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Number of Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

Apr 22, 2021

Unemployment claims continue to fall across the country, now down to 547,000, which is the lowest it has been since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. These claims are down from a high of 900,000 to start the year. These numbers are still above the 250,000 mark that America was averaging ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools Face Coverings Update

Apr 22, 2021

An official email was sent to parents of Bartlesville public schools student on Thursday inform them that beginning Monday, April 26, COVID-19 protocols will be eased and that face coverings will be optional for both stundents and staff. The issue came up at Monday's board of education me ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Apr 22, 2021

A Bartlesville man was arrested after an incident with police on Wednesday afternoon. Austin Michael Riley was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance and driving with a suspended in Washington County court on Thursday. According to an affidavit, a Bartlesville police office ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools Lifts Mask Mandate

Apr 22, 2021

Pawhuska Public Schools held a board meeting regarding its return to learn plan and COVID-19 restrictions they currently have in place for students and faculty members while being on campus. Members of the public had the opportunity to voice their opinion and the overwhelming majority of those wh ... read more »

Commissioner Antle Talks Expo Center at GCRWC Luncheon

Apr 22, 2021

The Green Country Republican Women's Club held its monthly luncheon at Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville on Thursday. Washington County District 1 County Commissioner Mitch Antle was the guest speaker.   Antle talked about about his role and duties as Commissioner.  Ant ... read more »

County Approves Form for Additional Homestead Exemption

Apr 22, 2021

The Washington County Commissioners approved a notarized claim form for reimbursement for additional Homestead Exeption for tax year 2020 this week. Washington County Assessor Todd Mathes said they haven't received any monies back from the Legislature in approximately 19 years. If the Leg ... read more »

My Mom's Priceless Contest Begins April 30

Apr 22, 2021

KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM’s My Mom’s Priceless contest will begin on Friday, April 30th. You can register to win through local businesses, including Price Tower Arts Center & Copper Bar, Bluestem Body, Flowerland, McCoy Jewelers, Truity Credit Union, and Windle’s Rock & Je ... read more »

Bartlesville United Way to Hold Impact Award Ceremony

Apr 22, 2021

Bartlesville Regional United Way (BRUW) invites you to join them for its Community Impact Virtual Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. BRUW will look back on 2020 and all that they were able to accomplish during a difficult year. During the free event, you'll see compani ... read more »

Wash. Co. Surpluses 16 Pieces of Equipment for Bid

Apr 22, 2021

16 pieces of equipment in Washington County District 2 were declared as surplus this week. These items will be up for seal bid. The bids for these items are expected to open on Monday, June 7th. Commissioner Mitch Antle said all the inventory control numbers are in place as are the identi ... read more »

Osage Nation Health Department Continuing to Offer Vaccines

Apr 22, 2021

As of Monday, the Osage Nation Health Center had administered just over 6,100 COVID-19 vaccines. Of that, 38 percent of those patients have received both shots. They first began administering COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-December and are allowing both Natives and non-Natives to get the shot. ... read more »

Kiwanis Events Announced for Spring and Summer

Apr 22, 2021

Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Kiwanis members Karen Wilson and Rochelle Wilson brought us up to date on some fun fundraising events planned for the near future. Wine & Whimsy @ Crossing 2nd is set for Thursday, April 29, 5:30 – 7:30 highlighted with wine tasting and grazing boa ... read more »

WCEM Looks to Install 75 to 100 Storm Shelters

Apr 22, 2021

The Washington County Commissioners approved a notice of procurement on storm shelter grants for Washington County Emergency Management (WCEM) this week. WCEM's Eric Ashlock said they've applied for a notice of intent that has been accepted by Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM). Ashl ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Chief Talks Schools and McGirt Decision on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Apr 22, 2021

Cherokee Nation Principal Cheif Chuck Hoskin Jr. appeared  on COMMUNITY CONNECTION to talk about finacial distibutions to area schools, the SCOTUS McGirt decision and new electric vehicles for the tribe.   The Cherokee Nation presented more than $6.3 million to 107 school distri ... read more »

Hern Joins Pompeo, RSC to Introduce Max Pressure Act

Apr 22, 2021

Congressman Kevin Hern joined former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the Republican Study Committee to introduce the Max Pressure Act on Wednesday. The Max Pressure Act codifies the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran, putting sanctions in place to prevent ... read more »

TCWR to Host Paws-In-Pools Online Auction

Apr 22, 2021

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) will host their “Paws-In-Pools” online auction to raise funds for their animal residents and future rescues. Supporters can bid beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 30th through 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 2nd. A link to participate in the auction can ... read more »