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Service Friday for C.D. Hanner

Service Friday for C.D. Hanner

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

C.D. “Don” Hanner, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 at Rice Funeral Service in Oologah. Family will be receiving visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Talala [...]

Rain doesn’t spoil birthday party

Rain doesn’t spoil birthday party

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

Heavy rains on Tuesday morning didn’t wash out Will Rogers’ birthday party. It just moved the festivities from the Birthplace Ranch near Oologah to the Oologah High School auditorium. Oologah-Talala fourth graders performed “The Life and Times of Will Rogers” at the Will Rogers Memorial for children’s day on Monday and for the birthday party [...]

The original water plant

RWD 4—50 years, 3,000 taps, “Awesome”

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Hard to believe, but this year represents the 50th anniversary of the district’s creation as well as the sale of the district’s 3,000th tap. The list of those involved in conceiving, developing and building the water system reads like a who’s who of northwest Rogers County. The first meeting [...]

Mustang running back Wyatt Tucker takes off for a big gain in Oologah's 59-25 win at Vinita last Friday night.

Mustangs win district, host McLain

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Oologah claimed its first football district championship in ten years after taking down Vinita on the road Friday night. The Mustangs improved to 7-2 with the 59-25 win over the Hornets. Oologah moved to #4 in 4A rankings. The Oologah offense has been firing on all cylinders as the regular [...]

Mustangs trample Vinita 59-25

Mustangs trample Vinita 59-25

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

The Mustangs ran over Vinita 59-25 on Friday night. The Mustangs are 7-2 and undefeated in District play. Seth Jensen rushed for three touchdowns. Brayden DeSpain hauled in two touchdown passes from Payton Craig. Craig ran for one touchdown. Drew Humphrey caught a touchdown pass. Wyatt Tucker ran in the final touchdown. Ethan Clark iced [...]

O-T students star in Will Rogers Days

O-T students star in Will Rogers Days

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

Local students will star in the annual Will Rogers Days celebration this week. The annual production of “Will Rogers Life and Times,” an original musical by Oologah-Talala teacher Kim Grazier, will highlight two events during Will Rogers Days Nov. 1-4. The play will be presented during “Children’s Day at the Museum” on Monday, Nov. 3, [...]

Moore takes over as chief

Moore takes over as chief

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Pete Moore has pinned on his badge as the new Oologah Police Chief. Moore is spending his first week on the job learning the area and getting to know the local people. “All the people I’ve met have been very friendly,” Moore said. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone.” [...]

Dale Fosdyck

Dale Fosdyck

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

Dale Edward Fosdyck, 77, of Talala passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee with family by his side. He was born June 23, 1937 in Macomb, IL. to Clarence and Lavona (Best) Fosdyck. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1958 and was stationed at [...]

Oologah High School students play the person pass game Tuesday afternoon in the commons area. Daily games and special dress up days are being held all week to celebrate football homecoming.

Mustangs kick Catoosa

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah took down Catoosa 31-20 on the road last week and took the top spot in 4A-3. An impressive defensive performance and the return of senior quarterback Payton Craig helped spark Oologah in the win over Catoosa. The Mustangs moved to #5 in 4A rankings after handing the Indians [...]

An Oologah student who portrayed a driver who was texting and caused a fatal crash sits in an Oklahoma Highway Patrol car as Life Flight takes off with a patient from the mock crash Monday. The staged scene on the Oologah campus was meant to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving.

Text message slams students

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah students got a serious wake up call on the dangers of texting and driving Monday morning. A mock two car crash was staged in the football stadium parking lot. A frightening scene became very real for about 1,000 high school and middle school students. OTEMS paramedic and community [...]