Barnsdall

Barnsdall police seeking armed robbery suspects

Police are seeking two people, one armed with a gun, who burst into a house in Barnsdall wearing bandanas over their faces and stole a bag full of prescription medicine, including several narcotics. Police Chief John Ferguson said that the armed robbery occurred between 1:30 and 1:51 p.m. Wednesday April 16 in the 600 block […]


Wheels for a better future

Wheels for a better future

Korey McGowen had a big win when he attended a retreat for burn victims a few weeks ago in Tulsa. He won a new car, not by sheer luck of the draw, but because he wrote the most compelling essay – and gave the most compelling interview – about why he needed one. The 17-year-old […]


Barnsdall and Pawhuska baseball tournaments


Examiner-Enterprise report on tightening birth control access sparks outrage against St. John Health System

A report by the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise that Jane Phillips Medical Center had barred its affiliated doctors – which includes those in Pawhuska and Barnsdall – from prescribing contraceptives solely for the use of birth control set off a litany of protests in the past week. Last week, the newspaper reported, based on anonymous sources, that […]


Mrs. Oklahoma!

Mrs. Oklahoma!

Michelle Wilson Evans has never been in a beauty pageant in her life. She was better known, a few years back, as a soccer star at Union High School in Tulsa who went on to win a college scholarship in that sport. But one day recently, she was getting her hair done in Tulsa when […]


At 100 years, a full and generous life.

At 100 years, a full and generous life.

Mildred McKinney was five years old when she moved to Barnsdall in the fall of 1919, making her way with her father, mother and brother by horse-drawn buggy from Mounds as a covered wagon carried their belongings. Her family had worked the land before, edging out a living, but Barnsdall was a land of opportunity. […]


OHP: Woman injured in DUI motorcycle accident in Barnsdall

A Barnsdall woman was injured in a motorcycle accident on OK 123 at 4:19 Thursday after the driver of the bike attempted a “wheelie” at a high rate of speed, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Injured was Tiffany Winter, 25, who was taken by ambulance to Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville then moved to […]


Granny got her gun

Granny got her gun

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, 88-year-old Goldie Compton was asleep, CPAP machine purring and her hearing aids out, when her dog started barking. And wouldn’t hush. So Mrs. Compton, CPAP mask still attached and in her pajamas, went to investigate. She heard a few bangs, and when she looked outside, she saw a […]


Hominy track meet


Boil-water alert cautioned for Barnsdall

Boil-water alert cautioned for Barnsdall

Barnsdall’s water woes, which seem to be coming with great rapidity, left much of the city without water again on Monday and Tuesday after a leak was discovered under the concrete floor of the water plant. The city is under a voluntary boil-water alert until further notice and water plant manager Kathy Brown said she […]


4H Junior livestock show

4H Junior livestock show

Barnsdall softball vs. Sperry


StandingBear and Gray, Red Corn and Proctor, to face off in Osage elections for top tribal positions

StandingBear and Gray, Red Corn and Proctor, to face off in Osage elections for top tribal positions

Less than 90 minutes after the polls closed Monday night, the unofficial results were in for the Osage Nation’s first primary election for its executive branch offices. With Geoffrey StandingBear receiving more than 60 percent of the votes cast in the principal chief’s race, only 12 ballots separated the second and third place finishers. Despite […]


Legislators razz Osage county, movie industry

  Osage County’s brush with stardom in the Oscar-nominated film August: Osage County sparked some amazing debate on the floor of the state House of Representatives on Monday, when legislators voted to deep-six a 10-year, $50 million film tax rebate bill. On Tuesday, the House reversed itself, voting to approve the bill that gives filmmakers […]


Twice a State Champion

When Caleb Hawes takes to the wrestling mat, he stands out: He’s calm, controlled, studied. And when he wins, he stands out, too. He doesn’t gloat, leap in the air or strut with his forefingers in the air to show he’s No. 1. On Saturday night, after he won the state championship at 195 pounds, […]


Oklahoma State Wrestling Championship

Oklahoma State Wrestling Championship

A Field of Dreams in progress

A Field of Dreams in progress

    For years, the Barnsdall softball field has been a place not friendly to spectators, who have had to negotiated a steep, eroding hill and “stairs” with risers more than a foot tall. On the rest of the field, improvements have been made: A new outfield fence was added a year and a half […]


Barnsdall EMS shuts down

Barnsdall EMS shuts down

Barnsdall, you’re on your own. The all-volunteer Barnsdall Emergency Services, a group of medical responders, shut down Tuesday after a 4-0 vote of its board on Saturday. The reason: Lack of money, lack of public support and seemingly insurmountable strife within the ranks. The decision was executed swiftly. After announcing the decision by text message […]


Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association State Championship

Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association State Championship

Brains first, then brawn

Brains first, then brawn

They say that no star fades faster than a high school athlete, but for one Barnsdall High School football player the old saw is proving untrue. In fact, the next time he faces another team, Hunter Hansen will be on the field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, where he will be on the offensive […]


$3 charge for EMS meets a wall

Barnsdall’s volunteer emergency medical team has saved lives and extended a helping hand to hundreds of people, from firefighters to those in medical emergencies, but the City Council flatly turned down a request to help it financially but adding a $3 charge on monthly water bills. Faye Wickware asked the council to institute the charge, […]


Barnsdall vs Hominy hoops

Barnsdall vs Hominy hoops

Water woes affect thousands

Water woes affect thousands

A water crisis in Barnsdall that reached out to affect rural water customers turned out to be less drastic than initially believed, but left some customers without water for days. “One lady was swearing at me because she was out of water for three days,” Faye Wickware, the manager of Barnsdall Rural Water District No. […]


After removal of chief, tribe regroups

After removal of chief, tribe regroups

The Osage Nation is taking steps to regroup and move on in the aftermath of its first impeachment trial of an elected official. Within days of taking office after the removal of former chief John D. RedEagle, new Principal Chief Scott BigHorse made his administration’s first personnel move Friday by announcing the appointment of Terry […]