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Sylvia Blackwell's Sylvia Dawe celebrates 100 years young
Even though her friends say she doesn’t look a day over 70, Sylvia Dawe has become Blackwell’s newest centenarian.“I never dreamed of living to...


Kay County Election wrap-up
District Three County Commissioner Paul “Butch” Skidmore was ousted by former county mechanic John Wilson while District 38 State Representative John Pfeiffer was...
Charles Charles Gerian at BMS is the Person of the Week
From the newsroom to the classroom, Charles Gerian’s love for the English language just doesn’t stop.Gerian, who has been a staff writer at the...


Kids Blackwell teachers launch book fundraiser
What’s better than giving a young kid a new book each month?Only paying $9 to do it.Teachers at Blackwell Elementary School have launched a new...


Morgan Morgan Sanders at BMS is the Person of the Week
Morgan Sanders has made a big change: she’s gone from nurturing young plants to nurturing young minds. “The principal, vice principal, and...


BancFirst BancFirst installs new ATM that can accept deposits
BancFirst has replaced their ATM at 124 W. Blackwell Ave. with the community’s only ATM with the capability to accept deposits.With this...


Cars Caldwell gearing up for 31st annual "All Wheels" car show September 1
Saturday, September 1, 2018 marks the 31<sup>st</sup> Annual All Wheels Super Saturday Car Show sponsored by the Border Queen Cruiser’s. ...


CFM Blackwell's CFM expands: more jobs, increased production, and more
New jobs, another building, added machinery, and an increase in production are signs of the times at Castings, Fabricating & Machining Corporation...


otW Person of the Week: BHS teacher Hannah O'Donnell
Hannah O’Donnell loves small towns – and she loves small schools even more.In May of this year, O’Donnell left Ponca City Public Schools to become...


Council City Council discusses 2018 fair, budget, and more in 3 hour meeting
If time flies while you're having fun, members of the Blackwell City Council likely despised Thursday's three-and-a-half-hour meeting.In the...


Emily Person of the Week: New FFA instructor Emily Rush
Emily Rush is a long way from home as she settles into the role of FFA instructor at Blackwell High School.Born and raised in New Mexico, where her...


City City Council holds special meeting; results in 2 hour executive...
After calling a special meeting and convening in executive session for almost two hours Thursday night to reportedly evaluate the performance of...


School Back to school safety from Blackwell's Chief of Police
 It seems like only yesterday that Blackwell Public Schools were getting out for the summer, and now in a matter of weeks the bells will be ringing...


Susan Peckham Schools welcome Susan Butts
Peckham School is honored to announce the employment of Susan Butts. Susan will be the new PreK teacher for the upcoming school year.Susan is...


Payne Former comissioners Schieber and Rowe facing charges ahead of...
The court proceedings on two former Kay County commissioners will continue in a Payne County courtroom this Friday.Tyson Rowe of Blackwell is...