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Utility Assistance Program Available for Osage Nation Members

Jun 25, 2024

As utility companies have increased their rates, the Osage Nation has developed a financial assistance program to help Osage Nation members. To qualify, you need to show that you are a legally enrolled member of the Osage Nation, reside in Osage County or within the Osage Reservation and fill out ... read more »

Lankford Rules Out Run for Governor

Jun 25, 2024

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s time as governor will run out in 2026, as he is term-limited. Several names have been brought up to replace Stitt in 2026, including U.S. Senator James Lankford, but Lankford put any rumors to rest that he would be running for that office earlier this week: ... read more »

FEMA Assistance Available for Renters, Students, Homeowners

Jun 25, 2024

Individual assistance grants could be available through FEMA for renters, including students and homeowners. This is for those who were affected by the storms that occurred back in April and May. The grants don't have to be prepaid, but can help with temporary housing, home repair and other s ... read more »

Nowata 4th of July Festivities Calender

Jun 25, 2024

With the 4th of July approaching, there will be plenty of fun to participate in in the area. In Nowata, they will be holding their “Thursday in the Park” at Jack Gordon Park. The day will be filled with activities starting at 12 pm and will run through the evening with fireworks a ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Warns of Telephone Warrant Scam

Jun 25, 2024

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is warning of another telephone scam. Sheriff Scott Owen says his office has received several reports of receiving a call from someone claiming to be from the sheriff's office, demanding payment for outstanding warrants. Sheriff Owen says his ... read more »

PODCAST: Congressman Josh Brecheen

Jun 25, 2024

US Congressman Josh Brecheen called into our Bartlesville Radio Studios this week for his monthly podcast with us. The congressman talked about his recent trip with US Senator for Oklahoma Markwayne Mullin to the Turks and Cacos Islands to sicceffully negotiate the return of five people being ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair: THE SWEET LIFE, Sept 5,6,and 7

Jun 25, 2024

The 2024 Washington County Free Fair has new name and a few new attractions. This year's fair is called "The Sweet Life.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Rebecca Moses, Lucas Foster and Martin Blum talked about a few of the new items of interest. For one, the hot dog eatin ... read more »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Publicly Funded Religious Charter School is Unconstitutional

Jun 25, 2024

An Oklahoma board's approval of what would be the nation's first publicly funded religious school is unconstitutional and must be rescinded, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The high court determined the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board's 3-2 vote last year to appro ... read more »

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Caney

Jun 25, 2024

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney public water supply system.  The advisory took effect Monday and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. & ... read more »

OSDH District 4 Seeks Employers Wanting to Invest in Employee Wellness

Jun 25, 2024

Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers more than $225 billion annually. To minimize health-related costs, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) seeks public and private businesses and organizations to participate in a no-cost ... read more »

Asphalt Temperature Warning!

Jun 25, 2024

The hot topic everywhere is this: it’s hot. Summer is just underway and some places across the U.S. are already reaching their record high temperatures for the season. While you and your families try to stay cool this summer, here are some safety precautions for your furry friends and their ... read more »

Salvation Army on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Jun 24, 2024

The Bartlesville Salvation Army has been very busy this summer helping people recover from the recent tornado and severe storms.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Lt Tonya Swain and Development Director Monica Camp said our local Salvation Army helped 240 people after the May 6th ... read more »

Nowata County Asking for Funding for Run Off Election

Jun 24, 2024

At Monday’s Nowata County Commissioner meeting, election board member Dave Neely gave his official update that last week’s election was certified by the state on Friday. Last week’s local Nowata County race gave a run-off result due to no candidate receiving 50% of the popular v ... read more »

Osage County Extension Director Bids Farewell

Jun 24, 2024

At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, Director of the Osage County Extension Office, Trinity Brown announced that Friday will be her last day serving in that role. Before stepping down, she wanted to thank the people of Osage County for making the last three years so specia ... read more »

More Interlocal Agreements Signed on Monday

Jun 24, 2024

The Board of Osage County Commissioners convened for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday and got a number of things accomplished. One such thing included signing an independent contractor agreement with Kellogg Engineering for general consulting services.   District Two also sig ... read more »