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Council Approves to Send Sales Tax Proposal to Voters

Feb 19, 2019

In Tuesday night's Dewey City Council meeting, the council decided to present to Dewey voters a proposal to raise the city's sales tax rate by four-tenths of a cent. Public meetings have been held in recent weeks to discuss this possibility and see where the public stood on the matter. ... read more »

Burke Recognized for Years of Law Enforcement Service

Feb 19, 2019

The Dewey City Council recognized Bob Burke Tuesday night. Captain Burke has served the Dewey Police Department since July 1, 1989 and will continue his work until Feb. 28th, 2019. During his 29 years of law enforcement in Dewey, Burke trained up to 40 rookies, and – as City Manager Kevin T ... read more »

Malveau Emerging as Eagles' Leader with Postseason Upcoming

Feb 19, 2019

Oklahoma Wesleyan’s men’s basketball team will try build off last Saturday’s thrilling double overtime victory over Southwestern as it begins play in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. The Eagles are the defending champion in the event. OKWU hosts eighth-seede ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged in Hit and Run

Feb 19, 2019

An alleged hit and run incident occurred near the intersection of Frank Phillips Boulevard and Sunset Avenue in Bartlesville last Thursday. Victor Jackson was charged with leaving the scene of an injury collision. Jackson was arraigned on this charge at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday ... read more »

Bartlesville Residence Raided for Drugs

Feb 19, 2019

A house on Maple Street in Bartlesville was raided by a special operations team on Saturday. Police apprehended marijuana, methamphetamine, plastic baggies and digital scales during the search of the residence owned by Waylon Snyder. Synder admitted to selling one baggie of marijuana for $17 ... read more »

Kelly Bland Staying Busy

Feb 19, 2019

It was a busy Tuesday morning at the Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting and Kelly Bland, Executive Director of Tourism in Osage County, was in the middle of a lot of the action. Bland was on hand to give a report on how tourism is growing in Osage County. This past weekend, Bland was ... read more »

Commissioner Meeting Gets a Bit Heated

Feb 19, 2019

Things got a little contentious during Tuesday morning's Board of County Commissioners meeting when discussing the possibility of making Kelly Bland, the Executive Director of Tourism in Osage County, a full-time county employee. Bland is currently a part-time employee who graduates from ... read more »

5 Day School Week Bill Approved in Committee

Feb 19, 2019

The Oklahoma House and Senate presses further into committee work this week. The Senate Education Committee recently approved a bill to restore five-day school weeks in Oklahoma schools. Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels explains that this education piece advances one of the four agenda it ... read more »

TTCU Federal Credit Gives Donation to Rogers State

Feb 19, 2019

TTCU Federal Credit recently presented a $2,500 donation to Rogers State University. It was part of the credit union's School Pride program. The program began in 2007 as a way for TTCU and its members to make a difference in the community. TTCU members select among 60 School Pride designs hon ... read more »

County Watches Lurking Winter Weather Conditions

Feb 19, 2019

Winter weather could affect our area for the third straight week. While many people have ways to determine the severity of winter weather, Washington County Commissioner Mitch Antle has started to use the National Weather Service's Decisions Support Page. Antle says the Washington County Emer ... read more »

Commissioners Focus on Fair Grounds, Reports

Feb 19, 2019

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning and accepted a $45 grant to start their meeting. The Rural Economic Action Plan funding will go towards a new heating and air conditioning system at the Washington County Fair Grounds. A resolution creating a cash fund for the grant ... read more »

Commissioners Listen to Ideas to Cut Jail Costs

Feb 19, 2019

Undersheriff Mark Kirschner presented an idea that could save the jail money at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Kirchsner said he has been looking into a program that would allow for the release of several inmates to a house arrest program. Commissioner Tro ... read more »

Buildings Demolished to Create More Parking

Feb 19, 2019

The three structures between the Washington County Administration and Judicial buildings in Bartlesville have been demolished. Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier says its a good thing the building came down. As Bouvier said, the building was like a "tinder box" and it would' ... read more »

Chautauqua County Officials Investigate Sunday Shooting

Feb 18, 2019

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call around 6:15 Sunday evening about a shooting on Road 26 near Peru, Kansas. Deputies responded with Sedan EMS and discovered a gunshot victim that was transported to Sedan City Hospital. The victim, 46-year-old Joe Corman of Peru, was ... read more »

Formal Arraignment Set in 2018 Murder Case

Feb 18, 2019

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday for three people charged in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl. Terry Lee Donladson Jr., Thomas Wayne Alexander and Tyler Leo Thomison will all appear at the Washington County Courthouse. The formal arraignment is the first time the accused c ... read more »