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Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader/Photographer Faith Wylie

Several injuried in collision on Hwy 88

[ 0 ] October 21, 2016

An apparent head-on collision may have injured as many as six people. The collision between a tan Cadillic Escalade and a black Honda Pilot occurred in the northbound lane of Oklahoma 88 at 420 Road, just south of the Christ’s Outpost curve, at about 1:42 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. None of the injuries appeared [...]

Be prepared to vote Nov. 8

Be prepared to vote Nov. 8

[ 0 ] October 19, 2016

Be prepared! Study what will be on your Nov. 8 ballot in Northwest Rogers County and a neutral explanation of the state questions Ballot – Candidates: 2016 Ballot candidates Ballot – Questions: 2016 Ballot questions Analysis of State Questions: State Questions

Boologah! and more

Boologah! and more

[ 0 ] October 16, 2016

Oologah will host two weeks of celebration By FAITH WYLIE, Leader writer The calendar is packed with activities the last week of October and the first week of November. “You won’t need to leave Rogers County to have a great time,” said Carolyn Estes, Chamber president. Area residents can receive an early Christmas gift when [...]

Dennis Byrd killed, two hurt in head-on crash

Dennis Byrd killed, two hurt in head-on crash

[ 0 ] October 15, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor  Dennis Byrd, 50, of Talala, was killed and two others were seriously injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Byrd, the former New York Jets football star, was killed and a 12-year-old Talala boy was injured when their [...]

OHP issues report on Hwy 88 fatal

OHP issues report on Hwy 88 fatal

[ 0 ] October 15, 2016

Fatality Collision-Rogers County Next of Kin Notified Fatality collision occurred 10/15/2016 at approximately 11:16  hours on State Highway Eighty-Eight (SH88) and County Road EW 450, 1 mile north of Claremore, OK in Rogers County. Vehicle-1:  2000 Ford Explorer driven by juvenile name withheld, white male, age 17, of Claremore, OK.  Transported by OTEMS to St. [...]

O-T Supt. Max Tanner’s statement on clown issue

O-T Supt. Max Tanner’s statement on clown issue

[ 0 ] October 7, 2016

10/7/16 There is a national social media phenomenon regarding “clown threats”. These are believed to have been popularized on Instagram and Twitter and have reportedly included “threatening” messages about school violence around the United States. Some of those messages have been received and sent by some of our students in Oologah. We do not believe [...]

AG alleges convicted felon behind effort to control JM Davis collection

AG alleges convicted felon behind effort to control JM Davis collection

[ 0 ] October 5, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader The eight-year lawsuit designed to wrest control of the J.M. Davis Gun Museum collection from the state is being bankrolled by a man convicted of multiple federal felony bank, conspiracy and fraud charges, the Oklahoma Attorney General alleges. Want to know more? How could [...]

GAS LEAK CLOSES FITNESS, DAYCARE CENTERS

GAS LEAK CLOSES FITNESS, DAYCARE CENTERS

[ 0 ] October 3, 2016

What is believed to be a natural gas leak has closed Mustang Fitness and Oologah Academy for Early Education after 911 received a call about 5:45 a.m. reporting a strong gas odor at the Fitness Center. Northwest firefighters responded and closed the streets adjacent to the businesses, at the corner of Sequoyah and Pecan with [...]

BULLETIN: Koop jailed on school vandalism warrant

BULLETIN: Koop jailed on school vandalism warrant

[ 0 ] September 30, 2016

Kaleb Koop, sought since May 1, 2015 on a felony warrant in connection with last year’s Oologah-Talala School vandalism spree, was jailed at 12:04 p.m. Friday on $2,000 bond, the amount set in the warrant, jail records show. “Wonderful, that’s a good deal,” said Superintendent Max Tanner when notified by the Leader of Koop’s initial [...]

The REAL STORY about the Oologah Town Board meeting

The REAL STORY about the Oologah Town Board meeting

[ 0 ] September 28, 2016

Boy, are our faces red. Somehow a June town board story found its way onto the front page of this week’s Leader instead a story about the Sept. 22 meeting. Here’s the correct story with our apologies. We’re blaming it on the computers.  Building a community center is not easy By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer [...]