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Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015

A strong man with a heart of gold passed away in his Talala home with his family by his side on Monday, June 29, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. Services honoring and remembering the life of Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. are set for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at [...]

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015

Oologah Chamber of Commerce’s first outdoor movie night of the season will kick off on Saturday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the Bazaar Under the Stars and the movie “Space Jam” at dusk. This month’s movie is sponsored by NDS Used Cars and Cycles. The movie will be shown on the west side of [...]

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

[ 3 ] June 26, 2015

A crash which authorities say may have involved alcohol injured two men about 2 a.m. Friday when their vehicle lost control on the north curve of Oologah Dam, crashed into a sign and rolled down an embankment. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the 2007 Lexus, John Blanda, was treated by OTEMS Ambulance [...]

Jean Ann Bunch passes away

Jean Ann Bunch passes away

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015

Jean Ann Bunch, 68, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Logan County Hospital in Guthrie. She was born March 4, 1947 in Coleman, the youngest of three daughters to Lee Roy and Jeannette Barger. She was working at the Circle K in Oologah when the 1991 tornado came through and placed all her customers [...]

Service Friday for Doug Saville

Service Friday for Doug Saville

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015

Douglas James Saville, 47, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Care Center from complications of colon cancer. He is the husband of Oologah graduate Suzan Kolman Saville and the son-in-law of Linda Kolman Doug will lie in state from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 [...]

Major flooding forecast for area

Major flooding forecast for area

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

BULLETIN: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THAT “SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BY MID WEEK.” The NWS said that 4-7 inches of rain is likely through a wide area of northeast Oklahoma from late Monday through Thursday, Amounts up to 10 inches are expected. The Leader’s entire coverage area [...]

Service Thursday for Wade Rodman

Service Thursday for Wade Rodman

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

Wade Kent Rodman, 63, of Oologah, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Oologah. Visitation was scheduled for 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak [...]

Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

Early-morning rain didn’t discourage 267 young anglers and their families for the 7th annual Oologah Lake Kids Fishing Derby. See winners in this week’s Leader. Thanks to the Corps Rangers, NW Firefighters, volunteers and donors for a wonderful morning.

Down goes the pole

Down goes the pole

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

A VVEC pole carrying a live power line and AT&T lines fell partway Saturday afternoon, closing the intersection of Rockhill and Forest Park in Briarcliff while repairs were made. As of 5:45 p.m., VVEC reported only two customers were without power. Northwest Fire and OTEMS units were on standby to block traffic and provide medical [...]

Service set Wednesday for Jim Orton

Service set Wednesday for Jim Orton

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

James A. Orton, of Ramona, went to his eternal rest on June 4, 2015 after an extended illness. His wife, Janet, taught for many years at the Oologah schools. He worked with the Oolagah Historical Society on the Will Rogers monument project downtown. Jim was born March 29, 1933, near Lyman where his father was [...]