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Hearing set for wind farm

TradeWind Energy, the second wind farm to set its sights on Osage County, has filed an application for a conditional use permit that will be the subject of a public hearing. The application was filed Thursday at the Osage County Planning Commission and will be heard by the Board of Adjustment at the Osage County […]


4H Junior livestock show

4H Junior livestock show

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 […]


Osage candidates debate in Hominy

Despite frigid temperatures, more than 70 people packed into the Hominy Co-op Building Saturday evening to hear from the eight candidates running for principal chief and assistant principal chief of the Osage Nation. Hosted by the Osage News and moderated by the Tulsa chapter of the League of Women Voters, Saturday night’s debates Each candidate […]


Woman and child injured in Fairfax wreck

A woman and child from Fairfax were injured in a one-car accident on OK 18 Jan. 31 north of Pawnee. Jennifer Ann Williams, 36, was driving a 2001 Honda southbound on Friday at 2:25 p.m. when she left the roadway, overcorrected and hit a tree, according to a report by Trooper Brian Rose. A girl, […]


Osage Nation charges four of the Five-Man Board

Four former members of the Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board are now facing legal action from the tribe. On Thursday, the Osage Nation Attorney General’s office filed criminal complaints in tribal court against Kenneth “KC” Bills, Theodore Brunt, Joe Don Mashunkashey and Frank Redcorn for misusing public money. The complaints stem from the results of […]


Industrial wind farms: Been there, doing that

Industrial wind farms: Been there, doing that

As wind farm construction begins in the southernmost tip of the Flint Hills, many Osage County residents will soon be facing a new normal that, depending on the contractors and managers involved, could mean a number of things. Part of a family that has stayed in northern Kansas for multiple generations, Tom Weinhold lives and […]


Red Eagle loses bid to avert, delay removal trial

The Osage Nation Supreme Court rejected Principal Chief John Red Eagle’s constitutional challenge to the tribe’s removal procedures Thursday, allowing the tribe’s first impeachment trial to proceed on Monday as scheduled. On Friday, the court also denied Red Eagle’s request to delay the trial until March 30, saying the chief had had enough to top […]


2013: A look back

2013: A look back

Happy New Year and may 2014 be perpetually happy. Here is a look back at the stories we wrote about in 2013. January 3 The body of Timothy Hauser, 62, is found in a briar patch. He has been missing since leaving the Bartlesville casino early Aug. 9 and the discovery of the body leads […]


CASA auctions off birdhouses, aprons

CASA auctions off birdhouses, aprons

The local CASA fundraiser will have a new twist this year, one you can tie around your waist before cooking Christmas dinner: Hand-decorated aprons. “I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner,” said Helen Norris, project director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. “A person can only have so many birdhouses. I have […]


Bucks continue towards state, four others fall

Bucks continue towards state, four others fall

It was a rough go for most of the local football teams during the first round of the state playoff tournaments. Although each of the county teams qualified for the tournament, only one continued its season after Friday night’s games. The Hominy Bucks Class A football team was the only Osage County team to win […]


Sports Results from Nov. 5 – Nov. 11

RESULTS Friday, Nov. 8 Barnsdall football vs Depew 36-14, Barnsdall Hominy football at Drumright 41-6, Hominy Pawhuska football vs Adair 39-6, Adair Skiatook football vs Bishop Kelley 34-16, Skiatook Woodland football vs Rejoice Christian 46-0, Rejoice Christian UP NEXT Friday, Nov. 15 Shidler basketball vs Glencoe 6:30pm First Round of State Football Playoffs 7:30pm Barnsdall […]


Sports Results from Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Sports Results from Oct. 29 - Nov. 4

RESULTS Friday, Nov. 1 Barnsdall football at Kiefer 57-43, Kiefer Hominy football vs Yale 42-20, Hominy Pawhuska football at OK Union 34-6, Pawhusak Skiatook football at McAlester 52-24, McAlester Shidler basketball at Olive Fest G: Riverfield 32, Shidler 26 B: Riverfield 46, Shidler 41 Woodland football vs Welch 52-6, Woodland UP NEXT Friday, Nov. 8 […]


Huskies take home two championships

Huskies take home two championships

The third and fourth grade Pawhuska Huskies pee-wee football team defeated the Hominy Bucks in the Iron Man Association tackle football championship in Pawhuska on Saturday. The fifth and sixth grade Huskies also won their game, remaining undefeated after taking down the Barnsdall Panthers. The Pawnee Black Bears’ first and second grade team defeated Woodland […]


