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Osage Ballet Making Trip to Philadelphia for Pope's Visit

Sep 04, 2015

The Osage Ballet troupe will make a journey to Philadelphia later this month to accept a special honor. The troupe is the only Native American group chosen to perform at the World Meeting of Families on September 26 at the Festival of Families to be attended by Pope Francis. Osage Ballet ... read more »

Giddens Charges Still Pending

Sep 04, 2015

Charges are still pending against a Copan man who allegedly was involved in a shooting last month.  Bartlesville police arrested 23-year old Dustin Lee Giddens for shooting with intent to kill.  During Friday's arraignment, Washington County District Attorney Kevin Buchanan announce ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair Honoring Law Enforcement and Emergency

Sep 04, 2015

  The Washington County Free Fair is underway and with the all of the other things going on, the County's Best in law enforcement, fire protection and emergency services were the center of attention. Washington County Sheriff Rick Silver was honored with the title of Grand Ma ... read more »

City/County Offices Closed On Labor Day

Sep 04, 2015

Because Monday is Labor Day, the City of Bartlesville offices will close with the exception of Police and Fire.  City offices will open Tuesday morning at their normal time. Also, Washington, Osage, and Nowata County offices will close on Monday to observe the Labor Day Holiday.  O ... read more »

Absentee Ballots Available for October Special Election

Sep 04, 2015

A Special Election is set for October 13 for Bartlesville, Dewey, Copan and Caney Valley Schools. Voters in Washington County who would like to have absentee ballots mailed to them need to apply by 5 P.M. on October 7. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House is urging voters to ap ... read more »

BIA Director to Speak on Osage Mineral Estate Issues

Sep 04, 2015

Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, Geoffrey Standing Bear, has invited Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Michael Black to speak on several issues related to the Osage Mineral Estate. Standing Bear has asked for clarification on several issues important to the Nation's mineral estate. In ... read more »

Bartlesville Human Resources Director Adds Interim Hats

Sep 04, 2015

The Human Resources Director for the city of Bartlesville will add interim transitional director of the Bartlesville Public Library, Bartlesville Area History Museum and the city-owned White Rose Cemetery to the hat she already wears. City officials announced that Shellie McGill has been tapped t ... read more »

Talent Awarded at County Fair

Sep 03, 2015

Talent show winners took home $750 in cash prizes plus ribbons at the opening night of the Washington County Free Fair.  Thirteen competitors were divided into 3 classes for the event – first through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade, and high school.  In the elementary ... read more »

Ennis Found Guilty

Sep 03, 2015

After spending over an hour of deliberations, a Washington County jury found Ricky Nolan Ennis guilty of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor child, and threaten to perform an act of violence.  The jury found Ennis not guilty of kidnapping.  Ennis ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Damages County Jail

Sep 03, 2015

A Bartlesville man who was in custody for other matters is in trouble with the law again after he allegedly damaged a sprinkler head in the county jail.  20-year old Cody Ray Garrett is charged with injuring a public building.  According to a court affidavit, a fire alarm was activ ... read more »

Hospital in Independence to Close Its Doors in October

Sep 03, 2015

Montgomery County residents will likely have to travel a bit further for hospital care beginning next month. Media spokesperson Joanne Smith said Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas will be closing its doors. All inpatient services, the emergency department and ambulatory surgery will ceas ... read more »

Oklahoma Insurance Department Health Insurance Includes Mental Health Services

Sep 03, 2015

One question that may be on Oklahoman's minds after the tragic death of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is whether health insurance covers mental health services. Insurance Commissioner John Doak is reassuring citizens that if you have a regular health insurance policy, you are eligible for ... read more »

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Working on Pollinator Plan

Sep 03, 2015

  If you've ever been stung by a bee or are frightened by insects, you might think their decline is a good thing. Not so, says the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The O D A F F is working to gain input on a proposed pollinator plan by holding regional public he ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline is Just Weeks Away

Sep 02, 2015

With a Special Election set for October 13 in the cities of Bartlesville and Dewey, the Town of Copan and Caney Valley Schools, the voter registration deadline will be here before you know it. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said Friday, September 18 is the deadline to app ... read more »

AAA-Oklahoma Offers Tipsy Tow Service Labor Day Weekend

Sep 02, 2015

This Labor Day weekend AAA Oklahoma is once again offering its "Tipsy Tow" programs to drivers who have had too much alcohol.   The program will be available from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Tuesday in metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and in Lawton, Bartlesville, Ardmore, S ... read more »