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Towns Across Osage County Getting Help From FEMA

Sep 03, 2019

Individual towns across Osage County are beginning to get help from FEMA in terms of recovery efforts and cleanup. Districts 1, 2 and 3 will get together for a meeting with FEMA next Friday to begin assessing the best way to go about making things better for the citizens of Osage County. Osage Co ... read more »

Green Country Volunteer Fire Hopes to be County Department

Sep 03, 2019

The Green Country Volunteer Fire Department serves far southern Osage County and they were at Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting petitioning to establish themselves as a county fire district.   The district attorney's office has already seen the petition and ... read more »

County Seeing Problematic Rise in Indigent Burials

Sep 03, 2019

The burial of indigent remains has become a rising issue in Washington County. District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap said the numbers of deceased individuals without kin are growing. As a responsibility of the family, Commissioner Dunlap said he does not want people to think that they are going ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Insurance Maximums for 2020

Sep 03, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday morning for a regularly scheduled meeting.   The Green Country Volunteer Fire Department was on hand petitioning to establish themselves as a county fire department. This department serves far souther ... read more »

OMMA Certificate of Compliance Process Approved

Sep 03, 2019

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Certificates of Compliance were widely discussed at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Washington County Commissioners. Chairman Mitch Antle said the County will begin receiving these forms from the OMMA who has broken down the mechanisms, by which med ... read more »

County Bridge Project Sees Power Lines Relocated

Sep 03, 2019

Power poles along Bevan Creek in Washington County have been relocated. The Bevan Creek Bridge project located at County Road 3700 and 4000 had been moved back to the November letting last week as discrepancies in quantities like the power lines have arisen that everyone wants to get ironed o ... read more »

Washington County Man Injured in Car Crash

Sep 03, 2019

  A Washington County man was injured Monday in a one-vehicle accident just before 8 am on County Road 100 at County Road 4020 3 miles east and 4 miles north of Copan. William Rodger, 24, of Wann left the roadway overcorrecting a turn and smashed his vehicle into a post. Accordin ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Address Problem Trees

Sep 03, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioner held a brief meeting on Tuesday morning. District three commissioner Troy Friddle brought an item forward regarding some problem trees that could potentially cause damage to the United Methodist Church. At this time, they have not caused any damage. Crews will be se ... read more »

Board to Discuss ACT Assessment, Policy Revisions

Sep 02, 2019

The Dewey Board of Education may approve 10 new and revised Dewey Public School policies in their next meeting. Action on approving the Estimate of Needs for Fiscal Year 2020 will be discussed later in the meeting. The Board will look to terminate the contract with Laurel Guild for Certified ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent McCauley Recently Spotlighted by AASA in its Nationwide Campaign

Sep 01, 2019

  Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent McCauley was recently spotlighted by AASA in its nationwide #LeadersMatter campaign.    The #LeadersMatter campaign showcases school districts where the exemplary leadership of the superintendent has resulted in meaningful, m ... read more »

First Annual Midwest Regional Cricket Tournament in Bartlesville

Aug 30, 2019

    The weather was nearly perfect Friday evening for the opening ceremonies for the 1st Annual Midwest Regional Cricket Tournament benefiting the Washington County SPCA's new building fund.    Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell was a part of the opening ceremonies ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council to Meet After Labor Day

Sep 01, 2019

Councilman Trevor Dorsey will present a bid for a Sooner Park Pavilion when the Bartlesville City Council gets together after the holiday weekend. A proposal from Jon Lindblom of Safari Smile for the instillation of an 18-hole disc golf course on property owned by the City of Bartlesville wil ... read more »

Fiscal Year Budget Amendments to be Discussed

Aug 31, 2019

Amendments to City of Dewey’s 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget may be made when the Dewey City Council next convenes. Miscellaneous revenue and ad valorem collections may be included to cause an increase in revenues in the fiscal year budget for the City. The G.O. Debt, and other services a ... read more »

Protect Everyone: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Aug 30, 2019

The on-going Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program concludes late Monday, Sept. 2nd. Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and County Deputies will be out and about looking for impaired and distracted driving. He said extra deputies will be out on do saturatio ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Hosts FBI LEEDA Training

Aug 30, 2019

An FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association training was held at the Bartlesville Police Department this week. Police Chief Tracy Roles explained what courses were presented to their staff and many others when they hosted the training session in Bartlesville. He said it was impor ... read more »