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Proposed District Maps Released on Wednesday

Apr 21, 2021

The Oklahoma House of Representatives announced its legislative re-districting plan on Wednesday afternoon. As part of that release, there is a request from Osage County residents to not split the cities of Fairfax and Pawhuska, as they are both in House District 37. Chairman of the House Re-dist ... read more »

USDA Extends Free Lunch Program for Students

Apr 21, 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that its free lunch program for students will be extended through July, 2022. It is estimated that this will help 12 million students across the country who are going to bed hungry each night.   This program was put into place ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged with Fourth DUI

Apr 21, 2021

A Bartlesville woman picked up another driving under the influence charge on Wednesday. Melissa Mae Green was arraigned on a felony DUI count at the Washington County Courthouse. Court documents allege that Green was driving a 2004 Nissan sedan on the 1500 block of Southeast Crescent Drive in ... read more »

Two Bartlesville Men Charged with Felony Conspiracy

Apr 21, 2021

Two Bartlesville men were arrested and charged with one felony count of conspiracy for their involvement in allegedly planning to steal from a fencing company. William Eden and Joseph Andrew were both arraigned at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday. According to an affidavit, Andre ... read more »

COVID Alert Map Showing Decrease in Cases

Apr 21, 2021

Many are marking an unofficial end to the COVID-19 pandemic, as vaccinations are becoming readily available and restrictions continue to get lifted. On Wednesday, the latest COVID-19 alert map was released and only three counties were in the orange, or moderate risk category. Ten counties were at ... read more »

Tickets, Event Schedule Released for Ben Johnson Days

Apr 21, 2021

Tickets for events relating to the Ben Johnson Days in June are on sale now and the schedule of events have been released. Things start on Wednesday, June 16th and run through Sunday, June 20th with the Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping Event Finale. To kick things off that Wednesday, the Ben ... read more »

2021 KWON Cooking Show a Huge Success

Apr 21, 2021

After being put on pause in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 KWON Cooking Extravaganza was a huge hit with hundreds of attendees and local vendors. Jeff Thomas with Swim'n Holes of Oklahoma in Bartlesville said he was delighted to be at the show. Thomas said the show was gre ... read more »

Family Virtual Form Available for Barnsdall Parents

Apr 21, 2021

Barnsdall Public Schools invites family members to participate in the Title 1 Virtual Family Night through Friday, April 30th. Barnsdall faculty members have made videos to educate families about math and reading strategies to use at home, along with bullying identification and prevention and col ... read more »

Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act Heads to Stitt

Apr 21, 2021

A bill creating the "Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act" passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Tuesday. Senate Bill 631, authored by Rep. Sean Roberts, a Republican of Hominy, states that any federal, state, county or municipal act, law, executive order, administrative o ... read more »

Legislative Wrap-Up Forum Luncheon Set for June 8

Apr 21, 2021

The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce will host its Legislative Wrap-Up Forum Luncheon on Tuesday, June 8th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center. This event will feature our local delegation of Senator Julie Daniels, and Representatives Judd Strom and Wendi Stearm ... read more »

Seven Local Entities Awarded Certified Healthy Status

Apr 21, 2021

The Washington County Health Department is proud to announce that seven local entities have been awarded Certified Healthy status for 2020. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide certification that recognizes entities going above and beyond to make health and wellness a priority for all. ... read more »

Dewey Sales Tax Report Up 30-Percent Year-to-Date

Apr 21, 2021

The Dewey City Council heard a sales tax report from City Manager Kevin Trease this week and the results were quite promising. Trease said the City of Dewey received $75,274.20 in sales tax for the month. He said the use tax came in at $12,091.47 while the tobacco tax came in at $797.75. ... read more »

Sunfest Returns!

Apr 21, 2021

Sunfest is back! Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Sunfest president Stephanie Lief annouced that Sunfest returns--live and in-person-- this year running June 4, 5 and 6 at Sooner Park in Bartlesville.    The event known as "Oklahoma's Biggest Outdoor Picnic" will ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Apr 21, 2021

Everything from a possible relaxation of the COVID measures, to the bond issue and the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation's Teacher of the Year event was covered on Wednesday on COMMUNITY CONNECTION.   Supt. Chuck McCauley was very hopeful that COVID-19 measures would be rela ... read more »

Water Line Replacement Affecting Traffic Along Highway 75

Apr 21, 2021

Construction crews have been working on a water line project along Frank Phillips Blvd and Highway 75 for the last three weeks now. The right turn lane for southbound U.S. Highway 75 is closed and more lane closures are expected in the next few weeks, pending weather conditions. Water Utilities D ... read more »