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Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Movie clips: 6 MOV01906 MOV01894 MOV01907 MOV01909 MOV01910 By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader A two-alarm fire Sunday destroyed a house and any proof that it might also have been a meth lab. “(It) burned so completely we can’t prove it was a meth lab. “We got called out to [...]

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

Cherokee Nation leaders presented the Oologah Community Foundation and VFW Post 3077 in Collinsville $10,000 checks each on Feb. 2.. Oologah Community Foundation will use the funds to complete a new playground, while the Collinsville VFW plans to use the money to repair the roof of the organization’s building. “As a tribal councilor, one of [...]

Cool summer splash pad is set

Cool summer splash pad is set

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah area kids should be able the beat the heat this summer at the new Town Park after the Town Board voted Feb. 2 to seek bids for the new park’s splash pad, bridges, and fencing for the basketball court. The board chose a unique western design for the splash [...]

Will Rogers and his family. Will Rogers Memorial Musuems

Will’s legacy: Is another marriage in the works?

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Will Rogers’ legacy has always been protected by blood family and a free-standing commission named by the governor. Now the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Society are working on a merger plan designed to strengthen both bodies’ missions, including [...]

Askew, family are latest tragedy victims

Askew, family are latest tragedy victims

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

After a year marred by tragedy, 2016 brought more woe Sunday when a wreck badly injured popular local teacher Rebekah Askew and her family. They had been enjoying a beautiful afternoon at Heavener Runestone Park in far eastern Oklahoma when a horrific crash overturned their SUV completely and then hurled it over a stone wall. [...]

Semi hits pickup near OAOG

Semi hits pickup near OAOG

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016

A semi truck struck the back of a pickup truck southbound on US 169 about 7 p.m. in front of the Oologah Assembly of God. The semi driver appeared uninjured. Northwest firefighters and OTEMS medics prepare an injured person for ambulance transport. The Highway Patrol has not yet issued a report.

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’s first case brings guilty ruling; deal to testify versus main case target

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah K-9 Officer Ninja’s first case has been closed with a plea deal where the passenger in a car which led police on a 100-mph chase through two counties will testify against the driver. She will avoid prison; he faces multiple charges each of which carries a potential life [...]

Hannah Secondi

Secondi triumphs and shares community’s love-even in jail

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Hannah Secondi’s world was turned upside down Tuesday, July 28, but she has persevered and despite being emotionally devastated found ways to share her community’s love with people facing even greater challenges. Now the courts have given her back her life (see below). The Talala [...]

Correction

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

Due to a reporting error, the last name of Talala Trustee David Jacobs was incorrectly listed in the Talala Town Board story last week. The Leader apologizes for the error.

Slankard jailed after arrest Wednesday

Slankard jailed after arrest Wednesday

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016

Jean Marie Slankard of Oologah is being held in the Rogers County jail on a warrant issued Dec. 30  charging her with shooting with intent to kill. Slankard, 56, appeared before Judge Terrell Crosson Thursday afternoon for a brief hearing during which he raised her bond from $20,000 to $30,000, provided her with an application [...]