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Summer Reading Program Registration Open in Bartlesville

May 14, 2024

Registration for those interested in participating in the summer reading program at the Bartlesville Public Library is now open. The program is open to everyone, regardless of age and this year's theme is, "Adventure Begins at Your Library." Library Director Shellie McGill talks ... read more »

ROC-WC Event: Talkin’ Politics Without Losin’ Your Cool – a Moderated Discussion

May 14, 2024

Republicans and Other Conservatives Washington County (ROC-WC) is hosting "Talkin’ Politics Without Losin’ Your Cool – a moderated discussion."   Appearing on COMMUNTIY CONNECTION, Quinn Schipper and Jessica Krause with ROC-WC said the group is hosting the ... read more »

UPDATED: Barnsdall Schools Cancel Classes for Rest of School Year

May 13, 2024

Barnsdall Public Schools will not be in session for the rest of the school year after an EF-4 tornado ripped through the small Osage County town on May 6.   Barnsdall Superintendent Dr. Sayra Bryant made the call on Sunday to cancel school for the last few remaining days of the schoo ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Meet Monday Morning

May 13, 2024

The Osage County Commissioners met Monday to cover several topics, most notably that of approving the signing of an application for storm debris cleanup assistance from the May 6th tornado. A discussion about the new office space remodel for the health department was tabled for another week b ... read more »

Authorities: Body Recovered From Bird Creek

May 13, 2024

Authorities in Osage County found a body of a man in Bird Creek on Saturday several miles south of tornado-ravaged Barnsdall.   Since the May 6 tornado, crews have been searching for 81-year-old Kenneth Wayne Hogue, who went missing during the twister in Barnsdall.   She ... read more »

Summer Food Service Program Still On Track

May 14, 2024

The Summer Food Service Program will be opening soon as the school year comes to a close. Bartlesville Public Schools has released the dates and times that each school will be open to the public. The program is available free of charge for kids up to 18 years old and 19 year olds who have dis ... read more »

Coffeyville Man Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Crash

May 13, 2024

A Coffeyville, Kansas man is dead following a weekend motorcycle crash.   50-year-old Charles Morris died Saturday when his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a culvert. The wreck happened just before 10 p.m. on Saturday night on US Highway 166 near County Road 5900 or about 4 mi ... read more »

Two Copan Residents Facing Kidnapping Charges

May 13, 2024

Two Copan residents are in the Washington County Jail facing charges of kidnapping.   36-year-old Kevin Michael Hobby and 32-year-old Samantha Lackey are accused of taking a child Lackey was babysitting on Saturday across state lines without permission.   According to a ... read more »

FEMA Assessment Team Responding to Bartlesville Tornado Damage

May 13, 2024

Assessment teams from FEMA will be in Bartlesville and rural parts of Washington County this week to observe damage from the May 6 tornadic storms.   Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox says this is one of the first steps to see if residents and local/county gove ... read more »

CITY MATTERS

May 13, 2024

  City Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen along with City Library and Museum Director Shellie McGill, Public Works Director Keith Henry, City Clerk Jason Muniger and City Development Director Larry Curtis all shared the latest from city hall on KWON's CITY MATTERS program. ... read more »

SUNFEST is May 31-June 2

May 13, 2024

  Lovingly known as "Oklahoma's Biggest Outdoor Picnic," SUNFEST kicks off the summer May 31-June 2. Bartlesville's premier arts & entertainment festival is held at Sooner Park, located at Madison Boulevard and Tuxedo Avenue in Bartlesville.   Appearing ... read more »

Daryl Worley for Washington Co. Commisioner District 2

May 13, 2024

He is an engineering consultant in his private business and he worked for 7 years for the city of Bartlesville in engineering, but Daryl Worley's reason for running for Washington County Commissioner for District  2 is very personal.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Dary ... read more »

Oklahoma Union High School Graduation

May 11, 2024

The commencement cereomonies for the 2024 graduating class of Oklahoma Union High School aired Saturday night on Real Country 104.9 FM KRIG.   This special broadcast was sponsored by Muller Construction, Totel CSI, Bartlett Co-op, Regent Bank of Nowata, Nowata Automotive Services and ... read more »

Woman Who Died in Barnsdall Tornado Identified

May 10, 2024

The person killed in the Barnsdall tornado on May 6 has been identified.   53-year-old Rhonda Hayman died during Monday's tornado. A memorial service will be Friday, May 17, at 2pm, at First Baptist Church in Dewey and cremation is under the care of Stumpff Funeral Home and Crema ... read more »

FEMA Responding to Barnsdall on Friday

May 09, 2024

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION OF THIS STORY FEMA is on their way to Barnsdall. That message drew a huge round of applause and cheers Thursday evening from a crowd gathered at Barnsdall Stadium to hear a message from Mayor Johnny Kelley and several other disaster teams who have descende ... read more »