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Paths to Independence May Bid for Wayside Property

Jun 19, 2019

The Wayside Elementary School property in Bartlesville has been declared as surplus. Sealed bids will be accepted for the property. No date has been set yet because Bartlesville Public Schools has to get an appraisal for the property. Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley said the pr ... read more »

Sen. Daniels, Gov. Stitt Amend Attorney General Duties

Jun 19, 2019

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Bartlesville’s Senator Julie Daniels amended Title 74 this year. This is in the State’s Statutes and it lists the duties and responsibilities of the Attorney General. One of the responsibilites the Atorney General has to pay all money that bel ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Asks Questions About USMC Agreement

Jun 19, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was questioned in a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday. U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford's questions regarded the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement. He wanted Lighthizer to tell him how the USMCA would affect automobile exports from Nor ... read more »

Representative Hern Makes House Minority Whip Team

Jun 19, 2019

U.S. Representative for Oklahoma Kevin Hern announced Wednesday that he has joined House Minority Whip Steve Scalise's Whip Team. Representative Hern said in a statement: “It's an honor to join this group of my peers to advance President Trump's pro-growth agenda that has tr ... read more »

Absentee Ballots Available for Special County Election

Jun 19, 2019

Absentee ballots for the Special Washington County Election are now available to you. Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said you should apply now if you wish to have an absentee ballot mailed to you before the Tuesday, July 9th election. The election is for the possible renewal of the ... read more »

End of Fiscal Year Board Meeting Taking Place in Pawhuska

Jun 19, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board will get together Thursday evening at the Administration Building for an end of the fiscal year meeting. The board will look to renew the school’s property, liability and auto insurance with OSIG. This will cost nearly $110,000. They will also vote to approve w ... read more »

Funds Being Distributed Differently

Jun 19, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners had put a fund in place to distribute money evenly between fixing buildings at the Osage County Fairgrounds, along with county buildings. In light of the heavy rain the county has received, district one commissioner Randall Jones believes it is important to ... read more »

Skiatook Chamber Holding Third Thursday Event

Jun 19, 2019

The third Thursday in the park will take place tomorrow in Skiatook. The event starts at 6 in the evening and is presented by the Skiatook Chamber of Commerce.    The Tulsa rock band, Infinity, will perform live music and the splash pad will be open as well. The public is encouraged ... read more »

Funnel Cloud Spotted North of Skiatook Tuesday

Jun 18, 2019

Severe weather produced a funnel cloud in Washington County Tuesday night. The cloud was spotted between Skiatook and Avant. Bartlesville Radio spotters Jay and Trey Stumpff spotted the funnel just after 9:00 o’clock. You can find a video of the formation here. The video is courtesy of Trey ... read more »

Police Report Released in Kidnapping Arrest

Jun 18, 2019

More details have emerged in alleged kidnapping incident that occurred in Bartlesville on June 10. Gilbert Campus was arrested in Idabel, Oklahoma on June 11 after allegedly forcing George Besseris into a vehicle while wielding a knife. Besseris then claims he was dropped off in Rogers, Arkansas. ... read more »

County Valuations Could Double by the End of 2020

Jun 18, 2019

Valuations have increased in Washington County. Assessor Todd Mathes attended Monday night’s presentation focused on the Special County Election scheduled for Friday, July 5th. During that meeting, he said valuations have increased by a rough average of 4-percent in the past two decades ... read more »

County Personnel to Meet with FEMA Wednesday

Jun 18, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared 21 counties in Oklahoma eligible for Individual Assistance. Nowata, Osage and Washington Counties fall under that declaration. FEMA will meet with Washington County personnel Wednesday morning. Chairman of the Washington County Commissi ... read more »

Blackburn Bridge Needing Repair After Flooding

Jun 18, 2019

The Blackburn Bridge separating Pawnee and Osage County suffered extensive damage on the Osage County side. District three commissioner Darren McKinney says the estimated cost of repair is 1.5 million dollars.   Because the Pawnee County side of the bridge didn't suffer any damag ... read more »

Stabilizing Wall Nearing Completion in Fairfax

Jun 18, 2019

Despite there being rain in the area last week, Terry Loftis and his crew at JL&Associates will finish construction of the stabilizing wall between two downtown buildings in Fairfax by Wednesday. This will prevent the buildings from falling before they get demolished.   At Monday ... read more »

Museum to Present on Oklahoma's Greatest Women

Jun 18, 2019

Kay Little of "Little History Adventures" will present the educational program “Red Dirt Strong Women of Oklahoma." The brown bag event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bartlesville Area History Museum on June 28th. The museum can be found on the fifth floor of ... read more »