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Stallion Battalion marches to state

Stallion Battalion marches to state

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor The Stallion Battalion band qualified for state last week. Oologah earned straight Superior ratings at the OSSAA District Concert Band and Sight Reading contest in Bartlesville. All three judges gave Oologah a Superior rating. The band needed to earn two out of three Superior ratings to make state. “I’ve got [...]

Alleged church molester free on bond

Alleged church molester free on bond

[ 1 ] March 19, 2014

Timothy Maxey Gregston, the 28-year-old Oologah resident accused of molesting a 12-year old girl in a secluded area of Talala First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and helped with the youth group, was released from the Rogers County Jail on bond Wednesday. Special Judge Terrell Crosson reduced Gregston’s bond from $200,000 to $150,000 [...]

Viewing for Jim Evans set Tuesday

Viewing for Jim Evans set Tuesday

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014

 Retired Oologah-Talala administrator Jim Evans left his temporary earthly home for his eternal heavenly home on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was 74. Born in Seminole, Okla., on Dec. 12, 1939 to James and Hazel (Learned) Evans, Jim was reared and educated in Dustin, Okla., graduated from Graham High School—the school system where his father [...]

Superintendent Rob Armstrong

Superintendent’s job left in limbo

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

Oologah Superintendent Rob Armstrong’s contract was not renewed at Monday night’s regular board meeting. After an executive session, board member Brian Wigginton made a motion to renew Armstrong’s contract for 2014-2015. The motion died when no other board member offered a second. Read more in this week’s Oologah Lake Leader.

Michael Gordon, PSO, presents a check to Oologah mayor Jerry Holland and foundation president Willie Barron

PSO donates $100,000 to community center

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

Fundraising efforts for the new Oologah Media and Community Center got a big boost on Saturday night with a $100,000 donation from Public Service Company of Oklahoma on behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation. “PSO is very pleased to make this contribution on behalf of the AEP Foundation,” said Michael Gordon, PSO community affairs [...]

Karen Weeks (left) with co-workers Deb Green and Pam Slayden

Weeks named Citizen of the Year

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader writer The Chamber tapped Karen Weeks, a long-time community volunteer and top real estate agent, as its Citizen of the Year on Saturday night. “When it comes to selling Oologah, no one does it better,” said Ashley Harper, outgoing Chamber President. “She has captured the top seller award but most of [...]

Burn ban lifted

[ 0 ] March 6, 2014

We can finally say something good about the snow and ice of the past week. It was wet. Rogers County Commissioners have therefore lifted the burn ban that has been in effect for most of the last month,

O-T wrestlers take third, fourth at state

O-T wrestlers take third, fourth at state

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Martin brothers left it all on the mat last weekend at the state wrestling tournament. Oologah junior Cole Martin took third and freshman Brock Martin took fourth in 4A at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The Martin’s are carrying on a family tradition. Their cousin Garrett Martin was [...]

Kaydance Battles and Devin Lynes (left) and Renn and Hannah Christiansen  charge towards each other and fire away in an energetic snowball fight Monday afternoon at Harbour Creek. Oologah students were out of school after a brutal winter storm brought snow, ice and freezing temperatures to the area.

Snow cancels classes again

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Winter is reeking havoc on the Oologah school calendar. Superintendent Rob Armstrong is struggling with the same question many school leaders in Oklahoma are asking. How to make up an abundance of snow days this school year? Oologah has had nine snow days after classes were canceled Monday and [...]

Mustangs hope for playoff magic

Mustangs hope for playoff magic

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs stayed alive last weekend in the hunt for a state basketball championship. Oologah advanced out of the regional with a win over Tulsa Webster and a loss to McLain. The Mustangs are 20-5 and ranked #16 in 4A. Oologah 67-Webster 61 The Mustangs fell behind early against the [...]