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Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In  soars into Oologah Ranch Saturday

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In soars into Oologah Ranch Saturday

[ 0 ] August 12, 2016

Weather looks good for Saturday morning. If storms develop, check here for any delays. Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In Saturday, August 13, Gates open at 7 a.m. 2,000-foot grass strip Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Road, Oologah Airport Identifier OK37; CTAF: 122.9 Classic car and motorcycle show, activities for children Food vendors [...]

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RCSO releases report on Sunday shot fired

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC The following report was received by the Leader shortly before noon Wednesday from Rogers County Undersheriff Jon Sappington, after the Page 1 story in today’s Leader about questions involving an officer-involved shot fired call had been printed. The document, the initial arrest and [...]

Dog Days Celebration

Dog Days Celebration

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

Lakeside State Bank is giving away ice cream sandwiches to their customers on Friday at both locations (Oologah and Chelsea). Lucky customers!

Tulsa PD officer severely injured in motorcycle crash

Tulsa PD officer severely injured in motorcycle crash

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A veteran Tulsa police officer was severely injured Wednesday evening after his motorcycle slammed into a pickup truck that pulled in front of him on US 169 three miles south of Oologah, authorities said. Cpl. Aaron McPherson, 38, of Skiatook, suffered head, trunk internal and external injuries, and arm [...]

RWD 4 seeks voluntary water conservation

RWD 4 seeks voluntary water conservation

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor As a preventive measure, Rural Water District No. 4 based in Oologah has requested that all customers discontinue non-essential watering effective immediately. The district said on Wednesday that it has noticed that high demand has been draining its water storage towers more rapidly than is desirable. However, there have [...]

Casper booking photo

School vandal released on bond

[ 0 ] July 29, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Admitted Oologah School vandal Johnny Casper of Talala was released on $7,500 bond Thursday after a judge ordered him jailed when prosecutors moved to revoke his suspended sentence. Casper’s bond fee of $750 was secured by Joseph Hickman of rural Talala, who was not [...]

School supply lists, enrollment schedule

School supply lists, enrollment schedule

[ 0 ] July 29, 2016

Oologah-Talala classes begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Here are supply lists: OLE school supply list 2016 OUE supply list 2016 OMS School Supply List 6th Grade OMS School Supply List 7th Grade OMS School Supply List 8th Grade Open Enrollment is Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5. Regular hours are 8 [...]

Leader photo by Faith Wylie

Nowata man killed in 169 crash

[ 3 ] July 21, 2016

Giles Vaughn Jr., 48, of Nowata was killed in a collision about 6:40 this morning just north of Talala on US 169. According to the Highway Patrol, Vaughn was southbound on US 169 and went left of center for an unknown reason. The oncoming Freightliner semi, driven by Shawn Denham, 43, of Tulsa, tried to [...]

WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUMS Honoring Will Rogers and Wiley Post On 13 August 1935, Will Rogers and Wiley Post spent the day in Fairbanks, Alaska. There they met with famous Alaskan aviator Joe Crosson, and while in Fairbanks, they would eventually run in to famous dogsled musher, Leonhard Seppala. Here you can see all four of them together in Fairbanks before Rogers and Post departed for Barrow.

Fly-In set Aug. 13 at Birthplace

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Organizers are building on last year’s huge success of holding the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In on the Saturday closest to anniversary of the airplane crash that killed both famed Oklahomans. This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 13, commemorating the Aug. 15, 1935 crash near Barrow, Alaska, and is [...]

Federal Grand Jury indicts Leaverton

Federal Grand Jury indicts Leaverton

[ 0 ] July 14, 2016

Jesse Bud Leaverton of Talala has been indicted on three counts of bank robbery by a Federal Grand Jury. Leaverton was arrested on June 30 near Springfield, Missouri. The Department of Justice says: Jesse Bud Leaverton. Bank Robbery. Leaverton, 59, of Talala, is charged with three counts of bank robbery. He is accused of robbing [...]