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Formby Named BFD Firefighter of the Year

Nov 29, 2023

Bartlesville Fire Department held its annual awards ceremony earlier this month, honoring those in the department who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 2023. Firefighter Bo Formby took the top honor of Firefighter of the Year for 2023. Fire Chief David Topping cited Formby’ ... read more »

Former Insurance Commissioner Gerald Grimes Passes Away

Nov 29, 2023

Former Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Gerald Grimes has died. He was 83. Grimes served as the eighth Insurance Commissioner from 1975 until 1991. During his tenure, Grimes led the Insurance Department in refining insurance laws to provide enhanced safeguards for consumers, including leading ... read more »

Mullin Column: 'Achieving High-Speed Internet for Rural Oklahoma'

Nov 29, 2023

Living in rural America should never hinder the outcome of your health and well-being. However, for many individuals in rural Oklahoma and Tribal communities, access to reliable high-speed internet is a necessity they have gone too long without. Reliable broadband increases access to tele ... read more »

Water Line Break Fixed in Pawhuska

Nov 28, 2023

A post on the City of Pawhuska Facebook Page states that the water crew has fixed a water line break that occurred earlier today. Anybody that lost water or had lower pressure than normal should have water pressure back to full strength at this time.  ... read more »

Bartlesville Sales Tax Collection Up 5.1 Percent

Nov 28, 2023

Bartlesville’s sales tax revenue for the most recent collection was up 5.1%— or $97,000 — compared to the same period last year, Chief Financial Officer and City Clerk Jason Muninger said this week. “We are up 1.94% year-to-date over last year’s collection,&rdquo ... read more »

Backlash Leads To Pause On New Kansas License Plates

Nov 28, 2023

Kansas presses pause on new license plate design. The state of Kansas released the new design for the state license plates last week and the design was met with mostly negative feedback from the public. The purpose of the new design was to create a plate that was clear and easy to read. The n ... read more »

Dance Maker Academy Performing The Nutcracker

Nov 28, 2023

The Dance Maker Academy is once again performing The Nutcracker at the Constantine Theater in Pawhuska during the second weekend of December.   The non-profit dance school in Pawhuska will perform on Saturday and Sunday with the first show taking place at 7 p.m. and Sunday's mati ... read more »

Training Session Taking Place for Osage Casino in Pawhuska

Nov 28, 2023

The Osage Nation Financial Office will be offering another paid training session from Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 15th to Native Americans living within Osage County. Training at the casino includes computer skills, safety training, customer service and more.   The ... read more »

Friday is Last Day to be Eligible to Vote in Wynona Election

Nov 28, 2023

This is the last week to register to vote for the town of Wynona special election set to take place on Tuesday, January 9th.  Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said U.S. citizens, residents of Oklahoma and those over the age of 18 can register to vote. The County Elect ... read more »

Brecheen to Host Final Telephone Town Hall of the Year

Nov 28, 2023

Congressman Josh Brecheen will be hosting his final telephone town hall of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Central. During the call, Brecheen says he will provide an update on some of the most pressing policy issues, including more than $33 trillion national debt, and answer live questi ... read more »

UPDATE: Two Arrests Made in Saturday Shooting

Nov 25, 2023

UPDATE: 11/27/2023 12:50 p.m. — Two arrests have been made in a shooting incident on Saturday in Bartlesville. Bartlesville Police Chief Kevin Ickleberry says a 15-year-old male was arrested on charges of shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm while committing a f ... read more »

Juvenile Detained After Monday Stabbing

Nov 27, 2023

A 15-year-old male is being questioned as a suspect after a Monday stabbing in downtown Bartlesville. According to Bartlesville Police Chief Kevin Ickleberry, at approximately 3:25 p.m. on Monday, BPD officers were notified by a local Bartlesville hospital&n ... read more »

Nowata Basketball Opens Season at Fairland

Nov 27, 2023

The Nowata Ironmen are set to tip off their basketball season Tuesday evening when the guys and girls travel to Fairland. For the girls, they’re trying to improve on what was an up and down season in 2022. On the guys side, they are working with new Head Coach Derick Ott as he took over for ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Indecent Exposure Charge

Nov 27, 2023

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County Court on Monday afternoon on the charge of indecent exposure. Johnny Gonzalez was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 21 after a dispatch call was made in regard to possible harassment. When the officer arrived, the reporting party told officers that Gon ... read more »

Barnsdall Schools Holding Food Drive

Nov 27, 2023

Barnsdall Public Schools is currently holding a food drive through Thursday, December 7th. The efforts will support the Youth and Family Services Emergency Youth Shelter.   Middle and high school students are asked to bring canned goods to their sixth hour teacher and elementary stud ... read more »