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A wind turbine blade passes through the U.S. Highway 60 construction zone 10 miles east of Pawhuska last week en route to the Osage Wind development site 20 miles west of town. Approximately two miles east of the pictured location, work was recently completed on the Flanagan South oil pipeline project — which crosses 50 miles of Osage County on its 600-mile route from central Illinois to Cushing. Mike Erwin/Journal-Capital

FEDS CHANGE LEGAL TACTICS IN BATTLE WITH DEVELOPER

Dec 17, 2014 12:06pm

TULSA — After learning the excavations they deemed “improper” had already been finished, federal attorneys have withdrawn their request for an injunction that would have temporarily halted...

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Garen Kirk, standing on right, is sworn in as a new member of the Pawhuska City Council. City Attorney W. Robert Wilson conducts the official ceremony during a regular meeting Monday. Watching the ceremony, from left to right, are Councilpersons Cindy Tillman, Mark Buchanan, Mayor Roger Taylor (behind Kirk) and Travis Finley, as well as interim City Manager Michael McCartney. Kirk, a local chirorpractor, was appointed to the Ward 2 seat vacated by Cathy Worten, who resigned in August. Mike Erwin/Journal-Capital

Kirk appointed to Pawhuska City Council, sworn in Monday

Oct 22, 2014 12:06pm

Garen Kirk is addressed as “Doc” by some Pawhuskans and “Coach” by a whole lot more. He can now be called “Councilman,” as well.

The local chiropractor was sworn in Monday as the Pawhuska...

Devon Energy announces Science Giants in Osage County

Oct 22, 2014 12:06pm

The 2014 Devon Energy Science Giants grant competition is under way and currently accepting grant applications from Osage County Schools.

The $10,000 grant recognizes a school that...

Health Department schedules flu vaccine clinics

Oct 22, 2014 12:06pm

The Osage County Health Department announced today its seasonal influenza vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. Clinics will begin Oct. 20th.

Clinic days and times are as...

Feral hogs running wild throughout state

Oct 22, 2014 12:06pm

STILLWATER — While they are not native to the United States, feral hogs have made Oklahoma their home, and farmers and ranchers have the damage on their property to prove it.

When feral hogs...

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

Oct 22, 2014 12:05pm

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Osage County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the November 4 General Election, County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner...

Osage District Court proceedings

Oct 22, 2014 12:05pm

CRIMINAL FELONIES

Oct. 20

Justin David Stump, Pawhuska — Possession of controlled dangerous substance (2 counts).

Oct. 17

Peter Joseph Williams, Ponca City — Possession of...

Located at 100 W. Main St. in the heart of downtown Pawhuska, First National Bank listed $26 million in deposits at the end of June 2014 fiscal period, with total assets of approximately $30 million. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital

American Heritage buys FNB

Oct 15, 2014 12:06pm

American Bancorporation, Inc., the holding company for American Heritage Bank, recently announced its pending acquisition of First National Bank of Pawhuska.

In a Friday press release,...

Alco Stores Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, operates 198 discount general merchandise stores in 23 states, including a location at 1457 W. Main St. in Pawhuska.

Alco files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Oct 15, 2014 12:05pm

Alco Stores Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was reported by various financial and business news wires on Monday.

The company operates 198 discount general merchandise stores in...

Two city charter amendments included on November ballot

Oct 15, 2014 12:05pm

Voters in the City of Pawhuska will be facing lengthy ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election and local leaders hope this does not make them disagreeable.

Yes-vote approval is being sought...

From left, Harold Lasarge, Osage Nation; Cindy Murphy and Tom Teel, Osage County; Mike McCartney, City of Pawhuska, Ed Harris and Justin Carr, Osage Nation; Jerry Howerton, Osage County; Casey Johnson, Osage Nation; Aaron Peck, Guy Engineering; Bob Jackson, Osage County District 1 Commissioner; Jody Burd, Osage Nation; Rebecca Alvarez, Guy Engineering; and Scott Hilton, Osage County District 2 Commissioner. Kathryn Swan/J-C Correspondent

LB May Drive officially open

Oct 15, 2014 12:06pm

After 10 months of construction, the LB May Drive located just east of Farrel Avenue (N3730 Road) is officially open.

Osage County District 1 Commissioner Bob Jackson and the Osage Nation...

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