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Nowata Softball Opens on Tuesday

Aug 12, 2019

Fall sports season is officially here as a few contests have already taken place for softball and volleyball around the area. The Nowata Lady Ironmen softball team gets its season underway on Tuesday with a home game against Caney Valley. Head coach Homer Johnston says the group is inexperie ... read more »

Pawhuska Man Arrested for Stealing From Church

Aug 12, 2019

A Pawhuska man has been arrested and was charged with second degree burglary late Friday night. Peter Reyes was attempting to steal items from a church.   Pawhuska Police were called to the First Baptist Church late Friday night in regards to flashing lights being seen around the ch ... read more »

Bartlesville Undergoes Contract Process with Corps

Aug 12, 2019

Attempts to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers for raw water from Copan Lake are under way for the City of Bartlesville. This comes after feasible water rights were obtained this past April through the hard work of many, including U.S. Senator for Oklahoma Jim Inhofe, who authored the ... read more »

Standard Meeting Held for Commissioner on Monday

Aug 12, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners approved a Sheriff’s Report for the month of July on Monday. A reconciliation from the Washington County Court Clerk for the month of July in the amount of $961,791 was also approved. Later, the Commissioners approved reconciliation from the Washingto ... read more »

Pawhuska Board Meeting Final Time Before School Starts

Aug 12, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening in the Administration Building for its final meeting before the start of school next week. The board will look to approve a contract with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology for Secondary Career ... read more »

Osage County Dump Day Taking Place September 21st

Aug 12, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska. It was decided that the fall dump day across the county will take place Saturday, Sep. 21. Kevin Pasley signed a services agreement with Guy Engineering to make emba ... read more »

Commissioner Antle Prepares for Austin, Texas Trip

Aug 12, 2019

Washington County's District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle will be on the road this week. The 46th Annual Meeting for the American Legislative Exchange Council is taking place in Austin, Texas this week, and Commissioner Antle is attending. He shared his thoughts Monday, saying he is looking ... read more »

What to Know About the Town of Ochelata Election

Aug 12, 2019

Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 13th, and two special elections will take place in Washington County. The highly anticipated 2019 Bond Issue Election for Bartlesville Public Schools will be considered by those living in Bartlesville, but those living in the Town of Ochelata will have their eyes ... read more »

Precincts for Upcoming Special County Elections

Aug 11, 2019

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13th for the Special Bartlesville School Election and the Special Town of Ochelata Election. Voter who want to be processed quickly should vote during mid-morning or mid-afternoon. According Washington County Election Board Secre ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss E911 Trust Authority

Aug 12, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners continued to make progress towards establishing an E911 Trust Authority. District one commissioner Burke LaRue stated that there is nothing that would hold him up from joining the authority. LaRue did mention that he is concerned about being a member of too many di ... read more »

Senators Lankford, Scott Introduce Bill to Protect Victims of Natural Disasters

Aug 11, 2019

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Rick Scott (R-FL) announced the introduction of the Disaster Contract Transparency Act to improve the disaster contracting process on the federal, local, and state levels of government following natural disasters.   The bill will protect ... read more »

Bartlesville Library Offers Digital Conversion System

Aug 09, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Library has received a sponsorship for $350 from the Bartlesville Rotary Club to assist in the creation of a Digital Conversion Center. The equipment allows users to convert older personal media to new technology. The Digital Conversion Center is located in the Loc ... read more »

FLOODING: Highway Conditions 8-9-19 as of 2 p.m.

Aug 09, 2019

The following highways are closed until further notice due to flooding:   CHEROKEE CO. SH-80 is closed three miles west of Hulbert   NOWATA CO. SH-10 is clos ... read more »

Fine Arts, Activities Would Benefit from Bond Funds

Aug 09, 2019

With the 2019 Bond Issue Election right around the corner, there are a few things you should know about the Fine Arts at Bartlesville High School. If approved, the activities at BPS will receive 2.6-percent of the approximately $17.9 million in Bond Funds. Instrumental Music Supervisor Alex C ... read more »

WIC Program Now Taking Requests for Appointments Online

Aug 09, 2019

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has launched an online appointment application for the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. The online application allows potential clients to notify the organization of their interest in receiving services so an agency representative c ... read more »