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In Summer, hungry must go to other countries

With students across Osage County out on summer vacation, many families are trying to figure out how to stretch their grocery budgets a little further without access to school meals. As part of its national school nutrition program, The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a summer meal program that allows schools and other organizations in […]


Spelling Bee yields a champ

Spelling Bee yields a champ

It started off easily enough Wednesday afternoon at the Osage County Spelling Bee. Mass. Gene. Bias. Text. And then the more difficult words came flying towards the 29 kids packed into the Osage County Interlocal Co-op Building: axis, divisor, position, scissors. The first five words in the fourth round – equivalent, parallel, resistance, appendix and […]


DA mulls charging officer

The District Attorney’s Office is reviewing paperwork to decide whether to charge a Cleveland police officer and recent candidate for Osage County assessor with domestic abuse. Hominy police were summoned by a child to the home of Raymond Leach’s estranged wife on Jan. 20, when he allegedly grabbed her by the arms and pushed her […]


Bucks make quarterfinals

Bucks make quarterfinals

So much for the home field advantage. In their first home playoff game of the season, the Hominy Bucks gave up a long touchdown pass late Friday night to give undefeated Wynnewood a 26-13 win in the Class A state quarterfinals.    Down 18-13 with 90 seconds to play, Hominy’s defense forced Wynnewood into a […]


Hominy Dances 2014

Hominy Dances 2014

Fire chokes Hominyans

Fire chokes Hominyans

Kathy Hughs hasn’t had as much as a cold for the past few years, but last week, she was hacking as if she might have had tuberculosis. Her husband, Wayne, echoed her coughs with his own. He has had lung problems and is on oxygen, but since Mother’s Day, he’s been using oxygen more and […]


Third grade reading tests vary widely in Osage county

The raw numbers from this spring’s state reading tests are in and school districts across Oklahoma are figuring out what to do next. On Friday, the Oklahoma Department of Education released the results of the statewide third-grade reading tests. Third grade students who scored within the range of one of three categories – advanced, proficient […]


Local schools sending several to state track meets

Local schools sending several to state track meets

With a regional runner-up finish at their regional meet Saturday, the Pawhuska High School girls track team is gunning for a Class 3A state title. The Lady Huskies will have student-athletes competing in nine events at the state meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Moore High School. The team picked up wins Saturday in […]


Hominy vs. Cleveland baseball


Hominy track meet


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 […]


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 […]


Hand game for Wattie Wildcat

Hand game for Wattie Wildcat

Barnsdall vs Hominy hoops

Barnsdall vs Hominy hoops

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 […]


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 […]


Arson suspected in Wynona church fire

Arson suspected in Wynona church fire

Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed a church in Wynona on Saturday, but the state Fire Marshal’s Office is awaiting the results of lab results and interviews before making a final determination. “It’s kind of just devastating. I don’t think it has hit me yet,” said David Downing, who has pastored the Wynona […]


Man banished from Indian Villages

Man banished from Indian Villages

The Osage Nation’s Attorney General has reached a plea deal with a man arrested with meth in Pawhuska Indian Camp that will banish him from all three Indian villages in Osage County as well as from the tribal campus in Pawhuska. James Edward Thomas, 34, agreed Thursday to be banished from the tribal areas for […]


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 […]