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Owasso Senator Files Bill to Assure Student Success

Jan 23, 2019

Owasso’s Senator J.J. Dossett has filed legislation to assure students, parents and educators that the results of a single high-stakes reading test won’t cause children to be held back. Dossett, a former teacher, said when the Reading Sufficiency Act was originally approved in 2011, t ... read more »

2019 Young Artist Competition Winners Announced

Jan 23, 2019

The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra held the 37th Annual Myrna Hershberger Young Artist Competition on Sunday, January 13.  Five young artists competed for the chance to win a $500 scholarship and the chance to perform with the symphony at the March 23rd concert.  The 2019 Young Art ... read more »

Four Teenagers Charged in Drive-By Shooting

Jan 23, 2019

Four people have been charged in a drive-by shooting incident that took place in Bartlesville on January 19. The State of Oklahoma filed felony charges of discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle against 17-year-old Aramani Walton. 18-year-old Lakenvian Jernigan, 17-year-old Anthony Pruitt and ... read more »

Rick Silver Returns to Bartlesville Police Department

Jan 23, 2019

Former Washington County Sheriff Rick Silver will serve at the Bartlesville Police Department. Police Chief Tracy Roles says the City of Bartlesville has hired Silver to be his assistant. While it's poorly timed considering the city is going through a budget cycle, Roles said a guy with ... read more »

Banks, Roles Talk at Bartlesville Area History Museum

Jan 23, 2019

Fire Chief John Banks and Police Chief Tracy Roles spoke in front of 30 people in the Bartlesville Area History Museum on Wednesday afternoon. The Bartlesville Area History Museum is currently holding a limited time exhibit called “Badges and Blazes: The History of Law Enforcement and Fire ... read more »

Bicycle Race Coming Through Pawhuska

Jan 23, 2019

It has been announced that the Oklahoma Freewheel bike race is coming through Pawhuska in June. The seven day race will start on Sunday, June 9 in Hugo and Pawhuska will be a “host” city for the event on Friday, June 14. Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joni Nash sa ... read more »

Tower Green Review Committee Could Meet Soon

Jan 23, 2019

The Tower Green Review Committee looks to resume their meetings this month to discuss the Tower Center at Unity Square project. The committee had met several times with Ambler Architects in City Hall to discuss design concepts to send to the Bartlesville City Council in 2018. Those plans were app ... read more »

Congressman Hern to Serve on Budget Committee

Jan 23, 2019

First-District Congressman Kevin Hern says he is excited to have been appointed to the Natural Resources, Small Business, and Budget Committees.  Hern says thousands of Oklahomans are employed in the Energy sector, an industry that is directly impacted by the work of the Natural Resources Co ... read more »

Several City Staff Members Get Promotions

Jan 23, 2019

Several changes have been made recently in the City of Bartlesville's staff line-up.  People have been promoted and a new position has been created at the Bartlesville Police Department.   Asof the first of the year, former Human Resources Director and 30-year employee Shell ... read more »

Sales Tax Rate Increase Discussed Tuesday Night

Jan 22, 2019

The Dewey City Council opened the floor to the public to start their meeting on Tuesday night. Discussion at the Dewey City Council meeting revolved around a possible increase to Dewey's sales tax rate. City Manager Kevin Trease says the sales tax rate generates an average of $60,000 a month ... read more »

Planning Commssion Approves Plat Change

Jan 22, 2019

The Bartlesville Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat for property just north of where the Central National Bank building on Washington Blvd Tuesday night.  The commission heard a request from Ambler Architects on behalf of the property owner.   City Planner, Lisa Beeman ... read more »

Arrests Made In Alleged Drive-By Shooting

Jan 22, 2019

An alleged shooting in Bartlesville on Friday has led to four arrests. The shooting occurred on the 1600 block of Oklahoma Street. 18-year-old Lakenvian Jernigan, two 17-year-old juveniles, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident. A court affidav ... read more »

City Planning Commission to Discuss Plat Approval

Jan 22, 2019

Bartlesville's City Planning Commission will hold a meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall. In that meeting, the City Planning Commission will consider and take action to elect a chairman for the commission. They may also take action to elect a vice-chairman. Lastly, the City Planning Commi ... read more »

Remembering Marta: A Champion for Education

Jan 22, 2019

The Bartlesville Public School District remembers a long-time champion on Tuesday. Marta Manning, who served on the Bartlesville Board of Education for 20 years from 1991-2011, passed away on Tuesday, January 22. Manning heard the call to run for the Bartlesville Board of Education in 1990, and w ... read more »

Marthas Task Anxiously Awaits Funds

Jan 22, 2019

Martha's Task Program Director Laura Walton says the non-profits awaits funds from a benefit breakfast held at Masonic Lodge 284 in Bartlesville in Dec. Walton says the Masonic Lodge has to go through a regional lodge so they can receive matching funds before they present a check to Martha ... read more »