By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor It’s time for the Back to School to Bash sponsored by the Oologah Parents and Teachers association. The Bash will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in downtown Oologah. The theme for the bash is Mustang Fever. “I am really excited about the Back to School [...]
By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustang softball team beat Grove and Vinita last week and Oologah is on a four game win streak. “We’ve won four in a row. We’ve got a big week this week at the Coweta Tournament and hopefully we can keep the win streak alive. The girls continue [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor David Puckett joined the Oologah board Tuesday morning and funding for a new town park was approved. Puckett was appointed on a unanimous vote to fill the open seat for Ward 2. John Dirickson resigned from the Ward 2 seat before last month’s meeting. Mayor Jerry Holland said Puckett [...]
Harold “Pete” Mitchell passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Fist Baptist Church of Talala. Burial will follow in Talala Cemetery. Family visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday Sept. 1 at Benjamin Funeral Home in Nowata.
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 [...]