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Fallin blindsides Memorial, 5 other agencies

Fallin blindsides Memorial, 5 other agencies

[ 0 ] February 11, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor When Gov. Mary Fallin delivered her State of the State Address and Executive Budget last week, she stunned everyone by proposing to fold the Will Rogers Memorial Commission, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the J.M. Davis Commission, the Scenic Rivers Commission and the Oklahoma Arts Council into the Department of [...]

Errol Calvert visitation set Saturday

Errol Calvert visitation set Saturday

[ 0 ] February 8, 2014

Errol Calvert, 73, of Talala, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Viewing and Visitation are scheduled for 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 and 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Johnson Funeral Service, Sperry; Services at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at First   Baptist Church of Ramona,; Interment Ramona Cemetery.    

Visitation for Martha McAlvain set Monday

Visitation for Martha McAlvain set Monday

[ 0 ] February 7, 2014

 Visitation for Martha Ann McAlvain will be held from 2-5 Sunday, Feb.  9, 2014, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso; funeral services will be at 11a.m. Monday at the Mowery Chapel.  Committal services and interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville. Martha was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Claremore to George William and Ada [...]

15 felonies, a delighted commissioner and so much more

15 felonies, a delighted commissioner and so much more

[ 4 ] February 5, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Commissioner Mike Helm has high praise for Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies who stopped a fuel theft from a snow plow Saturday and wound up booking a couple on 15 felony complaints. “We had a suspect and his girlfriend try to steal gas from one of our tractors. It is [...]

Oologah gives land to sports complex

Oologah gives land to sports complex

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A tract of land set aside for an Oologah Sports Complex has been transferred from the town to the sports complex committee. Oologah Town Board members approved transferring the deed to the land Tuesday morning. The approximately 46-acre tract of land south of Oologah was donated to the town by [...]

US 169 snarl at Oklahoma 266 starts Monday

US 169 snarl at Oklahoma 266 starts Monday

[ 0 ] February 1, 2014

 A $9 million interchange improvement project at the US-169 junction with Oklahoma-266 (46th St. North) is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 3. Drivers should plan ahead now for the significant impact to their travel and commute over the next year, says the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Crews from Sherwood Construction will replace the two structurally [...]

Oologah robotics team co-captain's Trevor Perkins (from left) and Randy Greeves work with team member Jeffery Sligar and advisor Danny Pruett Monday. Team Warhorse hopes to qualify for nationals in their second year in the FIRST Robotics competition.

Robots ready to rumble

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Team Warhorse is preparing for battle in their second year competing in the FIRST Robotics competition. The Oologah robotics team has been working hard since this year’s game was announced Jan. 4. in a live NASA broadcast. The Oologah students started debating design plans the minute the game was [...]

Oologah sophomore Breyden DeSpain works on the mechanics of his shot during practice Tuesday afternoon. DeSpain averaged 28 points and 8 rebounds per game last week at the Ft. Gibson Tournament. The impressive performance made DeSpain a Player to Watch in the Tulsa World this week.

Oologah competes at Ft. Gibson tourney

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah finished fifth at the Ft. Gibson Tournament last week with wins over Muldrow and Bishop Kelley and a loss to #12 Inola. “In our first game with Inola we just had one bad quarter and we found some consistency against Muldrow,” Oologah head coach Jim Deaton said. “Saturday [...]

County adopts burn ban

County adopts burn ban

[ 0 ] January 27, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor  After more than a week of wildfires that have stretched firefighters to their limits, Rogers County Commissioners adopted a week-long burn ban with criminal penalties. The ban took effect Monday morning and will last for a week, until next week’s commission meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, when commissioners will [...]

Services set Tuesday for Marshall Dean Taylor

Services set Tuesday for Marshall Dean Taylor

[ 0 ] January 27, 2014

Marhsall Dean Taylor y 13, 1949 – January 24, 2014)   Marshall Dean Taylor was born in an old two story home on May 13, 1949 in rural Oologah. He entered into rest on Friday, January 24, 2014. He completed his entire pre-college career at Oologah Schools in 1967. In 1971 he completed his Bachelors [...]