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Pawhuska Superintendent Previews Distant Learning Program

Mar 27, 2020

At Friday's special called board meeting for Pawhuska Public Schools, Superintendent David Cash said his staff is working on a plan in cooperation with the State Department of Education of what the distant learning program will look like when it starts on Monday, April 6th.   Cas ... read more »

March Ag Student of the Month Announced

Mar 27, 2020

We have our first Oklahoma winner of the Arvest Bank Ag Student of the Month. Oklahoma Union FFA President Delaney Pippin is the March recipient of the award.  One of the aspects looked at for this award is leadership and Pippin has some great advice for future members of FFA. Even with ... read more »

10,000 Tests Arrive, Satellite Tests to Begin

Mar 27, 2020

Gov. Kevin Stitt and his COVID-19 Solution Task Force held a press conference on Friday afternoon to update Oklahomans on how state officials are expanding their ability to perform testing for the Coronavirus. Oklahoma State University's Research Lab in Stillwater received 10,000 reagent ... read more »

DPS Approves Emergency Authority for Superintendent

Mar 27, 2020

Until the COVID-19 pandemic blows over, the Dewey Public Schools Board of Education will meet virtually. Superintendent Vince Vincent said several policies regarding teleconferencing regulations, the posting of agendas for those meetings and how the public will participate in them were approv ... read more »

Denim and Diamonds Organizers Cancel Event And Thank Their Sponsors for Their Generosity

Mar 27, 2020

Due to concerns about the coronavirus, the organizers made the difficult decision to cancel Denim and Diamonds for Saturday, April 18th, event to benefit The Journey Home--a “home” for individuals with 30 days or less life expectancy who have limited financial and caregiver resources. ... read more »

Pawhuska Superintendent Granted Emergency Powers

Mar 27, 2020

The Pawhuska School Board met for a special called meeting at the Administration Building Friday morning and granted part time emergency powers to Superintendent David Cash. The reason for this, Cash says, is to help make things easier as we enter this time of uncertainty.   The scho ... read more »

The 2020 Census is Still Underway

Mar 27, 2020

The 2020 Census is underway and the most important thing you can do is respond online, by phone, or by mail when you receive your invitation. Responding now will minimize the need for the Census Bureau to send census takers out into communities to follow up. The Census Bureau said they too ar ... read more »

Washington Park Mall Closes Temporarily

Mar 27, 2020

The Washington Park Mall is temporarily closed, but essential stores and restaurants with exterior-facing entrances remain open with varied hours. Buffalo Wild Wings has curbside pick-up available from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. This is also available from 11:00 a.m. to ... read more »

Disaster Emergency Proclamation to be Considered

Mar 27, 2020

A Disaster Emergency Proclamation will be reviewed in the next Washington County Commissioners meeting. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle discussed the possibility of declaring a State of Emergency with Commissioners Mike Dunlap and Mike Bouvier in their last meeting. At the time, Commiss ... read more »

Local Funerals Amid COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

The state of Oklahoma has mandated that all gatherings must be limited to 10 people or less, which has put a strain on many avenues of life, including funerals. Funeral homes around Bartlesville continue to offer their services with some restraints. Many families are opting to have small priv ... read more »

Commissioners will discuss what to do about County Buildings

Mar 27, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet at the Fairgrounds in Pawhuska once again this Monday in light of concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The county commissioners will make a decision on possibly continuing to keep the Osage County Courthouse closed from the public, along with ... read more »

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise Across the State

Mar 27, 2020

There are now 322 reported cases of the coronavirus in the state of Oklahoma with eight confirmed deaths, this according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are now nine confirmed cases in Washington County and Osage County has five confirmed positive cases. A positive case has ... read more »

Sunfest Board Committed to Making Event Happen

Mar 27, 2020

The Sunfest Board and Planning Committee is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and they say they are committed to making Sunfest happen. Still, they say the safety of their patrons, vendors and staff is paramount. If the event has to be postponed or canceled, the Sunfest Board and Pl ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Dash Out Rumors About Curfew, More

Mar 27, 2020

Rumors can spread like wildfire, but the Bartlesville Police Department is taking to Facebook to extinguish the flames. According to the BPD’s address on Friday morning, there are no curfews in Bartlesville. Rumors that were circulating were saying that there was a 9:00 p.m. curfew whil ... read more »

Nowata Love’s Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020

A Nowata gas station has reportedly shut down temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Love’s 636 on Highway 169 in Nowata released a statement on its company website. Here is an excerpt: “This is our first confirmed case as a company. The safety of our employee ... read more »