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Charles Gerian Making waves on Doolin: City underwater
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but after substantial rainfall caused the Chikaskia River just north of Doolin to rise up to a...

Hubbard Road closed until further notice
Hubbard Road, re-opened in late 2018 after nearly a year of construction work, is once again closed due to the damaging floodwater from last week's...

Braman hires legal council after financial records are deleted
Members of the Braman Board of Trustees have turned over the town's financial records to a major accounting firm and hired Oklahoma municipal judge...

City Council debates year-long contract for City Manager Smith
The Blackwell City Council approved a one-year contract with City Manager Janet Smith after an hour of intense debate between Council members on...

Six lead class of 2019 as Valedictorians and Salutatorian
Blackwell High School announced their Valedictorians Maggie Brown, Julia Denney, Jordan Green, Anna Hague, Megan Lewis, and Maricela Murray in...

Braman clerk Barrows resigns; takes passwords and keys amidst audit
An employee for the town of Braman has resigned without handing computer passwords and keys over to the town's board of trustees, leaving officials...

True Value to close by April 30
After nearly a century of service to local homeowners and tradesmen, Blackwell Hardware will permanently close on April 30, 2019. The decision...

Blackwell Art Department seeks shoes for fundraiser
Students in the Blackwell High School art program are asking for donations of new and used shoes to help raise money for their 2020 trip to Belize...

Trash-Off Day to be held April 27
Blackwell's Trash-Off Day is scheduled for April 27, and will not feature public dumpsters for the fist time in the initiative's 6 year lifespan....

Senator Lankford visits BHS
U.S. Senator James Lankford visited Blackwell High School on Monday to speak with school administrators about federal education policy and to talk...

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...

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...

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...

NOC Roustabouts to honor Wilma Harman at Reunion
Saturday, April 6, marks the date for the upcoming Roustabouts Alumni Reunion. It will take place in Blackwell at the new Event Center on the Kay...

EDF and BEDA donate Chrome Books to Blackwell schools
EDF Renewables and the Blackwell Economic Development Authority started the week by purchasing 225 Chromebook laptops and docking stations for...