Subscribe via RSS Feed
banner ad

Author Page for Leader

rss feed

Christy M. Genske dies

Christy M. Genske dies

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Christy M. Genske (Squittiere) 27, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Lafayette, La. She was the beloved wife of Christopher M. Genske, an Oologah graduate. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Michael V. and Jane B. (Quirk) Squittiere. Christy and Christopher were married Sept. 26, 2014 in Newport, R.I. After their [...]

Funeral Monday for Peggy Jean Newton

Funeral Monday for Peggy Jean Newton

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Peggy Jean Newton, 81, of Talala, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Tulsa. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb.8, 2016 at the Assembly of God Church in Oologah with Rev. Kent Jensen officiating. Interment [...]

Will Rogers and his family. Will Rogers Memorial Musuems

Will’s legacy: Is another marriage in the works?

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Will Rogers’ legacy has always been protected by blood family and a free-standing commission named by the governor. Now the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Society are working on a merger plan designed to strengthen both bodies’ missions, including [...]

William David Hayes

William David Hayes

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016

William David Hayes, 64, of Claremore passed away Feb. 2, 2016. He was born March 25, 1951 in Casa Grande, AZ to William Arthur (Bill) and Mildred Louise Hayes. He was a former fitter welder. He is survived by his two children, Shelly Hayes and Clayton Hayes of AR.; six siblings, Gerald Hayes of Seattle, [...]

Askew, family are latest tragedy victims

Askew, family are latest tragedy victims

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

After a year marred by tragedy, 2016 brought more woe Sunday when a wreck badly injured popular local teacher Rebekah Askew and her family. They had been enjoying a beautiful afternoon at Heavener Runestone Park in far eastern Oklahoma when a horrific crash overturned their SUV completely and then hurled it over a stone wall. [...]

Teens are robot masters

Teens are robot masters

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

 Oologah Middle School students prove they are champions at the Park Hill Robotics competition last weekend at Keys. Jacob Jump (third from left) from team 6062C and his alliance members were Tournament Champions. Congratulations also are in order for Mason McKnight (from left) Allen Kittler, and Diezel Branchcomb (right). They won their division and led [...]

Semi hits pickup near OAOG

Semi hits pickup near OAOG

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

A semi truck struck the back of a pickup truck southbound on US 169 about 7 p.m. in front of the Oologah Assembly of God. The semi driver appeared uninjured. Northwest firefighters and OTEMS medics prepare an injured person for ambulance transport. The Highway Patrol has not yet issued a report.

Spitting in the wind 2: Meaning

Spitting in the wind 2: Meaning

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

By Jim Norwine A recent NY Times opinion piece2 explained that, “We’re doomed” because we now finally know with absolute clarity that the sourest possible lemon confronts us. It’s hard to describe this lemon in a word or two but for the time being let’s call it the “missingness” of something we always thought to [...]

Oologah Police Officer Brent Holmes plays with his new service dog Ninja last week in downtown Oologah. The pair are trained in suspect apprehension, drug detection, tracking and building searches.

Ninja’s first case brings guilty ruling; deal to testify versus main case target

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah K-9 Officer Ninja’s first case has been closed with a plea deal where the passenger in a car which led police on a 100-mph chase through two counties will testify against the driver. She will avoid prison; he faces multiple charges each of which carries a potential life [...]

Hannah Secondi

Secondi triumphs and shares community’s love-even in jail

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Hannah Secondi’s world was turned upside down Tuesday, July 28, but she has persevered and despite being emotionally devastated found ways to share her community’s love with people facing even greater challenges. Now the courts have given her back her life (see below). The Talala [...]