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Lankford Gives Speech on Border Security

May 24, 2024

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford spoke on the Senate floor on Friday of the importance of keeping our border secure. His speech came moments ahead of a failed vote that that Lankford called a “prop,” so that fundraising emails can be sent showing members of the Senate attempted to do s ... read more »

Bigheart Days Taking Place This Weekend in Barnsdall

May 24, 2024

It has been a rough few weeks for the City of Barnsdall, but this weekend is set to shine a bright light on the town with the annual Bigheart Days. Secretary with the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce, Melissa Mead-Pearson, talks about some of the events that will be taking place throughout the day o ... read more »

Elder Care Receives $25k Challenge Grant Award

May 24, 2024

  Elder Care is pleased to announce that the Anderson Charitable Foundation has awarded the organization a $25,000 grant to support programs benefiting aging adults in Washington, Nowata, and Osage Counties.   Christina Bishop, Executive Director, said the $25,000 award was ... read more »

CAPITOL CALL Powered by Phillips 66 5-24-24

May 24, 2024

An Oklahoma state budget agreement has been struck and now the staff must write this it into several pieces of legislation for lawmakers to vote on.   Appearing on CAPITOL CALL Powered by Phillips 66 on KWON Friday morning, Representative Judd Strom said the deal appropriates $12.47 ... read more »

Caney Valley Graduation 2024

May 23, 2024

The Caney Valley 2024 High School graduation went off Thursday night without a hitch as 49-seniors were recognized and celebrated in Ramona. Here is senior class President Libby Thompson with a message for her senior class. Graduation coverage was brought to you by Totel CSI, Bartnet IP, Tota ... read more »

OCSO Deputy Arrested on Jail Contraband Allegation

May 23, 2024

An Osage County Sheriff deputy and former Town of Ramona police chief was arrested Wednesday for allegedly introducing contraband into the Osage County Jail. Undersheriff Gary Upton says Deputy David Shawn Lynd has been immediately suspended from employment in response to the allegations. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Seen on Felony Kidnapping Charge

May 23, 2024

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County Court this Thursday on the felony charge of kidnapping, and misdemeanor charge of threat to perform an act of violence. Tyler Steven Guthrie was arrested on Wednesday after a call was made from the victim to police. According to an affidavit, G ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Awarded $1.3M EPA Grant for Clean Up of Sites

May 23, 2024

The Cherokee Nation has been awarded more than $1.3 million from the federal Environmental Protection Agency for assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites, including locations in Bartlesville and Skiatook.   The EPA says Cherokee Nation was selected for a Brownfields Community-wide ... read more »

Barnsdall Schools Granted Emergency Waiver

May 23, 2024

Barnsdall Public Schools had asked the Oklahoma State Department of Education for an emergency waiver, which would allow for the school to receive full state allocations despite finishing the required 165 day school year due to the tornado that ripped through town earlier this month. It was up to ... read more »

May 6 Tornado Rated EF-2, EF-1 in Bartlesville

May 21, 2024

Survey crews from the National Weather Service have completed their observation of the May 6 tornado through the Bartlesville area and have determined it was an EF-2 tornado as it entered the southwestern portion of the city before decreasing in size to an EF-1 on the far northeast side and lifti ... read more »

Bigheart Days Offering Plenty of Activities This Weekend

May 23, 2024

The City of Barnsdall has had a rough few weeks, but the town has its annual Bigheart Day celebration to look forward to this weekend. The fun starts on Friday evening with an alumni basketball game at 6 p.m. at Gilbert Fieldhouse.   On Saturday morning, there will be a kids fishing ... read more »

SUNFEST Is a Week Away!

May 23, 2024

Prepare to indulge in a weekend of summer bliss as Bartlesville, Oklahoma, hosts its acclaimed outdoor extravaganza – Sunfest! Voted as the "Favorite Festival and Event" by the local community, Sunfest invites you to join the celebration at the picturesque Sooner Park, nestled at ... read more »

Nowata PD Offering Reward for Goose Alley Vandals

May 23, 2024

The Nowata Police Department (NPD) are searching for vandals responsible for damage that was done at Galloping Goose Alley. The damage is said to have been done on Tuesday, May 21st. A $250 dollar reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that can help lead to an arrest. I ... read more »

Lions Club to Offer Public Meeting With Wesleyan Christian School Officials

May 23, 2024

The Bartlesville Lions Club is hosting an open meeting Thursday featuring speakers from Wesleyan Christian School. Superintendent Todd Landers and Development Director Darla Otto will be discussing expanded curricula and sports offerings at the school. They will also discuss Oklahoma’s ... read more »

Arvest Bank Makes Forbes’ 2024 America’s Best Employers for New Grads List

May 23, 2024

Arvest Bank has been named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for New Grads list for 2024. The bank was one of 35 companies listed in the banking and financial services industry. The awards list was announced May 21 and can be viewed on the Forbes.com website. Presented by Forbes ... read more »