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Veterans Park Memorial Coming Together

Jun 27, 2024

The Veterans Park Memorial project is nearly complete. Located at 312 SW Virginia Ave. in Bartlesville, the city-owned park will honor veterans with seven flag poles, a reflection bench and signage. City Engineer Micah Siemers said they are still waiting on a few things to come together, but can ... read more »

State Superintendent Walters Issues Order Mandating Bible Teaching in Public School Classrooms

Jun 27, 2024

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters issued an executive memo to all public school districts Thursday that classroom teachers must use the Bible for instruction to students during the 2024-2025 school year.   Walters predicated his order that teaching from the B ... read more »

Man Charged With Domestic Abuse By Strangulation Seen in Court

Jun 27, 2024

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County Court on Thursday after being taken into custody on an outstanding warrant regarding a domestic abuse by strangulation case that dates back to early May.   A probable cause affidavit states that Blue Mamolo is alleged to have gotten m ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Identified as Missouri Stabbing Victim

Jun 27, 2024

McDonald County, Missouri authorities have identified the victim who died there in a weekend stabbing. The McDonald County Coroner’s Office say 30-year-old Christian Cummings, of Bartlesville, was stabbed six times — the fatal wounds were to his chest. The incident occurred on ... read more »

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF OKLAHOMA Wins Large Agency of the Year at BBBSA National Conference

Jun 27, 2024

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma was named the Large Agency of the Year at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference in June. The recognition is the top annual award given by BBBSA and underscores BBBSOK’s superior performance in program growth, youth outcom ... read more »

CMT: 25th Anniversary CINDERELLA

Jun 27, 2024

The Children's Musical Theatre is celebrating it's 25th anniversary and they are presenting CINDERELLA, as they did a quarter of a century ago.   CMT 's 2024 Cinderella Director is Caitlyn Caughell.  Caitlyn is a tremendously accomplished performer and professional i ... read more »

Tatton Manning Named to Bartlesville Arvest Board

Jun 27, 2024

Arvest Bank announced local car dealer Tatton Manning has joined its board of directors for the Bartlesville region. “We are thrilled to welcome Tatton Manning to our board,” said David Nickel, president of Arvest Bank – Bartlesville Region. “Tatton’s business ac ... read more »

Water Break in Pawhuska Fixed

Jun 26, 2024

A water break that caused the water to be shut off within the City of Pawhuska has been repaired. The leak occured at the water plant, causing the town's water supply to be shut off as repairs were made. ... read more »

OKWU Basketball Bringing Back Plenty of Experience

Jun 26, 2024

We continue our coverage of OKWU basketball this summer as we focus on the stars coming back for the Eagles next season. Wesleyan did lose two long-time starters in Kaleb Stokes and Taylen Miller but return three of their five starters from a season ago. The two headliners and senior leaders ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Offices to be Closed on July 4th

Jun 26, 2024

The City of Bartlesville reminds citizens that there will be slight amendments to its schedule next week. City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and customers who receive their trash on that Thursday will need to have their trash on the curb on Wednesday.   The City’ ... read more »

Sheriff's Office, Nonprofit Group Look to Expand Jail Education Program

Jun 26, 2024

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION OF THIS STORY   For the past two years, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Tulsa-based Family & Children Services have partnered to provide "Parenting in Jail" courses for inmates, in hopes of better serving the inmates' ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Comprehensive Plan Coming Together

Jun 26, 2024

Public meetings were held last week regarding the Endeavor 2045 Comprehensive Plan. This offered Bartlesville residents a chance to give their opinions on the current state of the City and the direction it should head in the future.   Director of Community Development Larry Curtis sa ... read more »

The BIG EVENT for Big Brothers Big Sisters is August 10th

Jun 26, 2024

Welcome to the BIG EVENT 2024: 25 Years of Impact as Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates a quarter-century of their largest Bartlesville fundraiser.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Area Director Charlene Dew and event co-chair John B. Kane announced that this exciting event will ... read more »

Air Race Classic Comes Through Bartlesville

Jun 26, 2024

The 47th annual Air Race Classic flew through Bartlesville last week. Forty-seven planes took to the skies, starting in Carbondale, Illinois and ending in Loveland, Colorado, but making stops in between, one of which was at the Bartlesville Municipal Airport. The 2,628 mile competition more than ... read more »

Bread. Warm Fluffy Bread.

Jun 26, 2024

Having a sister means that what’s yours is theirs. Sometimes that includes clothes, food, toys, rooms, bathrooms, friends, or even activities. Other times it means sharing the inspiration for your name.   Jari Bowers, volunteer coordinator for the Washington County SPCA introdu ... read more »