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Snow days pile up

Snow days pile up

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday at Oologah for the latest round of winter weather. The school district has already had seven snow days. There are five snow days built into the calendar. One snow day was made up Jan. 20 on the Martin Luther King holiday. Another snow day [...]

Oologah gives land to sports complex

Oologah gives land to sports complex

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A tract of land set aside for an Oologah Sports Complex has been transferred from the town to the sports complex committee. Oologah Town Board members approved transferring the deed to the land Tuesday morning. The approximately 46-acre tract of land south of Oologah was donated to the town by [...]

Oologah sophomore Breyden DeSpain works on the mechanics of his shot during practice Tuesday afternoon. DeSpain averaged 28 points and 8 rebounds per game last week at the Ft. Gibson Tournament. The impressive performance made DeSpain a Player to Watch in the Tulsa World this week.

Mustangs win two on the road

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Oologah took down Collinsville and Hilldale in impressive road wins last week. The Mustangs are 13-4 and ranked #18 in 4A. Oologah knocked off Collinsville 44-27 in a defensive battle. The Mustangs took the lead in the first half and never looked back. Oologah only managed three points in the [...]

US 169 snarl at Oklahoma 266 starts Monday

US 169 snarl at Oklahoma 266 starts Monday

[ 0 ] February 1, 2014

 A $9 million interchange improvement project at the US-169 junction with Oklahoma-266 (46th St. North) is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 3. Drivers should plan ahead now for the significant impact to their travel and commute over the next year, says the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Crews from Sherwood Construction will replace the two structurally [...]

Oologah robotics team co-captain's Trevor Perkins (from left) and Randy Greeves work with team member Jeffery Sligar and advisor Danny Pruett Monday. Team Warhorse hopes to qualify for nationals in their second year in the FIRST Robotics competition.

Robots ready to rumble

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Team Warhorse is preparing for battle in their second year competing in the FIRST Robotics competition. The Oologah robotics team has been working hard since this year’s game was announced Jan. 4. in a live NASA broadcast. The Oologah students started debating design plans the minute the game was [...]

Oologah sophomore Breyden DeSpain works on the mechanics of his shot during practice Tuesday afternoon. DeSpain averaged 28 points and 8 rebounds per game last week at the Ft. Gibson Tournament. The impressive performance made DeSpain a Player to Watch in the Tulsa World this week.

Oologah competes at Ft. Gibson tourney

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah finished fifth at the Ft. Gibson Tournament last week with wins over Muldrow and Bishop Kelley and a loss to #12 Inola. “In our first game with Inola we just had one bad quarter and we found some consistency against Muldrow,” Oologah head coach Jim Deaton said. “Saturday [...]

County adopts burn ban

County adopts burn ban

[ 0 ] January 27, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor  After more than a week of wildfires that have stretched firefighters to their limits, Rogers County Commissioners adopted a week-long burn ban with criminal penalties. The ban took effect Monday morning and will last for a week, until next week’s commission meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, when commissioners will [...]

Services set Tuesday for Marshall Dean Taylor

Services set Tuesday for Marshall Dean Taylor

[ 0 ] January 27, 2014

Marhsall Dean Taylor y 13, 1949 – January 24, 2014)   Marshall Dean Taylor was born in an old two story home on May 13, 1949 in rural Oologah. He entered into rest on Friday, January 24, 2014. He completed his entire pre-college career at Oologah Schools in 1967. In 1971 he completed his Bachelors [...]

Fred Weinberg: Keating for Senate

Fred Weinberg: Keating for Senate

[ 0 ] January 24, 2014

By Fred Weinberg, (c)2014 Penny Press The news that Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn’s health has deteriorated to the point where he is going to resign his Senate seat is not good for the future of the Republicans in the Senate.   You see, it’s not just about getting a majority.   You need a majority [...]

Oologah home burns

Oologah home burns

[ 0 ] January 23, 2014

An Oologah  home was destroyed by a two-alarm  fire early this evening. It was reported just before 5 p.m. in the 11200 block of S. Oologah Circle, and responding fire crews from Northwest Station 1 could see flames and smoke from US 169. Mutual aid was provided by several area departments including Foyil, Owens & [...]