Benny Harold Roberts, 78, retired Amoco accountant, died Thursday in Tulsa. Services pending with Butler-Stumpf, Tulsa.
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 [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah School Board members heard about mold removal Monday night and changed funding for the Pre-K program. Assistant superintendent Jerry Rutledge said mold remediation had been completed in five classrooms in the lower elementary. He said teachers noticed mildew on exterior walls behind some plastic items that had been hanging [...]
Can one person with no local roots really make a difference? If you enjoy having a brand-new grocery in town–a project that took 15 years to complete—you already know the answer. His name was Mickey Thompson. A committee met regularly for at least five years trying to figure out a way to make it happen. [...]
Mickey M. Thompson passes away Mickey Thompson, 70, of Broken Arrow—whose economic development expertise enhanced communities across Green Country including Oologah–went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Visitation will be 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow. The family will receive friends and [...]
• Dirickson resigns from town board • Book drops out of chief race • McNaughton status in question Update 8/6 Oologah Town Clerk Sandy McNaughton officially resigned Wednesday morning For the complete story on turmoil at town hall look for the Oologah Lake Leader on newsstands Wednesday and in your homes on Thursday.
By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Matt Ballard will be the new district attorney in January for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties after his only opponent announced Monday that he would drop out of the race. Robert Post, the Democratic nominee, said he would withdraw as a candidate in the November General Election. Ballard won [...]
By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustang softball team has been warming up in pre-season scrimmages. Oologah started practice the first week in July and the Lady Mustangs have already played three scrimmages. Oologah head coach Kerry Hallman said his young team will need to improve quickly. “We’re going to be very young. [...]