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Peter's Ready to Move

Apr 15, 2014

A business that has been in downtown Dewey for nearly a century is beginning its move out. Peter's True Value has been at their location on Don Tyler for 97 years but Peter's has outgrown it. A new building, located just north of the high school, has been erected and owner Pat Hopkins say ... read more »

Nowata Schools To See Lunch Price Increase

Apr 14, 2014

Eating lunch at Nowata Public Schools will cost a little bit more next school year.  The Nowata School Board Monday night approved an increase in lunch prices for the 2014-2015 school year.  Elementary will go from $1.75 to $1.95.  Middle and High School will go from $2.25 to $2.45 ... read more »

Caney, Kansas Man Arrested On Assault Charge

Apr 14, 2014

A Caney, Kansas man is in custody after being arrested on a warrant for allegedly assaulting a man.  20-year old Samuel Jeffrey Watt is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  According to a court affidavit, back in February, Dewey police were called to an apartment in the 100 block ... read more »

Commissioners Recognize 911 Education Week

Apr 14, 2014

Washington County Commissioners declared that Washington County will participate in National 911 Education Week, Since 1968, 911 has been established as the emergency code used throughout the United States. As part of their regular meeting, the Washington County Commissioners approved and signed ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Addresses Bartlesville Rotarians

Apr 14, 2014

First District Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine says he's happy that no one chose to oppose him in the November election.  That means Bridenstine will be able to continue representing the voters of his district rather than dividing his time between Congress and a re-election campaign ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Detention Service Contract

Apr 14, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a detention service agreement for fiscal year 2014-2015.  The contract is from Sax and Fox Nation for $21.11 per child per day.  The commissioners tabled an environmental impact project from the federal government.  Officials ... read more »

Ward Named Officer of the Year

Apr 14, 2014

Bartlesville's Fraternal Order of Police named its 2014 Officer of the Year Friday night.  Chief of Police Tom Holland made the public announcement Monday morning on KWON's City Matters program.  This year's selectee is a native of Blackwell and received his Criminal Justice ... read more »

Sunday Storms Cause Some Damage

Apr 14, 2014

Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rains to parts of Oklahoma as the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Sunday evening for much of the eastern half of Oklahoma and portions southeast Kansas. The tornado watch was in effect until 8 o'clock last night. Oklahoma Department ... read more »

Local Races To Be Decided

Apr 12, 2014

Three of the eight local positions will be contested this fall. With the filing period over, two district judge races and one state representative race will be contested. The District 10 judge seat will be contested between incumbent John Kane of Pawhuska and Phil Best of Skiatook. The District 1 ... read more »

Washington County District One Race

Apr 12, 2014

One local seat will be contested in the polls. At the close of the filing period Friday, only the District 1 Washington County Commissioner's seat is in contention. Republicans Mitch Antle of Dewey and Pat Evans of Bartlesville both filed for election to the seat. Mike Dunlap will run unoppos ... read more »

Mullin Will Face Primary Opponent

Apr 12, 2014

Two Democrats and an independent have joined the race to represent the state's sprawling 2nd Congressional District.  Eighty-year-old Korean War veteran Earl Everett of Fort Gibson filed candidacy papers Friday as a Democrat. He ran for the seat two years ago and forced a runoff after th ... read more »

Bridenstine Goes Unopposed

Apr 12, 2014

First term Congressman Jim Bridenstine is among dozens of Oklahoma politicians who won't have to worry too much about launching a political campaign this season.  At the end of the three-day filing period on Friday, the 38-year-old Republican from Tulsa was among several candidates who d ... read more »

House To Vote On Funding Capitol Building

Apr 11, 2014

Many Oklahoma citizens have approached their representatives and asked to repair the State Capitol.  Nothing was being done on how to fund or start fixing the capitol.  The House will soon decide whether or not to approve a bond proposal to repair the Capitol.  During Friday's ... read more »

Gilkey Returns To Court

Apr 11, 2014

Continuation of the preliminary hearing for former Pawhuska High School Football Coach Scotty Ray Gilkey was heard yesterday morning in Osage County District Court. Gilkey is charged of felony embezzlement in connection with fraudulently appropriating approximately $2,500 between June and Novembe ... read more »

Wind Farm Tabled

Apr 11, 2014

The Pawhuska-Osage County Board of Adjustment held a public meeting last night at the Osage County Fairgrounds Agricultural Building before voting to table a decision on a wind mill farm until May 8th. Of the more than one hundred concerned citizens that attended last night's meeting, the boa ... read more »

City To Host Home Owners Workshop

Apr 11, 2014

The City of Bartlesville will host the first Home Owners Workshop.  The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.  There will be three additional follow up workshops on May 22nd, June 19th, and July 24th.  All the workshops are from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. a ... read more »

