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Blackwell youth awarded NOC Scholarship
Trenton Colvin of Blackwell was recently awarded the Northern Oklahoma Alumni Legacy Scholarship at the 2019 Alumni & Friends Reunion held at the...

R. Stephen Haynes hired to conduct special investigation into The...
Oklahoma municipal judge R. Stephen Haynes has been appointed by a 3-2 vote of the Blackwell City Council to conduct a special investigation to...

Board of Education calls for special meeting to "discuss the...
The Blackwell Board of Education has appointed new board officers and has called for a special meeting to be held in order to discuss the conduct...

Roadwork resumes on Highway 11
Two road construction projects on State Highway 11 east of Blackwell have started back up after a series of weather-related delays. The...

City Council approves special investigator in 3-2 vote
The Blackwell City Council met last Thursday night and approved the appointment of R. Stephen Haynes as the city's special legal counsel for an...

April 2 Election Results: Hospital and Hotel Tax both pass
Yesterday, April 2, Kay County residents took to the polls to determine the fate of Blackwell Regional Hospital by extending a current sales tax...

BHS Vocal wins state's highest honor
The Blackwell High School Vocal Department has earned the OSSAA’s “Sweepstakes Award with Distinction,” marking the first time in Blackwell history...

Oklahoma's first geocache trail to open in Blackwell
Geocaching is an outdoor sport in which players find hidden objects called “geocaches” by using the global positioning systems on their cellphones....

Blackwell recognized as StormReady
The National Weather Service out of Norman, Oklahoma has officially recognized Blackwell as a “StormReady” community. According to a press...

Court dates set for Tyson Rowe and Dee Schieber
The court cases against former Kay County commissioners Tyson Rowe and Dee Schieber continue to work its way through the court proceedings. The...

Candi Holt and Julie Lang are Blackwell's Teachers of the Year
On Monday, March 25, Superintendent Rick Riggs and other administrators announced the winners of the district's most highly-coveted awards for...

Three race for Braman's Ward 3 seat
EDITOR'S NOTE: This Q&A is part of the Journal-Tribune's coverage of the municipal election that will take place in Braman on April 2. This article...

What you need to know: April 2 election
On Monday night, a Town Hall meeting was held at the Kay County Fairgrounds Event Center to discuss two propositions that will be on the ballot for...

Town Hall Meeting: Hotel/Motel tax increase
Following the discussion about the hospital sales tax during last night's Town Hall meeting held at the Fairgrounds Event Center, the discussion of...

Town Hall Meeting: Hospital sales tax
The City of Blackwell held a Town Hall meeting last night at the Blackwell Event Center where Mayor T.J. Greenfield, City Manager Janet Smith, and...