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Another Grant Provided Monday for Tower Center Project

Jul 01, 2019

The Parsons Foundation awarded a $60,000 grant to the City of Bartlesville for the Tower Center at Unity Square project Monday. City Manager Mike Bailey said by awarding this funding, the Foundation has helped to ensure that this project will fulfill the vision of the Tower Green Design Commi ... read more »

Ramona Woman Arrested for Meth Possession

Jul 01, 2019

A Ramona woman was arrested on Friday night in Bartlesville after a large quantity of methamphetamine was found on her person. Shantel McBride appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing multiple charges including possession of amphetamines with intent to distribute, possession ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Begins for Ramona Murder Case

Jul 01, 2019

Witness statements and questioning is set to begin as the preliminary hearing gets underway for a Ramona man who is facing charges of first degree murder. Daniel Lee Hines is alleged to have shot 58-year-old Robert Brown six or seven times at a residence on West County Road 3700 in rural Ramona. ... read more »

Portable Showers Needed for Cavalcade

Jul 01, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regular scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska Monday morning. There were a lot of talks regarding Cavalcade, which is taking place at the Osage County Fairgrounds beginning next week. There is work being done at the Fairgrounds Building ... read more »

Tower Green Bids on Agenda Monday Night

Jul 01, 2019

Bids and contracts will be presented for possible approval at Monday night’s meeting of the Bartlesville City Council. The most pertinent item on the agenda involves the possible acceptance of bids for construction of the Tower Center at Unity Square project. Bids for the Barlow Drive C ... read more »

Murder Case Gets Delayed to August

Jul 01, 2019

Three defendants were due back in the Osage County Courthouse Monday afternoon for a motion hearing in the murder of John Adkins. Because the attorney for one of the defendants was unable to show up, the hearing has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 26 at 1 in the afternoon. Daniel Keene, Ma ... read more »

County to Make Case for Additional Flood Damages

Jul 01, 2019

Washington County Emergency Management’s Executive Director Kary Cox went ahead and extended the Disaster Declaration for the County on Monday. Washington County Emergency Management will try to make a case for the County that disaster recovery is an on-going issue. Cox said what the Fe ... read more »

Green Lake Bridge Plans Approved, Thornbrugh Sworn-In

Jul 01, 2019

Melissa Thornbrugh was sworn-in Monday morning by Washington County Clerk Annette Smith. Thornbrugh will remain as the County’s Treasurer for 4 more years. That took place at the Washington County Commissioners’ Meeting. The Commissioners would go on to approve construction plans ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss 911 Dispatching

Jul 01, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners continued a long running discussion about E911 at Monday morning’s meeting. Jerome Gnatek with the 911 committee brought a proposal to the board to define the committee as a trust authority. The commissioners will review the lengthy proposal over the next sev ... read more »

Freedom Fest 2019

Jul 01, 2019

You are invited to join the Kiwanis Club of Bartlesville in celebrating Independence Day with Freedom Fest presented by the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise this Thursday evening featuring fun for the entire family. Appearing on KWON’s Community Connection Monday with Tom Davis, Fr ... read more »

Official: State Emergency Teacher Licenses Up 54%

Jul 01, 2019

Oklahoma education officials say the state's public schools hired roughly 1,000 more nonaccredited teachers in the most recent school year compared to 2017-2018, as administrators face an ongoing teacher shortage.     State public schools employed 3,038 nonaccredited tea ... read more »

Dewey Fire Trains with Air Evac Team from Claremore

Jun 28, 2019

Claremore’s Air Evac Life Team visited Dewey for a special training scenario on Thursday. Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler said they were in town to hold training exercises with the Department’s firefighters. He said it was new territory for the newest members and they wanted to get ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners to Meet Monday

Jun 28, 2019

The Board of Washington County Commissioners will meet at the Administration Building in Bartlesville on Monday for a regular scheduled meeting. Melissa Thornbrugh will be sworn in as a Washington County Treasurer. There will also be a parking agreement between the Board of Regents of the Uni ... read more »

FEMA, SBA to Open Disaster Center in Bartlesville

Jun 28, 2019

The Small Business Administration is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Public Information Officer Sushell Kumar with the SBA said the two are setting up a Disaster Center in Bartlesville at the high school located at 1700 Hillcrest Drive.  A center opened in Avant ... read more »

JPMC to Present Diabetes Prevention Program

Jun 28, 2019

The Jane Phillips Medical Center will present the Diabetes Prevention Program led by certified lifestyle coaches. The weekly classes will be held on Wednesdays, July 17th through Wednesday, Dec. 18th, then the 2nd Wednesday of each month from January through June from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ba ... read more »