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Big Brothers/Big Sisters BIG Virtual Event

May 27, 2020

Big Brothers/Big Sisters invite you to 'Shake, Rattle & Roll' on over to Pop’s Doo Wop Diner for their virtual BIG Event and curbside dinner pickup.   Charlene Dew with Big Brothers/Big Sisters says, "Mark the date Saturday August 29, 2020 for a special Curbsid ... read more »

Budget Modification Approved for Visitor's Bureau

May 27, 2020

A modified operating budget for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 was approved by the Bartlesville Development Authority for the Bartlesville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau on Wednesday. CVB Executive Director Maria Gus opened the discussion. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Gus said things ... read more »

Food Drive Thru Coming to Nowata County

May 27, 2020

Catholic Charities Mary Martha Outreach is heading to Nowata County with 1,000 boxes of dairy and fresh produce. They are calling it the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The event will be held at Oklahoma Union School located at Highway 10 and Highway 169. The event will be held on Thurs ... read more »

Swimmer Identified in Skiatook Lake Drowning

May 26, 2020

A water related incident occurred on Memorial Day just before 5:00 p.m. on Skiatook Lake at Tallchief Cove in Osage County. According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the victim was swimming at the beach boundary line. The swimmer was seen struggling in five and a half feet of wate ... read more »

Police Find Missing Bartlesville Teenager

May 26, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department was looking for a missing juvenile with special needs on Tuesday afternoon. According to the BPD, 14-year-old Elijah Campbell went out to play on Tuesday morning and the family had not been seen or heard from him since. Campbell was found at around 4:40 p.m. ... read more »

Commissioners Meet at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday

May 26, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds in Pawhuska on Tuesday morning and they were interested in finding out how the re-opening of the courthouse was going.   There was brief talk about re-opening the courthouse to the public ... read more »

OSBI Investigates Sheriff's Office Employee

May 26, 2020

According to Brooke Arbeitman, the Public Information Officer with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, an employee within the Washington County Sheriff's Office is being investigated. On Friday, May 8th, the OSBI was requested by the Washington County District Attorney's Offic ... read more »

Osage County Courthouse Procedures Remain the Same

May 26, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners elected to open the courthouse with certain limitations in place a week ago. Since then, there have been a few problems that the commissioners wanted to address at Monday morning's meeting. District one commissioner Randall Jones had one specific thing ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Chief, Deputy Chief Still on Administrative Leave

May 26, 2020

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles and deputy chief Rocky Bevard were placed on administrative leave on May 8 amid a personnel investigation inside the department. The top two officials in the BPD remain on paid leave at this time. Both remain employed with the department. The City of Bart ... read more »

Bartlesville Shooting Suspect Arrested

May 26, 2020

A wanted shooting suspect has been arrested and put in custody. Donte Ishem is being charged with shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction for his role in a shooting on Sixth Street in Bartlesville on May 14. According to an affidavit, a female ... read more »

Update on Area River and Lake Levels

May 26, 2020

Heavy rainfall hit the Washington, Osage and Nowata County areas again on Monday night, washing out any Memorial Day barbeques or other plans. Monday’s rainfall contributed over an inch to already saturated grounds. In May, places across the area have received anywhere from seven to nine in ... read more »

Body of Missing Fisherman Found

May 26, 2020

The body of a missing fisherman has been found in Nowata County. 85-year-old Ron Baker of Chelsea was discovered after a multiple agency search. Baker set out fishing near the Big Creek area in Nowata County on Friday and never returned. He was an experienced fisherman with knowledge of the area. ... read more »

Virtual Forum to Feature Local Legislators

May 26, 2020

The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual forum that will feature Senator Julie Daniels, and Representatives Judd Strom and Derrel Fincher. Despite COVID-19’s wide ranging impact on Oklahoma’s economy and the legislative process, members of the House and Senate were abl ... read more »

Decorated Grave Clean Up Set for Next Week

May 26, 2020

Many veterans were celebrated at the Ramona Cemetery on Memorial Day. Vietnam veteran and American Legion Post #334 member Lester Gagan said it was an honor to recognize and decorate the graves of the veterans that sacrificed everything for our freedom. He said he is glad to be alive and grat ... read more »

Stark Retires After 12-Years of Service

May 26, 2020

Marsha Stark with the Washington County Clerk's Office is retiring from her post after nearly 12-years of service. Stark started working for Washington County in 2008. She worked in the Washington County Court Clerk's Office for three years before she moved to the building next door t ... read more »