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Tapp retires after 20 years with CNB
Faith Tapp is leaving Central National Bank (CNB), and has described it as a bitter-sweet moment.A retirement party was held for Tapp this past Thursday afternoon, where...
BOE accepts five resignations
The Blackwell Board of Education met this past Monday to settle bids and renew contracts, as is customary for the board in the weeks prior to school beginning, and to...
Chamber to host ribbon cutting and dedication
The Blackwell Chamber of Commerce wants all those that can to join at 9:30 a.m. before the 4th of July parade as they have the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of The McClung...
Maroons will start season with a new look
While it'll be the same Blackwell Maroons playing under those Friday night lights this fall, head Coach Graham Snelding teased that they won't exactly "look" the same"We've...
Blackwell FFA Hold Year-end Banquet
Blackwell's Future Farmers of America (FFA) held an emotional Award Ceremony last week to honor Chris DeMuth who will be retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school...
Arts in the Alley hosts second annual open mic contest
The 2013 Arts in the Alley Finale will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Regional musicians are invited to perform. Performers need to contact cthompson@fhu.edu to...
Christmas in June
If you see Christmas trees, fake snow, lights, and paper-crafted snowmen while passing by The Marketplace on Main Street, don't be alarmed, you haven't accidentally slept...
'Clip Joint' Owner Henrichs is BJT Feature for April 19
Shawna Henrichs has been nominated to be the Blackwell Journal-Tribune's Feature Person of the Week, sponsored by Blackwell DentistryHenrichs might be well known around the...
Council approves Ferguson rejuvenation
The Blackwell City Council met for a very brief regularly schedule meeting this past Monday, where it was declared that Furguson Avenue would be undergoing an asphalt...
Leighty comes to BMS from Toledo, Ohio
Chris Leighty, sixth grade science teacher at Blackwell Middle School, is in his second year at Blackwell.Moving from Toledo, Ohio, Leighty said he came across the position...
Clayton Bank ranked third in the nation
Clayton Bank, owned by the Jim Clayton family, was ranked the third highest performing bank in the nation by Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) – the leading...
Eastman honored for 23 years of service
Kathy Eastman had her retirement party this past Wednesday at Central National Bank, where she closed the book on 23 years as a drive-in teller."I've always worked, my...
88 seniors set to graduate from BHS
The Blackwell Board of Education met this past week for the resignation of two and employment of three positions, as well as new technological changes to the Blackwell...
Nardin OHCE holds September meeting
The Nardin OHCE group met September 1, 2014 in the home of Shelia Rountree. Members attending were Earleine Harman, Judy Barnett, Sandy Campros, and Carol Orr. The main...
Winter weather arrives in Blackwell
Residents of Blackwell were treated to a white Sunday morning, from approximately 7 a.m. until noon, 1.6 inches of snow fell.While colder weather blasted northern Oklahoma,...