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Victims of OSU Parade disaster identified

Victims of OSU Parade disaster identified

[ 0 ] October 25, 2015

Stillwater Police released a list of those killed and injured in Saturday’s disaster at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade. Condition reports were current as of just after midnight Sunday, the police department said. Deceased Juvenile 2 Stillwater Prabhakar, Nakita 23 Edmond Stone, Bonnie Jean 65 Stillwater Stone, Marvin Lyle 65 Stillwater Critical condition Bates, [...]

Oologah band mom is injured, O-T grad accused in OSU parade disaster

Oologah band mom is injured, O-T grad accused in OSU parade disaster

[ 6 ] October 24, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor STILLWATER–Sheri Bates, mother of an Oologah High School Band member, was among the survivors who were most gravely injured Saturday morning when a car plowed into the OSU Homecoming Parade. She was airlifted from the parade site to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a 2014 Hyundai Elantra [...]

Oologah High one of only 3 County schools  to get A-level grade

Oologah High one of only 3 County schools to get A-level grade

[ 0 ] October 22, 2015

Three schools, one each in Oologah, Verdigris and Claremore, received Rogers County’s only A-level grades in the controversial statewide A-F school grades released today by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Oologah-Talala High School received a grade of A- in the rankings, and all other O-T schools—Lower, Upper Elementary, and Middle schools—received B grades. Report [...]

Festival says ‘Happy 125th Birthday Talala!’

Festival says ‘Happy 125th Birthday Talala!’

[ 0 ] October 21, 2015

Saturday is the big day when the Talala Historical Society hosts the Talala Fall Festival celebrating the town’s 125th birthday. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. with the parade. Daylong activities include food trucks, arts and crafts booths, Safari Joe’s animals, a Car Show, cake walks, a bounce house, and live music performed by various [...]

Oologah seniors Noah Inman, (from left) Billy Odell and Justin Morgan qualified for the state cross country meet after solid finishes last Saturday at the Henryetta regional.

Runners race to state

[ 0 ] October 21, 2015

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Three Oologah cross country racers qualified for state at last Saturday’s regional in Henryetta. Seniors Billy Odell, Justin Morgan and Noah Inman finished in the top seven as individual non-team qualifiers. Odell finished 29th with a time of 18:49, Morgan took 30th at 18:50 and Inman finished 32nd with [...]

Oologah Police Officer Brent Holmes plays with his new service dog Ninja last week in downtown Oologah. The pair are trained in suspect apprehension, drug detection, tracking and building searches.

Ninja joins Oologah Police

[ 0 ] October 21, 2015

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah has a new law enforcement officer with some real bite. New police dog Ninja has joined the department. The almost three-year-old black saddle German Shepard went on duty last week for the first time. Officer Brent Holmes is his handler. The dog was purchased for $14,500 from K9 [...]

Fire leaves family of 4 homeless; community immediately pitches in

Fire leaves family of 4 homeless; community immediately pitches in

[ 0 ] October 14, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 2-alarm fire Tuesday night fire left a family of four homeless, but Northwest Rogers County firefighters saved much of their home and some belongings. Meanwhile, the community pitched in to help the mother and three children under the age of five while firefighters were still at work extinguishing [...]

Oologah will help fund vital old 169 bridge work

Oologah will help fund vital old 169 bridge work

[ 0 ] October 14, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A cooperative effort is underway to reopen the bridge on oldUS169 in Oologah. An emergency order closing the bridge last summer due to critical structural issues has damaged the town’s South Business District and hectored nearby residents, officials say. Oologah Town Board members agreed last Thursday night to provide engineering [...]

Mustang sophomore Gunter Pearson races up field for a touchdown in Oologah's 43-7 road win over Cascia Hall last Friday. Pearson is the second leading tackler in 4A.

Mustangs top stats

[ 0 ] October 14, 2015

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Five Mustang football players are leading 4A in stats midway through the season. Junior quarterback Casey Base is the leading passer in 4A. He’s completed 45 of 88 passes for 1,482 yards and 13 touchdowns. Senior Breyden DeSpain is the leading receiver in 4A. He’s made 22 catches for [...]

Setzkorn brings wide experience to OTEMS

Setzkorn brings wide experience to OTEMS

[ 0 ] October 8, 2015

Ryan Setzkorn lives to help people. Raised in a Kansas hamlet too small to make most maps, he now is deputy director of OTEMS, the ambulance district serving about a third of one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing counties. In between, he’s worked as a paramedic in Tulsa and in small towns, flown as an flight [...]