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Commissioners to Get Updates From County Leaders on Monday

Jul 17, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds Monday morning and get updates from several leaders in the community. Free Fair Board President Macy Strom will be on hand discussing the possibility of proceeding with or even the cancelati ... read more »

Prayer Vigil for BPD to Take Place in August

Jul 17, 2020

A prayer vigil for the Bartlesville Police Department has been planned and will take place next month. The event is being hosted by Trisha Packard and Amanda Daniels. They said they would love to extend an invitation to the prayer vigil for the BPD to all. They want to show the men and women ... read more »

Friday COVID-19 Update

Jul 17, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 699 new COVID-19 cases in its latest situation update. Statewide seven new deaths are being reported on Friday including ones in Rogers County and Tulsa County. Washington County is listing 24 active cases. Osage County is listing 27 activ ... read more »

Caney Valley Graduation to Air on KPGM, KWONTV

Jul 17, 2020

Caney Valley Public Schools will put on a traditional commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and you can listen to the broadcast on several platforms. The broadcast will take place on KPGM AM 1500, FM 99.1. You can also listen to the broadcast from any device if you download the free ... read more »

Arvest Foundation Contributes $5K to Elder Care

Jul 17, 2020

The Arvest Foundation recently announced a $5,000 contribution to Elder Care. Arvest local bank president Kim Adams and loan manager David Nickel presented the check to Cordell Rumsey, Elder Care’s executive director. In a statement, Adams said: “We are pleased to present this ... read more »

Oklahoma Union Graduation to Air on KRIG

Jul 16, 2020

The Oklahoma Union Class of 2020 will participate in a more traditional commencement ceremony on Friday evening after the coronavirus pandemic changed graduation plans earlier in the year. The commencement ceremony will air on KRIG 104.9 at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Sponsoring the broadcast of the ... read more »

Authorities Respond to Suspicious Death in Caney

Jul 16, 2020

Authorities responded to a suspicious death in Caney, Kansas on Wednesday. According to a release, the Caney Police Department was dispatched to the 200 Block of S. Fawn Street to respond to an unresponsive person. Officers observed a body lying on the floor when they arrived at the scene. Up ... read more »

Three Car Pile-Up Occurs on Highway 75

Jul 16, 2020

A three car pile-up occurred on Highway 75 near McAlister’s Deli in Bartlesville just before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. The pile-up took place in the inside lane of northbound Hwy 75. Traffic was backed up for approximately 30 minutes before being cleared. Drivers were asked to use an alter ... read more »

House Leadership Demands Statewide Mask Policy

Jul 16, 2020

House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, a Democrat from Norman, released a statement after Arkansas and more than half of the states in the United States issued a statewide mask policy. In Virgin’s statement, she said: “Governor Stitt continues to declare his support for Oklahoma&rsqu ... read more »

Dancing Under the Stars at Cavalcade in Full Swing

Jul 16, 2020

Nightly musical performances have started up at Cavalcade and proper safety precautions are being taken so that everyone can attend. Generally, they put 4,000 tickets up for sale, but this year they are only offering up 1,000 advanced tickets. Chairman of the event, Jeff Bute talks about past cro ... read more »

July Sales Tax Shows Growth in Washington County

Jul 16, 2020

Washington County's sales tax collection for the month of July this fiscal year is the highest it has ever been in recent years. District Three Commissioner Mike Dunlap said he is ecstatic to see the numbers. He said the half-cent sales tax generated $280,000 while the full-cent tax gener ... read more »

Pawhuska Police Officer Recognized for Saving Deputy's Life

Jul 16, 2020

An Osage County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken leg after he was ran over by a suspect when attempting to make a traffic stop in early May. Things could have been much worse if not for the heroic actions taken by Pawhuska Police Officer Bobby Sappington. Sappington was recently recognize ... read more »

State of the Schools Event to be Held Virtually in Aug.

Jul 16, 2020

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation's Events Committee has opted to hold this year's State of the Schools address on a virtual platform. Executive Director Blair Ellis said Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley will record a presentation that will be posted on the BPS Foun ... read more »

Traditional Graduation to be Held for Dewey Graduates

Jul 16, 2020

Dewey Public Schools held a socially distanced and virtual commencement ceremony for all 85 seniors in the Class of 2020 that graduated in May, but a more traditional ceremony will be held on Friday. After the virtual graduation, plans were put into motion to have a more formal graduation cer ... read more »

Chief Standing Bear of the Osage Nation to visit Independence

Jul 16, 2020

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Independence, the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center will present a history of the Osage Indians in Montgomery County and Independence. The IHMAC exhibit on the story of the Osage in Montgomery County will open Thursday, July 23. Admission ... read more »