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Leader photo by Chris Edens Growing up Will Rogers Museum volunteer Harriet Kuykendall is dressed in a period costume as she teaches a group of children about gardening in the frontier days at kids camp at the birthplace ranch Monday morning.

Campers relive ranch days

[ 0 ] July 16, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Young day campers this week got to experience a taste of life when Will Rogers roamed the hills of the Dog Iron birthplace ranch. This was the first year for the Frontier Kids Days Camp. Volunteers were pleasantly surprised by the number of kindergarten through middle school children who signed [...]

NW may name new chief at special meeting Tuesday, July 21

NW may name new chief at special meeting Tuesday, July 21

[ 0 ] July 16, 2015

The Northwest Rogers County fire district may name a new permanent fire chief during a special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Station 1 located at 6601 E. 400 Rd. (two blocks west of the US 169/Oklahoma 88 junction). The tentative agenda calls for an executive session to interview finalists for the [...]

Bridge tying Oologah, South Business District, closed idefinitely

Bridge tying Oologah, South Business District, closed idefinitely

[ 0 ] July 10, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor The bridge which connects the main part of Oologah to the homes and businesses in the area known as the South Business District has been closed indefinitely due to structural issues. The announcement was made late Friday and the bridge was closed off to all traffic starting late in [...]

Search for Chazz Holly continues

Search for Chazz Holly continues

[ 0 ] July 10, 2015

Chazz Holly, 27, went missing from his parents’ residence in Talala June 20, said Rogers County Sheriff’s Investigator Gavin D. Gatrell. He is the son of Clay and Sherri Holly. Clay is a Tulsa firefighter and well-known local builder and developer; Sherri is well-known for her work in real estate. Officials said Chazz has Cerebral [...]

Will’s legacy grows as state funds shrink

Will’s legacy grows as state funds shrink

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor When Will Rogers was alive, he topped every media and entertainment ranking in America. In today’s tough budget times, however, building on his legacy is like everything else funded by state government—it requires doing more with less. Will Rogers Memorial Commissioners are doing just that. At a recent special [...]

UPDATE: New District 14 election set July 25. letters due July 13

UPDATE: New District 14 election set July 25. letters due July 13

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission will hold the New Election for District 14 on Saturday, July 25, 2015 simultaneously with the 2015 Runoff Election. The Election Commission will accept Absentee Requests from Cherokee Citizens registered to vote in District 14 through Monday, July 13, 2015. In-Person Absentee Voting also known as Early Walk-In Voting will [...]

Oologah Middle School Technology Student Association members Caitlyn Matthews (from left), Madison Watson, Bridget Marrara, Julia Hale, Hannah Taylor and Emma Knepper are all smiles after winning a national championship in the Parliamentary Team event last week in Dallas. The girls competed against over 4,000 students from the U.S. and two other countries at the TSA National Conference.

Oologah team wins tech nationals

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A group of Oologah Technology Student Association members won a national championship last week. Six middle school girls took first in the Parliamentary Team event June 28- July 2 in Dallas. Caitlyn Matthews, Madison Watson, Bridget Marrara, Julia Hale, Hannah Taylor and Emma Knepper won the championship in only the [...]

Velma Colleen Maynor passes away

Velma Colleen Maynor passes away

[ 0 ] July 7, 2015

Velma Colleen Maynor, 76, of Oologah, passed away, Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Tulsa. She was born Dec. 15, 1938 in Bixby to Alvy Graham and the former Lillian Curran. She had lived in the Oologah area for the last 35 years and was a member of the Zion Hill Church. Funeral services were 10 [...]

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Fireworks are ready to light up Oologah Lake Saturday for the Fourth of July. Redbud Marina owner Mike Fawcett is set to orchestrate the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Overlook Bluff across from Hawthorn Beach. The show will start just after dusk Saturday night. The fireworks usually [...]

Band stand

Band stand

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Oologah Stallion Battalion band members Keith Kittrell (from left), Joesph Mickelson and Denton Bodine show off items from the band’s fireworks stand last week in the parking lot at Pete’s. The fireworks stand is a fundraiser for the Oologah Band. Hours are: 7 am – 10 pm Thursday, July 2 7 am – Midnight Friday [...]