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A classroom at Oologah High School after the 1991 tornado

Tornado safety for whole community would raise taxes for 4 years

[ 1 ] January 28, 2015

ONLY IN THE LEADER Oologah school patrons will have huge choice, probably on the April ballot — multipurpose safe rooms that also provide needed dining and class space, but at a cost of an added 7.51 mills ($9.98 per hundred dollars school property taxes paid now) annually for four years. The plan is considered the [...]

New faces for Oologah Board?

New faces for Oologah Board?

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

Candidates for Ward 1, 2, 3, and 5, and for Town Clerk/Treasurer will file for office beginning Feb. 2. Mat Shockley is the only town board member who is not up for election. See this week’s Leader for details on how to file.

Oologah plays ball on sports complex

Oologah plays ball on sports complex

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah’s long-awaited sports complex may soon be a reality. Oologah Town Board members approved a lease for the sports complex at a special meeting Tuesday morning. AEP-PSO donated approximately 46 acres of land south of Oologah on U.S. 169 to the town in 2009 to be used specifically for a [...]

1991 Leader photo by Faith Wylie Joining the modern world Oologah get a new digital telephone switch and toll-free dialing to Claremore, Collinsville, Tulsa, Owasso, Catoosa and Inola. Cutting the system over are (from left) Superintendent Keith Ballard, Mayor Jerry Holland and Leader Publisher John Wylie. Afterwards, people moved to the Leader office next door for a toast.

Leader salutes last 25 years of area history

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader Writer Oologah and Talala are 125 years old in 2015. That calls for looking back at our history. In 2015 the Leader will feature the last 25 years, year by year. The year 1990 was featured on Jan. 8. The year of the tornado, 1991, is featured this week. Here are [...]

Tournament titans Oologah senior Levi Potter and junior Grace Garrison were named to the Oologah All Tournament Team for their outstanding play last week.

Teams take 4th in Oologah Tournament

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Mustangs finished fourth at the Oologah Tournament after losses to Ft. Gibson and Collinsville last weekend. “The competition level has been really high. We ran into two quality teams at the end of the tournament but hopefully it will make us better,” Oologah head coach Tyler Chronister said. The [...]

Jenny Gaochia Yang

Kindergartner who died: ‘A very loving little girl’

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Classes were back in session Monday at Oologah after school was closed last week following the death of a kindergarten student. Six-year-old Jenny Yang was sent home from school last Monday with a fever. She died later that night at the hospital from an unknown illness. Tanner said because of [...]

BULLETIN: School will resume Monday

[ 0 ] January 10, 2015

BULLETIN: Oologah-Talala has announced, “We will be back in school on Monday January 12. Welcome Back!!!! Mr. Tanner will continue to update the information from the State Department of Health as it becomes available. If you are not recieving calls from Mr. Tanner or Mustang Mike, please send an email to jessica.wells@oologah.k12.ok.us and she will [...]

Tournament set for Friday and Saturday

Tournament set for Friday and Saturday

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

All the remaining games in the Oologah basketball tournament will be played on Friday and Saturday. The games had been delayed because the Oologah-Talala schools were closed on Thursday. Updated brackets are shown.    

Max Tanner, Supertendent

Superintendent issues statement expressing grief, blasting Health Depts.

[ 1 ] January 8, 2015

  BULLETIN: CLASSES FOR OOLOGAH-TALALA SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AGAIN FRIDAY, WITH PARENTS NOTIFIED BY AUTO-PHONE, ONLINE AND THROUGH THE MEDIA. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Max Tanner, the Oologah-Talala Schools superintendent, launched a scathing attack against the Rogers and Oklahoma State Departments of Health because of their handling of the sudden death of [...]

Jenny Gaochia Yang

O-T schools closed due to conflicting Health Dept. info.

[ 0 ] January 7, 2015

UPDATE: Services for Jenny Gaochia Yang, 6, of Oologah will be held from 7 am Sunday through 7 pm Monday at the Green Country Event Center in Tulsa. Arrangements are being handled by Moore’s Southlawn, Tulsa. UPDATE: Oologah-Talala schools will be closed Thursday as a precaution due to conflicting information provided by the state and [...]