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Data Shows People Coming to Osage County

The State Department of Tourism has a program in which you can track the number of people who show up in certain areas. Osage County Tourism Director Kelly Bland began tracking those stats in 2019 and has seen a steady rise in people visiting Osage County. Bland explains how that program works.
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County Commissioners Talk Budget at Special Meeting

The Board of Osage County Commissioners held a special meeting on Tuesday morning to talk to the elected officials about financial requests concerning the county budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. When looking at the tabulated numbers that County Clerk Robin Slack put together, there was only an increase of $42,000 in the total amount from last year.
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Osage County Tourism Director Looking to Make Districts in Pawhuska

Osage County Tourism Director Kelly Bland has worked diligently to attract people to the area. The latest idea Bland has come up with is creating different “districts” in Pawhuska with hopes of each district catering to people’s interests. Bland says this would be similar to what Tulsa has done in their downtown area and previews what she and Pawhuska City Manager Tonya Bright have envisioned.
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Former OKWU President Challenging for Osage Commissioner

A familiar name was at Monday’s Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, as former Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper had some major news to share during citizens input. Current Commissioner for District One, Randall Jones, was elected in 2018 and his term expires in 2022.
OSAGE, OK
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Oklahoma Historical Society Looking to Repair Drummond Home

Executive Director with the Oklahoma Historical Society, Trait Thompson was at Monday’s Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting requesting financial assistance to make improvements to the Fred and Addie Drummond home. The home was built in 1905 and they took control of the property in 1980. Thompson explains to the Board what they are looking for.
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Osage County Commissioners to Meet Twice Next Week

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will have back-to-back meetings next Monday and Tuesday with important items to discuss. At Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting, Osage County Tourism Director Kelly Bland will give her monthly report and will also be requesting a billboard to promote Osage County along I-35. This would cost no more that $12,000.
OSAGE COUNTY, OK
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Missing Veteran in Osage County

An Osage County veteran has went missing and was last seen on Wednesday, September 8th. 61-year old Mark Hayes was last seen in the Sand Springs area and has not been seen or heard from since. Hayes must take daily medication and he didn’t take those medications with him. Hayes has brown eyes and brown hair. He is six feet tall and weighs 220 pounds.
OSAGE COUNTY, OK
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Council discusses future of Youth Services building

The Pawhuska City Council on Sept. 14 held an initial discussion of proposals for the future use of what has been the Youth Services building, located at 1616 McKenzie Road. The building, which city government owns, was used until earlier this year for a youth shelter. Severe cold weather in February caused damage that resulted in the shelter being closed, and further complications led to the complete cessation of shelter operations in the structure.
PAWHUSKA, OK
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Osage County Free Fair Kicks Off 108th Year Of Fun

Everything is set for a weekend of fun in Pawhuska with The Osage County Free Fair – a tradition that's been going strong for 108 years, since 1913. Organizers have been working to make this year’s event a hit. The fair kicked off Thursday with a “school day” which brought...
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Osage County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 27% of people fully vaccinated

Some 27% of people living in Osage County are fully vaccinated as of Sept. 14, according to data from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers someone fully vaccinated two weeks after they've been given a single-dose shot (Johnson & Johnson) or a second shot (either Pfizer or Moderna).
OSAGE COUNTY, OK
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Osage County Free Fair Takes Place This Week

The Osage County Free Fair kicks off on Thursday and after having to take a year off due to COVID-19, organizers are looking to make this year’s event the best one yet. Taking place at the Osage County Fairgrounds all weekend long, there will be carnival rides, food trucks, a petting zoo and other exhibits to partake in. District One Commissioner Randall Jones says it is something the entire county should be looking forward to.
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Youth Shelter Building in Pawhuska Sits Vacant

The Osage County Youth Shelter Building is currently sitting empty. At Monday evening's City Council meeting in Pawhuska, the Youth and Family Services Center for Washington County and the Pawhuska Hospital were showing interest in using that facility. Katie Wilson with the Youth Family Services Center of Washington County said...
PAWHUSKA, OK
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Osage County Free Fair Officially Opens to the Public

The Osage County Free Fair is officially open to the public. Highland Dairy has treats on hand for all the kiddos, who are also enjoying pony rides and popcorn on Thursday morning. Candy and a petting zoo is also on hand for your child to enjoy. Osage County Free Fair...
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Commissioners Continue to Eye COVID Cases

The Board of Osage County Commissioners examine the latest COVID-19 numbers at each weekly meeting. After seeing a slight decrease across the county last week, District Three Commissioner Darren McKinney says those numbers are rising slightly this week. The Board continues to do what it feels is best to keep...
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Nutrition Director Gets Purchase Order Signed

For 30 years, Nutrition Director Kyme Vincent has had the District One Commissioner in Osage County sign her purchase orders. At a meeting two weeks ago, District One Commissioner Randall Jones wasn't pleased with some of the things he heard regarding the use of a 2017 pickup truck that her department is barely using. Therefore, he declined to sign the most recent purchase order, forcing one of the other commissioners to do it if they chose to do so. Jones went on to re-iterate what his frustrations are on where everything stands.
OSAGE COUNTY, OK
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Fairfax hospital to hold vaccination clinic Thursday

Fairfax Community Hospital and its management company, First Physicians Capital Group, are hosting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the Fairfax community and Osage County on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last. The vaccination clinic will provide an opportunity for residents of Fairfax and Osage...
FAIRFAX, OK
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Osage County Commissioners to Meet Monday

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will convene at the Osage County Fairgrounds this Monday for a regularly scheduled meeting. Rebecca Brewer will be back to discuss her property located around Shore Lane Drive and Terrace Drive near Prue. Brewer wants to know why the Board has no authority to take legal action against her neighbors who, she believes are blocking access to a public road.
OSAGE COUNTY, OK