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Commissioners Accept Sales Tax Plan

Jun 27, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners spent most of Monday morning's meeting going over the county's sales tax plan.  After much discussion, the commissioners approved the sales tax plan for fiscal year 2017 with a cost of $206,731.06, which is down $22,000 from last year.  The last f ... read more »

School Board Approve End Of Year Items

Jun 27, 2016

The Nowata School Board met briefly Monday afternoon for a short special meeting as they approved items to close out the fiscal year.  The school board approved an 1,080 hour school term for the 2016-2017 school year in lieu of 175 calendar days.  Schools superintendent Leon Ashlock say ... read more »

Washington County Budget Board

Jun 27, 2016

In a lengthy meeting on Monday afternoon, the Washington County Budget Board met for two main items. The first was with Standley Systems about the counties printer usage analysis plan. Standley Systems has been analyzing the counties printing for about a month, and they presented their plan to sa ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Jun 27, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning at 9:30 in their regular meeting room. On the agenda was a resolution regarding reimbursement to the Washington County Election Board and a Detention Services agreement between the board and Osage County Juvenile Detention center ... read more »

Sheppard Remains In Jail

Jun 27, 2016

A Bartlesville man remains in jail after being arrested last week for allegedly attacking a man with a car.  45-year old Justin Grant Sheppard is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property.  Bartlesville police were called to a home in the ... read more »

Commissioners Sign Contracts and Discuss EMS

Jun 27, 2016

The Commissioners discussed end of year preparations at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners Monday morning. They approved several contracts for the Osage County Juvenile Detention Center, signed a municipal order for the County Clerk and County Treasurers office, and updated lease agree ... read more »

Bill Beierschmitt to Retire From RSU

Jun 27, 2016

Longtime patron of Bartlesville education, Bill Beierschmitt, will retire from Rogers State University on the first of August. Beierschmitt has served as Provost and C.O.O. Of RSU Bartlesville since 2005. Beierschmitt has lent his leadership to Bartlesville for over 40 years, working as a p ... read more »

Rig Count Declines

Jun 24, 2016

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 859 rigs were active. Houston oilfield se ... read more »

Information on Fugitive Sought

Jun 27, 2016

Crime Stoppers needs your help to locate a wanted fugitive.  According to the Nowata County Sheriff’s Office, 27 year-old Matthew John Kipps of Nowata is wanted on a felony warrant for Injuring or burning a public building.  Osage County authorities also have a warrant for his arr ... read more »

Reform Ballot Issues Confirmed

Jun 24, 2016

Two proposals designed to control future growth of the Oklahoma prison population are one step closer to placement on the November ballot. Oklahoma Secretary of State and Native American Affairs Chris Benge on Friday said his office confirmed State Questions 780 and 781 each received more ... read more »

Commissioners To Go Over Unfinished Buiness

Jun 26, 2016

A busy agenda is planned for Monday's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will once again go over the sales tax plan.  Last week, a couple of county departments requested an increase for their budgets.  Money has been tight for the c ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Numerous Charges

Jun 24, 2016

Washington County Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw held a probable cause hearing Friday afternoon for 45-year old Justin Grant Sheppard of Bartlesville, who was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and reckless driving.  Bartlesville police were called to a home in the ... read more »

Welcome Home Kyrian Anderson

Jun 24, 2016

Kyrian Anderson had not been home for more than 100 days. On Friday afternoon around 3 o’clock, that finally changed. Anderson, a 6th grader, had been in Oklahoma City getting a bone marrow treatment to help his battle with leukemia. Supporters gathered along U.S. Highway 75 between ... read more »

Smartphone Vision Loss

Jun 23, 2016

In a new report by the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors describe a case of “transient smartphone blindness.” The report came after two women complained that they suffered from reoccurring vision loss episodes, some lasting up to 15 minutes. Doctors eventually found out that th ... read more »

Water Line Break Fixed Again

Jun 24, 2016

There has been another water line break in downtown Bartlesville.  A leaking water line was detected by the city early Friday morning at 6th and Dewey. The city is aware of the issue and is working to repair the line. There has been no water has been shut off at this p ... read more »