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Agencies Commended for Response to Recent County Fire

Dec 02, 2019

Agencies across northern Washington County and parts of southern Kansas responded to a wildfire between Dewey and Copan about a week ago. District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle on Monday commended all agencies for their work in putting out the blaze and limiting damages after a downed power line ... read more »

Commissioner Randall Jones Nominated as 2020 Chairman

Dec 02, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday. District One Commissioner Randall Jones has been nominated to serve as chairman of the Board for 2020. District Two Commissioner Kevin Pasley will be the vice-chairman and Di ... read more »

Cox Presents Contract Agreement with OEM on Monday

Dec 02, 2019

Washington County Emergency Management's Director, Kary Cox, presented an Emergency Management Performance Grant contractual agreement on Monday morning. This presentation took place at the Washington County Commissioners meeting. Cox said the agreement was between Washington County Emerg ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve One Item

Dec 02, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners met briefly for a meeting on Monday morning. The only agenda item was the approval of a standard election board reimbursement claim. The item comes up every year. Also, emergency management director Laurie Summers brought forward an idea for monthly training cl ... read more »

Independence, Kansas Native and Legendary Entertainment Mogul Jim Halsey Honored Saturday Night

Dec 01, 2019

Legendary entertainment representative Jim Halsey was honored in his hometown of Independence, KS Saturday night just ahead of the Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Country Christmas Show at Memorial Hall. It was a very special moment Saturday night when Halsey, 89, received a plaque that states Memor ... read more »

Library to Host Everything You Need to Know Event

Dec 01, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Library invites the public to come talk with the nurse and nurse practitioners of the Family Health Care Clinic about preventing and living with diabetes during a forum set for Monday, Dec. 2nd. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 11:00 a.m. ... read more »

OSU and OU Radio Broadcasts Available for Bedlam

Nov 30, 2019

Listen to the game Saturday on your favorite station and don't miss a second of the home broadcast.  Catch the Sooners on 100.1 KYFM starting at 5 p.m. (7 p.m. kickoff) or listen online here Hear the Cowboys on KWON AM 1400--FM 93.3 starting at 5 p.m. (7 p.m. kickoff) or listen o ... read more »

Board to Consider Contract with OSSBA on Monday

Nov 30, 2019

Discussion and possible action on approving a contract with the Oklahoma State School Board Association will take place when Dewey’s Board of Education reconvenes. The contract is for services associated with developing a district continuous strategic improvement plan. Next, the Board w ... read more »

Council to Consider Calling an Election, More on Monday

Nov 30, 2019

The Dewey City Council will hear a presentation of the Fiscal Year Audit 2018-2019 prepared by Elfrink and Associates, PLLC and Hood and Associates CPA’s in their next meeting. This item was tabled a couple weeks ago because of scheduling conflicts. Once the Council hears the report, th ... read more »

Contractual Agreement with OEM to be Presented by Cox

Nov 30, 2019

An Emergency Management Performance Grant contractual agreement with Oklahoma Emergency Management will be presented by Director Kary Cox with Washington County Emergency Management on Monday, Dec. 2nd. This presentation will be made during the Washington County Commissioners meeting. The Com ... read more »

Truity to Present $10,000 Donation to Council Monday

Nov 30, 2019

A presentation and receipt of a $10,000 donation to the Tower Center at Unity Square project from Truity Credit Union may be approved in the next Bartlesville City Council meeting. Also in the meeting, Councilman Jim Curd will present Phase III of the Price Fields Renovation Project for the C ... read more »

We Love Teachers Campaign Honors Four Teachers

Nov 29, 2019

Earlier in the month of November, Arvest Bank presented a $500 check to a Bartlesville teacher. Ranch Heights Elementary School’s Landelle Steanson (pictured to the right) received the money to use for her classroom. This was made possible through Arvest Bank’s “We Love Our ... read more »

Osage Nation Holds Meetings to Share Vision for the Future

Nov 29, 2019

The Osage Nation will be hosting meetings in Pawhuska, Fairfax and Hominy over the next couple of days to share their vision for the future. On Sunday, they will meet at the Community Center from 12:30 to 4:30 in Pawhuska. On Monday, the meeting will take place at the Title VI Building in Fai ... read more »

2018-2019 State Report Cards are in for Area Schools

Nov 29, 2019

School districts across our tri-county area of Nowata, Osage and Washington County are receiving their 2018-2019 report card scores from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Looking at the overall grades for local high schools in Washington County, Bartlesville scored a C, Caney Valley ... read more »

Commissioners to Elect Chairman for 2020

Nov 29, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for what appears to be a brief meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska. The commissioners will elect a chairman, vice-chairman and second vice-chairman for 2020. They will also consider extending the bid contracts for the three fi ... read more »