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Grocery giveaway January 24

Jan 16, 2023

City Church is continuing its grocery giveaway with its second one this year on Jan. 24, in Bartlesville and Pawhuska. The Bartlesville location is at the church at 4222 Rice Creek Road.  Pawhuska location is at Tri County Tech Business Center at 1225 Virginia Short St.  The gr ... read more »

Concrete Work Continues at The Center

Jan 20, 2023

The Center, located at 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. in Bartlesville, is starting the new year off right by replacing the concrete at the north entrance. In a statement, Facility Manager Pat Patterson said: "Keleher Architects drew up the plans, and the bid was awarded to Stout Construct ... read more »

Commissioners to Consider Sheriff's Office Donation

Jan 20, 2023

The Washington County Sheriff's Office will have items weighed by the Washington County Commissioners soon. A $2,000 donation for the WCSO's Special Response Team from Kenneth G. and Diana Moon Adams may be approved when the Commissioners meet. A proclamation regarding Northeast Oklah ... read more »

Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Illegal Immigrants

Jan 20, 2023

A man who was discovered transporting illegal immigrants across northeastern Oklahoma pleaded guilty this week in federal court. Alfonso Solis-Melendez, 33, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty to transportation of illegal aliens. The defendant and his 11 passengers were discovered after an Okl ... read more »

Osage County Absentee ballots

Jan 20, 2023

Voters in Osage County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 14, 2023, City of Pawhuska Municipal General, Town of Wynona Municipal General, Bartlesville I0304 Public Schools Special, Osage Hills C00357 Public Schools Special, Skiatook I0072 Public Schools Special & Woodla ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Seen After Harassing Phone Call

Jan 20, 2023

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County Court after making a series of threatening phone calls to Bartlesville’s First Church. According to an affidavit, Todd Sinkinson left a series of different threatening voicemails centered on his medical information. The calls had differen ... read more »

Keeping Up With the Commissioners

Jan 20, 2023

Osage County swore in two new commissioners in the beginning of January with one being District Three Commissioner Charlie Cartwright.  Commissioner Cartwright says his first few weeks as commissioner has been a blast.  One of the challenges of being a commissioner is balancing ... read more »

Day One of the Caney Valley Tournament

Jan 19, 2023

Day one of the Caney Valley Tournament is done, and we had two of the games for you on KRIG, Riverfield v. Copan and Caney Valley (KS) vs Caney Valley, Ramona (OK). We’ll start with Riverfield, the Ravens won big over the Hornets, 68-24. This one was seemingly over after the first couple of ... read more »

Five Fail to Appear in Court After Party in Nowata Co.

Jan 19, 2023

Five individuals allegedly fail to appear in Nowata County District Court three times after being issued a citation for a party held last fall.. According to the Nowata County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), a large party on the Oologah Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Nowata County was ... read more »

Power Outage Affects NE Oklahoma

Jan 19, 2023

Some Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative customers are without power on Thursday evening in northeast Oklahoma. As of 8:00 PM the VVEC outage map showed 1,729 customers without power. Most are in southern portions of Washington and Nowata County. We will have more information as its ava ... read more »

Hern Nominates Bartian to Military Service Academies

Jan 19, 2023

A Bartlesville native lands on Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern’s list of nominees to the United States Service Academies. Jack Auschwitz of Bartlesville High School was nominated by Rep. Hern to the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, an ... read more »

Bartlesville Library: Open House for "The Fortress" Set

Jan 19, 2023

"The Fortress" — a dedicated space created for middle and high school students on the second floor of the Bartlesville Public Library (BPL) — is now open. The Fortress gives teens a space to read, visit with friends, study, and play games. The space includes four fully-e ... read more »

State Senators File Education Freedom Bill

Jan 19, 2023

Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, and Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, have filed universal school choice legislation to benefit children in all corners of the state. Daniels’ Education Freedom Act, Senate Bill 822, provides parents the option of tapping into a portion of their child’s e ... read more »

Pedestrian Killed in Osage County Accident Identified

Jan 19, 2023

A pedestrian killed in a vehicular accident earlier in the week has been identified by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP). According to the OHP, the accident occurred on Monday night in Osage County along State Highway 97 near Sand Springs. A 39-year-old man from Sand Springs struck the pedest ... read more »

Tri County Tech Partnership to Offer Broadband Training

Jan 19, 2023

Tri County Tech partners with Wahzhazhe Connect, the Osage Nation's broadband expansion program, to offer paid job training for prospective field technicians. Tri County Tech Superintendent and CEO Dr. Tammie Strobel says they will train those who are interested in building broadband infr ... read more »