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Public Assistance Discussed in Meeting with FEMA

Oct 01, 2019

Several months have passed since last spring's historic flooding impacted Washington County, but the discussion in terms of assistance continues. Washington County Emergency Management's Executive Director Kary Cox said they are finally on the Public Assistance side in the discussions ... read more »

Osage County Changing How to Get Compliance Certificates

Oct 01, 2019

Moving forward, businesses needing to get their Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Certificate of Compliance letters signed in Osage County will have to go about it differently than they have in the past few weeks. Planning and Zoning Director for Osage County, Jake Bruno explains what that new ... read more »

Dewey Homecoming Interviews Continue on KWON

Oct 01, 2019

It’s homecoming week at Dewey High School and interviews with homecoming royalty air on KWON AM 1400 and FM 93.3 throughout the week of Monday, Sept. 30th through Friday, Oct. 4th. It was “We’re In This Together Day” at Dewey High School. Students were asked to dress a ... read more »

Walker Sentenced for Attempted Arson; Murder Charges Pending

Oct 01, 2019

A Bartlesville man was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea on one count of attempted arson. Michael Walker Sr. was sentenced last week at the Washington County Courthouse. Walker was also sentenced to one year for violating a protective order. ... read more »

Osage County Fairgrounds Director Hired

Oct 01, 2019

At Monday’s Board of Osage County Commissioner’s meeting, a Fairgrounds Director was hired. Shane Lyons beat out two other applicants who had applied for the position and District One Commissioner Randall Jones is excited to begin working with him. Lyons started the job Tuesda ... read more »

Addendum Approved for Copan Law Enforcement Contract

Sep 30, 2019

Last Thursday, Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen and Undersheriff Jon Copeland visited the Town of Copan to discuss a memorandum of understanding for law enforcement services to be provided by the Sheriff's Office. An addendum to the original agreement approved by the Washington County ... read more »

Accident Between Dewey, Copan Produces Minor Injuries

Sep 30, 2019

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, all involved in a three car accident on Highway 75 between Dewey and Copan at County Road 1100 are in fair condition. The collision occurred just prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. The OHP has reported that a 2014 Dodge driven by John Yates, age 50, struck ... read more »

Man Charged with Robbery, Out of Custody After Bond Error

Sep 30, 2019

A Bartlesville man is now out of custody on robbery charges after a clerical error reduced his bond. Patrick Jones was arrested on a warrant after he and co-defendant Thomas Conway allegedly broke into a residence and “pistol-whipped” a woman. Jones was released from custody after ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Allegedly Assaults Minor

Sep 30, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after a weekend incident that involved an alleged assault of a 12-year-old minor. Brandon Shaw was charged with domestic abuse assault & battery at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. Court documents state that Shaw pushed the victim down. He then a ... read more »

Green Country Volunteer Fire Looks to Become County Department

Sep 30, 2019

The Green Country Volunteer Fire Department is looking to establish themselves as a County Fire District. Fire Chief Glen Quimby says the amount of money the department makes in a year off of money from the public won't suffice and that is why they are asking the commissioners for help. & ... read more »

Rebecca Wadsworth from Ranch Heights is October Teacher of the Month

Sep 30, 2019

Rebecca Wadsworth, a second-grade teacher at Ranch Heights Elementary School, was named a Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for October by Arvest Bank and Patriot Auto Group. In recognition of this honor, Ms. Wadsworth was presented with a plaque and a $300 check by Arv ... read more »

Public Hearing Held at Monday's Commissioner Meeting

Sep 30, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday morning and stayed very busy.   A public hearing was held in an effort to establish the Green Country Fire Department as a county fire district. Fire Chief Glen Quimb ... read more »

Missing Cougar Found in Independence

Sep 30, 2019

After a brief escape from her enclosure this morning, the Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo’s cougar was captured on zoo grounds and returned without incident or injury. It is believed the cougar squeezed through a small opening created in her enclosure fence when a portion of sands ... read more »

Homecoming Interviews with Dewey Students Begin

Sep 30, 2019

It’s homecoming week at Dewey High School and interviews with homecoming royalty air on KWON AM 1400 and FM 93.3 throughout the week of Monday, Sept. 30th through Friday, Oct. 4th. It was “Bulldoggers Are Something to See Day” at Dewey High School. Students were asked to dre ... read more »

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 »