Search for BPSD Superintendent Replacement in Full Swing

Feb 09, 2016

A special meeting with executive session is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon for Bartlesville Public School District members. The agenda shows that four candidates will be interviewed to fill the spot that will be left vacant at the end of the current school year. During a school board meeti ... read more »

Nowata School Board Awards LED Lighting Bid

Feb 08, 2016

The Nowata School Board approved a bid for a lease purchase agreement for LED lighting from Oklahoma LED for $237,665.  The lease agreement is a seven year agreement to replace all the school district's lights.  As part of the financial agreement, the school district would pay $39,4 ... read more »

Polar Plunge Raises More than Anticipated

Feb 08, 2016

Saturday wasn't a bad weather day, at least for February in Oklahoma. It also wasn't a bad day for Special Olympics and the Polar Plunge in Bartlesville. The numbers released by Derek Cain of Special Olympics Oklahoma show a total of $11,334.77. Mike Bouvier is very involved with the prog ... read more »

Taste of Chocolate Fundraiser this Friday

Feb 08, 2016

Family Healthcare Clinic will host its annual “A Taste of Chocolate” fund-raising event from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. Friday, February 12th at the Hillcrest Country Club. The Valentine’s weekend event supports the “Access to Care” medical program for uninsured and underser ... read more »

Witherow Trial Set To Begin

Feb 08, 2016

A Bartlesville man who is accused of drug violations will be facing a jury trial this week at the Washington County District Court.  Bruce Elsey Witherow is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Back in May of last year, Bartlesville police, ... read more »

Barnsdall Mayor Says Boil Water Order Could be Lifted Soon

Feb 08, 2016

Barnsdall Mayor Brock Moore is waiting for word from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality that the town's water is safe again for drinking. A boil water order was issued on Friday and the town's restaurants were shut down on Saturday due to the water issue. Moore said the ... read more »

Finding Drugs In Jail

Feb 08, 2016

A Bartlesville woman is in custody for allegedly bringing drugs into jail.  45-year old Elsie Delores Cordova is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  According to a court affidavit, while the suspect was being processed on another matter, officers ... read more »

Traffic Stop Leads To An Arrest For Drugs

Feb 08, 2016

A $20,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly was caught having illegal drugs.  32-year old Estella Elois Thompson is charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop at 5th and Osage ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Talk Funding Cuts and Appointments

Feb 08, 2016

District 2 Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier made a trip to Oklahoma City last week to visit with state legislators. He found out that there are 311 bills that could be reviewed pertaining to county government which could also affect road and bridge repairs. A proclamation presented ... read more »

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 »