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Local man dies in flood
The Kay County Sheriff's Office has found the body of a Blackwell man who was killed by high waters last week. Larry Larimore, a U.S. Navy...

Blackwell churches come together to help flood victims
With close to 400 area families being displaced as a result of torrential rain and widespread flooding, Blackwell residents have come together the...

BOE hires third principal for Blackwell Elementary
The Blackwell Board of Education has voted to hire a third principal for Blackwell Elementary School. The board of education convened in...

Kay County declared as State of Emergency by Governor Stitt
Kay County has been named one of 66 Oklahoma counties impacted by widespread flooding in early May under an amended State of Emergency declaration...

City Council fires CFO; Sixkiller battles for bucket truck
The Blackwell City Council has voted not to renew its longstanding contract with R.S. Meacham CPAs and Advisors, the city's accounting firm. The...

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...