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Have  fun with Will Rogers during Spring Break

Have fun with Will Rogers during Spring Break

[ 0 ] March 12, 2017

Spring Break at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Oologah Birthplace Ranch will focus on various aspects of Will Rogers’ life from his childhood on an Indian Territory Ranch to his love of sports, horses, entertaining and aviation. Special activites are planned each weekday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. March 13-17. Days will alternate [...]

Bit-by-Bit sues RSU, claims fraud included  threat to widow and to slaughter horses

Bit-by-Bit sues RSU, claims fraud included threat to widow and to slaughter horses

[ 2 ] March 11, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A newly-filed lawsuit claims Rogers State University and its Foundation used threats of “slaughtering” the horses as part of a fraudulent land and donation grab involving millions of dollars at the Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding Center near Oologah. The suit, filed March 1, also contends an RSU vice [...]

O-T School Board members inspect the new tornado shelter at the Oologah Lower Elementary School. Pictured are Lynda Runner, Brian Wigginton, Nancy Sweet and Robert Powell, board president.

Shelters ready for kids

[ 0 ] March 11, 2017

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader Writer If a tornado cuts through Oologah tomorrow, our students and citizens will have a safe place to shelter during the storm. Voters approved that dream in April 2015. Now, the shelters are complete in time for the 2017 spring tornado season. “Both shelters are ours,” said Jerry Rutledge, assistant superintendent [...]

Tornado watch issued until 3 a.m. as severe weather expected

Tornado watch issued until 3 a.m. as severe weather expected

[ 0 ] March 6, 2017

WEATHER WARNING The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 3 a.m. for Rogers County and a large area of eastern Oklahoma which includes the adjoining counties of Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and Mayes. SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT… This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much [...]

Wigginton earns Academic All State

Wigginton earns Academic All State

[ 0 ] March 1, 2017

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah senior Brook Wigginton, daughter of Brian and Nicole Wigginton, received one of the state’s top student honors Monday when she was named an Academic All-Stater by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. One hundred students were selected for this distinguished award from 551 nominations statewide. An outstanding student and active [...]

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

[ 0 ] February 27, 2017

                When Oklahomans need a hand, they can trust their friends, neighbors—and even competitors–to help out. Just look at what’s happening in Collinsville this week. A fundraising dinner for Silver Dollar Café will be held Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building—and the [...]

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

[ 0 ] February 24, 2017

Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC. Admitted Oologah School vandal Johnny Austin Casper and companions Dallas Lee Hugh Green and Jesika Irene Casper were booked into the Rogers County Jail WEdnesday morning on $27,000 bond on felony booking complaints of robbery and misdemeanor counts involving interfering with an emergency telephone call. Their arrests stem from [...]

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

[ 0 ] February 20, 2017

Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Anything mailed at the Oologah Post Office drive-by drop box on Cooweescoowee Ave. after mid-morning Saturday was likely damaged in vandalism that left the box’s contents soaked and many items with illegible envelopes, the Leader has learned. No official statements were available Monday, but reliable reports were that efforts were [...]

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

[ 0 ] February 16, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors, citing a negative financial audit, fired Administrative Assistant Debra Cooper Monday—even though the audit recommended additional training and outsourcing payroll but never mentioned firing anyone. The action came during a Northwest meeting which raised multiple questions about the board’s compliance with Oklahoma’s Open [...]

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

[ 0 ] February 15, 2017

Open burning with proper precautions is again allowed. Due to significant rainfall that moved across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today (Wednesday, Feb. 15), signed an executive proclamation removing a burn ban she had ordered last week for Rogers, Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and 49 other counties. The governor had issued the burn ban on Friday [...]