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Blackwell Middle School receives national award for TSA
Blackwell Middle School has received national recognition for commitment to empowering students as BMS has been named as a “distinguished school...

Clinical Cannabis Group LLC opens in Blackwell
Blackwell's first medical marijuana dispensary, Clinical Cannabis Group LLC (CCG) opened its doors this past Monday and three of the four owners...

Open Records request reveals expense details at City Hall
The Blackwell Journal-Tribune, in following up on key expenses for the city of Blackwell, has filed open records requests for bills from the city...

Associated Charities turns 100
Did you make a difference in someone's life today? The volunteers at the Blackwell Associated Charities did – just as they have for over 36,525...

Board of Education says "NO" to 4-Day school week
In a contentious meeting held Monday night, the board voted 3-2 against adopting a four-day week, which district administrators hailed as a teacher...

Tensions run high at City Council meeting
The Blackwell City Council held a highly attended meeting last week to approve several business matters and to discuss the positions and roles of...

FFA & 4-H bring home top spots in Local; County shows
Blackwell's local livestock show and Kay County's countywide show were both held last week for the second year in a row at the Kay County...

Sold! Blackwell Livestock Auction becomes Southern Plains Livestock...
After traveling across the country to buy and sell cattle for two decades, Lance Cochran was ready for a change. “I got tired of driving around...

Board of Education discusses 4-day school week
Blackwell Public Schools may adopt a four-day school week under a proposal that was put before the Blackwell Board of Education in a meeting on...

City Manager Smith receives standing ovation; keeps position
Blackwell City Manager Janet Smith received a standing ovation from community members and city employees during a special meeting of the Blackwell...

City Council meets to hear year-end reports
The Blackwell City Council heard year-end reports from the directors of several city departments in its regular meeting held Thursday night. The...

Local livestock show scheduled for Sunday
Kay County's Future Farmers of America and 4-H students will flock to the county fairgrounds in Blackwell starting Sunday, February 17 for a week...

Luis Frias captured in Mexico; Court appearance this Friday
Five years of waiting has come to an end for Blackwell law enforcement. Luis Octavio Frias, a former Blackwell resident who allegedly stabbed his...

BREAKING: Luis Frias apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Mexico
The United States Marshals issued a release this afternoon after news broke that Luis Frias, wanted in connection to the 2013 murder for former...

The Iron Horse rides again in Blackwell
A first-time business owner is giving a second chance at life to a local restaurant that closed last year after being open for only four...