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2018 Year in Review
How would you describe 2018? As we enter the New Year, the Blackwell Journal-Tribune would like to thank you, our loyal readers and advertisers,...

Christmas 'Spirits' at D's
It’s the holiday season which means friends, family, and neighbors will be coming together to eat, be merry, and especially drink. D’s, which...

Meet Jessica Swain, BMS's new English teacher
The newest teacher at Blackwell Middle School, sixth grade English instructor Jessica Swain, started her new job earlier this month. Within her...

Railroad safety from Blackwell's Northern Gateway Railroad
Engineers on the Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad have never hit a vehicle or pedestrian with a train. They don’t want to have a “first,”...

Prairie Smoke: New owners, same flavor
Prairie Smoke BBQ, a restaurant that has become a Blackwell staple on the food scene since opening in 2015, is now under new ownership. In early...

Blackwell Methodist Church to hold bike give-away
Thanks to the donations received from several community members, the First United Methodist Church of Blackwell will be able to give away...

Board of Education: 788 Policy aims to prevent "medical marijuana...
The Blackwell Board of Education has approved a policy strictly prohibiting the use of medical marijuana on school campuses. Schools and...

JoJo's Customs is open for business
JoJo's Customs is looking to become Blackwell's one-stop-shop for custom-designed T-shirts, letter jackets, and Maroon apparel. On Wednesday...

Casey's has arrived in Blackwell
Casey's General Store has officially opened in Blackwell. Bonnie Green, district manager for Casey's, greeted customers Friday afternoon as the...

Associated Charities to host coat-drive
Donating your old winter coat could really help someone this winter. That’s the message sent by the Blackwell Associated Charities, the operator...

Blackwell Youth Center to offer after-school program
The Blackwell Youth Center is hosting a free after-school program beginning in January 2019 from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for...

Filings for City Council/Board of Education open December 3
Candidates for municipal office in Blackwell file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018. Chery Howard,...

Special report: Wind farm agrees to pay taxes
An issue with the Rock Falls Wind Farm in Kay County and an agreement with the Blackwell Economic Development Authority that would affect funding...

Blackwell City Council to appoint interim City Manager
The City of Blackwell will wait until their regularly scheduled meeting on December 6 to appoint an interim city manager after the unexpected...

Treasurer informs Kay County taxpayers of statements being mailed
Treasurer Informs Taxpayers of Statements Being Mailed Christy Kennedy, Kay County Treasurer, would like to inform county residents that the...