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Monday COVID-19 Update

Aug 03, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 377 new cases statewide in its latest COVID-19 situation update. Just one new death is being reported across Oklahoma. In total, 551 Oklahomans have died from COVID-19. Washington County is reporting 42 active cases. In Osage County there a ... read more »

Emergency Management to Distribute PPE to Schools in Nowata County

Aug 03, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners held a brief meeting on Monday morning. Nowata County emergency management director Laurie Summers told the commissioners that Oklahoma Emergency Management emailed her last week to alert the department that it would be in charge of distributing personal protective ... read more »

Bid Awarded to Yellowhouse Machinery for Roller

Aug 03, 2020

A bid for a 2017 Bomag Roller for Washington County District Two was awarded by the Washington County Commissioners to Yellowhouse Machinery on Monday morning. Yellowhouse Machinery is based out of Sand Springs. It was the only group to submit a bid in the amount of $95,212. Also in the m ... read more »

Stagnant Rig Counts Reported in Oklahoma

Aug 03, 2020

The number of oil and gas rigs actively pursuing energy in the U.S. grew by one in the past week, the same amount that rig activity in Oklahoma increased as well. It means hundreds more remain in storage across the country.   The nation’s rig count, according to Baker Hughes Co ... read more »

Celebration & Wedding Showcase featuring Small Businesses set for October 11/KWON Cooking Extravaganza Postponed until April 6, 2021

Aug 01, 2020

Let's Celebrate! We all have that one special memory of the best birthday party, a remarkable reunion, or the most beautiful wedding you have ever seen. If you have ever planned an event you know how hard it is to track down all of the different types of services you will need to pull off suc ... read more »

Hominy Schools Shares Back-to-School Plan

Jul 31, 2020

A post from the Hominy High School Facebook Page states that the administration has made the decision to push back its re-opening date to Thursday, August 27th. The change will allow for the high school renovation project to be completed with staff moving back into their offices by the time schoo ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Rape Charges

Jul 31, 2020

A Bartlesville man is facing four felony charges for the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl. Mark Holt Jr. appeared in custody at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing charges of lewd molestation, rape by instrumentation and two counts of forcible sodomy. Court documents a ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged with Possession of Meth

Jul 31, 2020

A Bartlesville man found himself in jail again on drug-related charges. Kyle Jackson appeared in court on Friday facing three misdemeanor charges including possession of methamphetamine. Jackson was arrested in May on second degree burglary charges. He also has a prior felony conviction out of Mi ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners to Meet Monday

Jul 31, 2020

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will have their weekly meeting on Monday Morning. The meeting will take place at 400 S. Johnstone, Room 201, at 9:00A.M. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room. The public is welcome to attend. On the agenda, the board of commissioners will consi ... read more »

Christmas in the Ville Still on as Scheduled

Jul 31, 2020

As we turn the calendar to August, Christmas will be here before we know it. Chamber of Commerce President for the City of Bartlesville, Sherri Wilt says Christmas in the Ville in downtown Bartlesville is scheduled to go on as planned.   Wilt knows it could be difficult to pull off t ... read more »

Bartlesville Superintendent Thanks Governor for School Funding

Jul 31, 2020

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced on Thursday that he would be dedicating $10 million of CARES Act funding to schools across the state. This money will help supply needed PPE equipment so that schools can open up for in-person instruction here in a few weeks. Bartlesville Superintendent Chu ... read more »

Family-friendly Fundraiser Taking Place at Kiddie Park on Saturday

Jul 31, 2020

The Bartlesville Kiddie Park will hold its first annual 70’s night fundraiser Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Donations will go to the Kiddie Park general fund for upkeep and repair of the park. Family-friendly DJ Steve Sherrick will be playing 70’s music all night long. Anyone is welc ... read more »

Friday COVID-19 Update

Jul 31, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 747 new cases in the latest situation update on Friday. Five new deaths are being reported across Oklahoma including one in Rogers County. 621 hospitalizations are being listed statewide due to COVID-19. Washington County is down to 32 acti ... read more »

Visitation Policies Changing at the Washington County Detention Center

Jul 31, 2020

When the coronavirus first took hold in the state of Oklahoma, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office suspended visitation for inmates. Visitations were resumed in mid-June, but those policies will change beginning this Saturday. Each inmate will be able to have one free local visit in ... read more »

Osage County Man Charged With Mail Theft

Jul 31, 2020

An Osage County man has been arrested for breaking into a vehicle and theft of mail. The male subject was arrested on N. 41st West in Tulsa. When arrested, the male wasn’t found with much mail, but did have some on his person. The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has identified whom ... read more »