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Sooner Pool, Slides to Open June 3

May 29, 2024

Sooner Pool, located at Sooner Park will open to the public on Monday, June 3. Frontier Pool, located at Veterans Park, opened last week, but the opening of Sooner Pool was delayed due to a water leak, which has since been repaired. A swim meet that had been planned for this weekend will ... read more »

Osage Nation Offering Rides for Voting

May 29, 2024

Election day for the Osage Nation is upon us and anybody within Osage County who is need of a ride to the poling place can get one. The Osage Nation Health Systems Senior Services will be offering free rides on Friday and Monday. All you need to do is schedule a time to be picked up.   ... read more »

KANE COLUMN: Sine Die Approaches

May 29, 2024

It's hard to believe that Sine Die is just a few days away. After weeks of intensive budget negotiations, legislative leadership has finalized an agreement for the FY2025 state budget, set to begin on July 1. We have reached a budget compromise that serves the people of Oklahoma. While it ... read more »

Osage County DA Holding Forum on Thursday

May 29, 2024

Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher has called for a town hall forum on Thursday night ahead of the upcoming election in hopes of getting some questions or concerns answered for Osage County residents.   Fisher is giving Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden, County Clerk Robin Sl ... read more »

Meet Clara, Snoopy's Twin

May 29, 2024

Charlie Brown is well known around Thanksgiving when that holiday special theme song from the show can be heard giving the “thanks”. Next to Charlie Brown in fame is his dog Snoopy.   If Snoopy had a twin, they would be opposites; black and white instead of white and blac ... read more »

BPD: Alleged Stalker Arrested

May 29, 2024

A Bartlesville man was arrested early Wednesday morning on stalking and other charges.   The Bartlesville Police said in a news release that the Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Operations Team served a search warrant in the 700 Block of SE Concord Drive at 6 AM on We ... read more »

ConocoPhillips Agrees to Acquire Marathon Oil

May 29, 2024

ConocoPhillips announced Wednesday they have acquired Marathon Oil in an all-stock transaction worth more than $17 billion. The enterprise value of the transaction is $22.5 billion, however, it is inclusive of $5.4 billion of net debt. The deal will add 2 billion barrels of resources to C ... read more »

Michael Colaw for Dist. 2 Commissioner in Washington Co.

May 29, 2024

Michael  Colaw, Republican, is running for Washington County District 2 Commissioner, offers a quite a background in corporate, nonprofit, and volunteer positions.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Colaw said he has experience from corporate roles at Arvest Bank, energy compa ... read more »

Bartlesville Chamber Forum Legislative Wrap-up

May 29, 2024

It's your chance to hear is straight from your state legislators as the Greater Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce presents the Bartlesville Chamber Forum Legislative Wrap-up.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Chamber CEO Sherri Wilt invited everyone to the event onTuesday, June ... read more »

FEMA Opens Recovery Center in Barnsdall

May 29, 2024

A Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, May 29, in Osage County to help Oklahomans affected by the April 25 - May 9 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding continue their recovery. Residents and businesses in FEMA-declared disaster areas — including Osage and ... read more »

F.O.E. Aerie 610 to Feed Barnsdall on Saturday

May 29, 2024

Bartlesville's Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 610 is stepping up to provide a little relief for the citizens of tornado-torn Barnsdall this Saturday around noon.    Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Martin Blum and John Stone with the Eagles said their group will be servin ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged for Attacking Women

May 28, 2024

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County Court on Tuesday afternoon on two charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to perform an act of violence. According to an affidavit, Brandon Fowler is accused of assaulting two women and a child back on May 7th. Th ... read more »

Collinsville Man Charged with Two Counts of Child Sexual Abuse and More

May 28, 2024

A Collinsville man was seen in Washington County Court on Tuesday on two charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12, lewd or indecent proposal to children under 16, and public intoxication. During a forensic interview conducted on May 15th, the victim’s alleged that Rodger Lewis had in ... read more »

Civitan Park Shade Structure Reinstalled

May 28, 2024

The Civitan Park shade is back.   Crews reinstalled the top part of the frame and awning at Civitan Park on Tuesday.  City of Bartlesville Director of Engineering Micah Siemers says recent rains and muddy ground delayed the project because crews didn't want the crane to ... read more »

Jill Spitzer Reflects on Decision to Retire as Court Clerk

May 28, 2024

Longtime Washington County Court Clerk Jill Spitzer made the decision earlier this year to not run for re-election after 12 years in office.   She says it was a tough decision to make, but she wanted to have more time with her family.   Spitzer was first elected in 2012 ... read more »