Back

News

News

Group Hopes to Install Doors at Wash. Co. Fairgrounds

Jan 20, 2021

The Caney Valley Aggies wish to make improvements at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey. According to Washington County Commissioner Mitch Antle, the Caney Valley Aggies want to install rolling doors at the Fairgrounds. He said the group will put together a letter that will go before ... read more »

BPS to Discuss a Possible New School Bond Issue, Appoint a New Board Member

Jan 20, 2021

Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION Wednesday, Bartlesville Superintendent of Schools Chuck McCauley talked about the idea of a possible new school bond issue.   McCauley said the idea needs more discussion and input, but some of the things it might pay for, if approved by the board an ... read more »

Dewey City Council Hears Sales Tax Report

Jan 20, 2021

The Dewey City Council heard a sales tax report from City Manager Kevin Trease on Tuesday night. Trease said the report includes the sales tax, tobacco tax, and use tax the City of Dewey received this month. He said what they received is what came to Dewey in November 2020. According to C ... read more »

Wednesday COVID-19 Report

Jan 20, 2021

One Osage County death was reported in Wednesday’s situation update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The report lists a woman 65 years or older. This is the 35th reported death in Osage County. Washington County is currently reporting 389 active cases, a decrease of 28 acti ... read more »

Joe Biden Becomes President of the United States

Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to become the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday morning. Here is Biden taking the oath of office. Kamala Harris is serving as Vice-President, making her the first female Vice-President in U.S. history. ... read more »

New Hearing Date Set for 1988 Murder Case

Jan 20, 2021

A man accused of a murder that occurred in 1988 stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday morning. Kendall Dean Mitchell, a man who entered a guilty plea for first degree murder in 1988, appeared in court on Wednesday morning for an evidentiary hearing. Mitchell fi ... read more »

Tri County Tech Superintendent Announces Retirement

Jan 19, 2021

Lindel Fields began his career in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in 1991, at the age of 20, as an instructor in horticulture. In three short years, 1994, he was promoted to director of instruction to supervise the prison tr ... read more »

Dewey Takes No Action on Economic Development Item

Jan 19, 2021

After spending approximately 45 minutes in executive session to discuss economic development on Tuesday night, the Dewey City Council took no action. Mayor Tom Hays came right out of the gate saying there would be no action taken on matters pertaining to economic development. Tuesday nigh ... read more »

Dewey City Council Holds Off on Amending Animal Codes

Jan 19, 2021

The Dewey City Council decided to table action to amend animal regulations in the City of Dewey's Code of Ordinances on Tuesday night. Animal Control Officer Gary Carter presented the item with the hopes of creating a better environment for dogs in Dewey. City Manager Kevin Trease rec ... read more »

Bartlesville Applies for Coronavirus Relief Grant

Jan 19, 2021

The Bartlesville City Council met for a special meeting Tuesday evening with the objective being to authorize City staff to submit a coronavirus response grant, thus helping Bartlesville residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant City Planner Nancy Warring gave a presentation and ... read more »

Hearing Set for 1988 Murder Case

Jan 19, 2021

An evidentiary hearing is set to be held on Wednesday morning for Kendall Dean Mitchell, a man who entered a guily plea for first degree murder in 1988. Mitchell filed a motion saying that he is a member of the Cherokee Nation and that the crime occured on Cherokee land.  News report all ... read more »

Nowata Middle, High School Remain in Virtual Learning

Jan 19, 2021

A number of Nowata Public School staff members in the middle and high school continue to test positive for COVID-19 or get exposed to the virus. As a result, the school has made the decision to continue its virtual learning through Monday, January 25th. Nowata elementary will resume to in-person ... read more »

Tourism Director Receives High Praise

Jan 19, 2021

Claude Rosendale with the Osage County Tourism Committee gave a presentation and summary report as to how Tourism Director Kelly Bland has been doing to promote the county across the state and at the national level in the past year. Rosendale said she has developed a real love for the county ... read more »

Sheriff's Vehicle Involved in Accident Declared Surplus

Jan 19, 2021

Sheriff Scott Owen asked the Washington County Board of Commissioners to surplus a 2014 Dodge Charger that was involved in a crash within Dewey city limits in December. Sheriff Owen recalled the incident in Tuesday morning's Commissioners meeting. He said Deputy David Virden was traveling ... read more »

Change Order Approved for Wolfe Creek Bridge Project

Jan 19, 2021

The Washington County Commissioners approved change order number one on Tuesday morning in the amount of $8,124 to Envision Civil Contractors, LLC, to help facilitate a bridge project. Commissioner Mike Dunlap said the change order is for additional items of work on the District Three "2 ... read more »