Roseanne & Darin McKee, Aug. 30, 2015

Roseanne & Darin McKee, Aug. 30, 2015

Osage County has been called “God’s Country” for a reason — it is!

As I began writing in Osage County and Pawhuska, I fell in love with the people, the land and the rich cultural history.

I established Facebook page called Pawhuska Community News in Feb. 2011, and this companion blog. In 2015, I changed the name of both to “Pawhuska People” to better reflect the content — no hard news, just feature articles about the people of Pawhuska and Osage County.

I work as a copy editor for the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise and write a history column for them, which my managing editor allows me to republish and share with you on this blog.

Before accepting this position, I worked in public relations, advertising and website and print design. I also worked in tourism is Osage County and for the City of Hominy on a part-time basis. I still volunteer in Hominy to help others promote tourism there and to help with the Hominy Tourism Facebook page and website.

I have a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. I moved to Oklahoma in 1996. After living in Tulsa for a decade, I moved north to Bartlesville in 2008 and found Pawhuska and Osage County.

My husband, Darin, who serves as my photographer on occasion, is an Osage County Probation and Parole Officer for the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections.

I hope you enjoy keeping up with the goings on of this little piece of heaven called Pawhuska! — Roseanne McKee.

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