An Oologah home was destroyed by a two-alarm fire early this evening. It was reported just before 5 p.m. in the 11200 block of S. Oologah Circle, and responding fire crews from Northwest Station 1 could see flames and smoke from US 169. Mutual aid was provided by several area departments including Foyil, Owens & [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor The Multi-County Grand Jury in Oklahoma City, whose charge includes a number of matters including issues in Rogers County government, late today issued an interim report and a sealed indictment. The indictment was presented in open court, according to the report, but Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office said neither [...]
Mustangs on win streak By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah moved into the basketball rankings this week with impressive wins over Jay, Wagoner and Miami last week. After losing their first two games of the season, the Mustangs have won nine of their last ten games. Oologah is 9-3 and ranked #19 in 4A. [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor The Lady Mustangs hit their stride last week. Oologah posted hard court road wins over Jay and Miami and took down Wagoner for homecoming. The Lady Mustangs improved their record to 5-7. “We got in a couple of good days of practice. We had some time to fix a [...]
By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah Town Board members took another step towards the construction of a new media center at last week’s meeting. The board approved a construction management contract with Brewer Construction Company. The contract will cover the demolition of the old Methodist Church and the construction of the new building. A vacant [...]
A News Analysis By the Leader staff Rogers County Commissioners will consider two hot-button issues during their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday. One is whether to ask county voters to decide if liquor by the drink should be allowed on Sundays. In Oklahoma, liquor by the drink is regulated by counties, which can [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor It’s hard to know who loves having Apple Market in Oologah more—the people who run it or the citizens who have welcomed it with open arms. “The thing that impressed me the most was the people in the community and the things you guys do as a community. I [...]
For the second straight day snow, ice and Arctic temperatures have forced Oologah-Talala schools to close. A warmer day is predicted Tuesday, with sunny skies and a high near 40, so officials are hoping much of the ice and snow will melt. However, there is a chance of freezing drizzle on Wednesday.
Visitation for Betty Jo Burma of Talala will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Oologah. Mrs. Burma passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the age of 75.
Oologah-Talala Schools will be closed Monday due to a combination of icy roads and dangerously cold temperatures. The decision came early, before 5 p.m. Sunday, and was in line with many other districts in the affected area including Tulsa. The slick precipitation came overnight Saturday, and even though much of Sunday was sunny, low temperatures [...]