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Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Ed. Meeting: The Numbers Look Good, COVID and Budget

Oct 18, 2021

The number of COVID-19 isolations has dropped significantly at Bartlesville Public Schools since classes began this past August and the now-approved budget is a little healthier.   During Monday's Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Education meeting,Granger Meador, Chair of the ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Possession of Fentanyl, Other Drugs

Oct 18, 2021

A Bartlesville man was arrested Friday after being found with several different types of drugs in his possession. Jarrod Allen appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday where he was charged with a felony count of drug trafficking along with four misdemeanors. Court documents alle ... read more »

Owens & Company Fire Chief Todd Owens Remembered

Oct 18, 2021

Services for Owens & Company Fire Chief Todd Owens were held on Monday. Reverand Gwen Rowe says Owens lived a life of service and love and help. She says Owens planted great seeds that need to keep growing from here. Chief Owens passed away on Monday October 11, 2021, at the age of 54 ... read more »

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline in Osage County

Oct 18, 2021

It was reported on Monday that COVID-19 cases continue to decline across Osage County, something that has occurred for a fourth week now. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts informed the Board of Osage County Commissioners that the way the numbers are being tallied are about to change. R ... read more »

Commissioners Sign Resolution to Establish Base Salary

Oct 18, 2021

At Monday's Osage County Commissioners meeting, Board members looked to establish a minimum base salary of $22,500 and maximum base salary of $42,500 for county officers. This would result in nearly a $500 yearly increase and go into effect at the beginning of 2022. County Clerk Robin Slack p ... read more »

Utility Line Cut in Osage County Causing Problems

Oct 18, 2021

Several weeks ago, a power line was cut in Osage County, not far from the unincorporated town of Grayhorse. This has caused those with Windstream Communications to be without service. The company responsible for cutting the line said they made the repairs, but Commissioners Assistant Kandy Jump h ... read more »

Tourism Director Gives Positive Report for Osage County

Oct 18, 2021

At Monday morning's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, Tourism Director Kelly Bland gave her monthly report and she said even more people continue to find about Osage County. During 2020, Osage County social media pages had just over five million hits. That has since blossomed to 12 ... read more »

Washington County Sales Tax Collections Boom

Oct 18, 2021

Sales tax collections boomed in Washington County this month. Commissioner Mike Dunlap says $315,000 have been collected. He says he believes collections came in roughly 55-percent higher than they did this same time last year. The money is divided among all the taxing entities that it is ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Bridge Inspection Item, More

Oct 18, 2021

The Washington County Commissioners approve a resolution for bridge inspection responsibility by local government for compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards. Commissioner Mitch Antle says this is for bridge inpection contracts for April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024. Antle says they ... read more »

Oklahoma Union Homecoming Interviews

Oct 18, 2021

KRIG 104.9 FM will air interviews with Oklahoma Union Homecoming royalty candidates this week.  Monday is Pajama Party Day at OKU, two interviews with Tucker Yorman and Bodee West will air on KRIG thanks to Totah Communications, Totel CSI, Bartnet IP and Regent Bank of Nowata.  ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Submit Grant Resolutions

Oct 18, 2021

The Nowata County Commissioners approved several grant resolutions at Monday morning’s meeting. Two resolutions for REAP Grants were approved unanimously by the board. In recent meetings, the Nowata Industrial Board has been actively trying to secure funds to enable job creation in the ... read more »

KLIFE Dodgeball Tournament This Weekend

Oct 18, 2021

KLIFE, the community-wide, interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families, is inviting teams to have some fun this weekend with their Dodgeball Tournament set for Sunday, October 24, 2-6pm at the First Wesleyan Gym.   Appearing on C ... read more »

PODCAST: Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. Talks Health, History, McGirt and the Movies

Oct 18, 2021

Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation, Chuck Hoskin Jr., joined us this week for our monthly podcast. Chief Hoskin reminded Bartians that a flu shot clinic is open to all at the Senior faciltiy on Leisure Lane in Bartlesville today, Monday, October 18, 2021. We also talked about the recent S ... read more »

Local 4-H Students Attend Youth In Action Conference

Oct 16, 2021

Washington and Nowata County 4-H members attended the Northeast District Youth in Action Leadership Conference Oct. 13 through Oct. 15. During this fun filled conference, 4-H members from 24 counties participated in the Drive Safe Workshop, attended peer lead workshops, heard an inspirational ... read more »

OSA Honors Life of Wash. Co. Deputy Davis with Award

Oct 16, 2021

The Oklahoma Sheriff's Association honors the life of a fallen Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) Deputy. WCSO Corporal Kyle Davis paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on March 25, 2021, and the OSA recognized that service on Friday night in Norman during its annual ... read more »