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Public Notice Approved for Closure of 2500 Road

Feb 18, 2020

A resolution to accept the petition of all affected landowners to close 2500 Road west of Philson Farms Road in District Two of Washington County was tabled on Tuesday as the Washington County Commissioners wait on a public hearing to be held. There is an old barn and pins that are in terribl ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss Several Items

Feb 18, 2020

Several different representatives spoke at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Dean Bridges from the Sheriff’s Special Committee spoke on sending a request for qualifications to get more info on renovating the current jail or possibly building a new one. Brid ... read more »

Bartlesville All-State Chorus and Band Students Recognized

Feb 18, 2020

At its meeting on February 17, 2020, the Bartlesville Board of Education spotlighted students selected for all-state chorus and band. Tamara Walker was also recognized for earning the OkMEA Exemplary Teacher award. Vocal Music Director Margie Green introduced fellow directors Tamara Walker, A ... read more »

Kiwanis Club of Bartlesville Turns 100

Feb 18, 2020

Happy Birthday, Kiwanis of Bartlesville! The Club turns 100 years old this week.   The Bartlesville Kiwanis Club was chartered February 18, 1920 with 75 members. The national organization began on January 21, 1915.   Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization appealing ... read more »

Wright Chef 2020 Announced

Feb 17, 2020

In a competition to become the next Wright Chef at Copper Restaurant and Bar located in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Price Tower in Bartlesville, Chef Jordan Keen was selected Monday night not only by the judges, but he also earned the People's Choice title in the public voting competition ... read more »

BPS: Working on a Daycare Option for Teachers/Staff with Children

Feb 18, 2020

Bartlesville Superintendent of Public Schools, Chuck McCauley, has been searching for ways to entice and retain teachers and finding a way to provide lower-cost daycare for their small children is one of those means.   McCauley announced Monday night at the Bartlesville Public School ... read more »

BPS Makes it Official: Dilbeck is AD and Bankston is Principal at Wilson Elementary

Feb 17, 2020

The Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Education made it official Monday night by naming a new principal for Wilson Elemenary School next school and by hiring Bartlesville High School's new Athletic and Activities Director Thad Dilbeck, a name that may be familiar to many in the area, h ... read more »

Two Car Accident Cleared on Hwy 60 on Monday

Feb 17, 2020

A two car accident occurred on Highway 60 approximately one mile east of the smoke shop outside of Bartlesville on Monday evening. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday. According to Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen, one driver involved in the accident received a mino ... read more »

Missing Independence Girl Returns Home Safely

Feb 17, 2020

The Independence Police Department reports a girl that went missing Sunday has been found safe. 14-year-old Jordan Wilson went missing Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:24 p.m. According to Independence Chief of Police Jerry Harrison, Wilson was found Monday afternoon around 2:50 p.m.  ... read more »

Electric Rates the Same for Everyone in Pawhuska

Feb 17, 2020

Water, server and electric rates have been different for those living outside the city limits of Pawhuska than those who live within the city. City Manager Dave Neely said they have already made one exception to allow a group pay the same rates.   The city council believes it is only ... read more »

Dunlap, Vaclaw Families Selected for 2020 Legacy HOF

Feb 17, 2020

The Bartlesville Community Foundation has announced their honoree families for the Legacy Hall of Fame 2020. The Dunlap and Vaclaw Families have been selected to be inducted into the BCF's Legacy Hall of Fame this year. The second annual Heritage Award will be presented on behalf of the L ... read more »

Defendant in 8th Street Homicide Set for Preliminary Hearing

Feb 17, 2020

A man accused of using a shotgun to shoot a man in an alley in July 2019 is set to appear at the Washington County Courthouse. Dalton Taylor of Bartlesville has a preliminary hearing slated for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. It is alleged that Taylor killed Daniel Speck in the alleyway on 8th str ... read more »

Dewey Police Chief Shea Comments on Murder Suicide

Feb 17, 2020

Dewey Police Department Chief Mike Shea has made comments for the first time on a murder / suicide that left two men dead last Friday. The murder /suicide came as a surprise to the Dewey community. Chief Shea said Dewey is a predominantly quiet place, and it has been since he started working ... read more »

Sanitation Rates Increase in Pawhuska

Feb 17, 2020

The City of Pawhuska entered into a five year contract with Waste Connections, a waste management service in Osage County. The contract stated that they could raise sanitation rates on a year-to-year basis if they wish and that is what they are doing this year. This contract will be up in the fal ... read more »

OKM Music Festival Lineup To Be Announced Thursday at Tacos and Tunes Party

Feb 17, 2020

Enjoy some free tacos and tunes this Thursday evening as OKM Music launches of their 2020 Annual Music Festival lineup.   The event is called Tacos and Tunes Thursday, February 20th, 2020, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Ambler Hall, 415 S. Dewey Ave. in Bartlesville.   You can e ... read more »