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Hoskin Jr Elected as Cherokee Nation Principal Chief

Jun 03, 2019

The Cherokee Nation's former Secretary of State, Chuck Hoskin Jr., has been elected to be the Principal Chief of the Nation's biggest tribe. According to unofficial election results, Hoskin won 58-percent of the vote. Working with County Commissioners, Chamber Directors, Mayors and pe ... read more »

Silly Strings A Child Favorite for OKM Music Festival

Jun 03, 2019

OKM Music's 35th Annual Music Festival kicks off this Saturday at the Bartlesville Community Center! The weeks’ worth of fun, music and entertainment includes exciting events for your children as well. Chairman Mary Lynn Mihm said Le Theatre de Marionette is a family favorite who wi ... read more »

Local Emergency Management Pushes Damage Survey

Jun 03, 2019

Now that flood waters have receded, it is time to talk about disaster assistance. Nowata County Emergency Management's Executive Director Laurie Summers said it is a must for the area. The public assistance side (i.e. parks, roads, bridges, infrastructure and public buildings), Summers sa ... read more »

Flood Relief Items Available Monday Afternoon in Nowata

Jun 03, 2019

Nowata County Emergency Management has received clean-up kits, shovels, rakes, gloves and garbage bags to provide flood relief. These items will be available for pickup at the Nowata County Fair Building in the City of Nowata today at 2:00 p.m. and will be available until 5:00 p.m. Depend ... read more »

County Bridge History to be Discussed Tuesday

Jun 03, 2019

Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier of District 2 will present a program on county bridges. Bouvier will give the presentation at the Bartlesville Area History Museum on Tuesday, June 4th. The presentation is in conjunction with the current BAHM exhibit “Bridges of Washington Co ... read more »

One Man Dead After Police-Involved Shooting

Jun 01, 2019

One man is dead following a police-involved shooting that occurred on Madison Boulevard in Bartlesville Saturday evening. Bartlesville Police confirmed that the suspect was shot after an altercation with police and died on the scene. Captain Jay Hastings says police responded to a call around 8 p ... read more »

Gas Station Near Dewey Avoids Fire Scare

May 31, 2019

Pump’N Pete’s north of Dewey sees two pumper trucks and an army of fire fighters arrive on scene Friday morning. Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schuler said one of three heat and air units was overheating. He said an "electrical burn smell“ was detected. Responders at Pump&r ... read more »

City Officials May Be Appointed Monday

May 31, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council will meet Monday evening for a regular scheduled meeting. Elected officials may be appointed and contracts may be signed. The Council will discuss ratifying the election of Dr. Jamie Bennett and Mr. Drew Ihrig to three-year terms as trustees of the Bartlesville D ... read more »

Politicians Discuss Flooding

May 31, 2019

State senators and representatives alike shared gratitude for the great work put in by emergency management personnel, first responders and local government officials during widespread flooding across the area. District 10 representative Judd Strom, who represents parts of Washington, Nowata ... read more »

Transportation Plan to be Discussed at Commissioner Meeting

May 31, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska for a regular scheduled meeting. John Blickensderfer from Guy Engineering will be at the meeting to propose an eight-year transportation plan that would better the county. The commissioners will ... read more »

City Council Looks to Increase Use Tax Monday

May 31, 2019

Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget will be discussed by the Dewey City Council on Monday night. This budget amendment is for the City of Dewey and the Dewey Public Works Authority. Next, the Council will consider and possibly vote on approving an ordinance to amend and increase th ... read more »

Smith to Be Sworn in as County Clerk Monday

May 31, 2019

The new Washington County Clerk will be sworn in Monday morning in Bartlesville. District Judge Linda Thomas will swear in Annette Smith to the clerk position during the Washington County Commissioners meeting. Marjorie Parrish is retiring from the position. Following the swearing-in cere ... read more »

Proactive Action Helps Dewey Fire Tackle Flood Issues

May 31, 2019

The Dewey Fire Department is ready to unwind a bit now that flood waters in the area have receded. Flooding struck the area on Monday, May 20th and persisted for a week in a half in the Dewey area. During that time, Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schuler said they took 27 calls in 7 days. He said the ... read more »

Kids Have Opportunities to Enjoy OKM Music Festival

May 31, 2019

The 35th Annual OKM Music Festival has a mission to inspire your children with music and entertainment. There are kids’ activities that take place every day of the festival, which starts on Saturday, June 8th. On Tuesday, June 11th, Production Manager Cassie Mihm said the beloved Prince ... read more »

Dewey School Board Looks to Approve Items for 2019-2020 School Year

May 31, 2019

The Dewey School Board will meet for a regular scheduled meeting Monday evening at the Administration Building to discuss a number of items. Amanda Guilfoyle will be appointed as a Dewey School Board of Education member. The School Board will look to approve the attendance policy for this ... read more »