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Pawhuska One of Many Schools Offering Free Meal Services

Mar 25, 2020

Pawhuska Public Schools, along with many other schools across the area, have began serving breakfast and lunch to students within their district. Initially, they had planned to serve these meals through April 6th, when school was set to resume.   When State Superintendent Joy Hofmeis ... read more »

Emergency Powers for Superintendent Approved, More

Mar 25, 2020

The Bartlesville Board of Education held a zoom meeting on Wednesday afternoon after State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the decision that schools in Oklahoma should finish the semester through distance learning. During the meeting, the Board considered a resolution granting temporary em ... read more »

Osage County Gets First Confirmed Coronavirus Case

Mar 25, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday morning that Osage County has its first confirmed positive test for the COVID-19 virus. Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts has little information on the case because the State Department of Health isn't giving out much information. ... read more »

Schools to Be Closed for Remainder of the Year

Mar 25, 2020

At a Wednesday afternoon board meeting, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister and her six-member panel elected to close all Oklahoma schools for the remainder of the school year. Students will continue to take part in distant learning and Hofmeister believes this can be a learni ... read more »

Three COVID-19 Cases in Washington County; Osage Has First Confirmed Positive

Mar 25, 2020

The new COVID-19 update has been announced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the numbers have shot up to 164 positive cases statewide. Washington County has seen an increase to three positives and Osage County has seen its first positive case. There were 108 reported positive tes ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Announces Restrictions for COVID Effected Counties

Mar 24, 2020

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced strict regulations for the 19 counties with positive COVID-19 tests in Tuesday afternoon press conference. Stitt and state staff also talked about ramped up testing efforts that will be coming to the state in the near future. The Oklahoma State Departme ... read more »

KLIFE Run the Ville Goes Virtual!

Mar 25, 2020

Bartlesville KLIFE’s 11th annual Run the Ville has a new format this year in response to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus.  The physical race will be virtual instead!     All runners are asked to run on their own and then submit a photo of their time ... read more »

The BPD is Staying Aware During the COVID-19 Situation

Mar 24, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to enforcing the law during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BPD still has the interest of public safety to deal with. If someone commits a lower level misdemeanor crime, the police department has decided to cite and relea ... read more »

Hideaway Pizza Offering Curbside Service, Contest for Families

Mar 24, 2020

The coronavirus is forcing restaurants to temporarily close their doors, but some establishments are being creative about ways to continue serving the public. One such venue is Hideaway Pizza in downtown Bartlesville, as they are offering curbside pickup service. District Manager Kim Gray explain ... read more »

Commissioners Disagree Over Cemetery Mowing

Mar 24, 2020

A dispute over which of Nowata’s three districts would pay for the mowing of a cemetery ensued at Monday’s Nowata County Commissioners meeting. The conflict was surrounding who would pay for the mowing of the relocated cemetery which is owned by the county. District one commissioner B ... read more »

City Hall Doors Close, Emergency Meeting to be Held

Mar 24, 2020

The City of Dewey has locked its doors to City Hall, the police department and library. City Manager Kevin Trease said this decision was made to protect the city's employees from the Coronavirus. He said it was best for the health of all involved. Business will continue as usual in Ci ... read more »

Washington County Keeping Up with Jail Cleanliness

Mar 24, 2020

Given the circumstances with COVID-19, everything is business as usual at the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesville. During the Washington County Commissioner meeting on Monday, Sheriff Scott Owen said the jail smells of bleach and disinfectant cleaner. He said he was in the Asce ... read more »

Braum's Founder Dies at 92

Mar 24, 2020

We are saddened to learn that William Henry Braum, founder of Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, passed away at his home located in Tuttle, OK on Monday, March 23.  Braum opened the first of 22 Braum’s stores in 1968. Braum talked about how he started working in the dairy busine ... read more »

Mary Martha's Outreach Accepting Donations

Mar 24, 2020

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, there are those in the community dire for supplies of all kinds. Mary Martha's Outreach of Bartlesville is a place to go for those supplies and Judy DuVall says this is a time those donations are most welcome.   As recently as Tuesday, the ... read more »

A Dewey Man with COVID-19 Shares His Story

Mar 24, 2020

A self-employed farmer west of Dewey said he has tested positive for the Coronavirus. A fever, cough and a headache – these are symptoms Randy White, a 53-year-old man, had before he tested positive for COVID-19 at the Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. He ... read more »