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Fallin Signs In Real ID

Mar 02, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin today has officially signed House Bill 1845, the REAL ID compliance bill. The new law will allow people to obtain a compliant REAL ID driver's license or identification card. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate gave overwhelming support to HB 1845. It pa ... read more »

Cooper Brim Shows Grand Champion Swine

Mar 02, 2017

The swine show kicked of day one of the Washington County Junior Livestock Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey.  The event opened with the breeding gilt show.  There were ten entries in seven classes.  Hailey Hamrick claimed the Reserve Grand Champion with her Duroc ... read more »

File Those Homestead Exemptions

Mar 02, 2017

County Assessor Todd Mathes reminds taxpayers of Washington County know that Wednesday, March 15th is the final day to file for your homestead exemption and for other property tax exemptions that are handled by the local assessor's office.  He says the 15th is also the last day to return ... read more »

S&P Drops Oklahoma's Bond Rating

Mar 02, 2017

One of the nation's major ratings agencies is downgrading Oklahoma's bond and appropriation debt rating because of continued weak revenue collections and a revenue failure that's led to more budget cuts to state programs. S&P Global Ratings issued a report on Wednesday that ... read more »

Pave the Way Brick Fundraiser

Mar 01, 2017

Progress on the new OSU Extension Office at the Osage County Fairgrounds is proceeding on schedule and you have an opportunity to be part of the big move. Jessica Jantzen the 4-H and Youth Development Director for the OSU Extension Office joined KPGM's Talk of the Town to discuss “Pave ... read more »

Trans-Atlantic Pancake Race

Mar 01, 2017

A trans-Atlantic pancake race has taken a battering due to a technological glitch.   Apron-clad women carrying and flipping pancakes in their pans have run through the English town of Olney in an annual Shrove Tuesday race that pits the community against the town of Liberal, Kansas. &n ... read more »

House Could Sell Grand River Dam Authority

Mar 01, 2017

The House author of a bill that could clear the way for the sale of the Grand River Dam Authority in northeastern Oklahoma says she doesn't plan to push her measure this year.   Republican Rep. Leslie Osborn of Mustang said Wednesday she plans to shelve the bill after it created what ... read more »

Barnsdall Chamber Discusses School Bond

Mar 01, 2017

This week the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce met for their second February meeting. At the meeting the Chamber honored the Barnsdall Students of the Month, Morgan Crabtree, Trey Taylor, and Haylee Tarwater. During Barnsdall School News Misty Farber announced that 15 Sophomores were inducted into t ... read more »

Shimko On The Jury Sounding Docket

Mar 01, 2017

A Dewey man who is accused of killing his grandmother last July is set to be on the jury sounding docket, scheduled for June 28th.  Donald Wayne Shimko is charged with first degree murder. According to a court affidavit, Dewey police received a call from Shimko around 4:30 in the mornin ... read more »

Robbery Suspects Preliminary Hearing Set

Mar 01, 2017

Two people who were involved in last November's robbery of a Bartlesville store has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 30th.  Terry Carmichael Smith, The Third of Topeka, Kansas, and Jaylon Neal are charged with first degree robbery.  Bartlesville police investigated a r ... read more »

Hobby Lobby Renovation

Mar 01, 2017

With rumors flying around the City of Bartlesville for months, residents can finally have an answer to what will become of the old building in the Eastland Shopping center that Atwoods previously occupied. The city has issued permits for demolition on the inside of the building. Robert McGuire, ... read more »

Bartlesville Has Finalists for Main Street Awards

Mar 01, 2017

Bartlesville is one of the ten filanists for the Oklahoma Main Street Center's Community of the Year Award.  In addition, Bartlesville has two entries that are finalists in the individual awards.  The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the finalists Wednesday for the program& ... read more »

Washington County Livestock Show Set to Begin

Mar 01, 2017

Judging starts for the Washington County Junior Livestock Show on Thursday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey.  The schedule for this year's event has changed from what participants are used to from previous years.  The swine show starts Thursday morning at 10.  Once ... read more »

Senator Lankford Praises Trump's Address

Mar 01, 2017

Oklahoma's Senator James Lankord says President Trump gave a moving speech to the nation Tuesday night in a Joint Session of Congress that hit on the heart of the issues facing all Americans. According to the senator, Trump's focus on bringing a very divided nation together to build a mor ... read more »

Craig County Sheriff Deputy Dies

Feb 28, 2017

A Craig County Sheriff's Deputy has died overnight. 23-year-old Sean Cookson died after being admitted to the hospital after a crash in Cherokee County on February 22. According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the collision occurred on Oklahoma 82, about 6 miles north of Ta ... read more »