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Mat master

Mat master

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015

Oologah sophomore Brock Martin holds the tournament championship trophy at 195 lbs. last weekend at Pryor. Martin was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the upper weight classes at Pryor. He is a top ranked wrestler in 4A this season with a record of 24-2. Martin beat Hicks from Tahlequah with a technical fall in the [...]

Sweeping the stage

Sweeping the stage

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015

The Oologah speech and debate team won the 5A Sweepstakes trophy at the Sapulpa Tournament last weekend and took the second place Sweepstakes trophy in the Championship division. Ridge Clark (back from left) took first in Poetry and Humorous Duet and third in dramatic duet, Jamie Marrara took first in Championship Lincoln Douglas Debate and [...]

The bus barn at the Oologah-Talala schools

School bonds on April 7 ballot

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015

April 7 has been officially approved as the election date for two school bond issues for $4.19 million and $500,000. The OT Board of Education approved the bond election at a special meeting Tuesday night. The larger will be used primarily used to build two multi-purpose complexes, one for the elementary complex and one for [...]

Service set Wednesday for Janice Lawrence

Service set Wednesday for Janice Lawrence

[ 0 ] February 3, 2015

Janice (Dick) Lawrence, 72, of Talala, passed away Jan. 31, 2015 in Talala. She was born April 15, 1942 in Tulsa to Foley and Beatrice Pauline (Trude) Dick. She married Johnny Lawrence on Sept. 13, 1958.  She enjoyed going to rodeos and garage sales, going fishing, and playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed spending time [...]

A classroom at Oologah High School after the 1991 tornado

Tornado safety for whole community would raise taxes for 4 years

[ 1 ] January 28, 2015

ONLY IN THE LEADER Oologah school patrons will have huge choice, probably on the April ballot — multipurpose safe rooms that also provide needed dining and class space, but at a cost of an added 7.51 mills ($9.98 per hundred dollars school property taxes paid now) annually for four years. The plan is considered the [...]

New faces for Oologah Board?

New faces for Oologah Board?

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

Candidates for Ward 1, 2, 3, and 5, and for Town Clerk/Treasurer will file for office beginning Feb. 2. Mat Shockley is the only town board member who is not up for election. See this week’s Leader for details on how to file.

Oologah plays ball on sports complex

Oologah plays ball on sports complex

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah’s long-awaited sports complex may soon be a reality. Oologah Town Board members approved a lease for the sports complex at a special meeting Tuesday morning. AEP-PSO donated approximately 46 acres of land south of Oologah on U.S. 169 to the town in 2009 to be used specifically for a [...]

1991 Leader photo by Faith Wylie Joining the modern world Oologah get a new digital telephone switch and toll-free dialing to Claremore, Collinsville, Tulsa, Owasso, Catoosa and Inola. Cutting the system over are (from left) Superintendent Keith Ballard, Mayor Jerry Holland and Leader Publisher John Wylie. Afterwards, people moved to the Leader office next door for a toast.

Leader salutes last 25 years of area history

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader Writer Oologah and Talala are 125 years old in 2015. That calls for looking back at our history. In 2015 the Leader will feature the last 25 years, year by year. The year 1990 was featured on Jan. 8. The year of the tornado, 1991, is featured this week. Here are [...]

Tournament titans Oologah senior Levi Potter and junior Grace Garrison were named to the Oologah All Tournament Team for their outstanding play last week.

Teams take 4th in Oologah Tournament

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Mustangs finished fourth at the Oologah Tournament after losses to Ft. Gibson and Collinsville last weekend. “The competition level has been really high. We ran into two quality teams at the end of the tournament but hopefully it will make us better,” Oologah head coach Tyler Chronister said. The [...]

Jenny Gaochia Yang

Kindergartner who died: ‘A very loving little girl’

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Classes were back in session Monday at Oologah after school was closed last week following the death of a kindergarten student. Six-year-old Jenny Yang was sent home from school last Monday with a fever. She died later that night at the hospital from an unknown illness. Tanner said because of [...]