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County Watches Lurking Winter Weather Conditions

Feb 19, 2019

Winter weather could affect our area for the third straight week. While many people have ways to determine the severity of winter weather, Washington County Commissioner Mitch Antle has started to use the National Weather Service's Decisions Support Page. Antle says the Washington County Emer ... read more »

Commissioners Focus on Fair Grounds, Reports

Feb 19, 2019

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning and accepted a $45 grant to start their meeting. The Rural Economic Action Plan funding will go towards a new heating and air conditioning system at the Washington County Fair Grounds. A resolution creating a cash fund for the grant ... read more »

Commissioners Listen to Ideas to Cut Jail Costs

Feb 19, 2019

Undersheriff Mark Kirschner presented an idea that could save the jail money at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Kirchsner said he has been looking into a program that would allow for the release of several inmates to a house arrest program. Commissioner Tro ... read more »

Buildings Demolished to Create More Parking

Feb 19, 2019

The three structures between the Washington County Administration and Judicial buildings in Bartlesville have been demolished. Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier says its a good thing the building came down. As Bouvier said, the building was like a "tinder box" and it would' ... read more »

Chautauqua County Officials Investigate Sunday Shooting

Feb 18, 2019

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call around 6:15 Sunday evening about a shooting on Road 26 near Peru, Kansas. Deputies responded with Sedan EMS and discovered a gunshot victim that was transported to Sedan City Hospital. The victim, 46-year-old Joe Corman of Peru, was ... read more »

Formal Arraignment Set in 2018 Murder Case

Feb 18, 2019

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday for three people charged in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl. Terry Lee Donladson Jr., Thomas Wayne Alexander and Tyler Leo Thomison will all appear at the Washington County Courthouse. The formal arraignment is the first time the accused c ... read more »

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Approaches

Feb 18, 2019

Just Between Friends Co-founder Daven Tackett and her husband Paul are in their 22nd year of helping families with children’s fashion and more. The couple will hold Tulsa's largest spring and summer consignment sale soon.    Tackett reflects on consignment sales past. ... read more »

Osage County Ready in Advance of Possible Snow Storm

Feb 18, 2019

Monday afternoon was too early to tell how much snow, if any will cause problems along Osage County roads, but Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts said his crew would be prepared for the worst. Because of last weeks freezing precipitation, Roberts said his crews didn't have to worry about get ... read more »

History Museum to Offer Spring Break Exhibits

Feb 18, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum is offering an educational, informative, fun-filled two days for 2nd through 6th grade children during Spring Break. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 20 and 21.   On day one of the event, children will learn about the history of ... read more »

American Red Cross Looking for Donors

Feb 18, 2019

John Huckaby, spokesperson for the American Red Cross out of Tulsa, wants everybody to know this is an important time of the year to give blood. Aside from giving blood, the American Red Cross has various apps to help keep people safe. Huckaby says that because fewer people come to the Tu ... read more »

Sales Tax Rate to Reach Dewey City Council Tuesday

Feb 18, 2019

The Dewey City Council will discuss and possibly take action Tuesday to determine a price amount to present to voters to increase the city's sales tax rate. The increased sales tax rate is an effort to add more money into the City of Dewey's General Fund.   City Manager Kevin ... read more »

Washington County Board to Act on REAP Grant

Feb 18, 2019

The Washington County board of commissioners will accept Rural Economic Action Grant funding when it meets Tuesday morning.   The board will execute the contract for the project in district 2.  The board will also receive the sheriff's report for board of prisoners for the mont ... read more »

Bartlesville School Board Will Recognize ConocoPhillips

Feb 18, 2019

The Bartlesville School Board will recognize ConocoPhillips for its 100 thousand dollar donation when it meets Monday night.  The board will also spotlight the Varsity Cheer team and the Bartlesville High School Choir students.   Board members will revise the 2020 school calenda ... read more »

Chamber Reschedules Women's Event

Feb 17, 2019

The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is reacting to the possibility of inclement weather and has rescheduled Tuesday's Celebration of Women event.  According to chamber officials, they took the action in the interest of safety for those who plan to attend.  The celebration ... read more »

Alfredo Herrera Will be Remembered

Feb 16, 2019

Former Bartlesville restaurateur, Alfredo Herrera died on Wednesday at the age of 74.  He opened his first restaurant at the age of 20.     Herrera later sold that business and along with three friends, decided to move to Chicago to work in the construction trades.&nbs ... read more »