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Dewey Fire Department Makes Purchase in Virginia

Jul 12, 2019

Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler and firefighter Mike Bolinger took off for Bristol, Virginia Friday morning. They made a purchase with Kinderhook - a volunteer fire department -.just north of Bristol. They purchased 28 SCBA's to replace the 20 SCBA's they own. The new SCBA's are 20 ... read more »

Ryan Huff, Former BHS AD, Killed in Shooting

Jul 12, 2019

It appears that a former Bartlesville High Athletic Director, and long-time BPS employee, was shot and killed during a triple shooting on Thursday night in Sand Springs. Ryan Huff was identified as one of the men that died during a gun fight that broke out in Sand Springs on Thursday about 8: ... read more »

Pawhuska Students Getting School Supplies Paid For

Jul 12, 2019

For several years, the Pawhuska School District has had an agreement in place with the Osage Nation that any student registered in the Johnson O Malley program was eligible for free school supplies.   The Pawhuska United Methodist Church has also donated school supplies to students i ... read more »

Kelly Bland to Give Update at Commissioner Meeting

Jul 12, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska for a regular scheduled meeting. Executive Director of Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland, will be there to give an update on the number of people who have been coming through the area this summer. B ... read more »

Pawhuska School Board Holding Mid-Summer Meeting Monday

Jul 12, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting this Monday and they will look to approve a number of mid-summer items. The board will look to approve a service agreement with the Weaver Drug Testing Lab. There will also be discussion on looking to approve the annual onl ... read more »

ODOT Reopens State Highway 10 Thursday

Jul 11, 2019

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation road closure map, State Highway 10 is open 1.5 miles west of Hulah Lake Dam. ODOT Public Information Officer Kenna Mitchell said rain caused an old drainage pipe underneath the roadway to collapse on Monday, which caused the road to close ... read more »

Area Residents Put Firework Safety into Practice

Jul 11, 2019

Bartlesville and the surrounding communities fared well when it came to firework safety during the Fourth of July week. According to information from the Jane Phillips Medical Center, only one incident occurred on Independence Day. The one mishap involved a finger injury. This is small in ... read more »

Hartley Trying to Honor Late Father with Creek Re-Naming

Jul 11, 2019

Nowata County’s Jot Hartley is determined to honor the memory of his father, Robert Hartley. Hartley thought there would no better way than to re-name a creek that runs through his property in the southeastern portion of Nowata County.  The creek is currently named Madden Creek, Hartle ... read more »

Dr. Pope Named as DHS Chief of Strategic Engagement

Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Myron Pope has been named Chief of Strategic Engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Pope most recently served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and is a former member of the Human Services Commission. “I wa ... read more »

Probable Cause Found in May 2019 Murder

Jul 11, 2019

A preliminary was held Thursday afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse for Shawn Lynch who is being charged in the alleged first degree murder of his roommate, Kolton Edwards. Judge Kyra Franks determined that the burden of probable cause had been met. Assistant district attorney Brett ... read more »

Officials Urge Caution to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

Jul 11, 2019

Each year, more than 600 people die from heat-related illness in the United States. In Oklahoma, there were 145 deaths associated with exposure to excessive heat from 2010 to 2017. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds residents that heat-related illness can range from heat rash, he ... read more »

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donors

Jul 11, 2019

The American Red Cross faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care. External Communications Manager Jan Hale said about 450 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other communit ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools to Have Transportation Bond

Jul 11, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board met for a brief special called meeting on Tuesday to authorize a $250,000 transportation bond to take place in September. They also hired Stephen H. McDonald and Associates Inc. to be the financial consultant for the school. Superintendent David Cash says this bond i ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Discussed Rising Drug Prices Wednesday

Jul 11, 2019

Senator James Lankford addressed the rising cost of prescription drug prices on the Senate Floor Wednesday. Since January, the Finance Committee has held several hearings to better understand the complexity of drug pricing, including the steps a drug takes as it goes from research and develop ... read more »

Pawhuska Police Department Holding Forum July 23

Jul 11, 2019

Pawhuska Police Chief Nick Silva, along with the Pawhuska Police Department, will be hosting a public forum at the Pawhuska Church of God on Tuesday, July 23 beginning at 6 o’ clock in the evening.   Everyone in Pawhuska is encouraged to come to the event so that you can meet ... read more »