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WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUMS Honoring Will Rogers and Wiley Post On 13 August 1935, Will Rogers and Wiley Post spent the day in Fairbanks, Alaska. There they met with famous Alaskan aviator Joe Crosson, and while in Fairbanks, they would eventually run in to famous dogsled musher, Leonhard Seppala. Here you can see all four of them together in Fairbanks before Rogers and Post departed for Barrow.

Fly-In set Aug. 13 at Birthplace

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Organizers are building on last year’s huge success of holding the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In on the Saturday closest to anniversary of the airplane crash that killed both famed Oklahomans. This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 13, commemorating the Aug. 15, 1935 crash near Barrow, Alaska, and is [...]

Federal Grand Jury indicts Leaverton

Federal Grand Jury indicts Leaverton

[ 0 ] July 14, 2016

Jesse Bud Leaverton of Talala has been indicted on three counts of bank robbery by a Federal Grand Jury. Leaverton was arrested on June 30 near Springfield, Missouri. The Department of Justice says: Jesse Bud Leaverton. Bank Robbery. Leaverton, 59, of Talala, is charged with three counts of bank robbery. He is accused of robbing [...]

School board to consider Homecoming change, Technology fee for students

School board to consider Homecoming change, Technology fee for students

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

Several interesting items are on the school board agenda – 6 pm Monday night. * Sports Homecoming Now, the athletic department has three homecoming events for football, basketball and wrestling. The proposal calls for one All Sports Homecoming, held in conjunction with the Football Homecoming Game. All sports would select a senior representative, with 18 [...]

Fire District Candidate filings begin Monday, July 11

Fire District Candidate filings begin Monday, July 11

[ 0 ] July 7, 2016

Candidates for the Fire Districts in seven Rogers County Fire Districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today. Dermody said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]

Leader photo by Dawn Orwig

1st degree manslaughter warrant issued in fatal March 14 crash near Sunnyside

[ 0 ] July 6, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC  A no-bond warrant was issued today for Demario Lavon Lucas on charges of first degree manslaughter in the March 14 crash near Sunnyside Ramp that killed a 35-year-old Claremore man. Lucas, 40, of Collinsville, was driving under the influence when his speeding van [...]

Two near drowning victims rescued despite cell service outage

Two near drowning victims rescued despite cell service outage

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

    OTEMS Paramedics and Northwest Rogers County firefighters treated two near drowning victims from Oologah Lake today. They assisted U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and both individuals—a teenager and a boy—were believed to in safe condition.     The first incident occurred about 4:25 p.m. when bystanders at the edge of the lake’s Hawthorn [...]

Phone woes hit Rogers, Tulsa County

Phone woes hit Rogers, Tulsa County

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

BULLETIN: AT&T believes repair of a cable cut by a traffic accident in Tulsa has resolved the problem. Tulsa E911 service is back and cell service seems to be coming back as of 10 p.m. Monday in Rogers County. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County residents are reporting widespread problems with AT&T cell [...]

As you park at Hawthorn on Monday night, watch for the white-haired lady with the bucket. Chamber president Carolyn Estes is collecting donations for the fireworks show. Toss in a $10 or $20 bill. We've raised over $5,000 but still have aways to go before we hit the $10,000 goal.

Weather update for fireworks tonight

[ 0 ] July 2, 2016

Tonight’s fireworks should be great with virtually all chances of storms gone from the forecast and partly cloudy skies with no chance of storms predicted by nightfall. If the sky is cloudy Monday night, it gets dark earlier. No clouds: be in place by 9:15-9:30. Clouds: be in place by 9-9:15.  

Marching into the 4th

Marching into the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2016

Oologah Stallion Battalion members man the TNT fireworks tent at Pete’s. Band members will staff the TNT tent through July 5. Profits go to support the school band.

Talalan arrested in 4 bank robberies, is ordered to be held without bond

Talalan arrested in 4 bank robberies, is ordered to be held without bond

[ 0 ] June 30, 2016

Talala police never told of Nowata warrants or he could have been arrested before first part of crime spree By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor and The News on 6 Talala resident Jesse Bud Leaverton, wanted in connection with four bank robberies in two states during an alleged week-long crime spree in Oklahoma and Missouri, [...]