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State House Dist. 10 Rep. Judd Strom Wins Re-election

Jun 18, 2024

Incumbent State House Dist. 10 Rep. Judd Strom won another term in office by defeating challenger Chad McCarthy in the June 18th Republican Primary Tuesday night. Strom does not have a Democrat opponent in November.    Strom garnered 64.11% or 2,565 total votes to Chad ... read more »

Colaw, Shivel Head to Aug. 27 Run-off in Commissioner's Race

Jun 18, 2024

Michael Colaw and Corey Shivel are heading to an August run-off in the race for Washington County Commissioner District 2. According to unofficial results after Tuesday’s primary election, Shivel received 971 votes, or 38.9%, and Colaw received 916 votes, or 36.7%. The third candidate, ... read more »

Osage County Election Results

Jun 18, 2024

Osage County cittizens went to the polls on Tuesday with five local primary races on the line and voters have elected a new sheriff in Bart Perrier.  Anthony Hudson will fill the expired term of County Commissioner for District One, Steve Talburt will retain his seat as County Commission ... read more »

Osage Nation Holding Disc Golf Clinic for Youth

Jun 18, 2024

The Osage Nation Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a disc golf clinic this Friday. The clinic will teach youth how to play disc golf beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Lynn Avenue.   Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served following the two-hour long ... read more »

Pawhuska School Board Has a Busy Monday Night

Jun 18, 2024

The Pawhuska School Board had its regularly scheduled meeting at the administration building on Monday evening and got a number of agenda items approved.    A state law going into effect on July 1st states that there is to be no one-on-one contact between students and teachers. ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Approves Item at Monday Meeting

Jun 17, 2024

The Dewey Public Works Authority met directly after the City Council Monday night, in a short meeting that showed the approval of just one item. The Council voted to approve the resolution to reappropriate funds from finance/administration to water/wastewater in the amount of $8,000. Mayor To ... read more »

Dewey City Council DIscuss Sales Tax and Hear Presentations

Jun 17, 2024

The Dewey City Council met Monday night for their second and final meeting of the month of June, and started with sales tax reports for the month of June. City Manager Kevin Trease gave the update. Next, the council heard two separate presentations, starting with the Washington County Histori ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Receives DUI for Huffing Air Duster's

Jun 17, 2024

A Bartlesville woman was arrested on Saturday, June 15th for a DUI after she had jumped a sidewalk with her vehicle and came to a stop after hitting a railing. Cassandra Blount was speaking with police after the wreck and was subjected to standard field sobriety test’s (SFST’s). T ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged with Domestic Abuse by Strangulation

Jun 17, 2024

A Bartlesville man was arrested Saturday on the charge of domestic abuse by strangulation. Tyler Ledford is alleged of punching the victim in the ribs and also grabbing the victim by the throat. Ledford was seen in Washington County Court on Monday afternoon. According to an affidavit, the vi ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Discuss Sales Tax

Jun 17, 2024

The Nowata County Commissioners discussed multiple items on Monday, starting with the sales tax budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The biggest point of discussion in that was the budget for the Nowata Public Library as they are set to hire an entirely new staff at the beginning of the month. ... read more »

Osage Co Commissioners Meet Ahead of Election Day

Jun 17, 2024

The Board of Osage County Commissioners convened for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds on Monday. At that meeting, the Board signed a mass appraisal services agreement with ACT for $25,000. This is a yearly contract and assists the assessor's office.   District Two ... read more »

Osage County Looking for Help to Clean Bird Creek

Jun 17, 2024

Residents of Barnsdall are still picking up the pieces seven weeks after a strong EF-4 tornado ripped through town seven weeks ago. To help with clean-up efforts, there was discussion at Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting to reach out to the Natural Resources Conservation Se ... read more »

Ben Johnson Days Wraps Up Another Year

Jun 17, 2024

Another full week of fun from Ben Johnson Days in Pawhuska is in the books. Cody Lee is now a three time winner of Sunday's Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping Event, a competition that pits the 40 best ropers against one another. Riley O' Rourke was the fastest cowboy, with a time of 12.2. ... read more »

Osage County Re-sale Auction Goes Well

Jun 17, 2024

Osage County held its annual re-sale auction last Monday. Treasurer Sally Hulse informed the public how things went during Monday's County Commissioners meeting, saying things went better than expected.   Hulse said that was the first time they had sold every single piece of prop ... read more »

Osage County Tourism Recognized at Yearly Conference

Jun 17, 2024

Last week, Osage County was recognized at the yearly tourism conference for some awards they had received. Osage County Tourism was the driving force behind getting that recognition, along with other partner agencies such as the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce and Visit Bartlesville. Director M ... read more »