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Martha's Task Receives $4,000 Donation from Arvest

May 21, 2024

Martha’s Task will soon offer a new mentoring program for women with the help from a $4,000 gift from the Arvest Foundation.   The funds will be used to create a leadership program within Martha’s Task called Lead from Within. Clients will have the opportunity to lead and ... read more »

Curbside Debris Pickup Continues

May 21, 2024

The City's free curbside collection for storm debris continues this week with City crews still working in the areas hardest hit by the recent tornado, Public Works Director Keith Henry said Tuesday. The curbside service was implemented last week to help residential Solid Waste customers d ... read more »

Severe Weather Risk Increases Tuesday Evening

May 21, 2024

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front by late Tuesday afternoon in northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. The National Weather Service says all modes of severe weather will be possible, with the threat continuing into the late evening and overnight hours. ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Library to Close for a Short Time

May 21, 2024

The Bartlesville Public Library will be closing its doors for a short time in early June to install some new skylights. Library Director Shellie McGill talks about the upcoming closing:   “Rain could result in a postponement, but we are currently scheduled to complete the insta ... read more »

Memorial Day Flowers Can Be Set Out Thursday in Pawhuska

May 21, 2024

With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us, the City of Pawhuska has stated that residents can begin placing flowers at the cemetery on Thursday afternoon. They say that the flowers need to be picked up no later that Sunday, June 9th.   Bartlesville Radio will be covering area Memorial Da ... read more »

State Senate Approves Daniels' Public Safety Bill

May 21, 2024

The Oklahoma Senate on Monday gave final passage to legislation that will protect frontline employees and businesses from retail and commercial theft. Senate Bill 1735 from Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, expands the definition of second-deg ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools to Offer Free Meals to All Students

May 21, 2024

Bartlesville Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch for all students during the 2024-2025 school year. The Board of Education discussed the policy change Monday, which is made possible by changes to the federal program that provides funding for school nutrition. Parents shou ... read more »

Coffeyville Graduate Dies After Drowning Saturday

May 21, 2024

A Coffeyville, Kansas high school senior passes away just hours after graduation. Alonzo Juan Juan drowned at Big Hill Lake, near Cherryvale, just hours after receiving a diploma at the Field Kindley High School commencement ceremony. The body was recovered Saturday evening by emergency respo ... read more »

Congressman Josh Brecheen Returns from Bipartisan CODEL to Turks and Caicos, Pushes for Release of Five Detained Americans

May 21, 2024

  One of the Americans trapped in Turks and Caicos Islands, Ryan Tyler Watson, of Oklahoma, traveled there with his wife and other couples on a 40th birthday trip. As Watson and his wife were leaving the island in April, TCI airport security reportedly found four rounds of ammunition whi ... read more »

Barnsdall Tornado Strongest in Oklahoma in 11 Years

May 20, 2024

Surveys have been completed from the Barnsdall area and analysts can confirm that an EF-4 tornado with max winds of 180 miles per hour struck the town Monday, May 6th. That is the strongest tornado to strike Oklahoma since the powerful EF-5 tornado hit Moore in 2013.   Meteorologists ... read more »

Boil Order Remains in Effect for Hominy

May 20, 2024

A boil order remains in place for Hominy residents. The Department of Environmental Quality was in town on Monday taking samples of the water. It is expected to take 48 hours to get test results back, but if they come back clean the boil order will be lifted. Chlorine levels are where DEQ require ... read more »

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline Approaching

May 20, 2024

Voters in Washington County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the June  18,  Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said today. Absentee ballots are available to all registered voters, provided they are eligible to vote in the elec ... read more »

Pawhuska Summer Reading Program Starts Wednesday

May 20, 2024

The Pawhuska summer reading program begins this Wednesday for elementary students. Going through the last Wednesday in June, there will be different themes for kids to make a fun day out of from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.   Throughout the summer, kids will have the opportunity to learn ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Have Routine Monday Meeting

May 20, 2024

Monday's Osage County Commissioners meeting was rather routine in nature. The Board accepted all low bids for six month bids on food, oil, lube and antifreeze. They also accepted all bids for tabulation on six month bids for road oil, state spec asphalt and non state rock and state spec rock. ... read more »

Washington Co. Gets Funds for Storm Cleanup

May 20, 2024

The Washington County Commissioners met for their regular Monday meeting, with both Mike Dunlap and Mitch Antle present but Mike Bouvier absent. The Commissioner’s dealt with some items involving the recent tornado’s storm damage in Washington County. The County has received s ... read more »