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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]