By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs went 3-2 in softball with losses to Claremore-Sequoyah and Lincoln Christian and wins over Glenpool and Keys last week and a win over Cleveland Monday night. “We’re playing better. We had our best game offensively against Cleveland,” Oologah head coach Kerry Hallman said. “We’re starting to [...]
Some of our subscribers will receive the newspaper on Friday in September because of adjustments in our production and printing schedule. The papers will be available in stores late Wednesday afternoon and the website may not be updated until Thursday. We appreciate your patience and understanding while co-publisher Faith Wylie is in the hospital.
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A News Analysis The Oklahoma Multi-County Grand Jury issued its final report Thursday without any indictments involving its widely touted probe of Rogers County law enforcement and prosecution turmoil. It did recommend that a statewide standard be established for when and how a police officer’s credibility should be disclosed [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members officially accepted town clerk Sandy McNaughton’s resignation at a special meeting Monday morning. The board will need to appoint someone to serve in the position until the next election in April. McNaughton also served as town treasurer and court clerk. “Due to a hostile work environment [...]
Oologah welcomed nine new teachers and two new administrators to campus last week. The new staff went through orientation last Thursday and were treated to lunch in the lower elementary library. See Chris Edens’ profiles of the new teachers and administrators in this week’s Leader.
James William Casebeer was born on Dec. 24, 1932 in Tulsa to James Daniel Casebeer and Ruby Alice Kirk. He passed from this life on Aug. 17, 2014 at his home in Oologah. Jim attended school in both Broken Arrow and Tulsa. He was an exceptional student and athlete, enjoying successes in the competition and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]