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Six lead class of 2019 as Valedictorians and Salutatorian
Blackwell High School announced their Valedictorians Maggie Brown, Julia Denney, Jordan Green, Anna Hague, Megan Lewis, and Maricela Murray in...

Braman clerk Barrows resigns; takes passwords and keys amidst audit
An employee for the town of Braman has resigned without handing computer passwords and keys over to the town's board of trustees, leaving officials...

City Council meets, Dispatchers recognized
Blackwell City Council met last Thursday night for a brief session after a day of budget planning. The meeting began with Chief of Police...

Blackwell welcomes 101 Ranch Show
Like the town of Agua Fria in the old Marty Robbins song, the Blackwell Event Center was filled with cowboys and outlaws on Friday, April 12 and...

Blackwell Vocal earns top marks; Cabaret announced
Several singers from the Blackwell High School Vocal Department earned “Superior” ratings at the state solo and small ensemble competition last...

Annual FFA Banquet held
The Blackwell High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its annual year-end banquet last week, where students elected cabinet...

Marv Sandbeck named Braman Mayor after tumultuous meeting
It was 7:13 p.m., and the Braman Board of Trustees had already voted to appoint 3rd Ward Trustee James Lunn to be the town's mayor. But by the end...

True Value to close by April 30
After nearly a century of service to local homeowners and tradesmen, Blackwell Hardware will permanently close on April 30, 2019. The decision...

Blackwell Art Department seeks shoes for fundraiser
Students in the Blackwell High School art program are asking for donations of new and used shoes to help raise money for their 2020 trip to Belize...

Fishing report for the week of April 17
Fishing Report for April 17, 2019 Central Arcadia: April 15. Elevation above normal, water 60 and stained. Crappie good...

ALERRT Shooter training held with Blackwell P.D., Kay County Sheriff
On March 28th -29th the Phillips 66 facility was utilized once again to bring yet another ALERRT-Active Attack Integrated Response course to our...

Kay County unemployment down
The unemployment rate for Kay County fell to 4.5 percent on the latest report released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. In January...

Electric vehicle charging station to open in Blackwell
The growing number of electric car drivers have two reasons to stop off in Blackwell, Oklahoma: an electric-vehicle charging station located on...

Trash-Off Day to be held April 27
Blackwell's Trash-Off Day is scheduled for April 27, and will not feature public dumpsters for the fist time in the initiative's 6 year lifespan....

Senator Lankford visits BHS
U.S. Senator James Lankford visited Blackwell High School on Monday to speak with school administrators about federal education policy and to talk...