The Pawhuska Huskies got off to a sluggish start last Friday, leading 6-0 at the end of the first quarter in a home contest against Afton. They quickly turned on the jets and scored 60 points in three quarters of play to get the 66-0 victory. Coach Matt Hennesy hopes this slow start can be a learning experience as Pawhuska moves closer to playoffs.
Despite the cloudy and rainy conditions, Hennesy said this was one of the better weeks of practice the Huskies have had. Hennesy believes having to practice in those conditions will be beneficial for his team as the season progresses.
Having had the chance to sit down with junior wide receiver Mason Gilkey, one thing he talked about is how important it will be for his team to come out and play well from the start against Wyandotte Friday night.
Friday night's ballgame can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1 and viewed on KPGMTV.com. Kickoff from Pawhuska is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds on Monday.
The commissioners will attempt to amend a resolution establishing fees to establish certificates of compliance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and the businesses across the county. There will also be discussion on possible amendments made to the Osage County Courthouse and other county-owned buildings for the public to enter these buildings.
The commissioners will also have discussion regarding procedures for closing the county offices during inclement weather. They will also open and award bids for food, tires, paper and cleaning supplies.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. for those interested in attending.
Early Voting Starts Across the State
Early voting has started in earnest across the state of Oklahoma and people are coming out in full force to make their voice heard.
For those wishing to take part in early voting, polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday for election day.
To learn more about the 2020 election, click on the Campaign Corner link under the On Demand tab where we have interviews with candidates running for office and information on the state questions on this year's ballot.
Pawhuska Suffers Damage From Ice Storm
Osage County got hit earlier this week by an ice storm and Pawhuska has been left cleaning up the pieces since then. City crews have worked to restore power and district one commissioner Randall Jones says his county employees have been working hard to help the City.
The county signs interlocal agreements with each city. These agreements give latitude for both the county to help cities when they need assistance and each city will help the county when they can assist. Jones goes on to give an update as to where things currently stand across the City.
Power had went out in Pawhuska for a short time on Wednesday, but crews worked to restore the power and most of it had come back on within a few hours.
The Pawhuska community came together last week to help raise funds for those fighting cancer. The Huskies football team wore jerseys that were auctioned off after the game was over and a bake sale was also a way funds were raised for the event. While we don’t know the final tally on how much money was raised, Coach Matt Hennesy says it was a rewarding night.
The check will be presented at the final regular season game of the year against Ketchum.
The Pawhuska Public Schools Facebook Page reports that spam calls are coming from their telephone number, 918-287-1265. If you receive a phone call from this phone number regarding social security, please know that it is a fraudulent phone call.
The Women's Ranch Rodeo Association Finals in Pawhuska is scheduled to take place this weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds. This is an event that usually takes place in Dodge City, Kansas, but because of COVID-19 concerns, they were forced to find another area to hold the event. Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce Director Joni Nash cues us in as to what will be happening throughout the weekend.
Nash says if things go well enough over the weekend, Pawhuskamight be the future sight for the event.
There will be two performances at the Osage County Fairgrounds on Friday followed by the grand finale on Saturday at 1 p.m. Awards will be handed out at 7 p.m.
KWON FM 93.3 Back to Full Strength
Signal strength on KWON FM 93.3 is now back to maximum capacity.
Icy conditions had caused the FM signal to weaken on Tuesday, but the problem has been fixed as temperatures have warmed slightly.
Should the problem occur again, tune to AM 1400 or get the free to download bartlesville radio app.
An employee at Barnsdall Public Schools who works in the Early Childhood Building has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, that building will be closed through Wednesday, November 4th with students being allowed to return on that Thursday. All other students will remain in school.
Barnsdall Public Schools is working closely with the Osage County Health Department on contact tracing. All faculty members and students are asked to quarantine for 14 days from the point of last contact. If your child doesn't get contacted by a school administrator, then they weren't in contact with the affected individual. Should you feel the need to schedule an appointment for a coronavirus test, call the Osage County Health Department at 918-287-3740.
Only a set number of people can enter the Osage County Courthouse at one time before others are asked to wait because the building has filled to capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. As cold weather has sat in, citizens have been forced to wait in the below freezing temperatures, something district one commissioner Randall Jones is trying to fix.
Jones went to the courthouse on Friday and once Jones got inside, he didn't like what he saw as they weren't abiding by the ordinances that the commissioners had put in place.
The commissioners will continue discussion on making possible amendments for entrance to the Osage County Courthouse in further meetings.