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New cop on the beat in Oologah

New cop on the beat in Oologah

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor David Book has joined the Oologah Police Department. Mayor Jerry Holland said Book was hired on an emergency basis to fill in for Jared Tice who recently left the department and to help cover shifts for Police Chief Novale Thompson. Chief Thompson has been limited in his ability to work [...]

Primary is Tuesday (June 24), early voting starts Thursday

Primary is Tuesday (June 24), early voting starts Thursday

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County voters will decide some races and elect other nominees in primary election voting that begins Thursday (June 19) at the Rogers County Election Board and concludes Tuesday (June 24) at precinct polling places. Probably the hottest local race is for District Attorney in District 12, which covers [...]

Commissioners call special to deal with funding

[ 0 ] June 17, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher Rogers County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in the Commissioners meeting room to discuss how to fund completion of the new Courthouse parking facilities and plaza to the west of the new Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. Two issues [...]

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 [...]