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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 [...]

O-Zone fans help the McLain cheerleaders cheer for the Titans. Photo courtesy Kellie Capps.

Oologah teens are titans

[ 1 ] November 3, 2016

REFLECTIONS By Faith Wylie The mythical Titans were ancient divine beings of incredible strength. Our Oologah teens also showed incredible strength of character when they crossed the football field to cheer for the underdog McLain Titans at Friday night’s game. Just a few adult fans sat in the visitor stands. Seems that a student fan [...]


[ 0 ] November 2, 2016

Grinnell Document: GE 2016  

Kent Frizzell

Service is Monday for Kent Frizzell

[ 1 ] October 28, 2016

UPDATE: A memorial service for Kent Frizzell is 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at Sharp Chapel, University of Tulsa. Kent Frizzell, a former Will Rogers Memorial Commissioner who had a distinguished career in law, government and energy policy, in Kansas, Washington D.C and Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26. He was 87. Services were [...]



[ 0 ] October 28, 2016

Despite a year marred by tragedy and an outside test vendor which created havoc due to programming and equipment failures, Oologah-Talala Schools still scored well in the statewide A-F school grades released overnight. Oologah Lower and Upper Elementary had A- grades, the Middle School earned a B+ and the High School earned a C+. In [...]

Officials Warn of Early Start to Flu Season

Officials Warn of Early Start to Flu Season

[ 0 ] October 27, 2016

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) began surveillance for seasonal influenza early this fall and is detecting laboratory confirmed cases of influenza among Oklahomans.  In addition, there have been 14 influenza-associated hospitalizations since September 1, 2016, a total that is concerning at this point in the season. Cases of influenza illness have been geographically [...]

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Several injuried in collision on Hwy 88

[ 0 ] October 21, 2016

An apparent head-on collision may have injured as many as six people. The collision between a tan Cadillic Escalade and a black Honda Pilot occurred in the northbound lane of Oklahoma 88 at 420 Road, just south of the Christ’s Outpost curve, at about 1:42 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. None of the injuries appeared [...]

Be prepared to vote Nov. 8

Be prepared to vote Nov. 8

[ 0 ] October 19, 2016

Be prepared! Study what will be on your Nov. 8 ballot in Northwest Rogers County and a neutral explanation of the state questions Ballot – Candidates: 2016 Ballot candidates Ballot – Questions: 2016 Ballot questions Analysis of State Questions: State Questions

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 [...]

Dennis Byrd killed, two hurt in head-on crash

Dennis Byrd killed, two hurt in head-on crash

[ 0 ] October 15, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor  Dennis Byrd, 50, of Talala, was killed and two others were seriously injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Byrd, the former New York Jets football star, was killed and a 12-year-old Talala boy was injured when their [...]