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Nowata Commissioners Vote to Remove Bridge from Inventory

Nov 19, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners voted to take a bridge off the county listing. Bridge No. 65 on County Road 419 has not been in use since 2000. However, the county has been charged every year for that bridge to be inspected even though it is not even accessible. County bridge coordinator Bruce Ma ... read more »

Sales Tax Collections Improve for Dewey in November

Nov 19, 2019

A boost in the City of Dewey’s sales tax collections was seen this month. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said September was not kind to them. He added that they received $63,657 in sales tax this month. Compared to the same month last year, they were just under 5-percent lower in c ... read more »

Defined Benefit Plan for Employee Retirement Amended

Nov 19, 2019

The City of Dewey has amended an ordinance in the Employee Retirement System’s defined benefit plan. On Monday, the Dewey City Council voted unanimously to make the changes to the plan. City Manager Kevin Trease said there was a letter from McAfee & Taft  in the packets giv ... read more »

Final Days Arrive to Vote Bartlesville for Levitt Grant

Nov 19, 2019

A live music series could come to Bartlesville for 10 to 12 weeks and it would come at no cost! The Bartlesville Community Center’s Managing Director Val Callaghan said if they can get enough votes from the public, the “Levitt Amp Grant Bartlesville” series will take place f ... read more »

Dewey, Copan Fire Departments Put Out Barn Fire

Nov 19, 2019

It was a barn burner between Copan and Dewey recently, and fire departments from both towns responded to the scene. According to Dewey Fire, they were paged out to the area of 1300 Road west of 3980 Road last Tuesday at 6:22 a.m. for a barn that was reported to be on fire. Copan Fire was page ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Votes to Increase Utility Rates

Nov 18, 2019

Utility rates were discussed during the Dewey Public Works Authority meeting on Monday night. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said the city has not increased utility rates in five years. He said after reviewing their 2018-2019 Fiscal Year audit, it shows that they have taken hits over the yea ... read more »

Mausoleums Approved for Placement at Dewey Cemetery

Nov 18, 2019

Mausoleums will be permitted at the Dewey Cemetery thanks to a change in a city ordinance. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said the mausoleums will be allowed on Blocks 55 through 69 (pictured) He said they will have to re-plat the section to make this possible on top of other things. Ind ... read more »

Washington County Fairgrounds Gets Generous Donation

Nov 18, 2019

A $710 donation from the Washington County Cattlewomen to the Washington County Free Fair Board was accepted on Monday morning. The donation was given so new tables could be purchased for the Washington County Fairgrounds building located in Dewey. And last Friday, District 2's Washin ... read more »

Entertainment Taking Place at the Constantine Theatre

Nov 18, 2019

Executive Director for Tourism in Osage County, Kelly Bland was at Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting letting the commissioners know things are going well across the county. She first announced that more lodging options are coming to the area.   Bland announced ... read more »

Donaldson Charged in 2018 Burglary Committed Prior to Alleged Murder

Nov 18, 2019

Terry Donaldson Jr, an 18-year-old Nowata teen accused in August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. New charges were presented to Donaldson for an incident where it is alleged the Donaldson, working in concert with Tyler Thomison and Thomas Alexande ... read more »

Voting to End Wednesday for Levitt Amp Grant

Nov 18, 2019

Voting ends on Wednesday to bring a free, 10 to 12 week live music series to the Tower Center at Unity Square in Bartlesville. The Bartlesville Community Center’s Managing Director Val Callaghan said if they get enough votes from the public, the “Levitt Amp Grant Bartlesville&rdqu ... read more »

More Lodging Accommodations Coming to Osage County

Nov 18, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska for a regularly scheduled meeting and received a lot of good news.   Osage County Tourism Executive Director Kelly Bland was at the meeting giving her monthly report and said the county is seeing ... read more »

BHS Choral Director Named OkMEA Exemplary Teacher

Nov 18, 2019

Bartlesville High School Choral director Tamara Walker will be awarded the Oklahoma Music Educators Association's “Exemplary Teacher Award.” Tamara Walker (pictured below) is in her 25th year of teaching. For the last 19 years, she has been a vocal music director for Bartlesvi ... read more »

Tyler Technologies to Update Detention Center Software

Nov 18, 2019

A license and services agreement between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Tyler Technologies was approved on Monday. Sheriff Scott Owen said this agreement will allow them to update the computers at the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesville. He said the reporting, j ... read more »

Speed Limit Drops to 55 in Highway 60 Work Zone

Nov 18, 2019

Smoke clouds rise to the skies along U.S. Highway 60 as you head east to Nowata from Bartlesville. According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, a major project is underway in Washington County between Bison Road in Bartlesville and North 4035 W Drive. The burning of downed trees an ... read more »