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Tornado watch issued until 3 a.m. as severe weather expected

Tornado watch issued until 3 a.m. as severe weather expected

[ 0 ] March 6, 2017

WEATHER WARNING The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 3 a.m. for Rogers County and a large area of eastern Oklahoma which includes the adjoining counties of Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and Mayes. SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT… This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much [...]

Martin wins gold for third time

Martin wins gold for third time

[ 0 ] March 2, 2017

By JENNIFER HERTEL, Leader sports writer It was no surprise when Mustang senior Brock Martin won his third consecutive state title last weekend. Martin not only won the state title but he did it in only 19 seconds. How did it feel? “It feels pretty good, I always think back to my first state championship [...]

Wigginton earns Academic All State

Wigginton earns Academic All State

[ 0 ] March 1, 2017

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah senior Brook Wigginton, daughter of Brian and Nicole Wigginton, received one of the state’s top student honors Monday when she was named an Academic All-Stater by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. One hundred students were selected for this distinguished award from 551 nominations statewide. An outstanding student and active [...]

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

[ 0 ] February 27, 2017

                When Oklahomans need a hand, they can trust their friends, neighbors—and even competitors–to help out. Just look at what’s happening in Collinsville this week. A fundraising dinner for Silver Dollar Café will be held Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building—and the [...]

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

[ 0 ] February 24, 2017

Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC. Admitted Oologah School vandal Johnny Austin Casper and companions Dallas Lee Hugh Green and Jesika Irene Casper were booked into the Rogers County Jail WEdnesday morning on $27,000 bond on felony booking complaints of robbery and misdemeanor counts involving interfering with an emergency telephone call. Their arrests stem from [...]

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

[ 0 ] February 20, 2017

Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Anything mailed at the Oologah Post Office drive-by drop box on Cooweescoowee Ave. after mid-morning Saturday was likely damaged in vandalism that left the box’s contents soaked and many items with illegible envelopes, the Leader has learned. No official statements were available Monday, but reliable reports were that efforts were [...]

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

[ 0 ] February 16, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors, citing a negative financial audit, fired Administrative Assistant Debra Cooper Monday—even though the audit recommended additional training and outsourcing payroll but never mentioned firing anyone. The action came during a Northwest meeting which raised multiple questions about the board’s compliance with Oklahoma’s Open [...]

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

[ 0 ] February 15, 2017

Open burning with proper precautions is again allowed. Due to significant rainfall that moved across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today (Wednesday, Feb. 15), signed an executive proclamation removing a burn ban she had ordered last week for Rogers, Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and 49 other counties. The governor had issued the burn ban on Friday [...]

Burn ban includes us; enforcers mean business

[ 0 ] February 11, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher Rogers County is included in a burn ban covering 53 Oklahoma Counties, and those responsible for implementing the ban to prevent potentially devastating wildfires are serious about enforcing it. At least one county fire department today has already called the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department about arresting a violator who, [...]

Best Things About Oklahoma Part 1: Landscape

Best Things About Oklahoma Part 1: Landscape

[ 0 ] February 10, 2017

My Correct Views on Everything1 By Jim Norwine2 Best Things About Oklahoma Part I: Landscape  We all know about Oklahoma’s shortcomings–tornadoes, ice storms, mediocre teacher pay, and all the rest. All true, even if there is something manic about how we are bombarded with incessant reminders as though our license plates and welcome signs should [...]