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Commissioners Accept Barnett's Resignation; Appoint Interim Sheriff

Mar 20, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners accepted the resignation of former Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett at an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning. Mirta "Mickey" Hallett was appointed as interim Sheriff. Hallett says that she already has plans in action including the hiring of new deputies ... read more »

Osage Nation Head Start Begins Enrollment

Mar 20, 2019

The Osage Nation Head Start is beginning the enrollment process for the 2019 fall semester. There are locations in Pawhuska, Hominy, Fairfax and Skiatook. Transportation is provided to and from school at the Hominy and Fairfax centers. Transportation will also be provided for field trips, phy ... read more »

Tri County Tech Seeing Growth in High School Enrollment

Mar 20, 2019

Tri County Technology Center's Business Development Specialist Kyle Ppool said Tuesday that TCT staff have been visiting local high schools they partner with for several weeks now. He said High School Specialist Matthew Songer has been doing a phenomenal job in those high schools as well. Ppo ... read more »

34 Mentors Needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mar 20, 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartlesville is looking for mentors to serve youth in our local community. Area Director Charlene Dew expresses Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartlesville's need for mentors. She said Tuesday that they need 34 people to who can come in and mentor a child one-on-one. ... read more »

Bartlesville Senator Prepares for White House Visit

Mar 20, 2019

Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels is preparing for her trip to the White House Thursday. She is traveling to the Washington DC to hear President Donald Trump speak about protecting First Amendment rights on college campuses.   Daniels received the invitation because of her wo ... read more »

Free Dump Day Coming to Washington County

Mar 20, 2019

This year marks the 30th annual Operation Clean House, a free event to help Washington County residents get rid of hazardous household and automotive goods without harming others or the enviornment. The event will take place on April 13 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Residents will have two ar ... read more »

Judge Gibson Alleges Jail Mismanagement in Heated Trial

Mar 19, 2019

More confusion than answers were provided at an administrative order hearing at the Nowata County Courthouse regarding the operation of the Nowata County jail by former sheriff Terry Sue Barnett. The hearing featured several heated exchanges between Barnett’s lawyer, Paul Demuro of Tuls ... read more »

Former Police Reserve Captain Turns Himself In

Mar 19, 2019

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles gave a news conference Tuesday morning regarding Jerry Lee Kelley Jr., a former Captain of the Bartlesville Police Reserves and Explorers program. Kelley’s arrest warrant states he will have four counts of embezzlement to answer to.     ... read more »

Sen. Daniels, Rep. Lepak to Visit White House Thursday

Mar 19, 2019

Bartlesville’s Senator Julie Daniels and Claremore House Representative Mark Lepak will attend a White House event on Thursday to hear President Trump speak about protecting First Amendment rights on college campuses.  He is expected to sign an executive order tying the receipt of fede ... read more »

Ramona Man Charged in Another Violent Incident

Mar 19, 2019

A Ramona man was back in court after another alleged violent incident. Willis Harris was charged with a count of aggravated assault and battery for an incident that took place in early February. Harris appeared in custody at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday. According to an affidav ... read more »

Many Faces of Love Offers Weekend Event for Women

Mar 19, 2019

The Many Faces of Love will hold their “Celebrate Your Story” event this weekend in Bartlesville. Executive Director Sandy Minardi said the event is geared toward connecting women with God through casual Small Group experiences. She said that has been the principle of The Many Faces o ... read more »

Ranchers Plaza in Pawhuska Coming Along Nicely

Mar 19, 2019

For the past couple years, the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce has been helping put together a Ranchers Plaza in downtown Pawhuska next to the China Cafe. This recognizes ranches across the area and Chamber Director Joni Nash says there are several ranches that have bought brands and now they are be ... read more »

All City of Bartlesville Volunteer Positions Filled

Mar 19, 2019

Bartlesville's Mayor Dale Copeland shared good news Tuesday afternoon. Copeland said volunteer positions in City authorities, boards, commissions and committees are taken.   Copeland  said people do roll out of those positions over time because they are only set for a specif ... read more »

Purchase Cards Approved and Tax Report Heard Monday

Mar 19, 2019

A sales tax report was given by Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease in Monday night's City Council meeting. The December sales tax came in at $57,510, the tobacco tax came in at $456 and the use tax came in at a total of $6,605.   Trease said the numbers were not great to see. He sa ... read more »

Barnett, All Nowata County Law Enforcement Resign

Mar 18, 2019

Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett announced her resignation, along with all Nowata County law enforcement officers effective as of 11 a.m. on Monday. Judge Carl Gibson allegedly ordered Barnett to return prisoners to the jail by 9 a.m. Friday morning or be held in contempt of court. Bar ... read more »