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Hern Helps Over 900 Constituents with Federal Agencies

Jan 04, 2022

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) closes out 2021 with a record number of constituent casework completed. Congressman Hern and his staff closed just over 900 cases in 2021 for constituents facing issues with federal agencies, more than double pre-pandemic numbers. In a statement, Hern said: ... read more »

Bartlesville Council Signs Letter of Intent

Jan 03, 2022

At Monday evening's City Council meeting in Bartlesville, a letter of intent was signed between the City and the First Christian Church. The City of Bartlesville will have access to use this property. Former Vice-Mayor Alan Gentges talks about the 18 month process and how they got to this poi ... read more »

Vice Mayor James Curd on COMMUNTY CONNECTION

Jan 04, 2022

  The Bartlesville City Council on Monday signed a letter of intent between the City and the First Christian Church for the possible donation of the bulding to the city. The City of Bartlesville has access to use this property in July. Mayor Dale Copeland said that this is merely a s ... read more »

Dewey Schools to Revisit COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

Jan 04, 2022

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updating their guidance regarding COVID-19 isolations and quarantines, Dewey Public Schools (DPS) will look to do the same. Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent says they are currently reviewing those recommendations and will be working ... read more »

House Retires from the Bartlesville Police Department

Jan 04, 2022

A member of the Bartlesville Police Department (BPD) retires after 15 years of service. BPD Administrative Assistant Paula House served in her role from November 2006 until December 2021. House also worked in the City Manager's office several years prior to joining the BPD. The Admini ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Police Software Contract

Jan 04, 2022

The Nowata County Commissioners handled several first of the year items at Tuesday morning’s meeting. The board met a later than normal due to the assessment of the New Year’s holiday. Chairman Burke LaRue was re-nominated to serve as the chairman once again. Troy Friddle will ser ... read more »

Services Held for Former Bartlesville City Manager

Jan 04, 2022

Memorial services take place for former Bartlesville City Manager Ed Gordon. First Baptist Church in Bartlesville was the site where services were held on Tuesday morning for former Bartlesville City Manager Ed Gordon. Gordon's sons Caleb and David officiated the funeral. Caleb says t ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Elect Chairman for 2022

Jan 04, 2022

The Board of Osage County Commissioners had their first meeting of 2022 on Tuesday morning and District Two Commissioner Steve Talburt was elected as Chairman for the coming year. District Three Commissioner Darren McKinney was elected as Vice-Chairman. The Board was presented with the new CD ... read more »

Tulsa Megacenter Closing This Week

Jan 04, 2022

  The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Tulsa megacenter will be closing for good at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7. The megacenter, located at 7130 S. Lewis Avenue in the Kensington Business Center, opened on August 16  and has served close to 50,000 Oklahomans.   ... read more »

Dewey Turns Down Offer from American Towers, LLC

Jan 03, 2022

The Dewey Public Works Authority turns down an offer from American Towers, LLC. The item revolves around the City of Dewey's cell tower site, which sits on 7.5 acres northwest of Peter's True Value. Mayor Tom Hays and the Council thought the offer to extend the contract was seven year ... read more »

Property in Dewey Transfers Over to Boys & Girls Club

Jan 03, 2022

The Dewey City Council unanimously approves a resolution to transfer real estate by quit claim deed to the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville. Pictured right is the boundary of the property transferred to the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville, which surrounds the OSU Extension Office i ... read more »

Dewey Man Charged with Pointing a Firearm

Jan 03, 2022

A Dewey man was charged with a felony count of pointing a firearm during an arraignment at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. Patrick Gilmore was present over videoconference for a probable cause hearing. Gilmore was arrested on a warrant stemming from a September 2021 incident. Acco ... read more »

Skiatook Chamber Meeting Coming Up

Jan 03, 2022

This month's chamber luncheon is a big one in Skiatook, as they will be having their annual inauguration. This month's meeting is set to take place next Wednesday with networking to begin at 11:45 a.m. and lunch to follow. The monthly event is set to take place on the South Campus of the ... read more »

The Winner of the 2022 Baby Derby Is.........

Jan 03, 2022

  It took a couple of days, but the first baby of 2022 at Ascension St. John Jane Phillips arrived mid-afternoon on Monday, January 3, 2022.   Stephanie Bonell with Ascension St John Jane Phillps told us, "Miss Paisley Markham was born to her mother, Baylee Reed,and fat ... read more »

Inmate Charged with Assaulting Officers

Jan 03, 2022

A Bartlesville man was charged with multiple felony counts after two alleged assault incidents on a corrections officer that occurred at the Washington County Jail in December. Luke Chrisco had charges brought forward against him on Monday in Washington County Court. According to an affidavit ... read more »