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Bartlesville City Council is Keeping an Eye on COVID-19

Jul 21, 2020

The COVID-19 numbers locally are manageable at this point, but that could change. And if it does, the Bartlesville City Council is busy gathering information in preparation for whatever guidance that might entail.   To date, the city of Bartlesville has weathered the storm of COVID-1 ... read more »

Death in Caney Appears to be Natural Causes

Jul 21, 2020

The recent death investigation at 204 South Fawn in Caney, which resulted in an autopsy to determine the cause of death is complete. Last Wednesday, 76 year old Ronald Ross was found deceased in his home. Due to suspicious circumstances at the home the body of Ross was sent to Frontier ... read more »

Bartlesville Public School Board Approves Reopening Guidelines

Jul 21, 2020

The Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the "General Reopening Guidelines for Families" during their virtual meeting. Face coverings will be part of the dress code for middle schools and high schools to be worn throughout the day - on school buses, in h ... read more »

BPS Back-to-School Plan Approved

Jul 21, 2020

  These guidelines are shared with our school communities, including students, families, and staff, in an effort to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Over the summer, multiple committees which included administrators, teachers, health and safety personnel, parents, and stude ... read more »

Staff to Start Soliciting City-Owned Property

Jul 20, 2020

The Dewey City Council gave approval for staff to solicit and accept applications to lease city-owned property located at 530 S. Osage Avenue on Monday night. City Manager Kevin Trease said this process will start in the coming days. The hope is to get someone in the building that is the ... read more »

Bulldogger Back to School Plan Approved, More

Jul 20, 2020

The Dewey Public Schools Board of Education approved the Bulldogger Back to School Plan for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday night. We will have more information on the Bulldogger Back to School Plan on Tuesday as those plans are provided by the Dewey school board. When discussing the ... read more »

Re-Zoning Requests Approved by Council

Jul 20, 2020

The Dewey City Council held two public hearings on re-zoning requests and one public hearing on a variance request on Monday night. City Manager Kevin Trease said one of the re-zoning requests focused on turning Jesse’s Auto Body, located 421 S. Osage Avenue, from a commercial highway t ... read more »

Osage County Free Fair Canceled

Jul 20, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Osage County Free Fair at Monday morning's meeting. The fair board had voted unanimously that it would be best to cancel this year's fair, but they wanted to leave it in the hands of the commissioners. ... read more »

Cleveland Man Charged with Domestic Abuse by Strangulation

Jul 20, 2020

A Cleveland man was brought in on a warrant for an alleged violent incident with a woman that occurred in March 2020. Jeremy Collins was charged with domestic abuse assault and battery by strangulation on Monday in Washington County court. He appeared out of custody after posting a $25,000 bond. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Slew of Charges

Jul 20, 2020

An 18-year-old Bartlesville man was arrested on two warrants totaling $40,000 as well as new charges. Patrick Rigg faces multiple counts including eluding police, escaping custody, false impersonation and third degree burglary among other charges. Rigg was involved in three different incident ... read more »

Bighill Furniture Store Re-visited at Monday's Meeting

Jul 20, 2020

The Bighill Furniture Store in Fairfax has been demolished, but the support wall is still standing at this time. It cost $45,000 to construct the wall. The county paid for half of the wall and the other half came from the Fairfax Medical Facities.   The Chief Operations Officer of th ... read more »

Online Auction to Impact Local RSU Students

Jul 20, 2020

The RSU Foundation will hold an online auction to raise scholarship funds for local Rogers State students on Friday and Saturday. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24th and conclude at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25th. The annual scholarship fundraising breakfast previously s ... read more »

Weekly Alarm Testing Time Changes at Research Center

Jul 20, 2020

The Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville is changing the time of day in which it will conduct testing of its weekly emergency alarm system. Effective Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, the alarm system will be tested at noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Previously the alarm was tested at 10:0 ... read more »

County Volunteer Fire Department Receives Big Donation

Jul 20, 2020

Washington County Emergency Management has received a generous donation from Coffeyville Resources, LLC. A resolution regarding the $24,200 donation from Coffeyville Resources to the Washington County Emergency Operations Center was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. M ... read more »

Samaritan Sports Spectacular Calls an Audible

Jul 20, 2020

In lieu of their largest annual fundraiser, Samaritan Counseling will be hosting the Samaritan Sports Spectacular "Audible."   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Monday, Executive Director Larry Cowan and Board Member and Samaritan Sports Spectacular Chair Kristin Curd an ... read more »