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Overview of the damage at Dollar General


[ 0 ] June 23, 2016

UPDATE: DOLLAR GENERAL IS NOW OPEN. Ignore the boarded-up windows. The glass is cleaned up and the store is secured. Go on in! Oologah’s Dollar General store will be closed at least through this afternoon after a vandal or vandals used an air-powered bebe gun to shoot out most of the glass in the store [...]

Kids give the splash pad a test during the Cops and Kids event on June 11. The official ribbon cutting is at 5:45 pm on Saturday. Tim Carman/Leader

Cut the ribbons and let the fun begin

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Summer activities are about to get exciting for Oologah area kids and adults alike. Saturday Oologah kicks off its first Roundup On Cooweescoowee at noon. Start your day with a car show in downtown Oologah Saturday at 12 (noon). Bobbie Sparks is hosting a car show to help fund the [...]

A shocking tale

A shocking tale

[ 1 ] June 16, 2016

A Nowata teen is out on bail on rape charges involving two 13-year-old girls—one of which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole if he is convicted—when he allegedly tries to blackmail a rural Oologah girl into texting him nude photos of herself. How could this happen? Courts and prosecutors in two judicial districts [...]

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016 The Oologah Police organized a fun picnic for kids on Saturday, June 11. Thanks to the firefighters for providing water while work continues on hooking up the supply to the splash pad.

Clay Perryman

Oologah hires two new officers

[ 0 ] June 11, 2016

The Town of Oologah hired two new officers recently. We welcome Clay Perryman and De Rhoden to Oologah. Read more about these officers in this week’s Oologah Lake Leader.

Dream comes true

Dream comes true

[ 0 ] June 9, 2016

County safer as Claremore, county 911 marry By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Area citizens can expect faster, more efficient emergency help whether they live in Claremore or rural Talala after a decades-old dream came true Monday. In votes just eight hours apart, County Commissioners and Claremore City Councilors approved the marriage of separate dispatch [...]

Chazz Holly

Chazz gets first taste of justice

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

Clay Holly is key to life sentence for killer By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A News Analysis, Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC When law enforcement initially did nothing about the June 20 disappearance of Clay and Sherri Holly’s 27-year-old son Chazz—even though he was seriously handicapped—Clay arranged for a private investigation. When officials [...]

Layton, Oologah PD part ways

Layton, Oologah PD part ways

[ 2 ] May 25, 2016

 By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Justin Layton is no longer a member of the Oologah Police Department. Oologah Trustees called a special meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday and immediately went into executive session to discuss Layton’s status with the department and to deal with an open position for a police officer due the [...]

July 4 lake fireworks cost doubles

July 4 lake fireworks cost doubles

[ 0 ] May 25, 2016

By MIKE FAWCETT, Redbud Marina Independence Day is one of the biggest and most important holidays of the year. Between 50,000 and 60,000 Rogers Ccounty residents will gather at Oologah Lake on Monday July 4 to enjoy and help us celebrate our Independence Day with a spectacular free Fireworks Show. The Oologah Chamber and Redbud [...]

Leader photo by Faith Wylie

Modest hero

[ 0 ] May 25, 2016

Teen says anyone would have revived dead child at lake By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 19-year-old Broken Arrow man is credited with saving the life of a 7-year-old Tulsa girl shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday following a swimming accident at the Hawthorn Beach area of Oologah Lake. Da’Veion Birge is being called a [...]