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Office Brent Holmes will keep the new police dog at his home.

New officer will be in the dog house

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah Town Board members approved buying the new police dog’s kennel at last Thursday’s meeting. The board voted to buy a police dog last month from K9 Working Dogs International in Kansas. Officer Brent Holmes will be the dog’s handler. Holmes is making preparations to house the service dog at [...]

Town, ODOT work on vital old 169 bridge fix

Town, ODOT work on vital old 169 bridge fix

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor As potentially dire consequences of  long-term closure of the old US 169 bridge sank in, town and state officials began thinking about ways to fix the problem. Monday, officials of the Town of Oologah and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation met at the bridge site to begin crafting a [...]

Football seniors are ready for action

Mustangs ready for kickoff

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Mustangs are ready to shine under the Friday night lights. Oologah head football coach Brandon Craig said his team has been working hard in preseason practices. Craig said one group that’s made great strides is the offensive line. All five offensive linemen were first year starters last season. Craig [...]

Meet the new teachers

Meet the new teachers

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015

Oologah-Talala welcomed 18 new staff members last Thursday. The recent hires went through new teacher orientation and were treated to a free lunch in the high school library Thursday and a welcoming breakfast Friday. It is a diverse group, some with roots in Oologah and some drawn here by the district’s outstanding reputation. See brief [...]

Fly-In soars to success

Fly-In soars to success

[ 1 ] August 19, 2015

With gorgeous weather, a record number of airplanes and a Day of Remembrance literally heard around the world, Saturday’s Will Rogers Wiley Post Fly-In at Oologah was a huge success. Tad Jones, director of the Will Rogers Memorial Museums, said the Birthplace Ranch Museum on Oologah Lake hosted a record 129 aircraft and thousands of [...]

Service set Thursday for William Rogers

Service set Thursday for William Rogers

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015

William Arthur Rogers, 77, of Owasso, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 in Tulsa. He was born Nov. 2, 1937 in Delano, Calif. to Robert Ralph Rogers and the former Wyvern Amanda Goman. He retired from The United States Air Force in 1975 after 20 years of services. He was active in the Turley Round-Up [...]

Tyler James Rodgers

Tyler James Rodgers

[ 0 ] August 15, 2015

Tyler James Rodgers, age 18, of Talala passed away after a tragic accident on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Talala.  He was born on Oct. 6, 1996 in Tulsa to Jason and Sarah (Maples) Rodgers. Tyler was a 2015 graduate of Oologah High School.  He enjoyed working out at the gym, playing tennis, riding motorcycles [...]

Brian Alan Cain

Brian Alan Cain

[ 0 ] August 15, 2015

A celebration of the life of Brian Alan Cain will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 at Blue Starr Church of Christ in Claremore. His care has been entrusted to Rice Funeral Service. Brian passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. He was 37. Born in Holdenville on July 28, 1978 to Thomas Jerry and [...]

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Do we have another killer road?

[ 2 ] August 12, 2015

Other stories in this week’s package: A tribute to the four young men the community lost in the past three weeks, details of the Cain and Rodgers accidents, obituaries for Cain, Rodgers and Tice. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor There was no question that the old US 169 from Oologah to Owasso was a [...]

Tyler Rodgers killed in motorcycle wreck

Tyler Rodgers killed in motorcycle wreck

[ 6 ] August 10, 2015

Tyler J. Rodgers, 18, of Talala, was killed in a motorcycle crash about 9:15 p.m. on the northbound side of US 169 4/10 of a mile north of E. 360 Rd., about 1-1/2 miles south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Monday. He was a 2015 graduate of Oologah High School. Trooper Jon Ysbrand said [...]