Nowata County Clerk Resigns

Feb 08, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners accepted the resignation of county clerk Amber Wishall-Pendley.  Pendley resigned her post last Friday.  Commissioner Chairman Bud Frost read Pendley's letter. Pendley had a few months to serve before the November elections.  The commissione ... read more »

Barnsdall Mayor Hands Out Boil Water Notices

Feb 06, 2016

The mandatory boil water notice that went into effect in Barnsdall on Friday remains in effect. Rural districts #5 and #15 are included. According to social media posts, Barnsdall Mayor Brock Moore is going door to door handing out notices. The Department of Environmental Quality has the city of ... read more »

High Profile Murder Case to Go Forward Without Preliminary Hearing

Feb 06, 2016

The Oklahoma County Public Defender in a high profile murder case said Friday that “There's no purpose in a preliminary hearing” and “clearly the state has enough evidence” in reference to murder charges against Christian Costello in the stabbing death of his father, f ... read more »

Copan Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Feb 05, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Copan man who allegedly was in possession of illegal drugs.  22-year old Alan Joseph McGuire is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office saw a vehicle backed in ... read more »

School Board To Discuss Superintendent Contract

Feb 07, 2016

A few items are on tap for Monday's Nowata School Board meeting.  According to the agenda, the school board will take action on a lease purchase agreement for LED lighting for the entire school district, take action for the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year, and will decide o ... read more »

Shelter in Place at Bartlesville Schools Explained

Feb 05, 2016

The confusion about two schools in the Bartlesville Public School District being put in “shelter in place mode” on Thursday has been explained by Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings in a social media post. Hastings said “At no time was there an incident at the schools. Ther ... read more »

Rear Exit At City Hall Limited

Feb 05, 2016

City of Bartlesville Director of Engineering Micah Seemers announced that due to the ongoing work at ConocoPhillips Plaza in the 400 block of South Johnstone Avenue, the rear exit on the first floor of City Hall should be used in emergency situations.  Siemers said representatives from KSL D ... read more »

BSO Love on Stage Valentine Weekend

Feb 05, 2016

The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra is making it simple for couples to celebrate their love for Valentine's Day. The BSO presents “Love on Stage,” a full-length mostly-pops concert centered around love and romance. General Manager D'Lynn Everett there will be special guests an ... read more »

Pawhuska Man Facing Federal Drug Charges

Feb 05, 2016

The results of the February 2016 Federal Grand Jury were announced Thursday by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Pawhuska resident, 30-year-old John Stephen Mashunkashey is charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to d ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Steady

Feb 04, 2016

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission released their unemployment figures from December.  According to the commission, two of Oklahoma's 77 counties saw their unemployment rates rise.  Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties saw their unemployment rates decline. Nowata Cou ... read more »

Phillips 66 Dividend Report

Feb 04, 2016

Phillips 66 has announced their quarterly dividend report.  Phillips 66 has declared a quarterly dividend of 56 cents per share on Phillips 66 common stock.  The dividend is payable on March 1st, 2016 to shareholders of record as the close of business on February 16th.  ... read more »

Theater Bartlesville Presents You a Good Man Charlie Brown

Feb 04, 2016

Musical theater returns to Theater Bartlesville with “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Charlie Brown is portrayed by Troy Martin and when you see him, you'll know why. Martin said the production is based on original cartoon from 1967. This fun family musical is directed ... read more »

Owasso Police K9 Officer in Need of a Little Help

Feb 04, 2016

The Owasso Police Department has been fortunate enough to add another K9 officer. With funds from previous donations, The Friends of Owasso Police Foundation, were able to purchase Monson. However, additional funds are needed for related expenses such as housing, vehicle adjustments, food, vet ex ... read more »

School Board Elections Next Tuesday

Feb 04, 2016

School Board elections are scheduled across the state for next Tuesday, February 9. There is only one contested race in Washington County. Candidates for the District's Office 1 area in the Caney Valley School District are Clayton Ullrich and Andy Young. School board positions in Bartlesv ... read more »

Teeter Preliminary Hearing Delayed

Feb 03, 2016

A Bartlesville man who is accused of trying to run over a man with a car, has his preliminary hearing delayed until February 16th because a witness was unable to appear in court.  Steven Lee Teeter is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, DUI, two counts of malicious inju ... read more »