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DPS, Others Drop Lawsuit Against State Board of Ed

Jun 09, 2021

The lawsuit that schools across Oklahoma joined in April against the State Board of Education has been dropped. Dewey Public Schools was one of the schools to join the lawsuit. Superintendent Vince Vincent said the lawsuit was brought about after the State Board of Education agreed to a settl ... read more »

City of Dewey Still Looking for Title for Tanker Truck

Jun 09, 2021

The City of Dewey is still waiting for the title for a fire truck they received in a trade from the City of Caney back in March 2020. Earlier in 2020, the Dewey City Council approved a resolution to surplus Dewey Fire's 1993 GMC truck. The Council approved to trade the vehicle for a 1990 ... read more »

Barnsdall School Asking for Feedback on Return to Learn Plan

Jun 09, 2021

Barnsdall Public Schools will be receiving funding from the American Rescue Plan Program for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. In order to receive these funds, each school must have a Safe Return to Learn Plan with comment from the public about the plan that the school board has created. The plan cr ... read more »

DPS May Receive More State Aid Than Expected for 2022

Jun 09, 2021

The State Education Budget for fiscal year 2022 was discussed by the Dewey Public Schools Board of Education this week. Superintendent Vince Vincent said Dewey Schools will see an increase in funding next year when it comes to state aid. He said they haven't seen any physical numbers yet, ... read more »

Pawhuska Pool Now Open

Jun 09, 2021

The Pawhuska City Pool opened on Tuesday and to claim your season pass go to the City Hall offices located at 118 W. Main Street. Pool hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. They are hoping to possibly expand these hours, but are currently looking for more lifeguards. A daily pass f ... read more »

Backyard BBQ Cook-Off and Festival is Coming to Dewey

Jun 09, 2021

The grills will be fired up in Dewey this fall when the inaugural Backyard BBQ Cook-Off and Festival takes place. The event is slated to take place on Saturday, October 2, in downtown Dewey along East Don Tyler Avenue at 2:00 p.m. There will be a BBQ contest. BBQ tasting will begin at 3:0 ... read more »

2021 Freedom Fest Update

Jun 09, 2021

It's official: The Bartlesville Kiwanis Club's Freedom Fest is on and it will be held at Sooner Park on Sunday, July 4th.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONECTION on Wednesday, Kiwanians and Freedom Fest Co-Chairs Karen Wilson and Julia May announced that the Fourth of July celebra ... read more »

BCF Awards Grants, Scholarships

Jun 09, 2021

The Bartlesville Community Foundation recently awarded over $157,000 in grants and scholarships as part of its annual spring activities. Ten local non-profit organizations received almost $35,000 combined while 29 area high school seniors received over $122,000 to assist with their higher educati ... read more »

Muncy Named NAIA All-American

Jun 08, 2021

Oklahoma Wesleyan slugger Cody Muncy was named an NAIA First-Team All-American for his tremendous 2021 season. Muncy hit 27 home runs, tallied 94 runs batted and hit for a.453 average in his second season with the Eagles. Muncy hit a home run in the NAIA World Series against eventual national cha ... read more »

Osage Casinos to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony Next Week

Jun 08, 2021

The Osage Nation will hold groundbreaking ceremonies next Tuesday for the two casinos that are set to open in 2022. One of the casinos is being constructed no more than two miles west of Bartlesville on Highway 60 and the other is being built at the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 99 in Pa ... read more »

Freedom Fest 2021 to be Held at Sooner Park

Jun 08, 2021

Kiwanis Club of Bartlesville has announced that Freedom Fest will be held at Sooner Park on Sunday, July 4. The Fourth of July celebration will kick-off with Sooner Jr. Mini Golf at 4:00 p.m. Food vendors and festivities are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The stage program at the park's bandshel ... read more »

30th Annual Dewey Antique Show and Sale a Huge Hit

Jun 08, 2021

The 30th Annual Dewey Antique Show and Sale was a resounding success over the weekend. Dewey City Councilor Kay Bales said they saw 943 people at the show. Bales said the stuck around downtown and spent money as well. She said people with the "Killers of the Flower Moon" movie crew ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Officers Given Lifesaving Award

Jun 08, 2021

Two Bartlesville Police officers were honored with lifesaving awards at Monday night’s Bartlesville City Council Meeting. Luke Reeves and Brad Dunkle took actions on April 25th that saved a man’s life. Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles says that a man was attempting to hang hi ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Hear About Regional Jail Idea

Jun 08, 2021

Ed Crum from Grand Gateway Economic Development Association spoke during the announcements portion of Monday’s Nowata County Commissioners. Crum said he spoke with several different counties about the prospects of a regional jail. This idea had been brought up previously while brainstorming ... read more »

OCSO Needs Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Jun 08, 2021

The Osage County Sheriff's Office reports that a burglary occurred on Monday, May 10th at 1402 W. 36th Street N. in Tulsa. They report that the thief got away with several thousands of dollars worth of tools.   If you have any information on the suspect or any information that ma ... read more »