By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Will Rogers’ legacy has always been protected by blood family and a free-standing commission named by the governor. Now the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Society are working on a merger plan designed to strengthen both bodies’ missions, including [...]
After a year marred by tragedy, 2016 brought more woe Sunday when a wreck badly injured popular local teacher Rebekah Askew and her family. They had been enjoying a beautiful afternoon at Heavener Runestone Park in far eastern Oklahoma when a horrific crash overturned their SUV completely and then hurled it over a stone wall. [...]
A semi truck struck the back of a pickup truck southbound on US 169 about 7 p.m. in front of the Oologah Assembly of God. The semi driver appeared uninjured. Northwest firefighters and OTEMS medics prepare an injured person for ambulance transport. The Highway Patrol has not yet issued a report.
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah K-9 Officer Ninja’s first case has been closed with a plea deal where the passenger in a car which led police on a 100-mph chase through two counties will testify against the driver. She will avoid prison; he faces multiple charges each of which carries a potential life [...]
By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Hannah Secondi’s world was turned upside down Tuesday, July 28, but she has persevered and despite being emotionally devastated found ways to share her community’s love with people facing even greater challenges. Now the courts have given her back her life (see below). The Talala [...]
Due to a reporting error, the last name of Talala Trustee David Jacobs was incorrectly listed in the Talala Town Board story last week. The Leader apologizes for the error.
Jean Marie Slankard of Oologah is being held in the Rogers County jail on a warrant issued Dec. 30 charging her with shooting with intent to kill. Slankard, 56, appeared before Judge Terrell Crosson Thursday afternoon for a brief hearing during which he raised her bond from $20,000 to $30,000, provided her with an application [...]
Two former employees of separate public safety agencies have been charged with embezzling from the taxpayers-funded services that provide ambulance and fire protection to almost one-third of Rogers County. Former Northwest Rogers County Fire District Chief Larry David Puckett, 44, of Oologah was charged with two counts of embezzlement by public officer Tuesday in Rogers [...]
The Stallion Battalion accepts First Place in Field Show Competition at the Sugar Bowl Awards Dinner in New Orleans, La. The Mustangs won in six categories—Outstanding General Effect, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Drum Major (Maddi Rogers and Seth Moody), Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Marching—to win the competition. Band director Jon Matthews said, “Thank you [...]
The Great Cinnamon Roll Rising By Faith Wylie The great cinnamon roll rising is nearly complete, thanks to my new KitchenAid mixer. In the BC (before cancer), I would mix by hand and make about six batches in one weekend. Now AC, I have my mixer and did two batches each weekend. I plan two [...]