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Commissioners Approve Beetle Survey for Project

May 26, 2020

A proposal from Horizon Environmental Services, Inc., for American Burying Beetle survey for the Bison Road project in District Two of Washington County was approved on Tuesday. Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier said this should have taken place awhile back. He said weather could de ... read more »

Pray for Our Communities

May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact all over the world and it has shaken our country, and our communities, to the core. Pastor Rod MacIlvaine at Grace Community Church said there are many who feel anxiety over what might happen, both medically and economically. You are i ... read more »

Three New COVID-19 Cases Reported Tuesday

May 26, 2020

Three new Washington County COVID-19 cases are being reported on Tuesday. There are 313 reported cases and 33 deaths listed at this time. 271 people are listed as recovered in Washington County. 50 more cases have been reported in the county since May 15. Osage County remains at 94 cases, 8 d ... read more »

Nowata County Announces Resale Auction

May 26, 2020

Nowata County Treasurer Lynn Wesson announced the county resale auction will be held on Monday, June 8 at 9 a.m. Wesson says interest has been low so far but she received permission from the board of county commissioners to move the auction to the courthouse foyer if attendance gets too large. We ... read more »

Stormwalker Ranch Open for Business Giveaway Week 4

May 26, 2020

Stormwalker Ranch is open for business and they are letting everyone know with a huge giveaway promotion.   Kelley Goodall says "As we countdown to Phase-3 of the Governor's plan to open Oklahoma back up "responsibly and safely", we decided we need some fun. So...e ... read more »

Gunnell Awarded Robert Fouts Memorial Scholarship

May 25, 2020

Elizabeth Gunnell has been selected by a Fouts family representative to receive the Lieutenant Robert “Robb” Fouts Memorial Award for the spring of 2020. The. Lt. Robert “Robb” Fouts Memorial Scholarship Award was instituted in the spring of 2019 by Dr. Holly Fouts and ... read more »

Memorial Day Service Held at Ramona Cemetery

May 25, 2020

The American Legion Post #334 held Memorial Day services to honor veterans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Vietnam veteran and Ramona resident Lester Gagan said the American Legion Post #334 was established in 1946. He said they have held services to honor veterans every Memorial Day. Every ... read more »

COVID-19 Numbers Unchanged Locally on Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 53 new coronavirus cases and two virus related deaths on Memorial Day. That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 6,090. The virus has killed 313 Oklahomans. Locally, case numbers and deaths remain unchanged. Washington County is still r ... read more »

Osage County Recovering From Poor Start to COVID-19

May 25, 2020

When the COVID-19 outbreak first began, Osage County was one of the first counties that had a significant spike in cases, but the county has since leveled off with only 94 cases and eight deaths being reported. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts is proud of the way his citizens have res ... read more »

Wayfinding Signs Becoming More of a Reality

May 25, 2020

The Dewey Economic Development Authority is making progress on getting wayfinding signs to place throughout the City of Dewey. City Manager Kevin Trease said they are in the process of costing out those signs. He said the signage is to help direct people around the community to parks, City Ha ... read more »

Health Professional Still Recommends Wearing Masks

May 25, 2020

Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic and masks are still highly recommended. Dr. Michael Ogle, the Medical Director of Emergency Services at Ascension St. John Jane Phillips in Bartlesville, said he gets plenty of questions about the masks. The mask is to protect you from not making othe ... read more »

Dewey Municipal Court to Reopen on Tuesday

May 25, 2020

Dewey Municipal Court will open on Tuesday, but it will look a little bit different because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they have a plan in place to protect the public and to protect employees. He said they have considered the possibility of inclemen ... read more »

Fisherman Missing Near Big Creek in Nowata County

May 25, 2020

The Nowata County Sheriff’s Office says it will continue the search for a missing man near Big Creek on Monday. The report of a missing 85-year-old man came in on Friday. Crews have been searching for the man all weekend long. He was reportedly fishing in the area and did not return home. ... read more »

Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Eddie Sutton Passes Away

May 24, 2020

Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton passed away on Saturday at the age of 84. Sutton played at Oklahoma A&M under Coach Henry Iba and as a coach, Sutton led four teams to the NCAA Tournament. Most notably, Sutton resurrected the Oklahoma State basketball program in 1990 by taking them ... read more »

Commissioners to Consider Proposal for Survey, More

May 24, 2020

A presentation to Marsha Stark with the Washington County Clerk’s Office will be heard in the next County Commissioners’ meeting. Also in the meeting, the Commissioners will discuss and take possible action on a proposal from Horizon Environmental Services, Inc., for an American B ... read more »