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Flooding Causes Troubles on Local Roadways Monday

May 20, 2019

As of 10:00 o'clock Monday night, endless amounts of rainfall have caused troubles in Nowata, Osage and Washington Counties. District 2 Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier has advised that people stay home and avoid travel. He said everything east of Highway 75 has seen significan ... read more »

Bartlesville Board of Education Passes Bond to Vote

May 20, 2019

The Bartlesville Board of Education awards a bid for the purchase of General Obligation Building Bonds worth $10.5 million Monday night. The Bond Issue bid was awarded to JP Morgan. From there, Chief Financial Officer David Boggs talked to the Board of Education about issuing the G.O. Buildin ... read more »

Flooding Anticipated Near Lenapah

May 20, 2019

Severe weather is running rampant throughout the region on Monday. Heavy amounts of rainfall have put several bodies of water in Nowata County at risk of overflowing with the potential of large scale flooding. An area where flooding commonly occurs is in Lenapah on the banks of the Verdigris ... read more »

Nowata Library to Hold Book Sale this Weekend

May 20, 2019

The City of Nowata and Nowata County Library is set for its annual book sale this week. The sale will take place on Friday, May 24th and will last from 10:00 in the morning till 5:00 that evening. The Nowata Library will also hold the sale on Saturday, May 25th from 9:00 in the morning until ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Register for Click It or Ticket

May 20, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department registers for the Click It or Ticket campaign.    The event, which started today / Monday and will run through June 2nd, is a nation-wide enforcement campaign to remind people to wear their seat belts and use car seats.    Cap ... read more »

Man Accused in Friday Night Murder Appears in Court

May 20, 2019

A Bartlesville man accused in the shooting death of 28-year-old Kolton Edwards on Friday night made an initial appearance at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. 45-year-old Shawn Lynch appeared before judge Kyra Franks through teleconference at the Washington County Jail. The State of ... read more »

Tourism Director Having Good Month

May 20, 2019

It has been a good month for Osage County Tourism Executive Director Kelly Bland. She graduated from Oral Roberts University in the first week of the month and most recently became a full-time county employee on Monday. Claude Rosendale with the Tourism Committee explains why she was so deserving ... read more »

Flooding Potential Elevates Amidst Rainfall Amounts

May 20, 2019

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has announced that there is a flooding warning for the Caney River across portions of Washington County. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox said this warning is for minor flooding and includes Bartlesville, Ramona and Collinsville. Cox said the ... read more »

County Commissioners Make Bland Full-time Employee

May 20, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and got a number of things accomplished before the severe weather hit the county.   After having time to review her contract, the county commissioners decided to make Osage County Tourism Directo ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bid for County Fairgrounds

May 20, 2019

C&L Supply Inc. wins the Washington County Fairgrounds bid for one or more 15-ton gas and cooling package units. The Washington County Commissioners awarded the bid to C&L in their regular meeting Monday morning. The bid was worth $9,171 and does not include the installment of the uni ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss Jail, Budget

May 20, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners discussed several items related to the sheriff’s office, county jail and budget concerns at Monday morning’s meeting. Sheriff Mirta Hallett advised the board that $20,000 is still owed to Washington County for inmate housing while the jail was not o ... read more »

Murder in Bartlesville Late Friday Night

May 18, 2019

A man is arrested for first degree murder after a shooting late Friday in Bartlesville. The Bartlesville Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 700 block of SE Sooner Park. Captain Jay Hastings said the call came in at approximately 10:16 Friday night. The victim, 2 ... read more »

Community Foundation Honors Legacy Families

May 18, 2019

Bartlesville Community Foundation honored three families Saturday night during its annual Legacy Hall of Fame Gala.  Foundation Executive Director, Mike Wilt says the foundation recognized that the community stands on the shoulders of those who have done good things before.   Th ... read more »

Earthquake Felt in Bartlesville

May 17, 2019

A reported earthquake struck Oklahoma and could be felt throughout much of the Midwest. A 4.4 magnitude tremor hit 21 miles Northeast of Enid at about 3:33 Friday afternoon. The earthquake had a reported depth of 3.1 miles. Many Bartlesville and NE Oklahoma residents reported that they felt t ... read more »

Relay for Life NOW Cancels Saturday Event

May 17, 2019

Pending inclement weather for Saturday has led to the cancellation of Relay for Life for Nowata, Osage and Washington Counties' event. Relay for Life N.O.W. Committee Board Member Linda Dolezal said they cancelled the event for the safety and convenience of cancer survivors, families, ven ... read more »