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City of Dewey to Hold Public Hearing Monday Night

Mar 16, 2019

The Dewey City Council approved the rezoning of two parcels of land the Dewey City Council purchased in a January meeting. City Manager Kevin Trease says they hope to get the land rezoned according to the State of Oklahoma’s recommendations for the land.   Trease said in Februa ... read more »

Mental Health Court Program to Receive Discussion

Mar 16, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners will accept a letter from the Delaware Tribe of Indians Monday. The letter regards the Silver Lake Delaware Cemetery. Next in their meeting, the Commissioners will discuss an Oklahoma Department of Transportation form regarding the Bison and Durham Road pro ... read more »

Hominy Looking for Funding Assistance

Mar 15, 2019

The Osage Board of County Commissioners will meet Monday morning in the meeting room of the Pawhuska courthouse and hear from a number of different people. Hominy City Manager Jimmy D Ratliff II will be on hand because he is looking for funding assistance from the county for phone system upgr ... read more »

OKWU Hires New President

Mar 15, 2019

Oklahoma Wesleyan University announced that Dr. Jim Dunn will be hired as the new university president. The announcement came through a press release Friday morning. Dunn will assume the role when Dr. Everett Piper’s retirement becomes official in June 2019. Dunn is former member of the ... read more »

Senate Works to Improve Education, STEM Programs

Mar 15, 2019

The Senate has passed a Tax Scholarship Bill that will raise the cap for public education and scholarship grants. Bartlesville’s Senator Julie Daniels said they have the public educators interested in the Public Education Improvement Grant side.   She said said the grant caps c ... read more »

House Sends Budget Items to the Senate

Mar 15, 2019

The House passed the Legislative Budget Office in session this week. District 11 Representative Darrell Fincher said they have been trying to run a $7 billion budget with approximately 6 staffers. He said the Legislative Budget Office legislation being passed on to the Senate should correct the i ... read more »

Home Technology Use Leads to Two Arrests

Mar 15, 2019

Bartlesville police took two 16 year-old men into custody thanks to a homeowner who had the technology that alerted them to what was going on around their home.     According to police Captain Jay Hastings, a resident of the 1500 block of Southeast Osage was awakened by the ... read more »

Arkansas Wildlife Refuge to Hold Annual Kite Festival

Mar 15, 2019

Temperatures are rising and the winds are plenty for kite flying. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will hold its 29th Annual Kite Festival soon. Ike Weaver invites everyone to attend the Saturday, March 23 festival.   He said professionals will be on hand ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Investigate Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

Mar 14, 2019

Bartlesville police have detained the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident involving a pedestrian some time after 8 o'clock Thursday night. According to Captain Jay Hastings, the investigation continues into a mishap at 14th and Johnsone.     The ambulance took o ... read more »

Future Bond Issues Aimed at Aiding STEM Programs

Mar 15, 2019

Bartlesville High School, Central Middle School and Madison Middle have been named Distinguished Schools because of their STEM Programs. BHS is the only comprehensive high school in Oklahoma to be named a Project Lead the Way Distinguished High School. The middle schools have earned the distincti ... read more »

Absentee Ballot Deadline Approaches

Mar 14, 2019

The Osage County Election Board must receive your application for an absentee ballots by Wednesday, March 27th in order for it to be processed in time for the April 2nd election.  Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau says you may apply in person at the County Election Boa ... read more »

Tri County Tech Student Commends Marketing Program

Mar 14, 2019

Enrollment is underway at Tri County Technology Center in Bartlesville. One of the many programs Tri County Tech has to offer is a Marketing Management Program.   Destinee Skaggs is a second-year student at Tri County Tech and she explains that she chose the Marketing Management Pro ... read more »

Unity Bill Covering Medical Marijuana Signed Into Law

Mar 14, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt signed the legislation known as the Unity Bill into law Thursday afternoon. Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels in recent weeks has said the bill creates the safety and regulatory framework necessary for Oklahoma's medical marijuana industry after voters approved Sta ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Shoplifting Charges

Mar 14, 2019

A Bartlesville man was found with methamphetamine and counterfeit money after being caught shoplifting at Walmart. Michael Lowe appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of shoplifting, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and destroying evidence for an incident that t ... read more »

Prophecy Weekend to Take Place at First Wesleyan

Mar 14, 2019

Christian Apologetics and Discernment Ministry author Eric Barger will speak at a prophecy event this weekend at First Wesleyan Church in Bartlesville. Barger is also an ordained minister with the United Evangelical Churches who has given talks on secular radio programs and churches across the U. ... read more »