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BMS Students compete in robotics competition
From April 28-30, the Blackwell Middle School VEX IQ team competed at the VEX Worlds competition in Louisville, KY. This competition was by...

Methodist Church hosts annual flower sale for Memorial Day
The First United Methodist Church is holding its annual sale of recycled and repurposed flowers for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. 
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"No further plans" to move 5th grade to Blackwell Middle School
Blackwell Public Schools Superintendent Rick Riggs has “no further plans” to discuss the reclassification of the district's schools for the...

Charles Gerian Making waves on Doolin: City underwater
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but after substantial rainfall caused the Chikaskia River just north of Doolin to rise up to a...

Hubbard Road closed until further notice
Hubbard Road, re-opened in late 2018 after nearly a year of construction work, is once again closed due to the damaging floodwater from last week's...

Swiss Jazz musician to hold benefit concert at BHS
Swiss pianist Silvan Zingg will perform an exclusive benefit concert for local student musicians on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Blackwell High...

Braman hires legal council after financial records are deleted
Members of the Braman Board of Trustees have turned over the town's financial records to a major accounting firm and hired Oklahoma municipal judge...

City Council debates year-long contract for City Manager Smith
The Blackwell City Council approved a one-year contract with City Manager Janet Smith after an hour of intense debate between Council members on...

BHS students inducted into National Honor Society
On Sunday, April 28, several Blackwell High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society, an historic academic...

Peckham Elementary is proud of their ugly bug
Peckham Elementary School is on the map thanks to one ugly bug.

The 2018 Ugly Bug Contest, hosted by the Oklahoma Microscopy Society, honored its...

Six lead class of 2019 as Valedictorians and Salutatorian
Blackwell High School announced their Valedictorians Maggie Brown, Julia Denney, Jordan Green, Anna Hague, Megan Lewis, and Maricela Murray in...

Braman clerk Barrows resigns; takes passwords and keys amidst audit
An employee for the town of Braman has resigned without handing computer passwords and keys over to the town's board of trustees, leaving officials...

City Council meets, Dispatchers recognized
Blackwell City Council met last Thursday night for a brief session after a day of budget planning. The meeting began with Chief of Police...

Blackwell welcomes 101 Ranch Show
Like the town of Agua Fria in the old Marty Robbins song, the Blackwell Event Center was filled with cowboys and outlaws on Friday, April 12 and...

Blackwell Vocal earns top marks; Cabaret announced
Several singers from the Blackwell High School Vocal Department earned “Superior” ratings at the state solo and small ensemble competition last...