday morning.

Town park stays put

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

  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 [...]

Oologah senior Tyler Base competes at regionals in the shot put as eventual state champion Austin Cantrell watches in the background. Base was unable to make the finals at state after he scratched because the shot put ring was under regulation size.

Base shot down at state track

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

  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 [...]

John Purdy

Tulsa resident fights local cop, faces 8 counts

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

  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 [...]