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Will Rogers, Historical Society merger ready for governor’s signature

Will Rogers, Historical Society merger ready for governor’s signature

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A merger of the Will Rogers Memorials (the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah and the Memorial Museum in Claremore) is just a pen stroke away from reality. The bill was passed by the House 85-9 Wednesday after being unanimously approved 40-0 Feb. 25 by the Senate. It was formally enrolled [...]

A real miracle

A real miracle

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A wild 20-mile pursuit on Friday of a car that roared through Talala and Oologah and made a U-turn on a 2-lane section of US 169 at speeds over 100 mph ended with no injuries. The driver, Tulsan Jason Robert Poorboy, was jailed on 11 complaints, four of them [...]

High School students will return Wednesday, Pre-K through 8th grade back in school

High School students will return Wednesday, Pre-K through 8th grade back in school

[ 0 ] February 28, 2016

UPDATE: The school finally passed the ONG pressure test. Oologah High School students will back on Wednesday. The other schools are now open. The gas line to Oologah High School was replaced on Monday. The maintenance staff will spend Tuesday turning back on all those gas values in the high school and getting all systems [...]

O-T Schools closed again tomorrow

O-T Schools closed again tomorrow

[ 0 ] February 25, 2016

Superintendent Max Tanner notified the Leader at about 2:40 this afternoon that O-T Schools will be closed again tomorrow (Friday). He is currently tied up with the crew that are attempting to locate the leak and will notifiy parents shortly.

Schools closed Thursday, Mystery gas leak is on the loose.

Schools closed Thursday, Mystery gas leak is on the loose.

[ 0 ] February 24, 2016

A runner on the school track got an unexpected extra Sunday evening when he caught a whiff of natural gas and called ONG. Oklahoma Natural Gas determined there was a leak, shut down service to the sprawling Oologah-Talala campus, and started the detective work. Finding and fixing the leak near the athletic building didn’t take [...]

OSBI school ‘inappropriate contact’ probe stirs turmoil

OSBI school ‘inappropriate contact’ probe stirs turmoil

[ 0 ] February 17, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Coppyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader An elite OSBI unit conducting a methodical probe of alleged “inappropriate contact” at the high school by an employee has triggered floods of speculation. While some details, such as the name of the employee (who was immediately placed on administrative leave), were withheld for [...]

O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Oologah-Talala School Superintendent Max Tanner issued the following statement at 4:24 p.m. Thursday in response to citizen comments and social media traffic: “The Oologah School District takes the safety of its students very seriously and does everything it can to provide a safe learning environment.  The District recently learned of allegations of inappropriate contact between [...]

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Movie clips: 6 MOV01906 MOV01894 MOV01907 MOV01909 MOV01910 By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader A two-alarm fire Sunday destroyed a house and any proof that it might also have been a meth lab. “(It) burned so completely we can’t prove it was a meth lab. “We got called out to [...]

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

Cherokee Nation leaders presented the Oologah Community Foundation and VFW Post 3077 in Collinsville $10,000 checks each on Feb. 2.. Oologah Community Foundation will use the funds to complete a new playground, while the Collinsville VFW plans to use the money to repair the roof of the organization’s building. “As a tribal councilor, one of [...]

Cool summer splash pad is set

Cool summer splash pad is set

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah area kids should be able the beat the heat this summer at the new Town Park after the Town Board voted Feb. 2 to seek bids for the new park’s splash pad, bridges, and fencing for the basketball court. The board chose a unique western design for the splash [...]