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Collapsed Trailer Causes Problems in Osage County

Apr 22, 2019

A county road in Osage County could be closed for several days because a trailer that was carrying a generator for a wind turbine has collapsed. According to the News on 6, the truck was on county road 4020, approximately four miles north of Highway 60, when the trailer collapsed. The generat ... read more »

Kelley Speaks on OKWU Conference Title

Apr 22, 2019

For the third consecutive year Oklahoma Wesleyan baseball has been crowned Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference champions. With this the Eagles punched their ticket to the NAIA national tournament. OWKU clinched the league with a three-game sweep over Southwestern College over the weekend. H ... read more »

Assault on Officers Results in Arrests

Apr 22, 2019

Two Bartlesville men were arrested after a chaotic scene that led to a physical altercation with a police officer. Jesus Mendoza appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer and intoxication for an incident th ... read more »

Claremore Expo Center to House Annual Rodeo

Apr 22, 2019

A knock your boots off rodeo is set to take place this weekend in Claremore, Oklahoma. Chairman Lester Gagan said the 14th Annual Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo will take place in the Claremore Expo Center Friday, April 26th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th at 6 p.m. The Claremore Ex ... read more »

Bartlesville High School to Present Newsies Soon

Apr 22, 2019

Bartlesville High School's Spring Musical is coming up. Superintendent Chuck McCauley says this year's production is over the Disney musical “Newsies.” He said things are going great after his visit with local music director Margie Green. There have been a tremendous amoun ... read more »

Commissioners Looking to Improve Clarence Brantley Arena

Apr 22, 2019

At Monday morning's meeting, the Board of Osage County Commissioners had the option to advertise bids regarding improvements to the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena at the Osage County Fairgrounds. There have been quotes as low as $49,600 to make these improvements.   In talking to ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Face County Use Tax Dilemma

Apr 22, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners received differing opinions from the district attorney’s office regarding the legality of a resolution to allow county use tax funds to be used to help the sheriff’s office. On April 8, the commissioners approved a similar resolution for district th ... read more »

Donors Honored During Medical Center Flag Ceremony

Apr 22, 2019

Organ, eye and tissue donors who have given life to save lives were recognized in Bartlesville on Monday morning. The Jane Phillips Medical Center and Life Share Oklahoma held the Donate Life Flag Ceremony for those individuals who have given life. Kidney donor recipient Andrew Allen also gav ... read more »

Public Hearing on Two-Foot Freeboard to be Held Friday

Apr 22, 2019

Washington County’s Floodplain Board will hold a public hearing to discuss the Board’s governing of land use, building of structures and construction in unincorporated areas of the County. The Floodplain Board will consider repealing the two-foot freeboard requirement on specific ... read more »

Helicopter Tours Could be at Roy Clark Memorial Rodeo

Apr 22, 2019

Scott Trotter was at Monday morning's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting asking the board to allow helicopter tours this weekend for the Roy Clark Memorial Rodeo. Trotter added that if this were to go well, he would like to do it for other events at the fairgrounds in Pawhuska as wel ... read more »

Contract Approved for Mental Health Court Monday

Apr 22, 2019

A Washington County Mental Health Court contract labor agreement was discussed on Monday. The labor agreement, approved by the Washington County Commissioners, is with contractor Fries and Fries, P.C., Robert Fries. Chairman Mitch Antle said he does not know why the contract was necessary ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Peace Officer Status, More

Apr 22, 2019

Annette Smith will take over as the 1st Deputy in the Washington County Clerk’s Office effective June 1st. The Washington County Commissioners approved her appointment on Monday morning after their acknowledgement of Marjorie Parrish’s retirement letter. Smith will fill the 18-mon ... read more »

Hominy Getting Help From County Commissioners

Apr 22, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska. Scott Trotter came to the meeting asking if it would be possible to have helicopter tours this weekend at the fairgrounds in association with the Roy Clark Memorial Rodeo. The Commissioners ... read more »

Inmates Return to Nowata Jail

Apr 22, 2019

The Nowata County Jail has been repopulated with inmates, according to the Board of County Commissioners. The commissioners observed greatly improved conditions at a viewing of the facility last Monday. Nowata inmates had been housed in Washington County since a carbon monoxide leak was disco ... read more »

New Speed Limits

Apr 21, 2019

 Legislation that increases speed limits on Oklahoma turnpikes and some state highways has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt.        The bill signed by Stitt Thursday increases turnpike speed limits from 75 to 80 mph and from 70 to 75 mph on certain state h ... read more »