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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 [...]

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 [...]