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Tornado sirens fail test

Tornado sirens fail test

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES,Leader writer  The outdoor warning sirens were tested last Friday in Oologah and the test was not good news. Out of four sirens only two worked. According to town clerk Holly Baker, the sirens are extreamly old and operate on a radio frequency that only three police cars can set off. The town [...]

Take the survey to express your opinion on school budget cuts

Take the survey to express your opinion on school budget cuts

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016

OTPS Budget Survey By Max Tanner http://www.oologah.k12.ok.us/vnews/display.v/ART/5702741176c83 As you know, Oologah Public Schools has experienced many cuts to our district’s budget throughout this year.  The district leadership team and Board of Education are working diligently to identify ways in which we can reduce the school’s expenditures while minimizing the impact on our students and teachers. In [...]

NORTHWEST SEEKS HALT TO OUTSIDE BURNS IN DISTRICT

NORTHWEST SEEKS HALT TO OUTSIDE BURNS IN DISTRICT

[ 0 ] April 3, 2016

Citing a series of grass fires, high wind gusts and low humidity, the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District has urged all residents to not do any outside burning for the remainder of the day. Adjoining Nowata and Washington counties—where Northwest has mutual aid agreements with various fire departments—are under formal Red Flag Burn warnings [...]

OTEMS, NW complete safe lake rescue; patient to hospital non-emergency

OTEMS, NW complete safe lake rescue; patient to hospital non-emergency

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016

Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District and OTEMS Paramedics conducted a successful water rescue on Oologah Lake in the Allen’s Point area near Winganon Road/Bridge north and east of Talala this morning (Friday). The call was received about 8:25 a.m. It involved one victim, a man who was in the water but was wearing a [...]

Rogers faces felony, five other charges

Rogers faces felony, five other charges

[ 1 ] March 30, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor David Lynn Rogers was charged March 22 with felony possession of methamphetamine and five misdemeanors, records show. Rogers, 54, is sole owner of Rogers Mini Stop in Oologah, according to his county beer sales license. His wife Lisa was operating the store Tuesday. The Tulsa County District Court charges [...]

Tea & Trinkets postponed until June

Tea & Trinkets postponed until June

[ 0 ] March 29, 2016

We are postponing our “Tea & Trinkets” event on Saturday. Carolyn has lost four friends and family members in the past eight days. Vickie’s father is in the hospital recovering from triple bypass surgery. We will reschedule the Tea at a happier, less busy time in June. We will continue to accept used costume jewelry [...]

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 [...]