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Pawhuska Voters Approve One-Percent Sales Tax Increase

Jan 12, 2021

The citizens of Pawhuska headed to the polls on Tuesday and made the decision to raise the sales tax by one percent. A total of 253 people voted in favor of the proposition while a total of 119 people opposed that measure. City Council member Steve Tolson had this to say regarding Tuesday eve ... read more »

Medals4Mettle Awards 16 Bartlesville Health Providers

Jan 13, 2021

Medals4Mettle (M4M) presented 16 medals to Ascension St. John health care workers during an opening ceremony at Ascension St. John Jane Phillips in Bartlesville on Wednesday morning. M4M's Tulsa Chapter Coordinator Carl Ahlgren said it was an honor to award front line heroes in Bartl ... read more »

Price Tower Moving Forward in 2021

Jan 13, 2021

Valentines weekend is already filling up at the Price Tower, but there is time to make your reservations.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Wednesday, Rick Lloyd with the Price Tower said the hotel at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed skyscraper had a great New Years weekend and a ... read more »

Clean-up Coupon Permits Free Trip to Landfill

Jan 13, 2021

Bartlesville residents will receive a coupon for one free trip to Osage Landfill via their utility bill soon, Public Works Director Keith Henry said recently. “The coupon will allow the City’s Solid Waste customers to dispose of unwanted household goods free of charge anytime betw ... read more »

BPS to have Scheduled Distance Learning Day on Friday

Jan 13, 2021

Bartlesville Public Schools will have a previously scheduled district-wide Distance Learning Day on Friday, Jan. 15th. There will also be no instruction on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. The holiday will be used as an in-service day for district staff. ... read more »

Extra Mile Awards to be Given at Ascension Bartlesville

Jan 12, 2021

Medals4Mettle (M4M) will present 85 medals to Ascension St. John health care workers during two ceremonies at Ascension St. John Jane Phillips in Bartlesville and Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. This is to honor their commitment, sacrifice and esse ... read more »

Owasso Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

Jan 12, 2021

An Owasso man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for striking and killing William Houseman while eluding officers at speeds exceeding 90 mph in 2019. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Michael Leon Johnson, 35, to 19 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised ... read more »

Board Being Formed to Discuss Possible Expo Center

Jan 12, 2021

A public meeting was held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey last Thursday to discuss the possibility of developing an Expo Center in the heart of Washington County. Commissioner Mike Bouvier said last weeks meeting went well, adding that he was happy with the turnout. He added tha ... read more »

Tri County Tech CEO Receives Prestigious Award

Jan 12, 2021

Tri County Tech Superintendent & CEO Lindel Fields has received the 2021 Baldridge Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence. Al Faber, president and CEO of the Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Inc., announced on Tuesday, Jan. 12th, that Tri County Tech’s ... read more »

Final Audit Approved for Washington County Jail

Jan 12, 2021

The Washington County Correctional Facilities Authority approved its final financial statements and independent auditor's report for year ended June 30th, 2020 when they met on Monday. Commissioner Mitch Antle said the final financial statements and independent auditor's report was fo ... read more »

COVID-19 Update 1-12

Jan 12, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting an additional 2,210 COVID-19 cases in Tuesday’s situation update. There are 29 additional deaths being reported, including one in Osage County. Additionally, there are 1,734 Oklahomans hospitalized due to COVID-19. Washington County i ... read more »

Tribes Release Statement on Incident at US Capitol

Jan 12, 2021

The Cherokee Nation and Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. have joined the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Muscogee Nations in a statement regarding the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week. In the statement, the tribe’s said: “On January 6th, we watched in horror as insurrectionists s ... read more »

Dewey Homecoming Interviews Continue Tuesday

Jan 12, 2021

At Dewey High School, it's Super Fan Day! Deck out in your favorite team! Homecoming royalty interviews continue Tuesday night on KRIG 104.9 at 5:45 with Katie Wright and Jacob Van Atta compliments of Bartnet IP & Medicalodges of Dewey. Wednesday is Camo Day at Dewey High School. ... read more »

St. John School Annual Gala Moves Online

Jan 12, 2021

The annual fundraising event for the oldest Catholic school in Bartlesville will be a "non-event" event this year.   Elizabeth Trash, St John School Development Director, and Lori Shelley, educator and parent of a St John student, appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION to explain ... read more »

OSBI Investigates Homicide in Nowata

Jan 09, 2021

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) was requested by the Nowata Police Department on Saturday morning to investigate a homicide. The investigation was initiated after a disturbance at the Casey's General Store on Ash Street in Nowata around 8:00 a.m. In a press release, the ... read more »