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ODOT moving traffic signals closer as Highway 11 work continues
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will be moving the two temporary traffic signals located on State Highway 11 closer to Blackwell today,...

Oklahoma City Veteran's Hospital to host meeting; Vet resource fair
The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System will host a Town Hall and Veterans Resource Fair on August 5, 2019. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m....

Blackwell Youth Center to hold silent auction; Miranda Lambert...
Whether you are a child, a senior citizen or even a dog, one local establishment has an upcoming event that will have something fun for you to do...

"Ironman Grandpa" Al Slusser walks the length of Oklahoma; pays...
Walking down the street to the gas station might be “exhausting” for some and “liberating” for others. But have you ever walked across the...

Austin Allen arrested in connection with Newkirk; Braman burglaries
A Ponca City man was arrested after confessing to burglaries that took place at his place of work and at two other locations on the same day in...

Mayor Sandbek sits down with the BJ-T to discuss Braman's financial...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Things have been interesting in Braman for the last few months. After the town clerk resigned in April without handing over computer...

Blackwell man arrested on rape charges
Blackwell resident Tommie Robert Shoemaker,41, has been ordered to stand trial on November 12,2019 on nine different felony charges from March...

City Council hires development company; discusses utilities
The Blackwell City Council met Tuesday, July 2 to enter into an economic development retail agreement with the Woodmont Land Company in order to...

Braman to conduct first full audit in recent history
Though almost one year late, the Braman Board of Trustees has finally authorized a local certified public accountant to conduct a full audit of the...

Board of Education hires two new teachers
The Blackwell Board of Education held a short, routing meeting Thursday night. Board members voted to approve the district's budget for the 2019 –...

City Manager: What YOU need to know about Blackwell's budget
EDITOR'S NOTE: Things have changed a lot at Blackwell City Hall over the last year. One year ago, the city cut several staff positions due to...

City Council: Utility rates rise as budget talks finalize
The Blackwell City Council held a brief meeting Thursday afternoon in which Council members voted to approve the city's budget for the 2019 – 2020...

"We'll keep pluggin."- Deer Creek couple to rebuild after...
Her sullen eyes showed her what she did not want to see: The scene was different. To the north, the pen where she kept her dogs was lying on the...

Blackwell's 4th of July: See what's going on!
Blackwell's Independence Day parade will be held Thursday, July 4. The parade is sponsored by the Blackwell Area Chamber of Commerce, and the...

Braum's burns in early-morning fire; $700 thousand in damage
An early-morning fire has left Blackwell's dairy lovers with one less place to eat ice-cream. Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store, located at 823...