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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 »

Child Care Center Breaks Ground on a New Facility

Jun 01, 2015

Tomorrow afternoon the Delaware Child Development center will be breaking ground on their new facility across the parking lot from their current location. Executive Director, Sherry Rackliff said the new Child Development Center will be a larger facility and will allow them to serve 84 childr ... read more »

OK Mozart Returns to Washington County

Jun 01, 2015

Each year the OK Mozart Festival brings an array of music and cultural events to Washington County. June 6-13 the festival is back and plans to host showcase events that offer a wide and diverse array of cultural events free to the general public. The showcase events range from a performance ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Pass Disaster Proclamation

Jun 01, 2015

The Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners was standard procedure. The Commissioners accepted bids for road oil, asphalt, sand, concrete, road and bridge items, grader blades, and rock. All bids were accepted for tabulator and will be awarded at the next meeting. ... read more »

The Dewey Antique Show Enters it's 24th Year

Jun 01, 2015

The Washington County Fairgrounds will be filled with antiques and collectibles from six different states and more than 100 booths for the 24th Annual Dewey Antique Show on Saturday. Show Manager Gail Inman said the show dealers have a wide variety of items. The show takes place one day only, ... read more »

Candidate for Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation Lists His Initiatives

Jun 01, 2015

A former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation was in Bartlesville Monday morning to talk about why he should again be elected to the position. Chad Smith was Chief from 1999 until 2011, when he was ousted by current Chief Bill John Baker. Smith says that Baker has taken the Cherokee Nation off ... read more »

City Council Adopts Budget

Jun 01, 2015

After spending several weeks going over the 2015-2016 budget, the Bartlesville City Council Monday night approved the budget as presented.  The budget is similar to last year includes no compensation increases, service reductions, and no utility increases.  The main funding source for t ... read more »

City Council To Consider Budget

May 31, 2015

City Budgets are the main focus for Monday's Bartlesville City Council meeting.  According to the agenda, the city council could take possible action to adopt the City's budget for fiscal year 2016.  Before action can be taken, a public hearing will be held on the proposed budge ... read more »

Commissioners Could Appoint A Sheriff

May 31, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners could appoint a new sheriff when they meet on Monday.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will enter into executive session to discuss the appointment of a sheriff.  James Hallett, who has served as Nowata County Sheriff for 16 years, is retiring. ... read more »