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Pawhuska Police, Grand Lake Mental Health Getting Along Well

Oct 14, 2020

For the month of September, Pawhuska Police Chief Lorrie Hennesy said officers issued 120 citations and added that she has noticed people coming to City Hall to pay those fines. More important than that, Hennesy says the joint effort between the police force and Grand Lake Mental Health Hospital ... read more »

Wednesday COVID-19 Report

Oct 14, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 1,121 new COVID-19 cases in Wednesday’s situation update. 13 new deaths are being reported statewide, six of which are being reported in Oklahoma County. Over 700 Oklahomans are in the hospital due to the Coronavirus. Washington Count ... read more »


Oct 14, 2020

Fresh off a major local GOP fundraising event the night before, Republican Oklahoma House District 11 candidate Wendi Stearman appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION Wednesday Morning.   Stearman, who takes the term State Representaive very liereally, says she has been busy knocking on doo ... read more »

Douglass Park in Bartlesville Gets 8 New Trees

Oct 14, 2020

Several volunteers from the community — including some elected officials and City staff — turned out Tuesday to help plant trees at the City-owned Douglass Park, located at 509 S.W. Bucy Ave. The project was a collaborative effort between the City of Bartlesville and the Westside ... read more »

Filing to Lower Workers' Comp Premiums Approved

Oct 14, 2020

Commissioner Glen Mulready and the Oklahoma Insurance Department has approved a 9.6 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance loss costs for 2021. This will mark the 10th year in a row that average workers’ compensation loss costs have decreased. Since 2011, there has be ... read more »

Trump Train Rolls Through Bartlesville

Oct 14, 2020

Bartlesville residents got a bit of a surprise Sunday as an impromptu political parade rolled though town.    Washington County Republican Party Chairman Joe Beffer tells us it's called the Trump Train.   According to Beffer, the idea was tossed around by a few ... read more »

ConocoPhillips in Talks to Buy Concho Resources

Oct 14, 2020

ConocoPhillips is in talks to acquire rival Concho Resources Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, as one of America’s largest independent oil explorers looks to make a bold bet on shale during an historic industry downturn.   Bloomberg News reports the companies ... read more »

State Department of Health Issues Halloween Guidance

Oct 14, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health released today its guidance for people planning for Halloween and other fall festivities this holiday season as some traditional celebrations do not allow for proper social distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are a multitude of ways pe ... read more »

Pawhuska Council Gets Department Head Reports Tuesday

Oct 13, 2020

The Pawhuska City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall Tuesday evening where the council heard from several department heads in the city.   Code Enforcement Officer Steve Hughes said a few more properties were torn down over the last month and he is currently wo ... read more »

Serial Arsonist Sentenced

Oct 13, 2020

A 25-year sentence was handed down for a man who entered a guilty plea for lighting several fires in Bartlesville. Michael Heneby was sentenced in Washington County District court in September after waiving his right to a jury trial. The crime spree started in Bartlesville in July 2017. Betwe ... read more »

Kiwanis Kicks Off Christmas: Wreaths and More and Christmas Parade

Oct 13, 2020

Members of the Bartlesville Kiwanis Club appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION Tuesday to make some rather big holiday announcements.   First, there WILL be a Christmas Parade this year in downtown Bartlesville set for December 5th.   Kiwanis member Pat Gamble also announced ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Fourth Time in 2020

Oct 13, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested for the fourth time this calendar year over the weekend. David Porbeck appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing three misdemeanor counts stemming from a shoplifting incident. Court affidavits allege that Porbeck tried to take roughly $33 w ... read more »

Portion of 1400 Road to Close in Washington County

Oct 13, 2020

Washington County Emergency Management announced on Tuesday that West 1400 Road between North 3960 Road and Highway 75 will be closed on Wednesday. The closure will take place so a culvert can be replaced. ... read more »

Commissioners Consider Applying Fee for OMMA Certificates

Oct 13, 2020

As things currently stand, those wishing to apply for an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Certificate don't have to pay any sort of administrative fee in Osage County. This isn't the case in surrounding areas, where those wishing to apply must pay upward of $50, if not more. District ... read more »

Rumble in the Park Set for Saturday

Sep 29, 2020

The 3rd Annual Rumble in the Park will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17th. This is a toy run benefiting Operation Toy Soldier, a non-profit that gives toys to children of deployed and non-deployed soldiers. Staging for the event will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home ... read more »