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Arvest to Host Shred-A-Thon for Million Meal Initiative

Apr 19, 2021

Arvest Bank will host a Shred-A-Thon event on Thursday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Arvest Bank east side location, 4225 SE Adams Rd. Documents can be dropped off for shredding at this drive-up event and monetary donations will be accepted to support Arvest’s Million Meals ... read more »

Osage County Courthouse to Remain Closed

Apr 19, 2021

At last week’s Board of Washington County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners opted to lift the mask mandate that had been in place since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The county commissioners in Osage County have considered putting things back to normal, but haven’t done so becau ... read more »

Bartlesville Family Looks to Buy New Handicap Vehicle

Apr 19, 2021

A Bartlesville family is looking for support from the community to help them purchase a new handicap van for their 18-year-old daughter with disabilities. A GoFundMe was created by Cecilia Mendez for her daughter Elisa. On the GoFundMe page, Mendez states that Elisa was diagnosed with a disea ... read more »

Producers of Upcoming Film Purchase Property in Fairfax

Apr 19, 2021

Producers of the upcoming film, “Grey Horse” have already made agreements with the Board of Osage County Commissioners to lease out county-owned property in Pawhuska. At Monday’s meeting, they were looking to do the same for a gravel lot in Fairfax. Commissioners Assistant Kandy ... read more »

Gov. Stitt, Oklahoma Remembers Vicitms of OKC Bombing

Apr 19, 2021

Governor Kevin Stitt joined Oklahomans on Monday in remembering the victims, survivors and heroes of the April 19, 1995 attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. The governor’s remarks at the 26th annual remembrance ceremony held at the Oklahoma City Nat ... read more »

Firearm of Fallen Deputy to be Given to His Family

Apr 19, 2021

A posthumous letter regarding the retirement status and transfer of a firearm to the estate of fallen Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) Corporal Kyle Jeffery Davis was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. Sheriff Scott Owen said an officer typically gets to k ... read more »

Kiddie Park Golf Outing

Apr 19, 2021

Summer is coming and so is the opening of Kiddie Park.   The soft opening on weekends starts Friday, April 30th with the full opening on Saturday, May 22nd featuring ride tickets for 50 cents each and mini golf for just a dollar.   Kiddie Park is a fun family destination ... read more »

$229K Transferred for Wash. Co. Courthouse Renovations

Apr 19, 2021

Over $229,000 was transferred from the Correctional Facility Fund to the General Fund by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. Commissioner Mitch Antle said this would be for improvements at the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Bartlesville. He said the work is possib ... read more »

Public Hearings to be Held During City Council Meeting

Apr 19, 2021

A public hearing regarding a variance request to allow a travel trailer to be parked within the front set-back of 544 S. Hamilton will be held prior to the Dewey City Council meeting on Monday evening. The Council may take action on the item once the hearing closes. The hearing will take plac ... read more »

Senator Daniels Outlines the Drive Act to Tax Electric Vehicles

Apr 19, 2021

The full Senate has joined the House in approving a measure making sure that drivers of electric vehicles are helping support the state’s transportation infrastructure.    Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Friday, Senator Julie Daniels outlined House Bill 2234, ... read more »

Local, State Officials Address McGirt Ruling Concerns

Apr 15, 2021

McGirt v Oklahoma was decided in June 2020 and has created more questions and concerns that state and local officials say could take years to resolve. There are only so many resources in the Tulsa Federal District Court, according to Washington County District Attorney Kevin Buchanan, wh ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

Apr 16, 2021

A Bartlesville man with an extensive legal history was arrested early Friday morning. Kyle James Sanders appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing a felony count of possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and a misdemeanor count of possession of drugs. Court documen ... read more »

More People Inquiring About Moving to Pawhuska

Apr 16, 2021

In recent months, Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce Director Joni Nash has noticed that people moving to town have come from out of state and she has been yielding a number of phone calls with people inquiring about Pawhuska as well. Nash says she is glad to see this. Osage County, along with Pawh ... read more »

Pawhuska Staying Busy as Calendar Turns to Spring

Apr 16, 2021

Rural Revival is holding its mastermind workshop in conjunction with Five Mary’s Farms in Pawhuska this year to help small businesses grow and thrive. Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce Director, Joni Nash says that event is sure to help the Pawhuska economy. Nash also talked about a new even ... read more »

Welch Cattleman Admits to $1.2M Check Kiting Scheme

Apr 16, 2021

A Welch cattleman who defrauded First State Bank of Commerce pleaded guilty recently in federal court. Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson said John Theodore Linthicum, 52, also known as Teddy Linthicum, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud before U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Fr ... read more »