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Service set Tuesday for Ora Lee Kindle

Service set Tuesday for Ora Lee Kindle

[ 0 ] December 27, 2014

Ora Lee Kindle, 77, of Oologah, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Pawhuska. Lee “O.L.” was born Jan. 7, 1937 in Ramona to Claude S. and Marie (Goff) Kindle. He lived the majority of his life in the Oologah area. Lee was a farmer, truck driver, lumberjack, oilfield [...]

Despite heroic rescue, 1 dead, 1 hurt after fire

Despite heroic rescue, 1 dead, 1 hurt after fire

[ 0 ] December 24, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Despite an heroic rescue by neighbors, a raging mobile home fire Tuesday night in  western rural Oologah left one man dead and a woman injured. The house was fully engulfed in flames when fire units arrived at E420 Road just west of  S4060 Road minutes after the first call [...]

Winning homes pictured

Winning homes pictured

[ 0 ] December 23, 2014

The Town of Oologah has announced the winners of its home decorating awards. First Place: Horner home, 238 S. Pecan St., $100 Second Place: Tally home, 645 S. Pecan St. $75 Third Place: Josey home, 1116 S. Marina, $50.                  

DUI checkpoint planned

DUI checkpoint planned

[ 0 ] December 23, 2014

Oklahoma has identified impaired driving as one of it’s top traffic safety concerns. This is due to an average of 4,500 alcohol-related crashes and 220 alcohol-related fatalities annually. Officials are developing statewide goals that represent verifiable improvements with impaired driving and incorporate all facets of the impaired driving system. As part of a statewide enforcement [...]

Oologah boys and girls lose two before break

Oologah boys and girls lose two before break

[ 0 ] December 23, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs lost to two tough teams on the hard court last week before the Christmas break. Oologah fell to Berryhill at home last Thursday and lost on the road Friday at Ft. Gibson. The Mustangs are win less so far this season. Oologah went down 67-45 to the Berryhill [...]

John, Faith and James at the OU Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Reflections: Living with uncertainty

[ 0 ] December 20, 2014

  By FAITH L. WYLIE, Co-publisher If I can’t say something humorous and positive, I don’t write about cancer. Why share gloom and doom? Everyone knows cancer is horrid for both the patient and their family. What surprised me, though, was the uncertainty that cancer brings. Will this treatment work? Will the cancer ever go [...]

Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

Gold ball team honored tonight for golden anniversary

[ 1 ] December 18, 2014

The Oologah 1965 Boys Basketball Team will be recognized at the high school basketball games on Thurs, Dec. 18. This season marks the 50th anniversary for the only boys basketball state title in Oologah’s history. The final win was accomplished by defeating a Binger team that included Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Bench. The community is invited [...]

Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

Oologah hires officer, moves community building forward

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah trustees hired a new police officer last Friday and answered questions about the community building/park project. After an executive session opening the special meeting, the town board hired Justin Layton for $14 an hour as a full time police officer. Layton previously worked at the Oologah Police Department and [...]

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was traffic jams, then a skunk invasion and then alternating droughts and floods. Now the Grinch has his beady little eyes on Oologah and Claremore. The very first bill introduced for the 2015 Legislature would abolish the Will Roger Memorial Commission and three other educational or cultural [...]

Service held for M C Wigginton

Service held for M C Wigginton

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

M C Wigginton, former resident of Oologah, retired longtime general manager of Northeastern Station and civic leader, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Tulsa. He was 92. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Hodgens, to Calvin and Gertrude (Dedmon) Wigginton. The first of four children, nicknamed Hoss by his father, M C was raised [...]