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Martha's Task Needs More Help in Grant Program Voting

Aug 20, 2019

Voting continues for Martha's Task who is asking for your support in helping them receive $25,000. Martha's Task in Bartlesville is one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. Executive Director Laura Walton explained that the program is aimed ... read more »

Dewey Fire, Others Respond to Several Calls Sunday

Aug 20, 2019

A total of 7 dispatch calls received attention from emergency personnel in the Dewey area last Sunday. According to the Dewey Fire Department, they ran 5 medical calls, 2 fire calls and covered a control burn investigation. The controlled burn was a structure that Dewey Fire was later dispatc ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Approves Vehicle Bid Process

Aug 19, 2019

The Dewey Public Works Authority approved the allowance of staff to initiate the bidding process to purchase vehicles. City Manager Kevin Trease said the vehicles would be for the authority itself. He said they actually came to the Council a year ago for this exact reason and they had budgete ... read more »

Rezoning of Property Approved by Council on Monday

Aug 19, 2019

The Bell Camper property within the Dewey City limits received some comments on Monday night. The Dewey City Council opened the floor to public comment on Monday. The City wanted to hear what its citizens had to say about the property located along Minnesota Street and Highway 75 that they so ... read more »

Laying Hens Ordinance Remains Unchanged in Dewey

Aug 19, 2019

There's a topic the Dewey City Council has decided to stop clucking about – chickens. Mayor Tom Hays explained in Monday night's meeting why the council should move away from the discussion. He said allowing chickens would create an even bigger strain in their code enforcement. ... read more »

Bartlesville Board of Education Gets a New Member, Votes on Rogers Complex and Bond Resolution

Aug 19, 2019

The Bartlesville Board of Education swears in a new member. Suzy Kiersey was selected and approved by the board in a unanimous vote to fill the unexpired term in District 3. The board also unanimously voted to elect sitting board member Andea Nightengale to serve as its clerk. The boa ... read more »

Copan Man Accused of Hitting Woman Holding Child

Aug 19, 2019

A Copan man was arrested after striking a woman who was holding a small child. Edward Ellis II appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor for an incident that occurred on Sunday night. According to an affidavit, a female victim cl ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested After Police Chase

Aug 19, 2019

A man who led police on a chase on the eastside of Bartlesville on Sunday morning found himself behind bars. John Miller was charged with Eluding, driving under the influence, obstruction of an officer and several other charges. According to an affidavit, officers noted a vehicle traveling no ... read more »

Billingsley Wins Cowboys Get Away

Aug 19, 2019

Heather Billingsley of Caney, Kansas is the winner of KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM's Dallas Cowboys giveaway. Billignsley wins two tickets to Saturday's Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans game at AT&T Stadium. Also, hotel accomodations are a part of the prize package. These wrondefurl prize ... read more »

KBI Investigates Drowning of South Coffeyville Suspect

Aug 19, 2019

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the drowning death of a man Friday afternoon while being pursued by a South Coffeyville Police officer.  According to the Montgomery County Chronicle the man being pursued while driving an ATV that was reportedly stolen f ... read more »

Commissioner Antle Reflects on Austin, Texas Trip

Aug 19, 2019

Washington County's District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle attended the 46th Annual American Legislative Exchange Council meeting last week in Austin, Texas. Legislators from across the nation attended the event. 25 states were represented, and approximately 1,500 people were in attendance. ... read more »

Osage County Fairgrounds Managerial Position Now Open

Aug 19, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and 12 properties across the county were approved for purchase.   Larry Burrows, of Miller EMS, was at the meeting to give a report on what had happened in the m ... read more »

Crossing 2nd Renovations Underway in Bartlesville

Aug 19, 2019

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority approved an Environmental Remediation and Code Compliance Grant in May. That has allowed for the renovation of a building at 215 E. Second Street. The grant helps pay for fire suppression, safety improvements, and framing for the interior walls. ... read more »

Courthouse Security Improvements Discussed Monday

Aug 19, 2019

Lieutenant Jonathan Robertson from the Washington County Sheriff's Office presented noticeable security deficiencies at the Courthouse on Monday. The presentation included recommendations to the Commissioners on how those deficiencies could be improved. As you can in from the front do ... read more »

Don Schirlls Remembered for Volunteer Services

Aug 19, 2019

A plaque was presented to the family of Don Schirlls on Monday morning for his 24-years of volunteer service with Washington County Emergency Management. WCEM's Executive Director Kary Cox gave the presentation. He said Don recently lost his battle with cancer and that he left big shoes t ... read more »