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Sonenberg Defends County Procedures

Jul 06, 2020

District two commissioner Doug Sonenberg defended the transparency of the county and its officials during Monday morning’s Nowata County Commissioners meeting. A concerned citizen, Steve Kloehr brought forward concerns about how the board handled the approval of minutes process. Chairma ... read more »

Youth Services of Osage County Facing Budget Shortfall

Jul 06, 2020

When preparing the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, Amanda Howerton with Youth Services of Osage County, Inc. realized they were going to be $100,000 short of making their needed goal of nearly $440,000. To do better financially, Howerton began looking at different ways to make money. That i ... read more »

Thousands Celebrate Fourth of July Locally

Jul 06, 2020

Fourth of July festivities thrived on Saturday as thousands gathered locally to celebrate the America’s independence. In Ochelata, Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen (pictured below) was asked to lead the parade that started at 10:00 a.m. on Independence Day. The parade was packed wit ... read more »

Child Neglect Charges Filed Against Burnett

Jul 06, 2020

New charges have been filed against a man previously accused of sexually abusing a minor child. Kendall Burnett appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday where new charges were brought forward. Assistant district attorney Will Drake presented two counts of child neglect, conspiracy a ... read more »

Osage County Free Fair Looking to Add Carnival in 2020

Jul 06, 2020

There has been talks of adding a carnival to this year's Osage County Free Fair, but the effects of COVID-19 has made things difficult, as Fair Board Director Macy Strom is still unsure if they will be able to hold the event. Strom recently spoke with a representative of Spectacular Amusement ... read more »

Charlie Martin to Turn 100 on Wednesday

Jul 06, 2020

Charlie Martin, one of the pillars of the Bartlesville community, will be celebrating his 100th Birthday with a drive-by parade on Wednesday, July 8th at 4:30 p.m. at Green Country Village. Mr. Martin and his wife, Mary, who will be 100 in the fall, both reside at Green Country Village. Below ... read more »

MOU Regarding Parking Lot Agreement Approved Monday

Jul 06, 2020

A memorandum of understanding was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning in regards to a parking lot agreement that was tabled two weeks ago. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle said the MOU is between the Commissioners, the Washington County Office of the Distric ... read more »

Commissioners Have Busy Monday Meeting

Jul 06, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds in Pawhuska on Monday and discussed a wide array of items.   Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts informed the commissioners that there have been three new coronavirus cases in Osage County in ... read more »

Contractor Agreement with Guy Engineering Approved

Jul 06, 2020

The Washington County Commissioners discussed an independent contractor agreement for on-call services from Guy Engineering for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 on Monday. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle said there is no cost to the annual contract for on-call services. He said he would recomm ... read more »

Commissioners Says Devils Backbone Road to Remain Open

Jul 06, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners made a ruling after four weeks of debate over a road use dispute at the area known as Devil’s Backbone on Road 26. Oklahoma statute says the commissioners could modify the status of any road if there are 12 signatures on a petition from those who live nearby. ... read more »

COVID-19 Numbers for Monday 7/6

Jul 06, 2020

There were another 434 cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma in Monday’s Situation Update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There were also 186 recoveries reported.  There were three-more virus related deaths in the state over the weekend, in Noble, McCurtain and Tulsa ... read more »

Lankford and Johnson Rethink Columbus Day for Juneteenth

Jul 06, 2020

U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson and James Lankford have withdrawn their proposal to eliminate the Columbus Day holiday. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the two Republicans had proposed an amendment eliminating Columbus Day to a bipartisan bill that would designate June 19, the day slavery en ... read more »

DPS to Consider Role Changes, More on Monday

Jul 05, 2020

During the Dewey Public Schools Board of Education’s next meeting, the board will elect the next president, vice president and clerk of the school board. The board will also consider and possibly approve a renewal of the sublease agreement between the district and the Dewey Educational ... read more »

Bartlesville Council to Consider Agreements, More

Jul 05, 2020

Several agreements will be discussed and possibly approved in the next Bartlesville City Council meeting. The agreements that will be considered are as follows: Planned Service Renewal Agreements between the City of Bartlesville/Bartlesville Public Library and Johnson Controls for the Lib ... read more »

Newly Elected Officials to Take Oath, More on Monday

Jul 05, 2020

Dewey City Judge Robert Fries will lead the oath of office for newly elected officials in Monday night’s Dewey Public Works Authority meeting. From there, the authority will discuss and possibly accept a proposal from Holloway, Updike and Bellen, Inc. for engineering services for a sani ... read more »