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Special report: Wind farm agrees to pay taxes
An issue with the Rock Falls Wind Farm in Kay County and an agreement with the Blackwell Economic Development Authority that would affect funding...


Blackwell City Council to appoint interim City Manager
The City of Blackwell will wait until their regularly scheduled meeting on December 6 to appoint an interim city manager after the unexpected...


Treasurer informs Kay County taxpayers of statements being mailed
Treasurer Informs Taxpayers of Statements Being Mailed Christy Kennedy, Kay County Treasurer, would like to inform county residents that the...


Blackwell Middle School/High School TSA teams attend conference
he Blackwell Technology Student Association chapter sent 15 students to the Oklahoma Fall Leadership Conference in October.
During the Oct. 24...


County unemployment drops to 4.0 percent
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OSEC) recently released their unemployment numbers breakdown for the counties for the month of September. Kay County dropped...
Treasurer informs Kay County taxpayers of statements being mailed
Christy Kennedy, Kay County Treasurer, would like to inform county residents that the 2018 ad valorem tax statements have been mailed. An option to pay your taxes...
Frias added to Most Wanted List
The United States Marshall Service, The Blackwell Police Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have been looking for Luis...


Blackwell High School to host Veterans Day assembly this Friday
Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11 and Blackwell citizens both young and old will be able to honor local veterans at different community...


Blackwell City Council approves hemp nursery
The Blackwell City Council heard from various city department officials and voted to allow a hemp nursery to open up shop in Blackwell during its...


November 6 Election Results for Kay County
The results are in after Kay County residents took to the polls yesterday alongside fellow Americans for the 2018 midterm elections. Kevin...


Election Day: What you need to know
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Statewide General Election, Kay County Election Board Secretary Cheryl Howard said today. Please...


Blackwell Board of Education approves roofing contract
Following two years of negotiations with insurance adjusters and contractors, the Blackwell Board of Education has awarded a $691,000 bid to...


Gaining steam: Local railroad picks up new customers
Thanks to the growth of local industries, north central Oklahoma’s only short-line railroad has started hauling freight cars for BOSTD America and...


BES teacher Haley Curfman and Ponca City Elementary teacher ElizabethMartin received the Bushels for Books award from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Curfman was presented with the award by Blackwell’s Farm Bureau branch last week. The two teachers will receive their books in November. Local teachers receive books from Farm Bureau
Blackwell Elementary School teacher Haley Curfman and Ponca City Union Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Martin have both received the “Bushels...


First ever community Thanksgiving meal planned for November 22
Brent Shipman wanted to help people who didn’t have anything to eat for Thanksgiving. Now, his wish to do so is becoming a heartwarming...