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Commissioners Approve Honors Banquet

Nov 20, 2017

Teacher for Pawhuska Public School Blayne Shuping requested the use of the AG building for the 2017/2018 Pawhuska Honors Banquet Monday at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners. Shuping said they have used the Elks Lodge for the events in the past but were looking for a new venue. &nb ... read more »

Nowata Commissioner Accept Bids

Nov 20, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning.  The commissioners awarded multiple bids for the county including bid 17-9 for asphalt which was awarded to Tulsa Asphalt for all three districts. A bid was also awarded to Midwest Printing for the ... read more »

City Council to Act on Retirement Community TIF

Nov 18, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council will take action on a recommendation from the TAx Increment Review Committee Monday night.  The council has heard public comment on the TIF that would benefit the Bartlesville Retirement Community project twice and the TIF Committee recommended approval with one ... read more »

Governor Fallin Vetos Cash and Cut

Nov 18, 2017

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have raided cash reserves and cut deeper into agency funding to balance the state budget. That sets up a showdown with her own party in the Legislature. Fallin vetoed the measure Friday, hours after the state Senate's final ap ... read more »

Washington County to Take Up Payments

Nov 18, 2017

Washington County Commissioners will deal with unattainable lien waivers on two County Improvements on Roads and Bridges Plan projects Monday morning.  The board also will take up a utility and encroachment affidavit.  Monday morning's meeting is set for 9:30.   The com ... read more »

Shots Fired In Police Chase, Bartlesville Man Arrested

Nov 16, 2017

An officer locating a vehicle that was reported stolen led a police chase and the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Tyler Larson appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing multiple felony charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm, possessio ... read more »

Musselwhite Hired As Arvest's Mortgage Loan Manager

Nov 16, 2017

Arvest Bank announced the hiring of its new mortgage loan manager Clint Musselwhite through a press release on Thursday. Musslewhite comes to Arvest from Keller Williams Realty, where he has worked for the last five-plus years since moving to Bartlesville. Musselwhite talks about his new ... read more »

Municipal Filing Set To Begin For Pawhuska Elections

Nov 16, 2017

The City Pawhuska announced that the filing period for municipal candidates will begin soon. Candidates will have from 8 a.m. on Monday December 4 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday December 6 to declare their candidacy to the Osage County Election Board. Declarations will be accepted for the two open ... read more »

Special Meeting On TIF District 12

Nov 15, 2017

The City of Bartlesville held a special meeting for the Tax Increment Review Committee today. The meeting consisted mostly of public comment, as the public was heard before action items were taken, where opposition again arose to the Retirement Community project. However, as the committee mo ... read more »

City of Bartlesville to Hold TIF Meeting

Nov 15, 2017

The City of Bartlesville will hold a special meeting for the Tax Increment Review Committee today. The meeting, which is scheduled for 3 this afternoon, will be centered around the Bartlesville Retirement Community Economic Development Project Plan. public Comment will be heard after the disc ... read more »

OSDH Encourages Flu Prevention Before the Holidays

Nov 15, 2017

As the number of influenza-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds Oklahomans to get a flu shot before upcoming holiday gatherings to prevent spread of the illness. OSDH reports 63 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the seas ... read more »

Creative Community Town Hall Friday

Nov 15, 2017

Pawhuska will be hosting a Creative Community Town Hall forum on Friday November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Business Development Center located at 1225 Virginia Short Street. The goal of the event is to “engage diverse voices from across the community in developing creative ways to cont ... read more »

Superintendent Holds Public Forum

Nov 15, 2017

Tuesday the Superintendent of Barnsdall Public Schools Jeff Lay held several public forums for parents as well as Barnsdall residents. While much the forum focused on the upcoming bond proposal, Lay also discussed testing and funding. Lay highlighted that parents should not be concerned when they ... read more »

Nowata County Voters Extend Use Tax

Nov 15, 2017

Nowata County voters extended a 1 percent sales tax to fund roads and bridges Tuesday.  The question passed 433 yes to 225 no.  County commissioners had met some opposition when District Attorney Kevin Buchannan asked voters to say "no" so that they could be presented by a rev ... read more »

Nordbye Sentenced to Life in Prison

Nov 15, 2017

A Ramona man convicted in the death of a four-year-old girl has been ordered to serve the rest of his life in prison.  A Washington County judge sentenced 29 year-old Michael Nordbye to life without parole after he was convicted of killing and abusing his girlfriend's daughter, Jayden.&n ... read more »