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Pawhuska Nursing Home To Close

Jan 25, 2018

Pawhuska Nursing Home LLC has informed its 20 residents that it is closing. The facility opened in 1956 and, with more than 30 employees, is one of Pawhuska’s larger employers. Like most of Oklahoma’s nursing homes, which rely heavily on Medicaid funding, the Pawhuska facility has ... read more »

Washington County Jr. Livestock Chili Supper This Saturday

Jan 25, 2018

Washington County Jr. Livestock is a Nonprofit Organization in Dewey, and each year at the fairgrounds in Dewey they hold the annual WCJLS-Chili Supper and Auction Fundraiser. This year it is on Saturday starting at 6. The fundraiser supports the youth that participate in the WCJLS. Local Agr ... read more »

Local Media To Interview Legislators

Jan 25, 2018

Local state legislators will field questions on public education from a panel of journalists in a forum set for Friday.   Sponsored by Public Education Advocates for Kids, the program is scheduled from 7-to-8:30  at the Tri Country Tech event center, 6101 SE Nowata Rd.   ... read more »

A Smoky Thursday Afternoon

Jan 25, 2018

If you smelled the odor of smoke at about 2 Thursday afternoon, you were right.  According to Washington County Emergency Management Washington County was the only county in the area that didn't have at least one fire burning.    Osage County firefighters were battling ... read more »

Todd Lamb Suggests State Reforms

Jan 25, 2018

Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb focued on reforming the legislative process, developing the state budget, and education-related issues Thursday during a noon-hour chamber forum.   Lamb says the legislature should have finalized numbers from the equalization board when the sess ... read more »

New Suspicions In Fire Investigation

Jan 25, 2018

The investigation continues in Bartlesville regarding several house fires.   Bartlesville Fire Chief Bill Hollander says that arson is now being suspected as the cause of several fires all within the same few blocks of Bartlesville. Hollander says that around 15 structure fires have ... read more »

Bartlesville House Burns In Fire

Jan 24, 2018

A house fire burned this morning in Bartlesville. The Bartlesville Fire Department was called out to a fire at 1400 Maple where they found the house engulfed in flames. Bartlesville Fire Chief Bill Hollander says that thankfully, the house was vacant and was not connected to any utilities. ... read more »

Osage County Predator Hunters Make Donation To Pawhuska Schools

Jan 24, 2018

The Pawhuska Public Schools have received a generous donation from the Osage County Predator Hunters. These funds have been requested to designate towards paying off delinquent student lunch accounts at Pawhuska Public Schools.   Pawhuska Public Schools spoke members of the Osage Cou ... read more »

Bartlesville People Violate Protective Order

Jan 24, 2018

A Bartlesville man and woman are in the Washington County Correctional Facility. John Beaver IV and April Dawn Toney were taken in on Tuesday. According to an affidavit, Beaver was caught traveling in a car with Toney who had a protective order against him. In court on Wednesday, Beaver state ... read more »

$5,000 Reward Offered in Shooting Death of Woman

Jan 24, 2018

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is authorizing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the death of an Oklahoma woman who was found floating in a reservoir.   The governor issued an executive order Tuesday in the case of 33-year-old Cassie Ann Easom, of M ... read more »

The First 100 at Bartlesville Chick-Fil-A

Jan 24, 2018

More than 50 people started their Wednesday Morning bundled up and ready for the long haul as they prepare to camp at the new Chick-Fil-A location in Bartlesville. Store owner Chase Allcott said that they were excited for their First 100 but still had room at 6am.     The Fi ... read more »

United Way Celebrates 2017 Fund Drive

Jan 23, 2018

The Bartlesville Regional United Way celebrated the conclusion of its 2017 fund drive Tuesday.     Campaign Chair Bob Heinrich announced that the 2017 "United We Rock" Campaign raised $2,229,759, reaching 93% of the goal. That is the fourth-highest amount raised i ... read more »

Two Grass Fires Spark in Washington County

Jan 23, 2018

A pair of grass fires burned today as Oklahoma’s weather puts the state in a fire danger. Washington County Emergency Management Director, Kary Cox, says that the first fire was East of Dewey on Durham, and no sooner when they finished with that fire they were called out to another one. ... read more »

About 100 Siemens Jobs to Move to Houston

Jan 23, 2018

Many local jobs at Bartlesville's Siemens operation  will leave Bartlesville for Houston by the fall of 2019.   According to Director of Communications for Siemens, Robert Bartels, nearly ninety percent of customers served by the Bartlesville facility are located on the gulf ... read more »

HVAC Overheats At Local School

Jan 23, 2018

The HVAC blower in Rach Heights Elementary School overheated on Monday evening. According to Principal Chanda Meyers, there was quite a bit of smoke, but no fire. Police and Fire were called to the school to investigate, but the building was deemed safe. All classes continued on Tuesday a ... read more »