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This scene of Whiz Bang, an Osage County boom town of the early 1920s, shows the main street jammed with autos and businesses which sprang up overnight to accomodate the oil boom. The bygone community is now just a memory.

Part 4 — Oil boom creates boom towns

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 3:41pm

(Editor’s Note: What follows is a portion of the book, “Oil in the Osage,” originally published in 1996 by the Pawhuska Journal-Capital. Much of the book’s content was produced by writer Libby...

Local café owner, Sally Carroll, turned 98 on Oct. 22 and celebrated at Sally’s Café by giving out free birthday cake to patrons. Carroll has been at the same location since 1943, when owner George James asked her to work for him offering her a $2 per week raise to entice her away from her previous employer, Lazo’s. When James passed away in 1949, Sally — then a single mother of two — rented the building and began an aggressive saving plan. A year later in Jan. 1950, she purchased the building for $5,000, changed the name from Post Office Sandwich Shop to Sally’s Café and continued her legacy of humbly serving food to Pawhuskans from 614 Kihekah Ave. for the past 71 years. Jack Buzbee/J-C Correspondent

Happy birthday, Sally!

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 3:36pm

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Haley Mouser Surrett, Finley Swan, Jamison Thorne, Jared Thorne and Jentry Thorne helped pack 299 school kits for Pawhuska youth. In the background is volunteer Sunshine Mares. The youth also served as runners when distribution began last Thursday and continued through Friday. Supplies were packaged according to grades and were available for children in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Free school supplies a tremendous success

Aug 13, 2014 12:06pm

For the 10th consecutive year, Pawhuska children in pre-Kindergarten through the 12th grades have benefited from free school supplies.

Spearheaded by the Pawhuska First United Methodist...

Wynona News

Aug 13, 2014 12:05pm


Wynona Schools started on Aug. 11. School supply lists are available at the school office and at the town hall. This is a good time to remind drivers that the school zone is...

Season to taste

Aug 13, 2014 12:05pm

If I figured up how long I have had this recipe in my possession, I’d keel over and turn to stone faster than Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt. This decadent ditty has been in my recipe box...

Around the County

Aug 13, 2014 12:05pm


From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16, play auditions will be held at the Constantine Theater for the upcoming production of “The Timid Dragon.”

At 2 p.m. Aug. 17...

Mary Lou Hunt shows off her 8-year old Bougainvillea, a South American native plant with thorny vines and flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Counter-clock wise is a Mexican Petunia and Angel Wing Begonia. Kathryn Swan/J-C Correspondent

Pretty in Pawhuska

Aug 13, 2014 12:05pm

I want to thank Irene Renfroe for calling me this week about one of Pawhuska’s most beautiful yards that just happens to belong to her neighbors, Randy and Mary Lou Hunt, at 503 Myrtle.


Pipeline workers pictured are Utility Supervisor Pete Martin, William Richardson of North Carolina, Chatom Marshall of Illinois and Kenneth Kirk of Tahlequah. Kathryn Swan/J-C Correspondent

Pipeline winds up east of town

Aug 06, 2014 12:06pm

Living east of Pawhuska, I had the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the various stages of laying a pipeline. The process involved massive mounds of dirt and an unbelievable amount of...

A volunteer from C.C. Crawford’s Transport and Storage takes a moment to pose with OCHS Museum Docent Errol Heath and OCHS Museum Director Mark Simms in front of one of nine museum-quality, fiber-optic display cases donated by Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standingbear and Assistant Chief Raymond Red Corn to the Osage County Historical Society Museum. Kathryn Swan/J-C Correspondent

Osage Nation donates exhibit cases to Historical Society Museum

Aug 06, 2014 12:06pm

On July 31, 2014, Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standingbear and Assistant Chief Raymond Red Corn made a contribution of nine exhibit cases to the Osage County Historical Society Museum....

Run the Streets Woolaroc 8k to benefit local youth mentoring program

Aug 06, 2014 12:05pm

The Run the Streets Woolaroc 8k committee is gearing up for the race’s 34th year, slated for Oct. 11 at Woolaroc Wildlife Preserve. RTS is Washington County’s premier youth running and mentoring...

Ways to trim your back-to-school budget

Aug 06, 2014 12:05pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — The National Retail Federation predicts combined spending for back to school and college is expected to reach $74.9 billion, or $669.28 per family on apparel, shoes, supplies and...

Food Network films in finished offices of Pioneer Woman’s new building

Aug 06, 2014 12:05pm

On July 30, general contractor Terry Loftis, of J. L. and Associates, LLC, put the finishing touches on second floor office space inside the building being renovated by Ree and Ladd Drummond, so...

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