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Marking Mystery Solved

Aug 17, 2017

Some have noticed some strange markings around the Pathfinder Parkway and around town. After reaching out to Kelli Williams, the mystery has been solved. Williams says the markers were placed by Heartland Surveying & Mapping Co. of Muskogee, a contractor for the Oklahoma Department of Tr ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Assault On Police Officer

Aug 17, 2017

A Bartlesville man appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. Ward Long is facing multiple charges including domestic abuse and felony assault and battery on a police officer for an incident that occurred earlier this week. According to an affidavit, Long and a female were argu ... read more »

Kennedy Building Sold in Auction

Aug 16, 2017

Going, going, gone, the iconic Kennedy Building in downtown Pawhuska was officially sold Wednesday afternoon in a live auction hosted by Chupps Auction Company. The building was built in 1927 as Citizen National Bank and renovated in 2008 to become home to the Osage County Department of Human Ser ... read more »

Pawhuska Continues To Work To Make School Safe

Aug 17, 2017

Pawhuska did not start school as planned today.  School administration has confirmed that there will not be school on Friday either due to problems with the gas purge site discovered near one of the schools.   Superintendent, Dr. Janet Neufeld issued a statement which says a gas pur ... read more »

Storms Cause Damage To JPMC

Aug 17, 2017

Recent storms have caused damage around the local area with power outages and scattered debris. Among those who have experienced damages, is Jane Phillips Medical Center. According to Laurie Kendall, Jane Phillips Medical Center lost electrical power in the patient tower on August 10 due to ... read more »

Caney Boil Order Lifted

Aug 17, 2017

Drink up, Caney! The Kansas Department of Health and Environment rescinds the boil water advisory for the City of Caney. The advisory was issued because of a pump failure resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Laboratory testing of samples collected from the City of Caney indicate no evid ... read more »

BHS Freshmen Recieve Chromebooks

Aug 16, 2017

Freshmen at Bartlesville High School are checking out Chromebooks for use at school and at home this school year. This is the second phase of a multi-year Student Computing Initiative approved by Bartlesville voters as part of the August 2016 bond issue. In 2016-2017 carts with Chromebooks t ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Stalking

Aug 16, 2017

A Bartlesville man appeared at the Washington County Courthouse today. Michael LaRue is facing a felony charge of stalking. LaRue has been charged in multiple similar incidents in the past. According to an affidavit, LaRue showed up at the workplace of a young women several times to engage so ... read more »

Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland Addresses Chamber Forum

Aug 16, 2017

Phillips 66 Chief Executive, Greg Garland told a Bartlesville Chamber forum his company continues to grow and continues to return about 40 percent of net profit back to stockholders in the form of dividends.  Garland started his presentation talking about Phillips 66 overall and then narrowe ... read more »

Aviation Growing In Oklahoma

Aug 16, 2017

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has released the Oklahoma Aviation And Aerospace Economic Impact Study, to which we received a copy of the Executive Summary. The study started in the summer of 2016, and studied all 109 airports in the state, as well as off-airport aviation and aerospace emplo ... read more »

ODOT Warns For Highway Safety During Eclipse

Aug 16, 2017

As Oklahoma prepares for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation urges drivers to plan ahead for viewing this phenomenon. When the eclipse begins in Oklahoma during the late morning hours on Monday, the moon may not be the only thing causing a ... read more »

Gov Fallin Says Special Session Necessary

Aug 16, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has announced that the Legislature must return in special session to deal with the $215 million shortfall caused by a proposed smoking cessation fee being struck down. Article 5, Section 55 of the Oklahoma Constitution states that no money shall be paid out of the state ... read more »

National Association of Commissions for Women Awards

Aug 16, 2017

The National Association of Commissions for Women recently presented the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women with its 2017 Achievement Award during the 47th Annual NACW Conference and Business Meeting held in Buffalo, NY. “We are honored to accept the award for our work in O ... read more »

No School in Pawhuska This Week

Aug 16, 2017

Pawhuska will NOT start school as planned on Thursday.  School administration confirms that there will not be school either Thursday or Friday due to problems with the gas purge site discovered near one of the schools.   We reported earlier that Superintendent, Dr. Janet Neufeld ... read more »

Truity Starts #ThankATeacher Campaign

Aug 16, 2017

Truity Credit Union has taken steps to help local teachers start the school year in a good way.  Credit Union officials say they are saying "thank you" in a tangible way to the people who are building the next generation of leaders.     Community Outreach Speciali ... read more »