Mayor of Okesa alive, recuperating; assassination rumors false

    Mayor of Okesa alive, recuperating; assassination rumors false

    The Mayor of Okesa has not been assassinated. Instead, the ass has been relocated to a ranch where he is being cared for by a rancher with a soft heart for hooved critters. Rumors have been flying that someone offed the fuzzy brown donkey – jokingly dubbed the Mayor because most politicians are, um, asses. […]

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    E-cig ban mulled

    The Osage Nation Communities of Excellence program to improve the health of Pawhuskans by reducing the amount of tobacco use – including electronic cigarettes –  in public places. Electa Red Corn asked the City Council on Monday evening to consider enacting an ordinance to ban the use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products on city […]

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    Pawhuska buys new storm sirens

    The Pawhuska City Council on Monday awarded a bid that will have the city outfitted with new electronic storm sirens, replacing old mechanical ones that are activated by an archaic – and extremely expensive – telephone landline. The council voted to award the bid for five new sirens to American Signal Corp. for $62,650. The […]

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    Permit for TradeWind’s Mustang Run project tabled

    Permit for TradeWind’s Mustang Run project tabled

    A public hearing on a proposed wind farm did not go smoothly for TradeWind Energy on Thursday, when the Osage County Board of Adjustment tabled the matter for a month after hearing a litany of criticism about the project’s location. The Board was also served with a petition by Osage Nation attorneys at Akin Gump […]

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    Don’t mess with momma

    Don’t mess with momma

    Osage County Commissioner Bob Jackson really, really wants to fix the piece of metal moulding in the pediment of the Osage County Courthouse. Every time the wind blows, the hunk of metal flaps, moving a good foot. On Wednesday and Thursday, the county sent Larry Hand of Sooner Construction up to the area in a […]

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    A K9 goes 10-7

    A K9 goes 10-7

    Doc is a dog long on reputation among lawmen, who often declare that the 100-pound German shepherd is just plumb insane. He’s got so much attitude, backed up by size, that he has never had to apprehend a criminal. When he shows up, the bad guys just give up. For those who listen to police […]

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