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New Child Care Building Breaks Ground

Jun 02, 2015

This afternoon the Delaware Child Development Center broke ground on a new facility that will allow them to serve nearly twice as many children as they do now. The new building will be located across the parking lot from their current facility and will feature more classroom space and natural ... read more »

Chamber Hosts Legislative Wrap-up Forum

Jun 02, 2015

The Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative Wrap-up Forum Tuesday afternoon at Tri-County Technology Center in Bartlesville, giving the public an opportunity to hear from its representatives at the state legislature. Representative Travis Dunlap, Representative Earl Sear ... read more »

Dewey Heritage Theater: Sister to Theater Bartlesville

Jun 02, 2015

The Heritage Theater in Dewey is expanding the Arts in Washington County. There have already been a few dinner theater shows in collaboration with Theater Bartlesville and proprietor Giz Robison has some new ideas. Robison said the first fundraiser, Art Explosion, will feature singers, musici ... read more »

Osage Nation Consolidation Plan

Jun 02, 2015

The Osage Nation has become the 20th tribe to sign a U.S. Interior Department plan to consolidate small parcels of land divided up over generations.  The Oklahoman newspaper reports the agreement is part of the Land Buy-Back program aimed at returning to tribes lands that have become difficu ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Assault

Jun 02, 2015

Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp held a probable cause hearing Tuesday afternoon for 71-year old Richard Lee Short, who was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.  Washington County Sheriff deputies were called to a home on West 670 Drive where the suspect allegedly pointed ... read more »

Historic Bartlesville Sites Presented with Citations of Merit

Jun 02, 2015

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office will be holding a banquet Thursday to award six Bartlesville organizations with Citations of Merit to recognize them for their positive impacts on preserving Oklahoma's historic properties. Twenty-two citations will be pr ... read more »

OK Mozart Opens with a Fun Run and Celebration

Jun 02, 2015

The annual OK Mozart festival will begin this Saturday with a morning of family-friendly activities. The festivities will begin at 6:30 AM with a 5K and the celebration will begin at 9 AM. Bartlesville Radio's Bill Lynch will be at the event doing “Consumer Calls”, the show w ... read more »

Nowata County Declares Emergency

Jun 02, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners have declared an emergency for the county due to heavy rains and severe storms in May.  Some of the county roads are damaged due to heavy rain.  Chairman Doug Sonenberg read the declaration.  The proclamation means that Nowata County can request stat ... read more »

Dewey City Council Sets Priorities for Bond Money; Hears Budget Proposals

Jun 01, 2015

As Fiscal Year 2015 comes to an end, the Dewey City Council is working to finalize next year's budget. Three organizations were represented at Monday night's meeting: the Dewey Civic Association, the Tom Mix Museum and the Dewey Hotel, which is part of the Washington County Historical Soc ... read more »

New Hires and Resignations During Dewey School Board Meeting

Jun 01, 2015

June's monthly Dewey Public School Board meeting did not last long Monday night, taking less than 15 minutes to address the 12 items on the agenda. The hiring of new personnel on temporary contracts and support employees was approved for the coming school year. Resignations were accepted from ... read more »

Miller Named Nowata County Sheriff

Jun 01, 2015

There's a new sheriff in town.  After spending about 15 minutes in executive session, the Nowata County Commissioners Monday appointed Richard Miller as the new sheriff, replacing the retiring James Hallett.  Miller will serve the last two years of Hallett's term.  Commissi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Sentenced For Direct Contempt

Jun 01, 2015

Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp sentenced a Bartlesville man for six months in the county jail for direct contempt of court during Monday afternoon's arraignment docket.  36-year old John Charles Thomas was ordered to pay fines and costs in another case.  Thomas told ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Burglary

Jun 01, 2015

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly broke into an apartment.  35-year old William Dewey Smith is charged with second degree burglary and public intoxication.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate a possible burglary at an apartment located in the 4 ... read more »

Job and Resource Fair Scheduled June 9

Jun 01, 2015

As a part of the Oklahoma Works initiative, Gov. Mary Fallin announced that an Oklahoma Job and Resource fair will be held in Tulsa on June 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other job fairs targeted towards Oklahoman's have taken place across the state as a part of this initiative and this event w ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Action Items

Jun 01, 2015

During the regular meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Monday, a letter dated June 1, 2015 addressed to Gage Millman, Director of the OSU Extension Agency, was approved. The letter outlines the Agency's responsibilities and liabilities as pertains to Washington County. ... read more »