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State of the Schools Goes Virtual on Wednesday

Aug 04, 2020

These unprecedented times call for unprecedented leadership. Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley, his leadership team, teachers, and staff have collaborated to make this school year safe and productive for all Bartlesville students and families. Join the Bartlesville com ... read more »

Back to School Immunization Event to be Held Thursday

Aug 04, 2020

A Back to School Immunization Clinic will be held in Washington County this week to help families in the area prepare for the fast approaching school year. According to the Washington County Health Department's health educator, Kayla Guerra, the WCHD will administer immunizations while su ... read more »

Oversized Load Overturns in Median Along Highway 75

Aug 04, 2020

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the inside southbound lane of U.S. Highway 75 about a mile south of Vera in Washington County is closed due to a non-injury oversized load that is overturned in the median. The accident occurred just north of West 4000 Road. The roadway closed at 9:49 ... read more »

Candidate Filing for Council Seats as of Monday

Aug 04, 2020

Candidate filing for seats on the Bartlesville City Council will resume on Tuesday after a light day for candidate filings on Monday. According to the Washington County Election Board, candidates are yet to file for the Ward One or Ward Five seat on the Bartlesville City Council. Mayor Dale C ... read more »

City of Bartlesville and Police Union Delay Negotiations

Aug 04, 2020

Monday night, the city of Bartlesville was expected to discuss and take possible action to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Bartlesville and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 117 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.    After looking at the affects that COVID-1 ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Continue Agenda Discussion

Aug 04, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners discussed the processes for getting an item on the agenda again at Monday’s meeting. Last week, the commissioners passed a resolution requiring anyone seeking to get on the agenda to get the approval of the chairman or another commissioner. District three ... read more »

Bartlesville Councils Aids Future Water Supply

Aug 04, 2020

The City of Bartlesville’s water supply was greatly aided by a couple of items passed at Monday night’s city council meeting. The council authorized the application of an $8.2 million loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to assist with a water reuse project that has been in th ... read more »

Chevron Phillips Donates $10K to BPS

Aug 03, 2020

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has supported the Bartlesville Public Schools for many years, and they are continuing to show their support this week. Recent examples include the science fair, the District-wide STEM initiative, and the recycling program at Bartlesville High School. This wee ... read more »

Variance Request Narrowly Passes

Aug 03, 2020

A variance request to allow a six-foot chain-link fence with a 25-foot gate to be located within the front set-back of 427 S. Osage Avenue was barely approved by the Dewey City Council on Monday night. Mr. Dawson, the owner of the gun store and shooting range, said he has experienced some sec ... read more »

School Resource Officer Agreement Renewed

Aug 03, 2020

Dewey Public Schools and the City of Dewey continued their partnership ahead of the upcoming school year. The Dewey Public Schools Board of Education approved the renewal of their school resource officer agreement with the City of Dewey on Monday evening. Superintendent Vince Vincent said the ... read more »

Bid for Parking Lot Improvements, More Approved

Aug 03, 2020

KSL Dirtworks, LLC was awarded a bid by the Dewey Public Schools Board of Education on Monday evening. Superintendent Vince Vincent said KSL Dirtworks will be in charge of the resurfacing, striping and repairing of campus parking lots. He said the project consists of a two-inch asphalt overla ... read more »

County to Resurface N3970 on Tuesday

Aug 03, 2020

Washington County will be resurfacing North 3970 Road on Tuesday, which could cause delays. The resurfacing will take place from West 1100 Road to Highway 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This work is being conducted near Copan. ... read more »

Man Allegedly Destroys Evidence, Conspires

Aug 03, 2020

Jimmy Eustler appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday afternoon for allegedly destroying evidence and for felony conspiracy. According to an affidavit, a Bartlesville police officer initiated a traffic stop when the officer advised that the vehicle was not stoppi ... read more »

Coffeyville Man Charged with Domestic Abuse

Aug 03, 2020

A Coffeyville man was arrested on Saturday for domestic assault and battery and obstruction of an Officer. According to a court affidavit, Bartlesville Police responded to a call at the 4100 block on Lester Ave, where Gary Hanigan was getting personal items from the home. While other officers ... read more »

Coronavirus a Concern in Osage County Offices

Aug 03, 2020

An employee at the Osage County Courthouse recently tested positive for the coronavirus and another employee was sent home because they were directly exposed to that person. District one commissioner Randall Jones says all proper protocols are being followed.   Jones said the coronav ... read more »