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City to Renovate Veterans Park with CDBG Funds

Jun 04, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council approved its new Community Development Block Grant project at Monday’s meeting. This year’s project will cover renovations and additions to the Veterans Park on Virginia Avenue. The City of Bartlesville has taken part in CDBG program for the last 18 y ... read more »

Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum Set to Open Next Week

Jun 04, 2019

The Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum has been a work in progress for more than four years and it is finally set to open next Wednesday in Pawhuska. It is something Cody and Lauren Garnett have been working extremely hard on.   Garnett said he realized Osage County needed to recognize Johnso ... read more »

Man Killed in Police Involved Shooting Identified

Jun 03, 2019

Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings said 35-year-old Oologah resident Thomas Goodeyes Gay died Saturday, June 1st at approximately 8:00 pm after being shot by Bartlesville Police. The incident occurred that evening after BPD responded to a home in the 1300 block of SE Madison in Bartlesv ... read more »

Bartlesville Recycling Survey

Jun 04, 2019

Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland is completely supportive of recycling and wants to know what you think too. There is a Survey onl CityofBartesville.org asking people what is your opinion on recycling? Do you recycle? Are the times for recycling bins optimal? What is recycling worth to you? ... read more »

Local Delegation Talks Budget, 2019 Legislate Session

Jun 04, 2019

The area's three-person delegation wrapped a bow on the 2019 legislative session Tuesday afternoon. Senator Julie Daniels, and Representatives Judd Strom and Darrel Fincher spoke at a forum put on by the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce. Sen. Daniels said the $8.3 billion dollar budget th ... read more »

Skiatook Chamber Luncheon Changing Locations

Jun 04, 2019

There has been a change in location for the monthly Skiatook Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event, which will be held next Wednesday, will be at the Osage Casino in Skiatook in the Tallgrass and Bluestem Rooms. Doors open at 11:30 and lunch will be served at 11:45. Guest Speaker, Chief Sta ... read more »

Watt is State Runner-Up for Oklahoma Youth of the Year

Jun 04, 2019

The Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville’s 2018 Youth of the Year makes noise at the State level! Selected among many outstanding youth, Wiatt Watt from Bartlesville has been named the Runner-Up for the Oklahoma Youth of the Year by Boys and Girls Clubs of America. A member of the Boys a ... read more »

US House Approves Disaster Aid Package Amendment

Jun 04, 2019

U.S. Representative for Oklahoma Kevin Hern praises the passage of a disaster aid package. The U.S. House this week passed the Senate Amendment to House Resolution 2157. This is the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019. This allocates $19.1 billion in assistance for several natural disaste ... read more »

Council Adds Police Body Cams to Budget

Jun 03, 2019

Several budgetary housekeeping items were approved at Monday night’s meeting of the Bartlesville City Council. Budgets were approved for the fiscal year 2019-2020. City Clerk Jason Muninger presented the budget at a workshop session last Tuesday. However, a few changes were made over th ... read more »

Dewey City Council Looks Over Budget

Jun 03, 2019

The Dewey City Council met for a regular scheduled meeting Monday evening and approved the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget for the Dewey Public Works Authority. The Police Department sees more than $650,000 of this money, while the Fire Department gets $80,000 and the Library receives over $75,0 ... read more »

Attendance Policy Revised, Contracts Renewed Monday

Jun 03, 2019

Amanda Guilfoyle is the newest member to the Dewey School Board of Education. She declared her position under oath during Monday night's Dewey School Board meeting. Later in the meeting, the Board approved revisions to policies surrounding attendance at Dewey Public Schools. Superinte ... read more »

Dewey Man Arrested on Domestic Abuse Charges

Jun 03, 2019

A Dewey man was arrested on charges of domestic abuse assault and battery after a Sunday morning incident. John Gage appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday in front of judge Russell Vaclaw. According to an affidavit, the victim was seen running down 5th street in Dewey yelling ... read more »

Building in Downtown Fairfax Getting Torn Down

Jun 03, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and it was determined that a building in downtown Fairfax needs to be torn down because it poses a safety threat to citizens who walk by. It has also forced the health clinic ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle

Jun 03, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after possessing a stolen vehicle. Timothy Remington appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday afternoon.   According to an affidavit, Early Monday morning a Bartlesville police officer found a vehicle with a Kansas license plate in the posses ... read more »

Dr. Dunn Officially Takes Over as OKWU President

Jun 03, 2019

June 2019 begins a new era at Oklahoma Wesleyan University as Dr. Jim Dunn officially took office June 1, stepping into his role as the sixth president of OKWU. Dr. Dunn in a statement said: “Wendy and I are honored to be appointed as the President and First Lady of Oklahoma Wesleyan Un ... read more »