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American Plains Artist Exhibit Opens Friday

Mar 22, 2017

This week a very special art exhibit will open in Pawhuska, an exhibit which showcases some of the most talented artist from across the county. The American Plains Artist Exhibit will open Friday, March 24, at the Ole' #1 Firehouse in Pawhuska. One of the American Plains Artist, Burneta Venos ... read more »

Elementary Principal Wins Award

Mar 22, 2017

Tammie Krause, principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, received the Investing in Our Future award in February, for making a positive impact on the leaders of tomorrow. Through her leadership, Krause has created a positive school climate where teachers want to teach and students want t ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools Forum

Mar 22, 2017

You are invited to an Education Legislative Forum with the Bartlesville area’s elected legislators Earl Sears, Julie Daniels, and Travis Dunlap the morning of Friday, April 7 from 8 to 9 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Bartlesville High School. The event is sponsored by the Bartl ... read more »

State Unemployment Rates Improve

Mar 22, 2017

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported that unemployment rates improved for most of Oklahoma counties in January.  Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties saw their rates increase slightly.  Nowata County's rate jumped from 5.9 percent to 6.3 percent.  Osage C ... read more »

On Going Bartlesville School Projects

Mar 22, 2017

Despite facing money problems, Bartlesville Public Schools District is continuing to improve facilities for the students.  Two projects were recently completed.  The demolition of the old Madison Middle School and the track at the high school.  Tennis courts at the high school are ... read more »

Wildfire South of Bartlesville

Mar 22, 2017

A fire rages on south of Bartlesville as several departments, including Washington County Emergency Management, continue to fight it. The fire has been burning since Sunday, however, no houses have been lost. Originally, there were two separate fires, however, they have since merged into one ... read more »

Nowata City Manager Resigns

Mar 21, 2017

The Nowata City Council met in a brief meeting on Tuesday evening at the Nowata Fire Station. Mayor David Lynn says that the meeting resulted in the resignation of the City Manager. Nowata Police Chief Mike McElhaney says that Spenser was a good boss to him. A new city manager will be h ... read more »

United Way Announces Pelivan Funding

Mar 21, 2017

The Bartlesville Regional United Way announced that it has provided $10,000 in funding to the Pelivan Circuit for 2017. The Bartlesville Pelivan Circuit is a flexible fixed-route system serves Washington County. It provides low-income riders with the ability for transportation. Stops include ... read more »

Domestic Abuse In Bartlesville

Mar 21, 2017

A Bartlesville woman has plead guilty to Domestic Abuse. Amber Eudy plead in Washington County Court on Tuesday afternoon. According to an affidavit, Bartlesville Police responded to Jane Phillips Hospital where officers met the victim. The victim states that her niece, Eudy, hit her in the face ... read more »

Oklahoma Senate Approves Judicial Reforms

Mar 21, 2017

The Oklahoma Senate approved several judicial reform bills, including measures that would change the way state judges are appointed, on Tuesday. Among the bills approved by the Senate were: SB 708 (Sykes) requires a district judge to have served as lead counsel in at least three jury ... read more »

Bills Pass In Senate

Mar 21, 2017

The Oklahoma Senate approved a series of criminal justice reform bills on Tuesday. The measures continue an effort by the Oklahoma Senate to examine and modify the state’s criminal justice system in order to address the state’s prison population and provide treatment for those in ... read more »

Governor Announces New Commerce Secretary

Mar 21, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has announced that former Oklahoma Commerce Secretary, Dave Lopez House, is re-joining her Cabinet to fill the vacant position of secretary of state. Lopez will begin his new duties Monday, March 27. His appointment still must be confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate. Lo ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Need Volunteers

Mar 21, 2017

Bartlesville Public Schools are asking for volunteers to help proctor mandated state tests at each school site throughout the month of April.   Superintendent, Chuck McCauley says school site will need volunteers to help from two to six hours per session, depending on the test. The ... read more »

U. S. Secret Service Joins Shortey Investigation

Mar 20, 2017

The U.S. Secret Service has confirmed it is joining the investigation of a Republican state senator from Oklahoma City who is facing felony child prostitution charges. The Secret Service's special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City office, Ken Valentine, confirmed Monday that investigat ... read more »

Two Osage Nation Questions Pass

Mar 21, 2017

Osage Nation voters passed two questions on Monday.  The nation said yes 770 to 694 on the question of gay marriage.  The vote will define marriage as the personal relation between two persons arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties legally competent of contracti ... read more »