Wynona

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Plea deal in Happy Hollow shooting

Plea deal in Happy Hollow shooting

William Henningsen, the Broken Arrow man who was accused of shooting at oilfield workers drilling on his property near Wynona, pleaded no contest to feloniously pointing a gun in a plea deal on Friday. The 73-year-old agreed to a five-year deferred sentence for the gun-pointing charge, reduced from felony assault with a dangerous weapon. Deferred […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Sports Results from Sept. 3 – Sept. 9

Sports Results from Sept. 3 - Sept. 9

RESULTS Tues., Sept 3 Barnsdall softball vs Copan 6-3, Barnsdall Hominy softball at Booker T 10-0, Hominy Pawhuska softball at Caney Valley 12-2, Caney Valley Shidler baseball at Glencoe 11-7, Glencoe Shidler softball vs Glencoe 14-1, Glencoe Thurs., Sept. 5 Barnsdall softball at Dewey Tourn G1: Dewey 10, Barnsdall 2 G2: Barnsdall 9, Caney Valley […]


Sports Results from Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

RESULTS Tues., Aug. 27 Barnsdall softball vs Adair 8-0, Adair Hominy softball at Lincoln Christian 12-4, Lincoln Christian Pawhuska softball at Perry 9-1, Perry 12-1, Chisholm Skiatook softball vs Tahlequah 4-0, Tahlequah Skiatook vball at Wagoner 15-25,11-25.19-25; Skiatook Thurs., Aug. 29 Barnsdall softball at Pawhuska 7-0, Barnsdall Hominy softball at home tourn G1: Hominy 16, […]


Sliding into the season

Sliding into the season

Photographs from area sporting events. Read the full list of sports results. Photos by Rachel Anne Seymour; Woodland Photos by Michael Ben


Sports Results from Aug. 13 – Aug. 19

Tues., Aug. 13 Barnsdall softball vs Skiatook Rained out Skiatook softball vs Barnsdall See Barnsdall softball Skiatook volleyball vs Collinsville 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-9; Skiatook Thurs., Aug. 15 Barnsdall softball vs Caney Valley 7-3, Barnsdall Pawhuska softball at Cushing Tourn G1: Agra 1, Pawhuska 0 G2: Drummright 7, Pawhuska 0 Skiatook vball vs Catoosa […]


Round 3: At 6, another cancer fight

Round 3: At 6, another cancer fight

Six-year-old David Kanke looks just like any other boy playing catch behind his Wynona home last week. “Right now, looking at him, he looks the healthiest he has been,” his mother Kelly Kanke said. “Right now he is off all his breathing meds.” David shouted instructions and took charge of his game of catch with […]


For kids, a ballet of dreams

For kids, a ballet of dreams

Most kids in Osage County – or anywhere else, for that matter – can only dream of performing on stage alongside seasoned professionals, especially alongside ballet dancers who generally limit themselves to audiences in large cities. But 30 children, many of them Osage and from Pawhuska, Skiatook and other towns in Osage County, attained that […]


Fighting big tobacco with simple policy

Fighting big tobacco with simple policy

Another Pawhuska business has become officially smoke free and breathe easy last week through the Osage Nation Communities of Excellence program. Pawhuska has several smoke-free business, and the latest addition is Tallgrass Prairie Flowers, owned by Tina and Tony Avallone. “People don’t realize the secondhand effects,” Tina Avallone said. “I want people to respect not […]


Wynona rancher bound over for assault with firearm

Wynona rancher bound over for assault with firearm

William Henningsen, the landowner accused of terrorizing a group of men drilling a well near Wynona in January, was bound over on a new charge of felonious assault with a firearm after a preliminary hearing on Monday in Osage County District Court. Nathan Buchanan, the manager of a small oil company called Jireh Resources, was […]


‘Out of the Ashes’ poker run

A Poker Run and auction was held June 29 for Wynonans Gibby and Maggie Gibson, and their grandson Dewayne Pappan, since their home burned a couple of months ago. The event, which was led by Christy Totten and Terry Hollowell, had 58 vehicles involved, raising more than $5,000 for the family, who plan to rebuild […]


Wynona Founders Day

The day had plenty of events and winners. The box car race had 3 entrants: Jacob Looney, Emily Myers, and Seth Schulanberger with Jacob Looney being the winner. The winner in the cook off contest was the 4-Man Crew. The youngest Little Mr. and Miss Wynona winners were Tynley Sue Marlin and Blaze Howell. The next […]