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El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

[ 0 ] February 27, 2017

                When Oklahomans need a hand, they can trust their friends, neighbors—and even competitors–to help out. Just look at what’s happening in Collinsville this week. A fundraising dinner for Silver Dollar Café will be held Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building—and the [...]

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

[ 0 ] February 24, 2017

Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC. Admitted Oologah School vandal Johnny Austin Casper and companions Dallas Lee Hugh Green and Jesika Irene Casper were booked into the Rogers County Jail WEdnesday morning on $27,000 bond on felony booking complaints of robbery and misdemeanor counts involving interfering with an emergency telephone call. Their arrests stem from [...]

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

[ 0 ] February 20, 2017

Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Anything mailed at the Oologah Post Office drive-by drop box on Cooweescoowee Ave. after mid-morning Saturday was likely damaged in vandalism that left the box’s contents soaked and many items with illegible envelopes, the Leader has learned. No official statements were available Monday, but reliable reports were that efforts were [...]

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

[ 0 ] February 16, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors, citing a negative financial audit, fired Administrative Assistant Debra Cooper Monday—even though the audit recommended additional training and outsourcing payroll but never mentioned firing anyone. The action came during a Northwest meeting which raised multiple questions about the board’s compliance with Oklahoma’s Open [...]

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

[ 0 ] February 15, 2017

Open burning with proper precautions is again allowed. Due to significant rainfall that moved across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today (Wednesday, Feb. 15), signed an executive proclamation removing a burn ban she had ordered last week for Rogers, Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and 49 other counties. The governor had issued the burn ban on Friday [...]

Burn ban includes us; enforcers mean business

[ 0 ] February 11, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher Rogers County is included in a burn ban covering 53 Oklahoma Counties, and those responsible for implementing the ban to prevent potentially devastating wildfires are serious about enforcing it. At least one county fire department today has already called the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department about arresting a violator who, [...]

This week’s Leader

This week’s Leader

[ 0 ] February 9, 2017

For exclusive and complete details of last Thursday’s tragic fatal fire, including a celebration of life of person believed to have been killed in the fire, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader in stores or visit Oologah.net and click on E-Leader in the top menu bar.

Ty Knott and Brian Wigginton

Local government at its best

[ 0 ] February 3, 2017

Want to make a difference? Information about two local elections is in this week’s Leader. Oologah Town Board – Filing period for Ward 2 and Ward 4 is Monday through Wednesday, with the election to be held April 4. The seats are currently held by Melissa McKinney and Mat Shockley. School Board – Voters will [...]

At least 1 dead in Oologah blaze

At least 1 dead in Oologah blaze

[ 1 ] February 2, 2017

OTEMS Paramedics have confirmed that there has been at least one fatality in a fire southwest of Oologah this afternoon. Northwest Rogers County Fire District units were paged on a fire in a detached trailer in the 14000 block of S. 4078 Rd. at about 3:20 p.m. and the first unit on the scene at [...]

HOOPS 4 HOUNDS

HOOPS 4 HOUNDS

[ 0 ] February 2, 2017