Unemployment Remains Steady

Apr 11, 2014

Some Oklahoma counties saw their unemployment rates rise and some have gone down.  According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, 30 of 77 counties, including Osage County saw a drop in unemployment while rates rose in 27 counties, including Nowata and Washington counties. Washi ... read more »

Wier Facing Felony Charges

Apr 10, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly gave a false name and having illegal drugs.  28-year old Doyle Destin Wier is charged with false personate to create liability and possession of marijuana.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop at the Skyline Motel ... read more »

Nowata Spring Clean Up Event

Apr 10, 2014

Nowata will be having their spring clean-up day, this Saturday from 8:30 A.M. until Noon.  The Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event.  Participating groups and individuals are asked to gather from 8:30 A.M. to 9 A.M. at Jack Gordon Park to register and receive street assig ... read more »

Maldonado Drops Baby Veronica Suit

Apr 10, 2014

The biological mother of a girl at the center of a South Carolina adoption dispute has dropped a challenge to the law governing placement of Indian children. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Thursday an attorney says Christy Maldonado wanted to end the lawsuit once Matt and Melanie ... read more »

Washington County Candidates File for Office

Apr 10, 2014

Washington County voters will have a contested race for District one commissioner.  Republicans Mitch Antle and Pat Evans filed for the post held by long-time commissioner Gary Deckard.  District three Commissioner Mike Dunlap filed for re-election as did Assessor Todd Mathes and County ... read more »

Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Apr 10, 2014

The 2014 Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce banquet was held Thursday evening at Hillside Christian Church Family Life Center.  This year's guest speaker was Sean Kouplen , the President and CEO of Regent Bank.  In his opening remarks, Kouplen said he's thrilled to be in Nowata.&nb ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Apr 09, 2014

What started out as a traffic violation turned out to be a drug bust for a Bartlesville man.  35-year old Joseph Martez Manual The Third is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of 18th and ... read more »

United Way Names Lambert to Manage Campaign

Apr 09, 2014

The Bartlesville Regional United Way has named Krisin Lambert as the 2014 Campaign Manager and Resource Specialist.  In announcing the addition to the United Way Staff, Executive Director Jody Burch said he was excited to have the team for this year's campaign in place.  Lambert ... read more »

Area Candidates File for Election

Apr 09, 2014

Travis Dunlap filed for election for State Representative from District 10 Wednesday morning.  Dunlap announced several weeks ago that he would run for the seat being vacated by Steve Martin, who chose not to run for re-election.  Early filings for U. S. Representative include incum ... read more »

Antle to Run

Apr 08, 2014

Mitch Antle, Community Development Officer for Washington County has announced his plans to run for the District 1 County Commissioners seat currently held by Gary Deckard.  As Community Development Officer, Antle has overseen the E911 service for the county and looks to continue expand his ... read more »

Dewey Changes Ordinance

Apr 08, 2014

The Dewey City council approved a change to city ordinances Monday evening that affects smokers of e-cigarettes. After hearing and approving an extension appeal for dilapidation consideration from Larry Kerns, the city approved a change to city ordinances regarding tobacco use in city buildings, ... read more »

Dewey Honors Teachers of the Year

Apr 08, 2014

The Dewey School Board celebrated it's best teachers Monday night as part of its meeting. For the first time, Dewey schools honored Teachers of the Year. One teacher from the elementary school, the middle school and the high school were honored, with Darci Swanson, Dustie Swaim, and Vicki Eas ... read more »

Nowata Chamber Banquet Coming Up

Apr 08, 2014

The annual Nowata Chamber of Commerce banquet is set for this Thursday evening at 6:30.  The event will take place at Hillside Christian Church Family Life Center.  The evening will be a great time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding businesses and individuals. ... read more »

Johnson Announces Senate Bid

Apr 08, 2014

A Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City who has been a leading liberal voice in the Senate has announced her plans to run for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Coburn.  Flanked by family and friends, Senator Connie Johnson announced her candidacy on Tuesday and said: " ... read more »

City Council Approves Ordinance

Apr 07, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council Monday night approved a residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan for the City's participation in the fiscal year 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program.  Every year the City applies for the CDBG grant and this year was awarded $77 ... read more »

Dewey Man Arrested For Lewd Molestation

Apr 07, 2014

A $250,000 bond has been set for a Dewey man who allegedly touched two kids inappropriately.  36-year old Phillip Paul Morrison is charged with two counts of lewd molestation.  The authorities received a report from a representative from the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Di ... read more »

Edwards Assault Charges Filed

Apr 07, 2014

Charges have been filed for a Bartlesville man who allegedly was involved in a shooting last Thursday morning.  23-year old Tanner Christian Edwards is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate a possible shooting in the 26 ... read more »

Nowata County Sales Tax Up Slightly

Apr 07, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a resolution of disposing county equipment.  The items include a front loader rock crusher, a 2005 mobile home, and a 2006 John Deere exavator.  County officials learned that the county's sales tax funds for the month totaled $ ... read more »

