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Dewey School Board Awards Teacher Of The Year

May 07, 2018

The Dewey board of Education met on Monday evening for their monthly meeting, where one of the first items of business was to present an award.   Debbie Thoreson was presented the Dewey Public Schools Teacher of the Year by Holly Lewis.   A presentation was then received ... read more »

Gov Fallin Signs Bill for Medicaid Recipients

May 07, 2018

Governor Mary Fallin has signed legislation that directs the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver that institutes work requirements for Medicaid.   House Bill 2932 by Representative Glen Mulready and Senator Adam Pugh ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Begin Sales Tax Discussion

May 07, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners began a discussion about the sales tax plan for the upcoming fiscal year among other agenda items at a Monday morning meeting. Representatives from multiple county offices were on hand a sales tax plan was presented to the board. Chairman Doug Sonenberg made a ... read more »

BRTA Holds Incentive Meeting

May 07, 2018

An Incentive Review Committee meeting was held for the Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority on Monday afternoon where a consideration regarding a recommendation of a development financing assistance agreement was the only item on the agenda.    After a presentation regardi ... read more »

BHS Students Compete In Chemistry Olympiad

May 07, 2018

The Northern Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society sponsored the Chemistry Olympiad again this year in cooperation with BHS chemistry teacher Gary Layman.       Over the course of twelve weeks, there were about 50 participants.  25 took the local ex ... read more »

Sheriff Silver To Retire

May 07, 2018

Washington County Sheriff Rick Silver has announced his retirement at the end of the year.   In a letter to the Washington County Commissioners, Sheriff Silver says that it has been a pleasure to serve as the Sheriff since October of 2008. He writes that he is proud of the accomplish ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Meet Monday

May 07, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at 9 o'clock on Monday morning for their first of the month meeting.  Several items were approved, including a proclamation that the week of May 6 be Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week. The commissioners also approved a transfe ... read more »

Blue Star Mothers to Disband

May 07, 2018

Bartlesville's chapter of Blue Star Mothers is disbanding.  According to a Facebook post by Chairman, Angel Barrows, the group is disbanding because it lacks sufficient membership to sustain the chapter.  Barrows says there is no option other than to close its doors.   ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Meet

May 07, 2018

The Commissioners opened and accepted bids on Asphalt Chips this week at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners.   The County received four bids for the upcoming 8.5 mile resurfacing job on County Roads 2409 and 2230. Bids from Bison Materials, LLC listed &frac ... read more »

Leaf and Grass Collection Week in Bartlesville

May 07, 2018

The City of Bartlesville Solid Waste Department will hold its free leaf and grass collection this week.   You should place your bagged leaves or grass at the curb on your normal collection day to have yard debris collected. Limbs and branches will also be collected but must be tied i ... read more »

2 Hospitalized After Osage County Accident

May 07, 2018

An impaired driver is listed as the cause of a Sunday evening accident on State Highway 11 at State Highway 99, about 2 and a half miles south and 2-tenths of a mile east of Pawhuska.     The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a car driven by 21 year-old D'Anna Cornelius w ... read more »

Police Chief Tom Holland to Retire

May 05, 2018

Bartlesville Chief of Police, Tom Holland will retire after a nearly 50-year career in law enforcement.  The chief announced that he will retire effective July 6th.   Holland has served as chief of the Bartlesville Police Department since returning to law enforcement in 2007 fol ... read more »

New Cricket Field Opening In Bartlesville

May 04, 2018

After lots of community support, Bartlesville will soon be home to a new sporting venue that will be first-of-its-kind in the State.   A new Cricket field has been put in at Daniels Park in Bartlesville, and the brand new area will be open for its first match on Saturday. Tyler Vacla ... read more »

Fire Hydrant Flushing Continues

May 05, 2018

Crews will continue testing and flushing fire hydrants on Monday.    The first area begins at Highway 75 going east to Madison Blvd., from Tuxedo going south to Adams Blvd. The second area begins at Madison Blvd. going east to Bison Rd. from Tuxedo going south to Adams Blvd. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested After Pepper Spray Incident

May 04, 2018

A Bartlesville man was arrested after a spraying a woman with pepper spray. Tracy Reel stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing charges of assault with a dangerous, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substanc ... read more »