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Oologah man seriously hurt in pre-dawn crash

Oologah man seriously hurt in pre-dawn crash

[ 0 ] April 8, 2017

Ngia Yang, 26, of Oologah was seriously injured before dawn this (Saturday) morning in a pre-dawn crash on US 169 just north of the Tulsa County line when his car burst into flames following a crash that also involved a semi and a cow in the road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Yang was treated [...]

News on 6 reports on pursuit, manhunt last weekend

[ 0 ] April 5, 2017

Here’s a link to a report from our friends at the News on 6 on the pursuit and manhunt that began in Bartlesville and ended in Oologah 3-1/2 hours later about our coverage of the event: . The full story notes: “We’re lucky that he didn’t kill somebody,” police say about the man who [...]

Brock and his future coaches

Brock and his future coaches

[ 0 ] January 19, 2017

Look who came to see Brock Martin at the wrestling meet in Vinita. Pictured are Coach Joe Bob Clements, who will be Brock’s position coach, Brock, and Head Coach Mike Gundy. Brock will continue his football career at Oklahoma State University.

Leaverton gets 3 life sentences

Leaverton gets 3 life sentences

[ 0 ] December 29, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Oologah Lake Leader Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Chief U.S. District  Judge Gregory K. Frizzell today sentenced Talala resident Jesse Bud Leaverton, 58, to life imprisonment under the three-strikes sentencing statute for robbing three banks in the Tulsa metro area in June. Frizzell made his ruling following an [...]

How flawed data at SDE led to ‘C’ grade card for Oologah High School

How flawed data at SDE led to ‘C’ grade card for Oologah High School

[ 0 ] November 3, 2016

See overview story below Why OHS grade is flawed By MELISSA OVERCASH, Oologah High School Principal I am sure many in our community have had an opportunity to view our most recent A-F Report Card for the High School. This report has historically given us many causes to celebrate, as well as a focus for [...]


[ 0 ] November 2, 2016

Grinnell Document: GE 2016  

Boologah! and more

Boologah! and more

[ 0 ] October 16, 2016

Oologah will host two weeks of celebration By FAITH WYLIE, Leader writer The calendar is packed with activities the last week of October and the first week of November. “You won’t need to leave Rogers County to have a great time,” said Carolyn Estes, Chamber president. Area residents can receive an early Christmas gift when [...]

Mrs. Kathryn Wilmott

Wilmott indicted in O-T case

[ 1 ] May 25, 2016

[Editor’s note: Normally the names of minors involved in court cases are not reported in the Leader. However, in this case, Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason, presiding judge of the multicounty grand jury, specifically ordered that the entire indictment be an open record. It names the alleged victim in the case and a number [...]

Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill accepts a hug from Nowata Officer Sabrina Lee, who pulled Neill from his burning car after he was shot.

Trial in Lt. Neill shooting delayed

[ 0 ] May 18, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor NOWATA—The jury trial for the man accused of shooting Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill during an interstate pursuit last year has been delayed. A new date is expected to be set in June for Cesar Rios to be tried on six felony counts in connection with the pursuit which [...]

A new school record is pure gold

A new school record is pure gold

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

Oologah High School’s Casey Base had a golden performance when the school hosted the track meet last week. According to OHS track coach Boone Upky, Base set a new school record and won gold with a throw of 174 feet 9 inches. LEADER/CAROLYN ESTES