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August Sales Tax Report Up for the City of Dewey

Sep 17, 2019

The August sales tax report for the City of Dewey is in, and it is safe to say there was a good return. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they received $75,083 in sales tax last month. He said that is a 13.21-percent increase over the same month from last year. Looking back at it, Trease s ... read more »

DHS Teacher Comes Close to Teacher of the Year Honors

Sep 17, 2019

The 2020 Teacher of the Year ceremony was held at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Cassandra Stauder has been an educator for 12 years and completed one year as a science teacher at Dewey High School last year. She was one of the 12 finalists for the 2020 Teacher of the Year h ... read more »

BPS Free or Reduced Meal Applications Earn Donations

Sep 17, 2019

At the end of September in 2018, 363 students in the Bartlesville Public School district lost their Free and Reduced meal status because their parents had not submitted a renewal application. This year, Trevor Dorsey of Regent Bank will provide a free donation to the Child Nutrition departmen ... read more »

Library Has Touchless Faucet Stolen Over the Weekend

Sep 17, 2019

Out of all the rich knowledge and material someone could have taken from the Bartlesville Public Library, someone chose to steal a faucet. Library Director Shellie McGill said they believe someone took the faucet from the first floor women’s bathroom on Sunday and they discovered that i ... read more »

KWON KYFM KRIG KPGM 2nd Annual Celebration and Wedding Showcase This Sunday

Sep 17, 2019

Let’s Celebrate! We all have that one special memory of the best birthday party, a remarkable reunion, or the most beautiful wedding you have ever seen. If you have ever planned an event you know how hard it is to track down all of the different types of services you will need to pull off s ... read more »

City to Pursue Grant Funding for UV System Replacement

Sep 16, 2019

Action was taken on the Fiscal Year 2020 REAP Grant for the City of Dewey at the Dewey City Council meeting Monday night. City Manager Kevin Trease said the City got their application for the 2021 REAP cycle. He said they can apply for up to $50,000 and that they could get approved for the gr ... read more »

Truancy Concerns at Dewey Schools Stirs Discussion

Sep 16, 2019

Discussion to adopt a municipal truancy ordinance took place at the Dewey City Council meeting on Monday night. Dewey Police Sergeant Jimmy Gray said truancy is a state-wide issue, but in Dewey specifically, he said 32 parents could be cited for truancy for not taking their children to school ... read more »

BPS Okay’s Contract for Construction for Vo-AG Building and Custer Field Press Box

Sep 16, 2019

  The Bartlesville Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a construction management contract with Manhattan Construction Company for the Vocational Agriculture Building and Custer Field Press Box Replacement Projects and approve a corresponding purchase order for $10,210 to ... read more »

Play for Burk Foundation Presents $19k Check at School Board Meeting

Sep 16, 2019

  The Bartlesville Board of Education was presented a check for $19,000 from the Play For Burk Foundation Monday evening for the ATLAS, an Academic Therapeutic Learning Alternative School. and other school needs. The money raised came from a recent golf tournament. watc ... read more »

Sex Offender Eludes Police, Breaks into Home

Sep 16, 2019

A convicted sex offender was arrested in Bartlesville on Saturday after eluding police custody and breaking into a home. 19-year-old Joseph Bell was charged with five felony counts including failure to register as a sex offender, first degree burglary and other related charges. According to a ... read more »

Talks Continue Regarding Demolition of Fairfax Building

Sep 16, 2019

At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, there were continued talks regarding JL & Associates demolishing the Fairfax Furniture Store. Terry Loftis, who was there representing the firm, let the commissioners know he hopes to have a sample bid packet they can look at next w ... read more »

Life Sentence Recommended for Arson Conviction

Sep 16, 2019

A Bartlesville man has a recommended sentence of life in prison after being found guilty of first degree arson by a Washington County jury last week. Chance Hainline was also convicted of burglary in the second degree, which was penalized with 25 years in prison and possession of a controlled dan ... read more »

Transportation Bond Passes for Pawhuska Schools

Sep 16, 2019

A bond was passed last week allowing the Pawhuska school district to get up to $250,000 in money for transportation upgrades. Superintendent David Cash was glad to see the community come out in such overwhelming support for the project.   School board members will look at bids in the ... read more »

Maintenance Agreement Approved for Corrections Facility

Sep 16, 2019

An HVAC scheduled maintenance agreement with Harrison Energy Partner for the Washington County Correctional Facility was discussed on Monday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office has been in the facility since 2012. Washington County Commissioner Mike Dunlap agreed with the other Commis ... read more »

Stauder Heading to State Teacher of the Year Ceremony

Sep 16, 2019

The 2020 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year ceremony is Tuesday, and a science teacher at Dewey High School is a finalist. Cassandra Stauder from DHS was named one of the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year in a ceremony at Southmoore High School last July. All finalists were ... read more »