Pee-wee playoffs

Pee-wee playoffs

The Barnsdall Panthers, Pawhuska Huskies, Woodland Cougars and Pawnee Black Beers battled it out in the pee-wee football playoffs Saturday. The first and second grade Woodland team will take on Pawnee for the championship this Saturday in By Louise Red Corn    


Healthy fighting in a food desert

A grassroots effort to establish local sources of fresh food got underway Thursday evening, with a meeting of 20 people, including several Americorps workers deployed in Osage County to help with the project. “This is the first of quite a few meetings we will have,” said Gail Boe, director of the Osage Nation’s Communities of […]


Huskies, Bucks lose at home

Huskies, Bucks lose at home

The Hominy Bucks and Pawhuska Huskies both lost during their home games Friday night. Hominy lost 17-8 to Kiefer, and Pawhuska fell 31-23 to Nowata. The Skiatook Bulldogs traveled to Shawnee where they were hammered 42-7. The Woodland Cougars smashed Oaks Mission 22-0, while the Barnsdall Panthers pushed past Drumright 34-20. Below are photographs from […]


Awarding healthy advocates

Awarding healthy advocates

The Osage Nation Communities of Excellence decided to put their advice where their mouths are, serving local organic fruits and vegetables during its Healthy Harvest and Awards Dinner Thursday in Pawhuska. “I was not disappointed tonight,” guest speaker and internal medicine doctor Ron Shaw said about the meal after noting he often sees lots of […]


Sports Results from Oct. 1 – Oct. 7

RESULTS Tues., Oct. 1 Barnsdall softball vs Blackwell 5-1, Blackwell Skiatook softball at Collinsville 6-3, Collinsville Thurs., Oct. 3 Barnsdall softball at Class A Regionals G1: Barnsdall 7, Woodland 2 G2: Barnsdall 13, Pioneer Pleasant Vale 2 Skiatook softball at Sand Springs 8-2, Sand Springs Woodland softball at Class A Regionals G1: Barnsdall 7, Woodland […]


Barndall bests Woodland, heads to state

Barndall bests Woodland, heads to state

The Barnsdall Panthers and Woodland Cougars came full circle Friday afternoon. The two faced off against one another at the start of the Class A Regional Tournament in Fairfax Thursday, ending in a Barnsdall 7-2 win. Woodland worked its way back into the championship game by Friday, but wasn’t able to take down the Panthers, […]


Sports Results from Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

RESULTS Tues., Sept. 24 Barnsdall softball at Nowata Canceled Barnsdall softball at Skiatook 10-0, Skiatook Hominy softball at Pawhuska 11-7, Hominy Pawhuska softball vs Hominy 11-7, Hominy Shidler softball vs Woodland 15-0, Woodland Skiatook softball vs Barnsdall 10-0, Skiatook Skiatook vball vs Cascia Hall 3-0, Cascia Hall (23-25, 25-27, 8-25) Woodland softball at Shidler 15-0, […]


District champs to face off

District champs to face off

In two short games each, the Barnsdall Panthers and the Woodland Cougars smacked down their Class A District opponents Thursday and claimed the district championship title. Barnsdall smashed Glencoe 13-0 and 5-2, while Woodland took out Morrison 8-1 and 16-2. Now the two cats will claw it out against one another in the regional tournament […]


Sports Results from Sept. 17 – Sept. 23

Sports Results from Sept. 17 - Sept. 23

RESULTS Tues., Sept. 17 Barnsdall softball vs Pawhuska Rain out. Hominy softball vs Pawnee/Rogers Rain out. Pawhuska softball at Barnsdall Rain out. Shidler baseball at M-O No score provided. Shidler softball at Copan No score provided. Skiatook softball vs Claremore 3-2, Skiatook Skiatook vball vs Tahlequah 3-1, Tahlequah; 16-25. 31-29. 25-13. 25-15 Woodland softball vs […]


Sports Results from Sept. 10, 2013 – Sept. 16, 2013

RESULTS Tues., Sept. 10 Barnsdall softball vs Collinsville/Dewey Skiatook 1, Collinsville 0 Barnsdall 8, Dewey 1 Pawhuska softball Cleveland No score. Shidler baseball vs Oilton 14-0, Shidler Shidler softball vs M-O No score. Skiatook softball at Tahlequah 10-5, Tahlequah Skiatook vball at Coweta 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9, Coweta 3-2 Thurs., Sept. 12 Barnsdall softball […]