Niotaze, KS

Caney PD Recovers Stolen Weapon During Traffic Stop

Earlier this week, Officers with the Caney Police Department performed a traffic stop at 2nd St. and Highway 75 due to alleged equipment violations. The driver, 43-year-old Benjamin Valley from Anderson, MO, according to the Caney PD, had a .40 caliber pistol concealed on his person in addition to other weapons in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed drugs and paraphernalia. One of the weapons in Valley’s possession was an alleged stolen pistol from Albuquerque, NM.
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Coffeyville Man Charged With Intent To Manufacture & Distribution

Coffeyville man was arrested for distribution of opiates, possession of paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, no drug tax stamp and no vehicle registration. Earlier this week, 41-year-old Ronald Brooks Jr., was arrested by Coffeyville Police. The case has been turned over to the Montgomery County Attorney’s office for review and formal charges to be filed.
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Former MG County Assistant Prosecutor Formally Charged

Montgomery County’s former assistant prosecutor was formally charged late last week with 3 misdemeanors. According to the Montgomery County Chronicle, David Yoder of Hutchinson, a special prosecuting attorney, charged Daylene B. Walls with driving under the influence of alcohol, battery on a law enforcement officer, and interference with a LEO. This was a result of a traffic incident on June 13th.

New charges filed in Dec. double-homicide

New charges have been filed in the case of a December double-shooting that left two men dead in a Bartlesville bar and split jurisdiction over their deaths. On Dec. 13, in an argument at the Kickstand Saloon, 1810 SW Frank Phillips Blvd., Gregory Rogers allegedly shot Austin Standeford and Van Parson. The men died shortly after and Rogers fled, turning himself in to Tulsa police the next day.

BLAST from the past! Wasted Time at Sedan street dance (VIDEO)

Below is a video from the street dance held in Sedan on August 18, 2017. The local band Wasted Time performed that night, and they will perform again this weekend at the return of the Sedan Daze celebration on Saturday, August 20. Additional coverage of the upcoming Sedan Daze activities has been published in recent issues of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. Wasted Time will start playing at 8 p.m.

Agenda For MG Commissioners Regular Weekly Meeting Monday

The Montgomery County Board Of Commissioners will meet for their regular session Monday, August 22 at 9 am in the lower level of the Judicial Center in Independence. The Agenda shows they will meet with Nancy Clubine, the County Treasurer, followed by Lee Miller with Emergency Management about a possible grant-funded short-term position for victim services. Jim Wright with Public Works will meet with the board at about 9:30. Human Resources director, Becky Lewis will discuss the health fair. Sheriff Ron Wade will wrap things up at approximately 10.

City of Caney Moves To A Water Warning Due To Drought Conditions

It is doubtful the amount of rain today was enough to persuade Caney city councilors to remove the water conservation warning issued Monday. The current warning is unrelated to the mechanical issue at the water plant late last week but is in response to the limited water supply in the Little Caney River, which serves as Caney’s water source. A backup supply from Timber Hill Lake, a watershed north of Niotaze has been tapped out.

Update on Lee Lake Skate Park Lighting Project

In a recent post on the City of Bartlesville website, an article outlined where the city stands on the lighting project for Lee Lake Skate Park. City staff planned on taking bids on the lighting earlier this year but were forced to table it until after July due to the General Obligation Bond funding being unavailable. The City now hopes to be able to place a call for bids sometime in September so construction can start before winter.

Washington County Election Day Reminders and Tips

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, for the Runoff Primary Election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Washington County Election Board Secretary, Yvonne House recommends voters with questions about their eligibility or polling place call before Election Day. “We provide...

Bartlesville considers new ordinance for managed, natural lawns. Here's what we know.

The Bartlesville City Council is considering an expansion of city ordinances to allow homeowners to cultivate more natural, less manicured lawns — with some restrictions. The changes were initially presented in 2021 by Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Stuart. At the time, the Council decided to allow Stuart to use his lawn as a pilot project with plans to return to the discussion at a later time.

ROCK & AWE: Barnsdall gridders flex skills for success

Twelve months later, the Barnsdall High football coach has seen those squiggly uncertainties ripen into giant exclamation points. Small wonder the veteran Panther skipper is eager to get into the season — and get there healthy. Barnsdall will experience its lone scrimmage experience Friday evening at Wesleyan Christian School...

BHS Aviation Intern Takes Flight

Jack Auschwitz is a senior at Bartlesville High School. Like a number of his fellow seniors, he is participating in a career internship. Jack spends part of each school day at the Bartlesville Airport with its director, Mike Richardson. Jack is also enrolled in the new General Aviation and Aerospace...

Mg Commissioners Will Meet In Special Session

The Montgomery County Board Of Commissioners will meet in a special session on Wednesday, August 24th at 1 pm in the lower level of the Judicial Center in downtown Independence. It is for an EBMS Insurance Meeting. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook live and Zoom. Just as the...

BPSD Changes COVID Alert to GREEN

One week into the new school year and the Bartlesville Public School has been able to change the COVID-19 Alert level from YELLOW to GREEN. The announcement was made on the BPSD social media pages and website. Alert changes are made when BPSD has reviewed COVID cases within the school and city-wide and have determined that a level needs to be more restrict or that current restrictions can be lessened.

Coffeyville - You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

Coffeyville law enforcement officers will be joining other agencies around the state in stepping up checks for drunk driving going into the Labor Day weekend. Increased checks for drunk drivers will begin this Saturday and continue through Labor Day weekend. The crackdown is part of the 'You Drink, You Drive, You Lose' statewide campaign.