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Police Investigate Death at Bartlesville Park

Jul 07, 2015

Bartlesville Police Department is conducting a death investigation at Jo Allen Lowe Park. The Police Department received a call shortly after 5 Tuesday morning concerning someone down on the east side of the lake. According to police Captain Jay Hastings, fire and ambulance responded and found th ... read more »

City Asking For Sales Tax Increase

Jul 06, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council will be asking the voters to the polls to decide on a sales tax increase.  After months of discussions of where the city should go in the future, the city council voted to have city staff to prepare documents for a four-tenths of one percent sales tax increase a ... read more »

Dewey City Council Renews City Manager's Contract-Again

Jul 06, 2015

The Dewey City Council went into executive session during Monday night's meeting. It didn't take long for them to come out with a foregone conclusion: City Manager Kevin Trease's contract was renewed for another year. Mayor Ron Revard has high praise for the job Trease has done. & ... read more »

Dewey Public Schools Board Handles Routine Agenda Items

Jul 06, 2015

The Dewey Public School Board's first meeting for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 was short and to the point. Items handled include the renewal of an annual sublease agreement with the city of Dewey. School Board Superintendent Dr. David Wilkins said two teachers were hired for the middle school, with ... read more »

Robertson Charged With Manslaughter

Jul 06, 2015

A local man is free on a $50,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant that claimed a death of a woman from an auto accident.  46-year old Brian James Robertson is charged with first degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, and obstructing an officer.  According to a ... read more »

Nowata Industrial Park Preparing to Become a Reality

Jul 06, 2015

The city of Nowata is accepting bids for sewer and water utilities at the new Industrial Park being created on more than 180 acres near the current Nowata Municipal Airport. Nowata City Manager Eric Epperson said an interactive map of the park with site availability will soon be available. 9 ... read more »

Dewey City Council to Discuss Property Actions

Jul 06, 2015

The Dewey City Council will be meeting tonight to discuss several items. Among these, there will be a public hearing over the Lot-Split request for the property located at 397080 W. 1400 Road and a discussion to reverse the Dilapidation Determination for the property located at 511 N Wyandott ... read more »

KRIG Country Showdown Prepares for Cavalcade

Jul 06, 2015

The KRIG Country Showdown Semi-Finals are over and the Finalists have been announced. Annie Hart. Jennifer Varao, and Josie Zepeda will be competing at the Pawhuska Cavalcade Street Dance On Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 pm. Each contestant will perform two songs and be judged on their performance ... read more »

Boil Water Order Stays in Effect in Caney Kansas

Jul 06, 2015

Even though water levels are back up, the boil water advisory issued on July 2 for Caney, Kansas will be in effect for sometime longer. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the order last week because of a loss of pressure in the water system. City Clerk Debbie Morrison said wat ... read more »

Commissioners Accept Bridge Plan

Jul 06, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners took care of some business during their Monday meeting.  The Commissioners approved the county's eight-year bridge plan as presented.  The Commissioners awarded two companies for road oil upon price and availability. The county received their sal ... read more »

Bartlesville Silver Alert Ends on a Good Note

Jul 06, 2015

A Bartlesville family received some good news Monday morning, with their loved one being returned to them. A Silver Alert was issued Sunday afternoon in the disappearance of 75-year-old Betty Lou Kuehne, who was last seen around 5:30 P.M. in the 1800 block of Jack Lane. Bartlesville Police Captai ... read more »

Getting Things in Order for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Jul 06, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners were busy getting their ducks in a row for the new fiscal year during Monday morning's meeting. County Depository Banks and Savings and Loan Associations were designated by the Commissioners with Arvest Bank being chosen for deposits and American H ... read more »

Sales Tax Increase To Be Discussed

Jul 05, 2015

Several items are on tap for Monday night's Bartlesville City Council meeting.  According to the agenda, the city council will discuss a possible sales tax increase.  The public will have an opportunity to express their views of a sales tax increase.  After the discussion, the ... read more »

Local Fourth Celebrations Fun for the Kids and Adults

Jul 04, 2015

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More Help for Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers Could Soon be Available

Jul 03, 2015

Earlier this week, Governor Mary Fallin issued an executive order to the Aging Services Division of DHS to improve services and care for those suffering from Alzhiemer's disease and their caregivers. Susan Kulp, care manager supervisor at Elder Care here in Bartlesville, said that the organiz ... read more »