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Public Reception to Honor Gragerts

Public Reception to Honor Gragerts

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

Will Rogers Memorial Museum Ropers will be joined by others to host a public reception Thursday, Aug. 21, honoring Steve and Helen Gragert. It will be 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial. There will be punch, cake and hors d’oeuvres with a brief program at 6 p.m Gragert will retire Sept. 1, ending almost 40 years [...]

Will Rogers Birthplace offers excitement, attendance growth

Will Rogers Birthplace offers excitement, attendance growth

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

 By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor As Sunday’s Fly-in prepares to soar, the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch Museum near Oologah is becoming the fastest growing part of the Will Rogers experience. “We have more than doubled our recorded attendance in the first six months of 2014 compared to a year ago: 34,824 vs. 13,872 [a [...]

Chapman Dining Hall continues RSU expansion

Chapman Dining Hall continues RSU expansion

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

By JARRETT HOBBS Leader writer Students at Rogers State University started fall classes Monday. While they were on vacation, RSU continued to innovate and expand. New and returning students were welcomed by the new 17,300-square-foot Chapman Dining Hall, which has become one of the crowning additions to the Claremore Campus. Chapman Dining Hall is a [...]

Mold removed at lower elementary

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS City Editor  Oologah School Board members heard about mold removal Monday night and changed funding for the Pre-K program. Assistant superintendent Jerry Rutledge said mold remediation had been completed in five classrooms in the lower elementary. He said teachers noticed mildew on exterior walls behind some plastic items that had been hanging [...]

Mickey Thompson, economic developer, dies

Mickey Thompson, economic developer, dies

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

Mickey  M. Thompson passes away Mickey Thompson, 70, of Broken Arrow—whose economic development expertise enhanced communities across Green Country including Oologah–went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Visitation will be 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow. The family will receive friends and [...]

Turmoil at Town Hall

Turmoil at Town Hall

[ 3 ] August 6, 2014

• Dirickson resigns from town board • Book drops out of chief race • McNaughton status in question Update 8/6 Oologah Town Clerk Sandy McNaughton officially resigned Wednesday morning For the complete story on turmoil at town hall  look for the Oologah Lake Leader on newsstands Wednesday and in your homes on Thursday.

Ballard will be new DA, Post announces withdrawal

Ballard will be new DA, Post announces withdrawal

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Matt Ballard will be the new district attorney in January for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties after his only opponent announced Monday that he would drop out of the race. Robert Post, the Democratic nominee, said he would withdraw as a candidate in the November General Election. Ballard won [...]

Car recovered after ‘intentional’ dive

Car recovered after ‘intentional’ dive

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor   A Kia SUV was recovered from about seven feet of water In Oologah Lake after the driver drove it off the Winganon Boat Ramp about noon Sunday, the Oklahoma Lake Patrol reported. Capt. George Brown and other OHP officials gave this account of the incident: About 12:41 p.m. [...]

Carl Lockett passes away

Carl Lockett passes away

[ 0 ] August 2, 2014

Graveside Services for Carl Allen Lockett, 70, of Tulsa, were held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Rev. Kirt Myers officiated. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry. Carl was born June 10, 1944 in Barnsdall to Cleland Carl and Pearl Adelee (Raber) Lockett. He passed [...]

Park to expand

Park to expand

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS City Editor A new Oologah town park and community building gained new life Monday morning. Oologah Town Board members approved relocating the park behind town hall to make room for the community building at a special meeting. The board had voted against the park relocation last month after a vocal public protest. [...]