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County Health Department's Phone Number Compromised

Oct 23, 2020

The Washington County Health Department, located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, is warning the public that its phone number has been compromised and residents are receiving calls for personal information. In a statement, Regional Administrative Director James Thompson said, “A hea ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools Signs Agreement With Hospital

Oct 23, 2020

The Pawhuska Board of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pawhuska Hospital to receive telehealth services. Superintendent David Cash says this is a free service the hospital is offering to the school in which students can get medical care without leaving the building. &nb ... read more »

Man Charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, More

Oct 23, 2020

A man was arrested in Bartlesville on Friday morning for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine on top of seven other charges. David Allen Carter appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday. According to an affidavit, officers with the Bartlesville Police Department C ... read more »

Dewey Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Oct 23, 2020

A Dewey man appeared in Washington County Court on Friday facing felony charges of child sexual abuse. According to an affidavit, 59-year-old Carl Boman was arrested for allegedly performing lewd acts on a female minor at his apartment in Dewey. Boman was also arrested for knowingly possessin ... read more »

Graduation Rate on the Rise at Pawhuska, Dropout Rate Declining

Oct 23, 2020

At Monday morning's school board meeting in Pawhuska, Superintendent David Cash talked about the 2019 graduation rate and compared that with the dropout rate in the high school. For the 2019-2020 school year, 190 students roamed the high school hallways and three students dropped out. Cash sa ... read more »

Sheriff’s Office Partner to Assist with Food Baskets

Oct 23, 2020

Boulevard Pharmacy, located at 1117 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. in Bartlesville, has partnered with the Washington County Sheriff's Office to be a drop off location for canned food items for the WCSO’s annual Thanksgiving program for families in need. Anyone wanting to donate, from the ... read more »

Dewey Police Receives Donation for Holiday Programs

Oct 23, 2020

Cherokee Nation Councilwoman Dora Smith-Patzkowski presented a check to the Dewey Police Department on Friday morning. Dewey Police Chief Mike Shea (pictured) received the check in the amount of $1,100. The funds will go towards the Dewey Police Department's holiday programs. The Cher ... read more »

BPD Foundation Looks to Launch Coat, Uniform Initiative

Oct 23, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department Foundation is getting set to launch an initiative to purchase uniforms and coats forBartlesville's police officers. Foundation President Linda Branstetter said the officers have different colors of uniforms now. Branstetter said that they want the office ... read more »

Bartlesville Education Promise Names Trevor Dorsey as New Board Member

Oct 23, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Bartlesville Education Promise announces the election of a new board member, Trevor Dorsey. Dorsey is the President of Regent Bank for Northeast Oklahoma (Nowata and Bartlesville).    Mr. Dorsey has been in the banking industry for 24 years splittin ... read more »

Washington County to Revisit Auto Temperature Scanners

Oct 23, 2020

A one time pay increase for employees and automated temperature scanners will be discussed and possibly approved by the Washington County Budget Board on Monday afternoon. The Washington County Commissioners heard a proposal from Glenn Security Systems (GSS) in their last meeting regarding th ... read more »

COVID-19 Alert Map Released Friday Morning

Oct 23, 2020

The COVID-19 alert map was released on Friday morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Washington, Osage and Nowata County all remain in the orange, or moderate risk category. Across the state, 75 of the 77 counties are in the orange, or moderate risk category. There are an additio ... read more »

Osage Commissioners to Consider Discussion on OMMA Certificates

Oct 23, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will convene for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds this Monday. The commissioners will consider taking action on making further amendments for the public to enter the Osage County Courthouse or other county-owned buildings. This discussio ... read more »

Ward 3 Candidate Erik Terwey on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Oct 23, 2020

Ward 3 candidate Erik Terwey appeared Friday on COMMUNITY CONNECTION ahead of the Tuesday, November 3, Municipal Election where he face incumbent James Curd.   Terwey says he has an eye toward the future of Bartlesville instead of the day-to-day. Terwey says that if elected, he would ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Reminds Public About Take Back Day

Oct 23, 2020

United States Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford reminds you that Saturday, Oct. 24th is National Prescription Take Back Day. Oftentimes a medicine cabinet can fill up with perscriptions. Sen. Lankford said unused perscription drugs find their way into someone else's hands too often. He ... read more »

Local Election Board Releases Absentee Ballot Info

Oct 23, 2020

Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said voters in Washington County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 3, General Election and the Regular Municipal Election for the City of Bartlesville for Ward 2 and Ward 3, should apply now. Although the ... read more »