National Day of Prayer Event Announced

Apr 07, 2014

Bartlesville will celebrate the National Day of Prayer with a community service on Thursday evening, May 1st 6:30.  The celebration will be held at The Voice of the Martyrs' headquarters, located at Nowata and Bison Roads in Bartlesville.  The day is a call to all followers of Jesus ... read more »

Road Project Closes County Roadway

Apr 07, 2014

Washington County Emergency Management has announced a road closure.  Washington County Road 4020 will be closed today between County Road 1000 and State Highway 10.  The road is being closed to accomodate a culvert repair project. ... read more »

Election Filing Period

Apr 06, 2014

Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, says that the filing period for state and county offices opens at 8 am, Wednesday, April 9, and ends Friday at 5 pm, April 11. Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board and candidates for cou ... read more »

Train Tickets Will Sell Fast

Apr 06, 2014

The popular “Bartlesville Oil Flyer” excursion train will make its annual trip to the city on Saturday, May 10th. Tickets for the hour-long experience go on sale Monday at the Visitor Information Center inside the Chamber depot at 210 SW Keeler. The train will make three trips fro ... read more »

Public Hearing Planned Monday Evening

Apr 06, 2014

A public hearing is planned for Monday night's Bartlesville City Council meeting.  According to the agenda, a public hearing will take place on an ordinance for annexation of a 164 acre tract of land located west of Sunset Blvd. and north of U.S. Highway 60.  After the public hearin ... read more »

Commissioners To Meet Monday Morning

Apr 06, 2014

A light agenda is planned for Monday's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will take action on a resolution of disposing of equipment and take action on a detention service agreement for fiscal year 2014-2015.  Monday morning's Nowata ... read more »

OK Mozart House Concert Set

Apr 05, 2014

The OK Mozart Original Artist Concert Series will conclude this year’s season next month with a world-premiere event.  The concert will pair OK Mozart’s Amici New York String Quartet with the Fort Collins, Colorado contemporary sister-quartet, SHEL, on stage at the Frank Phillips ... read more »

Bartlesville Man In Custody

Apr 04, 2014

A probable cause hearing took place Friday afternoon for a Bartlesville man who allegedly was involved in a shooting Thursday morning.  23-year old Tanner Christian Edwards has been arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate ... read more »

DeLapp Announces Re-Election Bid

Apr 04, 2014

Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp has announced his candidacy to run for re-election for District Judge for the 11th Judicial District, which covers Washington and Nowata counties.  DeLapp began serving as District Judge in January of 2007.  In a press release, DeLapp says ... read more »

Mill and overlay project will disrupt traffic

Apr 04, 2014

You can expect some lane closures on Frank Phillips Boulevard next week.  Engineering Services Supervisor for the City of Bartlesville, Micah Siemers says the city will start mill and overlay work at the intersection of Frank Phillips and Silverlake to remove the dips in the road surface cau ... read more »

McDonald Waives Preliminary Hearing

Apr 03, 2014

An Ochelata man has waived preliminary hearing and has been bound over for formal arraignment facing drug charges.  35-year old Ryan Jo McDonald is charged with trafficking in illegal drugs after two or more felonies.  Back in January, Washington County Sheriff deputies found a suspicio ... read more »

Police Nab Shooting Suspect

Apr 03, 2014

The Bartlesville Police Department has arrested one man in connection with a shooting and possible road rage. According to a release from the Bartlesville Police Department, officers were called to Jane Phillips Hospital early Thursday morning where a man was receiving treatment for a gunshot to ... read more »

OKC Man Arrested For Giving False Name

Apr 03, 2014

A Probable cause hearing took place Thursday afternoon for 31-year old Gerald Lawrence Freeman, who was arrested for giving a false name and possession of marijuana.  Bartlesville police were called to Jane Phillips Medical Center in reference to a man who went to the emergency room with a g ... read more »

WCFD Needs Your Help

Apr 03, 2014

A group that has been very busy lately helping all across the county is asking for your help. The Washington County Fire Department is currently selling tickets for breakfast at the masonic lodge Saturday morning. Washington County Fire Chief Kary Cox says money raised from this event will go dir ... read more »

Mullin Announces Re-Election Bid

Apr 03, 2014

GOP congressman Markwayne Mullin has announced plans to run for a second term representing the 2nd Congressional District in Oklahoma.  Mullin said Wednesday that he remains determined to "challenge the status quo in Washington D.C. and fight for our way of life here in Oklahoma."& ... read more »

Smoke Testing Underway

Apr 03, 2014

\r\n Bartlesville city officials want you to be aware that the city's contractor, Tetra Tech will be testing the sanitary sewer system.  According to the announcement, workers will access the city's manholes in order to smoke test sewer pipes and locate defects in the system.   ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Burglary

Apr 02, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly broke into a man's house and threaten the victim with a knife.  26-year old Tara Marie Simmons is charged with first degree burglary and assault with a dangerous weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to investigat ... read more »