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Results are in for Annual Osage County School Election

Feb 13, 2018

The Osage County Annual School Election took place on Tuesday and resulted in a new Council Member selected for the City of Pawhuska, a Hominy School board election, a decision against a sales tax increase for Skiatook, and the passing of a school bond for Woodland Public Schools. However the top ... read more »

How Your Representative Voted on Teacher Pay

Feb 13, 2018

Monday's votes on the "Step Up Oklahoma" plan by Washington County's State House members sent a mixed message to the education community.     Former Central Middle School Priincipal, Earl Sears voted for the measure but Representative Travis Dunlap cast a ... read more »

District Confirms Background Checks

Feb 13, 2018

Results from the Bartlesville Public Schools initial investigation of SourceOne background checks have been completed.   Initial on-site checks did not identify any custodians who did not meet the state requirement: that no contracted employee works on school premises who has been co ... read more »

Oklahoma Ranks Low For Singles

Feb 13, 2018

Those with Valentines Day dates may consider themselves lucky this year. According to a study, Oklahoma is the 10th worst state for singles.    With 45-percent of all U.S. adults being single, Wallethub has conducted a study and found that Oklahoma ranks  35th out of the st ... read more »

Area School Board Elections Today

Feb 13, 2018

Nowata voters will go to the polls today for a school board election.  Markesha Hill and Rick Holland will vie for the office number 3 seat on the Nowata School Board.     Pawhuska has contested city council races.  Ward three voters will choose between Mark Buchan ... read more »

Lobbying Rule Changes Proposed

Feb 13, 2018

A proposed rule that would require Oklahoma elected officials to wait two years before working as lobbyists is getting mixed reviews. The Tulsa World reports that the Oklahoma Ethics Commission has unanimously approved the rule. It will take effect if the Legislature doesn't take any acti ... read more »

Sheriff Seeks Burglary Tips

Feb 13, 2018

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a buglary that occurred in the 22000 block of N 4028 Dr. The burglary occurred February 2nd or 3rd and the suspects took several items including 2 dirt bikes. One of the dirt bikes is a green colored Kawasaki with a modified right brake ... read more »

Step Up Oklahoma Vote Fails

Feb 13, 2018

After leaving the vote open for 6 ½ hours, the State House of Representatives gaveled out without passing the largest portion of the Step Up Oklahoma plan.   The plan failed 63-35.  It needed 76 votes to pass.    State School Superintendent, Joy Hoffmeister ... read more »

Arvest Introduces New Banking Features

Feb 12, 2018

Arvest Bank has added a new feature into it's banking arsenal.    The downtown branch now has paperless transactions for loan payments and account withdrawals for the last month or so. According to Arvest Bank's Annah Fischer, the new system is coming to the remaining br ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Meet On Monday

Feb 12, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning where they heard several presentations, including one from 4-H and FFA regarding the Washington County Spring Livestock Show and Premium Auction starting at the end of the month. The commissioners also made agreements and ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Continue Opioid Discussion

Feb 12, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners continued to look into a class action lawsuit on the opioid crisis at a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. Brad Barron, A Nowata-based attorney spoke on behalf on the lawsuit. Barron said he will be putting together the broad terms of the suit and presentin ... read more »

County Commissioners to Hear about Spring Show

Feb 11, 2018

Jenifer Harbour and members of 4-H and FFA organizations will present information on the Washington County Junior Livestock Show to county commissioners Monday morning  The board will also take action on a local public agency land and right-of-way acquisition services contract.  Monday ... read more »

Bartlesville Credit Union Robbed

Feb 09, 2018

Bartlesville's OK Federal Credit Union was robbed at about 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, February 9th.    Police say an approximately 40 year-old man entered the bank and handed the teller a note, saying he had a gun and to give him money.   The man is about 6 ... read more »

Cherokees Re-File Opioid Suit

Feb 10, 2018

The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe's court system had no jurisdiction over the companies.   Lawyers filed the suit Jan. 19 in Sequoyah County, which is part of the tribe's 14-county juris ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Daughter

Feb 09, 2018

A student telling her teacher about inappropriate touching led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Joseph Basinger stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of lewd molestation and possession of methamphetamine. According to an affidavit, a twelve-year-old girl ... read more »