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Fallen K9 Remembered at the Nation's Capitol

May 13, 2019

The Nowata Police Department remembered a fallen K9 at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. over the weekend. K9 officer Smokey died in the line of duty last year. Charges of killing a police dog and public intoxication were filed against 38-year-old Shoshone Hicks of Nowa ... read more »

Arvest Bank Surpasses Million Meal Initiative Goal

May 10, 2019

Nearly 1.3 million meals have been raised since April 1 in support of Arvest Bank's ninth annual Million Meal Initiative. This is an effort to challenge bank associates, customers and community members in the fight against hunger.   There are three weeks left in the challenge and ... read more »

Strom Pushing Bill to Ban Card Skimmers

May 10, 2019

Oklahoma district 10 representative Judd Strom has been working diligently on a bill that will make possessing a credit card skimmer, commonly used in credit card fraud, a criminal offense. Strom represents parts of Washington, Osage and Nowata counties in the Oklahoma House. House Bill 2380 ... read more »

Pawhuska Board to Discuss Who Goes in Junior High Building

May 10, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board will meet Monday afternoon for a regular scheduled meeting at the Administration Building. David Cash will give a Superintendent’s report and the School Board will look to approve a field trip to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. The board will look to approve ... read more »

Doggie Dash & Canine Carnival Returns

May 10, 2019

The fourth annual Doggie Dash & Canine Carnival is set for May 18th at the Cooper Dog Park near Lee Lake just off Adams Boulevard. This event benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation, Washington County SPCA and Bark Park Buddies. This year’s event features a 5K race, a dog walk, a cost ... read more »

Sunfest to Bring Back Exciting Events this Year

May 10, 2019

Sunfest will celebrate 37 years of entertainment and fun in Bartlesville. Board President Stephanie Leif said they are bringing a lot of things back to Sunfest this year. A car show is one of the things making a comeback. Lief said whatever whatever vehicle you are proud of (i.e. motorcyc ... read more »

Commissioners to Review Relocation of Utilities Monday

May 10, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners will discuss the relocation of potable waterlines as part of Rural Water District 3 on Monday. Any action taken on the item is not to exceed the amount of $108,607. Brian Kellogg with Kellogg Engineering, Inc. will present the item Kellogg will present ... read more »

Sen. Inhofe: The Border Wall Will Work

May 10, 2019

What has been called “The Crisis at the Border” has seen 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens in the last two fiscal years. U.S. Senator for Oklahoma, Jim Inhofe, said people may be getting tired of the talk of building a wall at the border with Mexico, but he assures that President ... read more »

Several People to Speak at Monday's Commissioner Meeting

May 10, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning for a regular scheduled meeting and they will be getting updates from a number of different people in the county. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts will give the Commissioners a safety update and let them know how his ... read more »

Museum Announces Online Accessibility to Documents

May 10, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum announces that they have a new online tool that allows the public to access historical documents. History Museum Director Shellie McGill and Museum Collections Manager Debbie Neece have established the online access for the BAHM Washington County historica ... read more »

Plan to Increase Teacher Pay Reaches Agreement

May 10, 2019

Governor  Kevin Stitt said and Senate Republicans have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to give Oklahoma teachers another $1,200 pay raise next year, resolving a major stumbling block on a budget agreement. Senate President Pro Tem Grag Treat said Thursday he will present the gove ... read more »

OKM Music Festival Drawing Near

May 09, 2019

This June will mark the 35th annual OKM Music Festival in downtown Bartlesville. The festival begins Saturday, June 8 and runs through the following Saturday, featuring a wide variety of musicians playing anything from jazz, country and classical. OKM Music Board Chairman Mary Lynn Mihm gives a t ... read more »

Fincher Pens Column on Teacher Pay Bill

May 09, 2019

Oklahoma district 11 representative Derrell Fincher wrote a column expressing his opinions on education budgeting in the state. Fincher represents most of Washington County and parts of Osage and Rogers County as well. Fincher’s column debated whether funding should be given to schools ... read more »

B & E Charges Filed After Eviction

May 09, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested for attempting to break into a residence he had been evicted from. Scott Taylor appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry for an incident that occurred at a residence on the 1400 block of Hickory Avenue. ... read more »

Osage Nation Holding Drive With Dad Golf Tournament

May 09, 2019

The Osage Nation “Driving With Dad” Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 18 at the Cedar Crest Golf Course in Skiatook. It will be a two-person scramble for a father and child ages 8 to 18. Check-in starts at 8 in the morning and there will be a shotgun start at 9. Entry ... read more »