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4th of July

4th of July

Still sassy at 100

Still sassy at 100

When the odometer rolls over in a human life, it can lead to some awkward moments. Last month, Robbie Burnett took her mom to the doctor, and realized that when she had to fill out some new forms. The “today’s date” she penned into the form was in May 2014, and the next date to […]


Hominy Dances 2014

Hominy Dances 2014

Trout are out in Pawhuska

The state Wildlife Department says it spent a half-million dollars improving infrastructure at  Lake Pawhuska for the benefit of trout anglers, but will not stock the lake with trout again because it has been at odds with the city over lowering the lake level during trout season. Starting this year, the Wildlife Department will move […]


Ballfields for the future

Ballfields for the future

For Beth Reed and Jerry Mosley, the evolving spread near the old Pawhuska Hospital is not a field of dreams, but an economic sure thing that will benefit Osage County for years to come. If you’ve drive by it, you’ve seen bulldozers working, shaping the earth into what is starting to resemble softball and baseball […]


Times wins top award

Times wins top award

The Bigheart Times, always a bridesmaid and never a bride in statewide press competitions, broke the cycle of being No. 2 over the weekend when it won the top award for newspapers of its size in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Press Association awarded the paper the Sequoyah Award Friday night, meaning the paper was judged the […]


Calling all budding engineers

The Pawhuska Public Library will have two programs for budding engineers creating with LEGOS. If you like to learn how things work, go to Pawhuska Public Library Thursday June 19 at 1:30 p.m. or Monday June 23 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday’s program is geared to children kindergarten through 5th grade; Monday’s program is geared to youth 6th grade […]


Recount results in same totals

Recount results in same totals

All the vote counts add up and the 2014 Osage Nation election is finally in the books. At the request of congressional candidate Cecelia Lemon Tallchief, the Osage Nation Election Board conducted a recount Friday. The recount, which was not open to the public, lasted more than six hours and yielded the same results as […]


For the love of music

For the love of music

When she was much younger, Michaela Gordon would dance her heart off in the living room of her Barnsdall home. From the ages of four through 11, she’d flit about until her brother Maxwell got sufficiently irritated that their mother, Debra Gordon, would tell her that was quite enough. At 11, Michaela discovered she could […]


Grayhorse 2014

Grayhorse 2014

Bigheart Day 2014

Bigheart Day 2014

Pawhuska High School Graduation 2014

Pawhuska High School Graduation 2014

Barnsdall High School Graduation 2014

Barnsdall High School Graduation 2014

Goodbye, Mr. Potter

Goodbye, Mr. Potter

Les Potter has been a fixture around Pawhuska since he was born, but more particularly an avuncular, friendly face around Pawhuska Public Schools since 1992. And now, the principal of Pawhuska Elementary School is moving on to Alva, where he will be the principal of that city’s high school. On Monday night, he made it […]


Order in the Court

The Osage County Courthouse, ordinarily dead silent on Saturdays, was abuzz this past weekend with a sound rare on weekdays: Joy. The occasion: A round robin of mock trials that pitted homeschooling groups based in Tulsa and Bartlesville against each other, and featuring several Osage County children whose parents have opted for the more old-school […]


Pawhuska youth sports little league


Pawhuska Prom 2014

Pawhuska Prom 2014

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 […]


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. […]


2013 in photographs

2013 in photographs

The Bigheart Times photographer, Rachel Anne Seymour, pulled her favorite and best photographs from the year. Take a look back. Next week The Times will run the-year-in-review, featuring all the major news headlines from the year. By Rachel Anne Seymour


Snow days come to town, parades carry on

Snow days come to town, parades carry on

Winter Storm Cleon caused several schools throughout Osage County to cancel classes Friday. Another dusting of snow Sunday and Monday night caused more cancellations. On Tuesday, all Osage County Schools were closed. Skiatook called off it’s Friday Christmas Parade, but Barnsdall and Pawhuska carried on. Below are photographs from Pawhuska’s snow day on Friday and […]


A man and his ship: Survivors

A man and his ship: Survivors

Wednesday, to all outward appearances, was a normal day in the life of Elmer Scullawl. He put together a Coke salad for the next day’s Thanksgiving dinner, tended to other chores, and went out with friends to eat supper at Murphy’s in Bartlesville. But it was also a day for giving thanks that he was […]


Fighting hunger all year long

Fighting hunger all year long

Thanksgiving is around the corner and some people are thinking about that one big dinner, but one group has food on its mind year round: Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. Program coordinator Emily Hudson knows there is a need to help feed children throughout the year, which is where the backpack program comes into play. […]


Roundup marks 20 years of bison on the prairie

Roundup marks 20 years of bison on the prairie

At sunrise, steam rose like a light fog off bison as they grunted and grumbled, their routines interrupted by corralling trucks Thursday morning during the annual Nature Conservancy roundup. The week-long roundup, the only time the bison come into close contact with humans,  is used to count, tag, medicate and sort the herd. This year […]