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Tornado sirens tested Friday

Tornado sirens tested Friday

[ 0 ] March 24, 2016

The Town of Oologah will test and adjust its tornado sirens on Friday.If you hear the siren, it’s a successful test, not a storm.

Hot news: NW orders 3 state-of-art engines

Hot news: NW orders 3 state-of-art engines

[ 0 ] March 16, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor After months of research and sometimes heated debate, the Northwest Fire District has ordered three cutting-edge fire engines. The units, to be delivered in 10 months at a cost of $2.08 million by W.S. Darley & Co., have the unique ability to fight fire with both water and a [...]

OHS, OMS students will move into new era of learning

OHS, OMS students will move into new era of learning

[ 0 ] March 16, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah high school and middle school students will move into the world of technology classrooms next year, thanks to the generous donation of 1,000 tablets from Ghost Hollow Children’s Foundation. The One-To-One learning program initiative means each student would have a mobile device that they take to class. Oologah’s fantastic [...]

One dies in Monday night Sunnyside crash

One dies in Monday night Sunnyside crash

[ 2 ] March 15, 2016

By JOHN M. WYIE II, Editor A Chevy Tahoe speeding east near the entrance to Sunnyside Ramp just before 8:30 p.m. Monday lost control and overturned, killing Robert Mason, 35, of Claremore and leaving the driver, 40-year-old Demario Lucas of Collinsville, trapped more than two hours but with only minor injuries, authorities said. The driver’s [...]

Former State Sen. Rick Brinkley sentenced to over 3 years for $1.8 million in wire fraud and tax evasion

Former State Sen. Rick Brinkley sentenced to over 3 years for $1.8 million in wire fraud and tax evasion

[ 0 ] March 11, 2016

The following statement was issued at 11:17 this morning by the US Department of Justice TULSA, Okla.—Former Oklahoma State Senator Ricky L. Brinkley was sentenced today to serve 37 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.8 million dollars from the Better Business Bureau and for tax evasion. In addition to the prison term, [...]

Ingram is in top 0.1%

Ingram is in top 0.1%

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader Writer Brandon Ingram is just one step away from a full-ride college scholarship as one of the top one tenth of one percent of high school seniors. Ingram took the PSAT/NMSQT last year along with 1.5 million other high school juniors. About 16,000 of those students were named as Nation Merit [...]

Get ready to splash

Get ready to splash

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Mark your calendar for the last of May for a splashing community celebration! Oologah Town Trustees opened six bid proposals Monday night and awarded a $129,600 contract for a splash pad to be built in the Oologah Park by Power Play/Benchmark of Bixby. The design for the 2,400-square-foot splash pad [...]

2016 Community Guide underway

2016 Community Guide underway

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

We are working on the 2016 Community Guide, which will be distributed in late April. Call us if you’d like to be included. Here’s a link to the current guide: http://etypeservices.com/SWF/LocalUser/oologah1//Magazine101140/Full/index.aspx?II=101140 Here’s an order form: 2016 Community Guide Order Form    

Fire sweeps northeast from 390 Road and 4110 Road

Fire sweeps northeast from 390 Road and 4110 Road

[ 0 ] March 6, 2016

Photos of the fire. It appears to have started on 390 Road just northwest of the intersection of 390 and 4110. It has jumped 380 Road and 4110 Road as it moves to the northeast. Firefighters are reporting that the fire is stopped at 370 Road. A helicopter is on the way.       [...]

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 [...]