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Drill gives training, view of “texting while driving” crash

Drill gives training, view of “texting while driving” crash

[ 0 ] October 16, 2014

It is a typical crisp fall morning as parents and students drive to the 1,900-student Oologah-Talala School campus on U.S. 169. One of the drivers is on his cell phone. In less than a second, the pastoral scene becomes a disaster resulting in one teen dead and a mother and another teen in critical condition. [...]

OT Schools buy land

OT Schools buy land

[ 0 ] October 16, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah School Board members approved buying new land adjacent to the campus Monday night. The 15 acre tract is west of the administration building and south of the lower elementary. The land was purchased for $238,000 from the Stokley Trust. Superintendent Max Tanner said the money for the land purchase was [...]

Courthouse dedication today

Courthouse dedication today

[ 0 ] October 3, 2014

After years of work by citizens and county employees, the new Rogers County Courhouse is ready. See you at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

Oologah quarterback Payton Craig and linebacker Trent Harris watch the Wagoner game from the sideline Friday night. Craig has a broken ankle and Harris has a knee injury, but the Mustangs found a way to upset the fourth ranked Bulldogs.

Oologah takes down Wagoner

[ 0 ] October 2, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah pulled off an 18-7 upset win over 4A #4 Wagoner Friday night. A strong defensive performance from the Mustangs and a super human effort from Jimmy McKinney helped fuel the win over the Bulldogs at Mustang Stadium. Oologah moved into the rankings this week at #8 and Wagoner [...]

Oologah drama students Jake Melton, (from left) Ridge Clark, Lacye Day, Andrea Pales, Allison Richmond and Mia Graham rehearse Tuesday in the school auditorium for the one act play regional contest Oct. 9. The students will present the play “The Women of Troy” to the public Oct. 7 in the school auditorium.

OHS drama goes Greek

[ 0 ] October 2, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah drama students will present the classical Greek play “The Women of Troy” as their one act play entry. Oologah will host the regional Oct. 9. The students will perform the play for the community at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Will Rogers Auditorium. The play is [...]

Oologah kindergarten teacher Georgia Ramsey (left) receives the Rising Star award last week from state superintendent Janet Barresi at the Oklahoma State Fair. Six teachers who were Teachers of the Year in their districts were given the honor for showing an amazing amount of promise in their profession.

Oologah receives A and 3 B’s

[ 1 ] September 25, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah schools received one A and three B’s on report cards from the state Board of Education. The controversial A-F school grade cards were released last Thursday. Grades are calculated with 50 percent for student proficiency in core subjects, 25 percent for overall student growth, 25 percent for growth [...]

Senior defensive back Wade McGee drags down a Glenpool runner last Friday in Oologah's 40-16 road win over the Warriors.

Channel 8 coming to Mustang Stadium

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014

KTUL Channel 8 will be coming to Oologah Friday night for a hometown tailgate party. There will be live broadcasts at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. from Mustang Stadium before Oologah’s big district matchup with Wagoner at 7:30 p.m. “This is another chance for us to showcase what a great school district we have. Please [...]

Oologah man hurt in Sunday crash

[ 0 ] September 21, 2014

A 24-year-old Oologah man, Ethan Eggleston, was injured about 1:07 a.m. Sunday in a one vehicle in the 19100 block of E. 410 Rd.  He was admitted in stable condition to St. John Medical with head and leg injuries, the Oklahoma Highway said. Complete details will be in the Oologah Lake Leader available Thursday on [...]

Man impersonates trooper in Talala area

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Rogers County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Smittle said a man impersonating a state trooper pulled a man over in the Talala area Wednesday night and took off with his information. Smittle said the suspect was driving a white Dodge Charger with emergency lights on the visor and grill. He was wearing jeans and [...]

Oologah Community Foundation Chairman Willie Barron (center) and foundation board members hear public comments and answer questions Monday night at a public forum for a new community building and relocated and renovated town park.

Forum held on park project

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Community Foundation board members held a public forum Monday night to discuss a relocated and renovated town park and a new community building. About ten people attended the public meeting in the old community building. Chairman Willie Barron gave a brief presentation on the projects before hearing public [...]