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Firefighters battle late night house fire
It was a busy weekend for Blackwell's police and fire departments, as well as other city crews including streets and water as half of Blackwell found itself...
City council holds first meeting for Oct.
The Blackwell City Council met last Thursday night (moved up from it's regular date to accommodate for Interim City Manager Joe Allbaugh).After a call to order and opening...
Niemeyer pleads guilty
Last week, Neshia Sherree Niemeyer pled guilty in Kay County District Court to the crime of Accessory to Murder for her role in assisting Luis Frias escape custody after...
Food, refreshments, entertainment highlight free picnic Saturday
The Labor Day Weekend Picnic tradition in Chester County returns Saturday, Aug. 31 beginning with a parade at 9 a.m. at Chester County High School and eventually concluding...
State treasury grows by 7.5 percent in August
Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller announced that the gross receipts in the Oklahoma treasury grew by 7.5 percent in the month of August. That is the highest percentage of...
FHU's Knox is Trainer of Year
Freed-Hardeman University trainer Pernell Knox was recently named the College Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society.Knox received the prestigious...
Wasted Emotions
Have you ever found yourself angry; but had no reason why? Maybe people at work or school are getting on your last nerve. The kids have seemed to have lost their minds; not...
Swafford sets high expectations
Sherri Swafford is a Blackwell native."I grew up in Blackwell, went to school in Blackwell, and after college, returned to teach in Blackwell."After graduation in 1991,...
McManus: May wettest ever for Okla.
Oklahoma's statewide average of 14.40 inches in May eclipsed the former record of 10.75 inches recorded in October 1941, the Oklahoma Mesonet reports.Gary McManus, state...
Blackwell High School to present 'Grease'
Blackwell High School's rendition of the Jacobs and Casey musical which is known mostly for the 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John,"Grease,"...
Death Toll Continues to Climb
The flu statistics released by the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) for the reporting period end- ing Mar. 3 are showing a significant decline in flu hospi-...
BFD goes back to school
Blackwell's Fire Department has been going back to school, courtesy of Missy Corn at the Blackwell High School, and Dirk Seabridge, interim fire chief.They have gotten...
BRH to launch Senior Circle program
Seniors in Blackwell and surrounding communities will soon have a new resource for fun activities, meeting new people and sharing common interests. Senior Circle is a...
County approves easy budget, no new taxes for coming year
Chester County Commissioners held a special-called meeting on Monday, June 24, to discuss and approve the 2013-2014 budget. Unlike last year's hotly contested budget which...
NOC opens theatre season
What's more fun than bowling? The Northern Oklahoma College Fine Arts Division has the answer with the first theatre production of the 2014-15 season, opening Thursday,...