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GOP Hosts Forum

May 24, 2016

Candidates for State Senate District 29 Julie Daniels and Jean Oliver joined candidates for Washington County District 2 Commissioner Johnny Johnson, Don Pippin, and Mike Bouvier Monday night for a Green Country Republican Women's Club forum.  The Bartlesville City Council Chamber was fi ... read more »

State House Cuts Manatory Testing

May 24, 2016

Public school students will have to take fewer state-mandated tests under a bill approved overwhelmingly in the Oklahoma House. The House voted 95-1 on Monday for the bill that will eliminate several tests that students are currently required to take, including seventh-grade geography, fifth- ... read more »

Delayed Funeral for Pearl Harbor Sailor

May 24, 2016

A funeral was held this week for a 21-year-old Dennis, Kansas, man who died in 1941.  Seaman 2nd Class Dale F. Pearce was killed in action on December 7, 1941, while serving on the U.S.S Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor.  Pearce’s remains were recently identified and arrived Monday af ... read more »

City Council Discuss Proposed Budget

May 23, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council met in a workshop session Monday evening going over the City's budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.  Sales tax is the majority of the funds that the city receives and for the past seven and a half years, the City's sales tax growth has decreased and has for ... read more »

City Council Hears Doenges Stadium Presentation

May 23, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council Monday evening heard a presentation by incoming Bartlesville Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley about the possible transfer of Doenges Stadium to the Bartlesville School District.  The district signed an agreement with the City to manage the stadium last year ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Inmate Phone Privilege

May 23, 2016

The Osage County Commissioners held a short meeting Monday morning, and the topic which caused the most discussion was not on the agenda. Under the new business, Osage County Sheriff Ty Koch brought up a very important topic, the care of their inmates.   Osage County Jail regularly ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Meeting

May 23, 2016

Washington County Commissioners met Monday morning on the second floor of the County Office building.  One item of debate, the economic impact study of fairgrounds and proposed budget reduction, brought in several Washington County residents. The fairgrounds, north of Bartlesville, are costi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Choking Girlfriend

May 23, 2016

A Bartlesville man is in custody after being arrested on a warrant for allegedly choking his girlfriend back in April.  36-year Stephen Joe Eastham is charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation.  According to a court affidavit, Eastham's girlfriend told Bartlesv ... read more »

Superintendent to Discuss Doenges Stadium Before Council

May 23, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council will hear a proposal from incoming Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley this evening at 5:30. McCauley will request that council members transfer possession of Doenges Memorial Stadium to the School District.   The stadium, built in 1932, has not ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bids

May 23, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning took care of some unfinished business as they awarded Hot Mix/Hot Lay Asphalt and cold patch bids.  Commissioners Doug Sonenberg and Bud Frost each awarded A-PAC of Dewey and Logan County Asphalt the bids.  Both commissioners tabled the ite ... read more »

Green Country Republican Women to Host Forum

May 22, 2016

Candidates for State Senate District 29 and District Two Washington County Commissioner will face their opponents in a forum Monday night.  The Green Country Republican Women will sponsor the forum in the City Council Chambers at 7 o'clock.  Candidates will answer questions pose ... read more »

Record Number Rides Number 940

May 22, 2016

Saturday's Bartlesville Oil Flyer excursion trains saw a record number of riders. According to Dan Droege, 859 passengers, including visitors from Kansas and Texas traveled from south from Bartlesville to Ochelata on 3 one-hour rides.  Visitors were able to ring the bell and blow the whi ... read more »

State Budget Gets Some Help

May 22, 2016

Oklahoma will transfer about $125 million from a cash-flow reserve fund each year and make it available for lawmakers to spend as the state navigates closing a $1.3 billion shortfall in next year's budget.      Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed House Bill 3206 and six ... read more »

Doenges KRIG Country Showdown Semi-finalist Announced

May 21, 2016

Doenges Family of Autos and KRIG 104.9 hosted the 2nd Annual Country Showdown on Saturday. There were 30 contestants.  15 were selected to move on to the semi-final competition. Those who will advance are Eric Aubrey, Roy Bingham, Cali Creek, Celeste Drowatsky, Summer Flenniken, Annie Ha ... read more »

Motorcycle Accident Injures Teen Driver

May 22, 2016

Driving at an unsafe speed led to an accident Sunday afternoon in Avant.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a 15 year-old was driving his motorcycle eastbound on Third Street at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve.  The motorcycle went off the road to th ... read more »