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Austin Moore born to be a firefighter

Austin Moore born to be a firefighter

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

By JOHN M/ WYLIE II, Editor Senior Northwest Firefighter Austin Moore, honored by the Cherokee Nation as volunteer firefighter of the year, was literally born to battle fires. Moore is the grandson of Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District founding firefighter and officer Butch Moore and son of retired Battalion Chief Robert Moore. He joined [...]

Arrest made after threat vs. Oologah High School

Arrest made after threat vs. Oologah High School

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II and CAROLYN ESTES. Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader LLC. A juvenile was arrested Monday night after a threat was made against Oologah High School, police and the school said late Monday night. Few details were being released because Oologah Police Chief Peter Moore said he wanted to meet with the [...]

County sued over inheritance scam

County sued over inheritance scam

[ 2 ] May 5, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County has been sued for almost $16,000 due to a 2014 inheritance scam because, while those responsible have been prosecuted, the lawful heir has never gotten her money. Ironically, the lawsuit was filed by a woman who the scammers claimed was also dead. But she actually is very [...]

We did come back

We did come back

[ 0 ] April 28, 2016

Tornado’s 25th anniversary was Tuesday By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Locally, the events of April 26, 1991 are referred to as the Oologah Tornado. But the National Weather Service notes that the storm system 25 years ago Tuesday was one of the most powerful and widespread on record, affecting dozens of communities. The NWS [...]

PSO retires Unit 4

PSO retires Unit 4

[ 0 ] April 22, 2016

Current and former plant managers gather on April 15  to observe the retirement of PSO Unit 4. Pictured are five of the seven men who have served as manager for NES 3&4.  Vic Nichols (front, from left) is the plant’s first manager.  Gary Briggs is NES 3&4’s sixth manager. Jerry Lawrence is the plant’s third [...]

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Oologah Middle School and High School Jazz Bands

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Oologah Middle School and High School Jazz Bands

[ 0 ] April 22, 2016

By Jon Matthews, Director of Bands The Oologah Band Boosters will host their annual Jazz Benefit dinner and silent auction this Saturday 6-9 p.m. at the Oologah United Methodist Church. This year’s dinner holds more importance as it is a kick-off to the boosters’ fundraising effort to “keep the jazz band swinging”. The Oologah band [...]

Filing ends: Henry re-elected Court Clerk, Helm seeks seat despite suspension

Filing ends: Henry re-elected Court Clerk, Helm seeks seat despite suspension

[ 0 ] April 13, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Kim Henry was re-elected Court Clerk without opposition, Robin Anderson will not seek a second term as County Clerk, and Mike Helm is seeking the County Commission seat from which he has been suspended since September while awaiting trial on felony charges he has always maintained were politically motivated. [...]

Helm seeks back, future pay and benefits while awaiting trial

Helm seeks back, future pay and benefits while awaiting trial

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher   (See this week’s Leader, on newsstands now or available online for 99 cents, for the commission’s action)   Rogers County Commissioners will meet in executive session Monday to consider an  application from suspended District 2 County Commissioner Mike Helm for back and future pay and benefits while awaiting [...]

Tornado sirens fail test

Tornado sirens fail test

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES,Leader writer  The outdoor warning sirens were tested last Friday in Oologah and the test was not good news. Out of four sirens only two worked. According to town clerk Holly Baker, the sirens are extreamly old and operate on a radio frequency that only three police cars can set off. The town [...]

Take the survey to express your opinion on school budget cuts

Take the survey to express your opinion on school budget cuts

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016

OTPS Budget Survey By Max Tanner http://www.oologah.k12.ok.us/vnews/display.v/ART/5702741176c83 As you know, Oologah Public Schools has experienced many cuts to our district’s budget throughout this year.  The district leadership team and Board of Education are working diligently to identify ways in which we can reduce the school’s expenditures while minimizing the impact on our students and teachers. In [...]