Fire threatens historic Barnsdall block

    Fire threatens historic Barnsdall block

    A massive fire broke out tonight in the former beauty shop and home of Marvin and Estelle Bridgeford, then spread to the original Bigheart Times printing plant and office, and was threatening the former Knights of Pythias Hall, owned by Ronnie Kelley and which houses several classic cars. When we left, heartbroken and hopeless, the […]

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    A teacher first, a coach second

    A teacher first, a coach second

    In an arena jam-packed with teens in singlets, an announcer booming over the loud speaker, parents screaming at the top of their lungs, and red-faced coaches bellowing at the corner of multiple mats, Shawn Wilson is always an island of calm. He rarely, if ever, raises his voice, even when the kid on the mat […]

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    One vote means no runoff in election

    By the narrowest of margins – one vote – Patricia Wilson won a seat on the Pawhuska School Board last week without having to face the No. 2 vote getter, incumbent Tom Boone, in a runoff election. On Tuesday night, the Osage County Election Board believed that Wilson and Boone would be in an April […]

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    Panthers, Lady Cougars score District wins

    Panthers, Lady Cougars score District wins

    For several small school Osage County basketball teams, it is now win or go home time. With wins Friday and Saturday night over South Coffeyville and Woodland respectively, Barnsdall High School’s boys team (14-10) is homeward bound for the first round of the Class A regionals. The Panthers will play No. 4 Okay (25-1) at […]

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    Judge target of search

    An an extraordinarily rare move, an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant against a Pawnee County judge, removing the judge’s work computer and other items. The warrant against Judge Patrick Pickerill was served on Jan. 28 and was signed by Clancy Smith, the presiding judge over the state Court of Criminal […]

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    Hospital health questioned

    The board of directors of Pawhuska Hospital is trying to force Jane Phillips Medical Center into living up to its management obligations after an auditor found significant problems in the administration of Pawhuska Hospital. In a summary report dated Jan. 8, Certified Public Accountant Floyd Langley found an array of “risks”  facing Pawhuska Hospital that […]

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    Fire threatens historic Barnsdall block
    Fire threatens historic Barnsdall block

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    A teacher first, a coach second

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