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Weather, Roads, and Cancellations

Mar 03, 2019

Snow started fallling some time after 4 o'clock Sunday morning.  Washington County Commisioner Mike Dunlap says his crews were prepared.  City of Bartlesville road crews are patrolling, and ODOT crews are on the job as well. Several churches cancelled service and some schools ar ... read more »

County Livestock Show Concludes with Premium Auction

Mar 02, 2019

The Washington County Junior Livestock Show culminated with the 38th-annual premium auction Saturday night.  RCB Bank took the top bid on Samantha Graves Grand Champion Steer.  The bid cam e in at 42-hundred dollars.   Patriot Auto Group and Armstrong Bank combined with 19- ... read more »

A Full List Farm and Home Show Winners

Mar 02, 2019

The KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM management team would like to thank everyone that came to the Inter-State Farm and Home Show Friday and Saturday. They would also like to congratulate  the Inter-State Farm and Home Show door prize winners.   Friday's door prize winners include: & ... read more »

Counties Prepare for Fire Upcoming Fire Season

Mar 01, 2019

Washington County Emergency Manager Kerry Cox says this year's fire season is going to be a little different. While it has been a wetter winter season compared to years past, some people may think that fire dangers will be at a minimum.   Cox says that isn't always the case ... read more »

Bid, Reports Come to Commissioners on Monday

Mar 02, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners will discuss a bid from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning. The bid regards the sale of surplus patrol vehicles. The commissioners will also discuss the Washington County Treasurer’s transcript of proceedings on a sale of c ... read more »

Four Hospitalized in Nowata County Jail Gas Leak

Feb 28, 2019

The Nowata County Jail was evacuated due to high carbon monoxide levels Thursday evening. The Nowata County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that some prisoners were transported to another county jail. After a dispatcher complained of feeling ill around 6 o'clock, the Nowata Fire ... read more »

Woman Arrested After Striking Grocery Store Employee with Car

Mar 01, 2019

A Bartlesville woman was arrested after running into a grocery store employee with her vehicle after shoplifting. Mary Haggard was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and shoplifting for an incident that occurred late on Wednesday night. According to an affidavit, employees at Homeland ... read more »

Branch Found Guilty of Second Degree Rape

Mar 01, 2019

A Washington County jury returned a verdict of guilty for a 21-year-old Lane Branch of Nowata on a count of second degree rape. The jury recommends a ten-year sentence in the Department of Corrections. The incident took in January 2018 in Dewey. According to an affidavit, Branch claimed to ha ... read more »

Commissioners to Consider Waiving Rental Fee

Mar 02, 2019

The Osage County Commissioners will hold their regular scheduled meeting on Monday morning. To get things started, the Commissioners will consider waiving a rental fee to the AG Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds. A Class of 1969 Fifty Year Class Reunion is scheduled to take place on June 1 ... read more »

Superintendents to Speak on PEAK Panel Monday

Mar 01, 2019

Superintendents from several area school districts will speak at a Monday Public Education Advocates for Kids panel. Those superintendents will come from Bartlesville, Dewey, Caney Valley, Copan, Bowring and Oklahoma Union.   PEAK member Dan Droege says the public needs to keep raisi ... read more »

Program Helps Install Storm Shelters Around the County

Mar 01, 2019

Two years ago the Washington County Emergency Management team received approval to start an Individual Safe Room Rebate Program. The approved project cost $184,000 which was enough for them to afford rebates to install 92 storm shelters for Washington County residents.   Melissa with ... read more »

Registration Deadline Approaches for Local Elections

Mar 01, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Regular Municipal General Election for the Town of Copan and the Town of Ochelata on April 2. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House says persons who are United States Cit ... read more »

Police Captain Bob Burke Celebrates Retirement Friday

Mar 01, 2019

A retirement party for Dewey Police Captain Bob Burke will take place Frieday night. Last week the Dewey City Council recognized Bob Burke in their regular meeting. Captain Burke has served the Dewey Police Department since July 1, 1989. During his 29 years of law enforcement in Dewey, Burke trai ... read more »

Bartlesville Development Authority Accepts Land Donation

Mar 01, 2019

The Bartlesville Development Authority has taken action to accept a donation of 2.5 acres of land. One Jerry Reed had contacted the City of Bartlesville originally about simply accepting the land. The City declined and passed the opportunity to the BDA. After consulting Mussleman Abstract and the ... read more »

City Council to Review Forgivable Loan Recommendation

Mar 01, 2019

In the Bartlesville Development Authority meeting on Wednesday morning, the authority took action to recommend to the Bartlesville City Council to appropriate $150,000. The money would come from the Economic Development Fund and would be used for a forgivable loan to Custom Moldings Services to f ... read more »