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BES teacher Haley Curfman and Ponca City Elementary teacher ElizabethMartin received the Bushels for Books award from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Curfman was presented with the award by Blackwell’s Farm Bureau branch last week. The two teachers will receive their books in November. Local teachers receive books from Farm Bureau
Blackwell Elementary School teacher Haley Curfman and Ponca City Union Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Martin have both received the “Bushels...

First ever community Thanksgiving meal planned for November 22
Brent Shipman wanted to help people who didn’t have anything to eat for Thanksgiving. Now, his wish to do so is becoming a heartwarming reality. Thanks to Shipman,...
Zinc ATSDR reports on long-term damage from Zinc Smelter
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has released the public comment version of a report, <em>“Blackwell Zinc Smelter...

Gene Blackwell local Gene Holcomb celebrates 75th reunion
Seventy-five years ago, Gene Holcomb graduated from Blackwell High School.“I couldn’t wait to get out,” he joked. “At that age, I wanted to live to...

KayCo Kay County Sales Tax update
The sales tax numbers are out from the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) and the City of Blackwell saw a 13 percent decrease on the recent report for...

Fall BHS Choir to hold fall concert next Tuesday
The Blackwell High School Vocal Department has added a new performance to its annual schedule: a fall concert.The concert will be held Tuesday,...

Jerri Jerri Anderson at BES is the Person of the Week
A private-school student and a public-school teacher, Jerri Anderson loves teaching kids.Anderson, a long-time Blackwell resident and teacher, has...

Appt New apartment complex to open in Blackwell
Blackwell will soon be home to a new apartment and storage complex.According to Russell and Seanna Schmidt, owners of Ranchwood Apartments and...

Maroon Blake Bergman, Maggie Brown are Maroon Spirit and Miss BHS
Blackwell High School announced Maroon Spirit, Miss BHS, and their runner up candidates. Maroon Spirit is Blake Bergman, and Miss BHS is Maggie...

j Blackwell Elementary's Joy Botts is the Person of the Week
After the last bell rings, Joy Botts leaves Blackwell Elementary School, where she is a special education teacher. She then goes home to take care...

Hall Blackwell City Council discusses liquor laws, libraries, and school...
In its meeting Thursday night, the Blackwell City Council directed City Manager Thomas “Chip” Outhier to place a question amending the Blackwell...

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...