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"Ironman Grandpa" Al Slusser walks the length of Oklahoma; pays...
Walking down the street to the gas station might be “exhausting” for some and “liberating” for others. But have you ever walked across the...

Austin Allen arrested in connection with Newkirk; Braman burglaries
A Ponca City man was arrested after confessing to burglaries that took place at his place of work and at two other locations on the same day in...

Mayor Sandbek sits down with the BJ-T to discuss Braman's financial...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Things have been interesting in Braman for the last few months. After the town clerk resigned in April without handing over computer...

Blackwell man arrested on rape charges
Blackwell resident Tommie Robert Shoemaker,41, has been ordered to stand trial on November 12,2019 on nine different felony charges from March...

City Council hires development company; discusses utilities
The Blackwell City Council met Tuesday, July 2 to enter into an economic development retail agreement with the Woodmont Land Company in order to...

Board of Education hires two new teachers
The Blackwell Board of Education held a short, routing meeting Thursday night. Board members voted to approve the district's budget for the 2019 –...

City Manager: What YOU need to know about Blackwell's budget
EDITOR'S NOTE: Things have changed a lot at Blackwell City Hall over the last year. One year ago, the city cut several staff positions due to...

City Council: Utility rates rise as budget talks finalize
The Blackwell City Council held a brief meeting Thursday afternoon in which Council members voted to approve the city's budget for the 2019 – 2020...

"We'll keep pluggin."- Deer Creek couple to rebuild after...
Her sullen eyes showed her what she did not want to see: The scene was different. To the north, the pen where she kept her dogs was lying on the...

Braum's burns in early-morning fire; $700 thousand in damage
An early-morning fire has left Blackwell's dairy lovers with one less place to eat ice-cream. Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store, located at 823...

Blackwell Schools set to lose 40 students; Middle School loses...
Students at Blackwell Elementary School will not have to be moved to different school sites in order to come into compliance with the state fire...

City Council holds tense budget workshop
The Blackwell City Council held a budget workshop on Monday, June 17. Council members discussed several aspects of the city's budget, including the...

Braman Board of trustees to hold budget hearing
If Braman Mayor Marv Sandbek could use one word to describe the problems facing the town of Braman, he would likely choose the word “money.” At...

City Council meets for five hours to discuss yearly budget; tourism
The Blackwell City Council met for nearly five hours on Thursday night to discuss the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year and to approve...

Southern Baptists of Texas help locals recover from flood damage
Members of the Immanuel Baptist Church have been helping the victims of last month's heavy flooding with the assistance of the Southern Baptists of...