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Rogers State Launches Online MBA Degree Program

Sep 30, 2019

Rogers State University has launched a completely online Master of Business Administration degree program at a price lower than most major universities. Oklahoma residents can complete the MBA@RSU program for about $10,880 in total residential tuition and fees. According to RSU, that is among ... read more »

Services Contract Approved for Mental Health Court

Sep 30, 2019

A mental health court contract between Washington County Mental Health Court and Robert Fries with Fries & Fries P.C. was consider on Monday during the weekly Washington County Commissioners meeting. The agreement states that Fries and Fries will provide legal services for the County&rsqu ... read more »

Truity Named 5th Best Credit Union to Work For

Sep 30, 2019

Truity Credit Union was named 5th of the 50 Best Credit Unions to Work For by Credit Union Journal, a project done in partnership with Best Companies Group. Credit unions on the list range in size from just 31 staff members and under $200 million in assets all the way up to institutions with ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Hear From Citizens

Sep 30, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners heard from a few citizens at Monday morning’s meeting. Concerns were heard about the approval of Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Association certificates of compliance, election board procedures and road conditions. George Houser spoke to the board about sever ... read more »

Sex Offender Arrested for Living too Close to School

Sep 27, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on charges of being a sex offender living within 2,000 feet of a school. John Giddens was seen by a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday. Court documents allege that Giddens is living on the 1600 block of East Drive in Bartlesville which is in cl ... read more »

DA Raises Bond for Repeat Offender

Sep 27, 2019

The Washington County District Attorney’s office moved to raise the bond of a repeat offender. Jesus Mendoza saw his bond raised to $500,000 after a motion this week. Mendoza has been arrested three times in 2019. His most recent arrest came after he threatened to kill multiple individu ... read more »

New Changes Coming to Weeze's Cafe

Sep 27, 2019

New and exciting changes could be coming to Weeze's Cafe in downtown Bartlesville. Owner Delacey Smith is in the process of handing the business over to his kids. The family has sat down with the Director of the Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority, Chris Wilson, and Wilson explains the ... read more »

Petition for Medicaid Expansion to be Held in Bartlesville

Sep 27, 2019

Rebecca Jared Dorris has volunteered to host a signing of the State Question 802 Medicaid Expansion petition this Saturday morning at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bartlesville Farmer’s Market. The Bartlesville Farmer's Market is located at the corner of Frank Phillips Blvd. and Keeler ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Receives Donation of Beanie Babies

Sep 27, 2019

Over 50 beanie babies were recently donated to the Washington County Sheriff's Office by a resident named Helen Peugh. Undersheriff Jon Copeland said Peugh brought a couple trash bags full of the stuffed animals for the Sheriff's Office to utilize. He said they have a place to store t ... read more »

Oglesby Volunteer Fire Department Requests REAP Funds

Sep 27, 2019

The Oglesby Volunteer Fire Department sent a resolution to the Washington County Commissioners this past week. District 2 Commissioner Mike Bouvier said the resolution was for the authorization for financial assistance from the Rural Economic Action Plan Fund. He said the Oglesby Volunteer Fi ... read more »

Martha's Task Happy Despite Missing Out on $25,000

Sep 27, 2019

In the final two weeks of August, Martha's Task in Bartlesville asked for your vote in State Farm's Neighborhood Assist program. The results are finally in, and the non-profit did not win the $25,000. However, Director Laura Walton said they were extremely honored to be in the top 200 ... read more »

Sheriff, Undersheriff Meet with Copan Board of Trustees

Sep 27, 2019

Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen and Undersheriff Jon Copeland spoke to the Copan Board of Trustees in a special called meeting on Thursday evening. During the meeting, the law enforcement contract between the County and the Town of Copan that was approved by the County Commissioners on M ... read more »

Commissioners to Review Labor Contract with Fries & Fries

Sep 28, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners have a relatively light agenda for their next meeting. To get the ball rolling, they will consider an addendum to an already agreed upon law enforcement contract with the Town of Copan. This memorandum of understanding between the Sheriff’s Office and ... read more »

Homecoming Interviews Conclude for Four Schools Tonight

Sep 27, 2019

It's homecoming week for four area schools and you can listen to interviews with homecoming royalty from each school on KWON AM 1400, FM 93.3 and KRIG 104.9. At Nowata High School, its Thorwback / Spirit Day. Homecoming interviews with NHS royalty start on KRIG 104.9 at 5:15 p.m. with sen ... read more »

Public Hearing to be Held at Monday's Commissioner Meeting

Sep 27, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning and they have a lot to discuss. There will be a public hearing to discuss the proposed establishment of a county fire department. This would be known as the Green Country Fire District. There will be a portion of the meeting ... read more »