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Chamber Discusses Successful Big Heart Day

Jun 14, 2017

This week the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce held their meeting for the month of June. During which Chamber Vice President Claude Rosendale briefly provided a summary for this year's Big Heart Day. Rosendale said that the weather was a major contributing factor to the success of this year' ... read more »

Shooting At McAlisters UPDATE

Jun 13, 2017

The Bartlesville Police Department has identified the victim in the shooting, which took place in the McCallister's parking lot Tuesday afternoon, as 46 year-old Crista Arcella Downey of Pryor. Her husband 53 year-old Johnie Dean Downey also of Pryor was in possession of the gun at the time o ... read more »

Fallin Appoints New Secretary of Transportation

Jun 13, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has announced that Gary Ridley, who served as secretary of transportation for two governors, is retiring. His retirement is effective immediately. Fallin appointed Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Mike Patterson to succeed Ridley, pending Senate c ... read more »

Fallin Orders Special Election For Tulsa County

Jun 13, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma Senate District 37 caused by the irrevocable resignation of Sen. Dan Newberry. His resignation will become effective Jan. 31, 2018. The filing period for the special election is June 26-28. The special primar ... read more »

100 Years of Phillips Petroleum Today

Jun 13, 2017

A new company became part of Oklahoma's history 100 years ago.  It was incorporated June 13th, 1917 by brothers Lee Eldas "L.E." and Frank Phillips of Bartlesville. Phillips Petroleum became heavily involved in the natural gas industry immediately after the discovery of the ... read more »

OkWU Offers New MIS Degree

Jun 13, 2017

Oklahoma Wesleyan Univerisity will offer a new degree option in the fall.  Students interested in computer security, computer programming, and information systems can receive a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. Dean of the Chesapeake Energy School of Business, Dr. Br ... read more »

Madison Middle School Gets Renovations Too

Jun 12, 2017

Renovations at Madison Middle School have begun this summer. A loop around the building will be constructed to separate buses from personal vehicles, improving traffic and safety before and after school. Buses will then be able to pick up and drop off at the commons area on the north side of ... read more »

BHS Summer Project Plans

Jun 12, 2017

Bartlesville Public Schools still has work planned and scheduled after the bond in 2016 passed. Several renovations and construction projects have been completed, but a list of “to-do's” at Bartlesville High School still remain. The high school and Madison will reallocate and ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools Completing Renovations

Jun 12, 2017

Bartlesville Public Schools is making headway into the summer in it's renovations and updates from the 2016 bond. All 15 new route buses and one of two new activity buses have arrived. An additional activity bus and two people-movers, all with Bruins graphics, should arrive by the end of June ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Robbery

Jun 12, 2017

A Bartlesville man stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. Matthew Rodericks is facing charges of robbery in the second degree, assault and battery, and larceny of merchandise from a retailer. According to an affidavit, Rodericks was attempting to steal an alarm fr ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Violates Protective Order

Jun 12, 2017

A Bartlesville man appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. Ryan Gay was charged with violating a protective order against his mother. According to affidavit, Gay made multiple attempts to retrieve his possessions from the house where his mother lives in vio ... read more »

Commissioners Receive County EMS Analysis

Jun 12, 2017

Monday at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, Hominy City Manager Gary Lanham provided an EMS update, and the results of the Osage County Survey Analysis. During the Hominy EMS update Lanham stated that the paramedic service has changed their collection services and rev ... read more »

Vehicular Accident

Jun 12, 2017

There is a reported vehicular accident that occured just before noon in front of Boulevard Diner. Reportedly, a motorcycle and a car collided in some manner, and one person has head injuries. We will have more information as it becomes available. ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Jun 12, 2017

The Washington County Commissioners met for their weekly meeting on Monday morning in the Commissioners' Meeting Room. Among items discussed, the commissioners herd several presentations regarding both financial planning tools and an agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, F ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Meeting Postponed

Jun 12, 2017

The Nowata County Board of County Commissioners regularly scheduled meeting has been postponed. The decision to postpone is due to a lack of quorum. Chairman Bud Frost was the only commissioner present for the originally scheduled meeting. The Commissioners will instead meet at 10 a.m. on Wed ... read more »