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COVID-19 Risks Continue to Expand

Oct 13, 2020

A study published over the weekend showed that the coronavirus could live on cash, glass and other common surfaces for up to 28 days. Osage County Treasurer Sally Hulse was at Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting talking about fears she is facing in the months to come. &nb ... read more »

Owasso Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

Oct 13, 2020

An Owasso man admitted his guilt Tuesday in federal court after striking and killing William Houseman while eluding officers at speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour in 2019. Michael Leon Johnson, 34, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Indian Country. Johnson admitted to leading officers ... read more »

Amount of Sick Leave a Concern in Osage County

Oct 13, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners took no action regarding making possible amendments for the public entering the Osage County Courthouse or other county-owned buildings. They did, however talk about a problem they are beginning to run into regarding how much time employees will be able to ... read more »

Bison Road Project Underway; Overlay Work on 2500 Road

Oct 13, 2020

Overlay work will take place west of Highway 75 on 2400 Road to Silverlake Road this week. That one mile overlay work is taking place in District Two of Washington County. On top of that work, Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier said work continues on the Bison Road Project. He said c ... read more »

Tuesday COVID-19 Update

Oct 13, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 1,309 new COVID-19 cases in the state in Tuesday’s situation update.15 deaths are being reported across the state, none of which are local. The state is also reporting 760 hospitalizations. Washington County is reporting 125 ac ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Private Property Agreement, More

Oct 13, 2020

The Washington County Commissioners approved an agreement to work on private property in District Two of Washington County on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Mike Bouvier said the agreement is with Cloverleaf Cattle Company. He said they will be working at Philson Farm Road and 2500 Road. C ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Hold Brief Meeting

Oct 13, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday morning. First, the commissioners approved an annual renewal for the OSU Extension Office for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The board also accepted and approved a $100 donation to the sheriff’s office. The commissioners also heard from ... read more »

Local Groups to Host Virtual Scholarship Panel

Oct 13, 2020

The Bartlesville Community Foundation and the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation will host a virtual Scholarship Panel on Tuesday, Nov. 10th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to any student or parent with questions about applying for college scholarships. Event panelists ... read more »

BPD Issues New Directive on Facial Hair Policy

Oct 13, 2020

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles has issued a new directive which amends the current policy on facial hair at the Bartlesville Police Department. The new directive allows any uniformed or non-uniformed police officers to grow a full beard if they wish. With that in mind, Chief Roles has ... read more »

BPS Foundation’s Bruins on the Run Program Awarded

Oct 12, 2020

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation has won an Outstanding Program Award for its Bruins on the Run program. In a statement, the BPS Foundation said: "We are so proud of this program and thrilled it is getting state recognition. We'll be sharing our model with other school foun ... read more »

Head on Collision Occurs on Nowata Road

Oct 12, 2020

A head on collision occurred on Nowata Road near Tri County Tech in Bartlesville on Monday afternoon. According to Captain Jay Hastings with the Bartlesville Police Department, a car turned west out of the Tri County Tech parking lot and collided with an eastbound vehicle. The two car acciden ... read more »

Pawhuska's School Board Meeting for Monday Canceled

Oct 12, 2020

The Pawhuska School Board was scheduled to meet at the Administration Building Monday evening for its monthly meeting, but that meeting has since been canceled due to a lack of a quorum. They will now meet next Monday at 5 p.m.  ... read more »

Tom Mix Remembered 70 Years After Passing

Oct 12, 2020

A legendary cowboy familiar to northeast Oklahoma is gone but not forgotten. Tom Mix passed away 70 years ago on Monday. An icon of the Wild West, Mix was the star of many early Western movies between 1909 and 1935. Mix appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were silent pictures. He app ... read more »

Tallgrass Music Festival Taking Place This Weekend

Oct 12, 2020

The 16th annual Tallgrass Music Festival, originally scheduled for June, is set to take place this weekend at the Skiatook Sports Complex.   Starting at 6 in the evening on Thursday, there will be an open jam session for anyone who would like to get on stage and perform. Friday eveni ... read more »

Osage, Washington County Sheriff's Office Partner for Academy

Oct 12, 2020

The Osage County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, will be holding a citizen's academy every Tuesday starting October 27th and running through Tuesday, December 8th. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and locations will rotate between Pawhuska ... read more »