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Court dates set for Tyson Rowe and Dee Schieber
The court cases against former Kay County commissioners Tyson Rowe and Dee Schieber continue to work its way through the court proceedings. The...

Candi Holt and Julie Lang are Blackwell's Teachers of the Year
On Monday, March 25, Superintendent Rick Riggs and other administrators announced the winners of the district's most highly-coveted awards for...

Three race for Braman's Ward 3 seat
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...

What you need to know: April 2 election
On Monday night, a Town Hall meeting was held at the Kay County Fairgrounds Event Center to discuss two propositions that will be on the ballot for...

Town Hall Meeting: Hotel/Motel tax increase
Following the discussion about the hospital sales tax during last night's Town Hall meeting held at the Fairgrounds Event Center, the discussion of...

Town Hall Meeting: Hospital sales tax
The City of Blackwell held a Town Hall meeting last night at the Blackwell Event Center where Mayor T.J. Greenfield, City Manager Janet Smith, and...

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...