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NOC Roustabouts to honor Wilma Harman at Reunion
Saturday, April 6, marks the date for the upcoming Roustabouts Alumni Reunion. It will take place in Blackwell at the new Event Center on the Kay...

140 years of the 101 Ranch coming to Blackwell in April
Kentucky-born George Washington Miller, the patriarch of Oklahoma's renowned 101 Ranch, was first introduced to cattle ranching in 1869 during a...

Q&A with Braman Mayoral candidates
EDITOR'S NOTE: This Q&A is part of the Journal-Tribune's coverage of the municipal election that will take place in Braman on April 2. This article...

Kay County is in the 10 most "Financially Healthy" places in Oklahoma
Kay County made the top 10 list of the most financially healthy places to live in the state of Oklahoma, according to a recently published 2018...

EDF and BEDA donate Chrome Books to Blackwell schools
EDF Renewables and the Blackwell Economic Development Authority started the week by purchasing 225 Chromebook laptops and docking stations for...

Blackwell Public Schools get graded; Valedictorian and Salutatorian...
Blackwell Public Schools received “B” and “C” grades on the district’s annual report card, which was issued by the Oklahoma State Department of...

City of Blackwell ends contract with MKEC in tense meeting
The Blackwell City Council terminated its contract with the city's engineering firm during a three-hour meeting Thursday night after city employees...

Hutton Pharmacy provides free vitamins to Blackwell youth
Hutton Pharmacy is offering a free program for all Blackwell children ages 4-18 called their “Healthy Kids Free Vitamin Program” where every month...

The City of Blackwell gears up for severe weather season
When the wind comes sweeping down the plains, it usually follows the rain, and this season there appears to be a lot of both on the radar, and...

Blackwell Middle School receives national award for TSA
Blackwell Middle School has received national recognition for commitment to empowering students as BMS has been named as a “distinguished school...

Clinical Cannabis Group LLC opens in Blackwell
Blackwell's first medical marijuana dispensary, Clinical Cannabis Group LLC (CCG) opened its doors this past Monday and three of the four owners...

Open Records request reveals expense details at City Hall
The Blackwell Journal-Tribune, in following up on key expenses for the city of Blackwell, has filed open records requests for bills from the city...

Associated Charities turns 100
Did you make a difference in someone's life today? The volunteers at the Blackwell Associated Charities did – just as they have for over 36,525...

Board of Education says "NO" to 4-Day school week
In a contentious meeting held Monday night, the board voted 3-2 against adopting a four-day week, which district administrators hailed as a teacher...

Tensions run high at City Council meeting
The Blackwell City Council held a highly attended meeting last week to approve several business matters and to discuss the positions and roles of...