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Hydrant Flushing, Testing Coming to Zone 11

May 03, 2019

Zone 11 in the City of Bartlesville will be the area for fire hydrant testing and flushing soon. Beginning Wednesday, May 8th, the Water Utilities Department will be in Zone 11 to continue their hydrant testing and flushing efforts. Zone 11 is the northern city limits going south to Tuxedo Bo ... read more »

Library to Join Police, Fire Departments for Party

May 02, 2019

May the Bartlesville forces for good be with you this weekend. Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles explains that the name of this weekend's inaugural Block Party is "May The Force Be With You." Originally the Bartlesville Public Library was going to have a Star Wars theme ... read more »

Community Spends an Hour in Prayer at OKWU Thursday

May 02, 2019

Communities across America celebrated the 68th Annual National Day of Prayer Thursday. A National Day of Prayer gathering took place in Lyon Chapel on the Oklahoma Wesleyan University campus in Bartlesville. Debra Cook was the coordinator of the local event. She was joined by community member ... read more »

7,518 Contraband Cell Phones Confiscated in 2018

May 02, 2019

Contraband cell phones in Oklahoma prisons – that was a topic of discussion for Oklahoma Senator James Lankford on the U.S. Senate Floor this week. To fix the problem, Sen. Lankford said he has a simply solution - jam cellphones being used in prisons. He said this is needed to protect g ... read more »

Sign Installed In Time for Kiddie Park Opening Friday

May 02, 2019

The new Kiddie Park entry sign was installed last week by Whaling Construction as part of the Kiddie Park fence, Pathfinder extension and road rehab project. The entry lights should be completed this week in time for opening night Friday, May 3rd. The Kiddie Park will only be open weekend thr ... read more »

Mullendore Ranch to Host Barbeque One Last Time

May 02, 2019

One last ride will be taken at the Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch. Elder Care Administrative Director Jennifer Ennis said they are grateful to have held The Good, The Bad and The Barbecue event at the ranch for so many years. While The Good, The Bad and The Barbecue will take place next year, it ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Hospitalized After Wednesday Accident

May 02, 2019

An Osage County vehicle accident leads to the hospitalization of a Bartlesville man. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 60 just west of Pawhuska late Wednesday afternoon. A 2015 Mercedes Sprinter van driven by 29-year-old Joshua Arundell was westbound on US-60 when his vehicle departed the ... read more »

Emmy Winning Composer to Perform with BHS Students

May 01, 2019

An original member of the multi-platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing his music education program to Bartlesville High School. International recording artist and Emmy award-winning composer Mark Wood will bring his program, “Electrify Your Strings!” to Bartlesville ... read more »

Cheer Squad to Benefit from Ford Test Drive Event

May 02, 2019

Test driving Ford vehicles could lead to $6,000 for an area school. The Doenges Family of Autos in Bartlesville will participate in the “Ford Drive 4 Ur School” to support Bartlesville High School’s Cheer Squad. Jason Brimer with the Doenges Family of Autos said the event is ... read more »

Nowata Emergency Management Still Evaluating Storm Damage

May 01, 2019

With two possible tornado touch downs on Tuesday Nowata County’s emergency manager is calling the area lucky that it avoided serious damage. Laurie Summers says much of the county avoided damage to structures after reported tornadoes near Lenapah and Talala on Tuesday. Summers says the ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Kidnapping Charges

May 01, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on Tuesday after locking a woman in a room for over an hour. Jesse Terry appeared at the Washington Courthouse facing a felony charge of kidnapping as well as misdemeanor counts of threating to perform an act of violence and domestic assault and battery. Accord ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

May 01, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after active warrants were discovered during a traffic stop. David Mathews appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday facing several charges including possession of a controlled dangerous substance, carrying a loaded firearm and altering the serial n ... read more »

County Sales Tax Collections Slowly Diminishing

May 01, 2019

An aging Detention Center relies on a diminishing sales tax collection to provide for its upkeep. An election proclamation and resolution regarding the quarter-cent sales tax was approved by the Washington County Commissioners this week to help alleviate the issue. District 3 Commissioner ... read more »

Absentee Ballots Available for Special Municipal Election

May 01, 2019

Absentee ballots for the Special Municipal Election for the City of Dewey are available for a limited time. Voters in Washington County who want an absentee ballot for the Tuesday, May 14th election have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th to apply. Washington County Election Board Secretary Y ... read more »

County Bar Association to Sponsor Ask A Lawyer Event

Apr 30, 2019

The Washington County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association will sponsor the annual “Ask A Lawyer” program. Ask A Lawyer is a public service program aimed at providing free legal advice to callers in conjunction with Oklahoma Law Day 2019. The program will take place on ... read more »