Barnsdall

Barnsdall couple hurt, woman seriously, in motorcycle wreck

A  35-year-old Barnsdall woman was seriously injured on a motorcycle accident near Bartlesville early Sunday, acceding to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A report by Trooper Randall Cordero says that Joe Slone, 39, was driving a 2001 Harley Davidson on Gap Road two miles south of Bartlesville at 12:25 a.m. with his wife, Kylie Slone, when […]


Young Barnsdall man killed in accident

A Barnsdall man died in a truck accident less than two days after his 21st birthday when he lost control of his vehicle and was partially ejected from it, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Jacob Lanphear was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 south on County Road 2409 near Birch Lake when he left the […]


Stealth legislation to redistrict courts raises stink

Click for timeline graphic: duncan timeline A bill that would eliminate some of District Attorney Rex Duncan’s judicial adversaries flew under radar last week, passed the Senate, and then ran headlong into intense opposition from judges, lawyers and myriad others who work in the courts. House Bill 2416, filed at the behest of Duncan, began life […]


A cruel and tragic end

A cruel and tragic end

This is a first-person account of the events leading up the the death of Mark Aldridge; the author both knew Aldridge and was involved in discovering that he was dead on Jan. 15, 2016.   Mark Aldridge, a man who had a promising career as the chief executive and chief financial officer of several hospitals […]


Pawhuska man arrested for Kansas murder of estranged wife’s boyfriend

Pawhuska man arrested for Kansas murder of estranged wife's boyfriend

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pawhuska man Wednesday afternoon on a fugitive warrant out of Kansas, where he is charged with first degree murder and arson in the death of his estranged wife’s boyfriend. Thad Christopher Green, 32, is accused of killing Cameron Wawrzynaik, 35, at Wawrzynaik’s home just outside Independence, Kan. Kansas […]


The Week in Photos

The Week in Photos

An Eagle save for EMS in Avant, Barnsdall

Barnsdall and Avant – left somewhat in the lurch for ambulance service since Barnsdall’s volunteer service abruptly shut down and Skiatook’s service drew in its boundaries –  could see the return of quick response starting in January. Eagle Medical Transport, a ground ambulance service based in Meeker, has offered to cover both Avant and Barnsdall […]


Beloved woman killed in car accident

Already reeling from the violent death of Rick Holt, Pawhuskans took another hit in their collective gut on Wednesday, when nine people from town were involved in an accident near Bartlesville that killed Betty Reber and seriously injured her husband John, the beloved former leader of the school band. Four other Pawhuskans were injured in […]


The Week in Photos

The Week in Photos

A beautiful life, snuffed

A beautiful life, snuffed

In one dreadful moment on Thursday morning, a perpetual smile in Barnsdall was snuffed from this world. Caitlan Doty, 19, was killed in a car accident at highway 11 and Nelagoney Road when she went rhough a stop sign and into the path of a box truck, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. She was […]


New law: Bring parents to park

No more unwatched children at the park, says the Barnsdall City Council, which passed an ordinance last week banning children under 12 from unless accompanied by an adult. Townspeople say that the park has endured a rash of vandalism, prompting the city to adopt the ordinance, which also prohibits littering, profanity, tree climbing, property destruction […]


Owls move into Pythian castle

Owls move into Pythian castle

Barnsdall’s has a few new feathery inhabitants: secreted away in the top floor of Jack Kelley’s 5th street building, a parliament of barn owls has taken up residence. While Kelley is not certain when precisely the owls moved in, he is anxious to have them gone – but not anxious enough to do just anything […]


Two hurt in head-on crash near Avant

One man was critically injured and another seriously on Friday near Avant in Osage County when one, distracted, went left of center and hit the other car  head-on, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Alexander Zaltosky, 19, of Tulsa, was flown to St. John Hospital and admitted in critical condition with head, arm, leg and […]


Bigheart Day 2015 (photo gallery)

Bigheart Day 2015 (photo gallery)

Barnsdall Graduation 2015 (photo gallery)

Barnsdall Graduation 2015 (photo gallery)

‘Real Scrappers’

'Real Scrappers'

As the 2015 baseball season came to a close, Coach Patrick McCarty reflected on the year, commenting that the team greatly improved from the beginning of the season to the end. “I am proud of how they played all year,” he said. “They are a good bunch guys and are all real scrappers.” Coach McCarty’s […]


Sooner — not Golden — State

Maryjane, we’re not in California anymore. A Barnsdall couple was formally charged with distributing marijuana last Wednesday after deputies executed a search warrant at their home on West Vine and found 300 grams of marijuana – weed the couple said they could sell anywhere in the United States because they had medical marijuana permits from […]


101-year-old escapes fire

101-year-old escapes fire

Thelma Bennett had to move fast on Thursday evening when her home on Vine near Sixth in Barnsdall suddenly caught fire – but at 101 years old, that was a challenge. But she got out, in her bare feet, as flames erupted in the dining room of the mobile home and soon consumed the front […]


Voters want to pay an extra %1 in sales tax

A proposal to raise the sales tax in Barnsdall by 1 cent for street repairs passed by huge margin Tuesday evening, while Brock Moore ousted incumbent mayor J.D. Cole to take over that post by 25 votes, according to unofficial returns. The sales tax measure, which passed 202-29,  brings Barnsdall’s tax rate in line with […]


Wind tunnels, gadget trees and mazes

Wind tunnels, gadget trees and mazes

Late last month, the Barnsdall Junior High and High School Gifted and Talented group traveled to the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. There were 42 students and 4 sponsors who made the trip. The Science Museum is filled with innovative and engaging exhibits that encourage young people to use their minds to think “outside […]


From fire, an inky future

From fire, an inky future

Out of the fetid, sooty and soggy remains of the old Barnsdall Times building, a fresh start got under way on Saturday. The old letterpresses, on which Supreme Court opinions, police tickets for Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Bartlesville and all manner of other documents were printed, were hauled out of the ruins and moved to […]


Warrant: Search based on execs’ hunch

Warrant: Search based on execs' hunch

  Bartlesville police obtained a search warrant based on the suspicions of three Jane Phillips Medical Center administrators that a former hospital executive was behind a series of prank letters that reflect poorly on the hospital and the three current executives. The target of the search, Mark Aldridge, a former chief financial officer at Pawhuska […]


Five alarms on Fifth

Five alarms on Fifth

At 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, my phone made a burbly noise I had never heard before. By the time I realized it was a Facebook phone call from Barnsdall City Treasurer Dianne Garrett, I had missed it. I inwardly cursed Facebook for trying to take over all forms of communication in the world. Then came […]


Panthers send 4 to state

Panthers send 4 to state

The Barnsdall Panther wrestlers, led by Coach’s Shawn Wilson and Pat McCarty, made a respectable showing by placing in the fifth spot as a team at the 3A East Regional Tournament that was held Feb. 20 and 21 in Sperry.  Barnsdall placed above the other teams in their district – Tonkawa, Pawhuska, Newkirk, Morrison, and […]