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Kay County addressing COVID-19 concerns

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The COVID-19 Delta variant has been spreading across the United States, as well as within the Kay County and Oklahoma, leading to many hospitalizations, especially to unvaccinated populations. The Oklahoma and Kay County health communities are now working hard to spread awareness of the virus…

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Kay County Walk of Warriors project progresses

Press Release NEWKIRK — Late last year, the Kay County Walk of Warriors project was revealed, which will honor all who have served this great nation in the Armed Forces. Newkirk’s Junior American Legion Auxiliary members Brylen Liberton and Hannah Cross along with the Newkirk American Legion Auxiliary have been working on the project since…

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Walk of Warriors

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal The Kay County Walk of Warriors will be dedicated Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.

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Go-Getters recognized at 4-H banquet

Press Release BLACKWELL — Members of the Newkirk Go-Getters 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements at the annual Kay County 4-H Banquet Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Blackwell Expo Center. Lori Morton – PLO President Lori Evans – PLO President Elect Susan Rhea – Volunteer of the Year Medals Hannah Cross – Civic…

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4-H Awards

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Members of the Newkirk Go-Getters 4-H Club were honored at the annual banquet Aug. 16.

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Back to School

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Students cross the highway near NES Thursday afternoon, Aug. 12 after the first day of the school year. Campus officials reported a positive start to the year. Peckham School returned yesterday, and Kildare School started today.

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Lady Tigers Softball

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Kyson Vap rounds the bases during the Lady Tigers’ opening softball game of the season Monday, Aug. 98. The Lady Tigers beat the Alva Lady Goldbugs 10-0. The team is competing in the Cushing Lady Tigers through this Saturday, and welcome the Chisholm Lady Longhorns Monday, Aug. 16 at…

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Summer Reading

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Several Newkirk youths beat the heat Thursday morning at the Library’s weekly Summer Reading Program. The students listened as Librarian Marcina Overman read “The Mermaid,” by Jan Barrett, then crafted their own special octopus, in keeping with a marine theme. The event continues through the end of the month.

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Task force takes down marijuana grower in Kaw City

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KAW CITY — A multi-law enforcement task force, which included the Kay County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and Eighth District Attorney Task Force, took down an illegal medical marijuana growth facility in Kaw City Thursday, July 29, resulting in the seizure of several million dollars worth of plants…

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Medical Marijuana Bust

Courtesy Photo for the Newkirk Herald Journal A multi-agency taskforce brought down an illegal medical marijuana growth facility in Kaw City July 29.

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