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Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015

“Will on the HIll” music festival at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore Saturday will continue as planned — with band performances beginning at 2 p.m. moved inside to the Museum’s large theatre because of forecasted rain. Admission to the museum will be free after noon. There will still be outdoor games and kite flying [...]

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015

Oologah Talala graduation will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. If weather permits, it will be outside at Mustang Stadium. In case of rain, it will be moved inside to the auditorium. “We met with the senior class and presented options.  The majority vote chose to graduate on campus,” said Melissa Overcash, principal. “In order to avoid severe weather [...]

Oologah board fills key posts, ponders fireworks

Oologah board fills key posts, ponders fireworks

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah’s Town Board hired a new town attorney, two maintenance workers and a deputy clerk last week. After an executive session at its regular meeting May 5, the board hired John Heskett as the new town attorney. Long-time town attorney Bill Higgins recently submitted his resignation effective on the hiring [...]

Police Chief Pete Moore and Town Clerk Holly Baker get ready to move out of the old Oologah Community Building

It’s happening in Oologah!

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

“It’s been a long time coming but now it’s time to get the much awaited start of the destruction and construction of the Oologah Community Center and town park under way,” said Oologah Mayor Mat Shockley.  At Tuesday night’s special Town Board meeting the approval of the bids were granted for phase one of the [...]

The school got "tired" during the senior prank. See the Salute to the Class of 2015 in this week's Leader.

Oologah sets graduation backup plan

[ 2 ] May 13, 2015

 By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Graduation is scheduled for Oologah High School seniors at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Stadium, but weather could change that. A threat of severe weather is predicted this weekend. If the weather looks unfavorable, graduation ceremonies will be moved to the Claremore Expo Center. “It’s not looking good right now,” [...]

Public Agendas

Public Agendas

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

The Leader will post agendas for public meetings as available: OTEMS board 6:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 27: 8-27 OTEMS Meeting agenda Meeting Times Oologah-Talala Public Schools 6 pm on the second Monday Posted Agenda  Rogers County Commission 9 am Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday.) RC Posted Agenda  Oologah Town Board 7 pm on First [...]

E.D. Loyd passes away, services Monday

[ 0 ] May 8, 2015

E.D. Loyd, age 87, passed away on May 5, 2015 in Oologah. He was was born Oct. 25, 1927 to Onis D. Loyd and Betty McBride Loyd and At Broken Arrow High School was known as Don by his classmates in the Class of 1945. E.D. Was a retired business executive and served as president [...]

Photo courtesy Newson6

Apparent wreck was actually murder

[ 0 ] May 2, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A reported traffic accident early Friday turned into a murder investigation when a body with multiple bullet wounds was found in the trunk of a Tulsa-based taxi recovered from the Caney River in the rural Oologah-Collinsville area. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was notified about sunrise by a passing driver [...]

BULLETIN: Teens face felony charges in school vandalism; affidavit says they confessed, were ‘bored’

BULLETIN: Teens face felony charges in school vandalism; affidavit says they confessed, were ‘bored’

[ 5 ] May 2, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2015, Oologah Lake Leader LLC. Felony warrants were issued Friday charging two rural Oologah teens with causing more than $7,500 damage April 13 to Oologah public schools, Rogers County District Court records show. Officers were seeking Johnny Austin Casper, 18, and Kaleb Koop, 19, for one felony charge [...]

Shockley elected mayor

Shockley elected mayor

[ 0 ] April 29, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Three new members joined the Oologah Town Board at a special meeting last week where trustee Mat Shockley was elected mayor. “I’m honored the board wants me to serve as mayor,” Shockley said. “I’m looking forward to working with the new board and bringing our ideas to fruition.” Shockley indicated [...]