Authorities investigate alleged attempted abductions

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Police Department (NPD) received three reports of possible attempted abductions within the city of Newkirk on Aug. 7. The NPD, Kay County Sheriff’s Office and the Eighth District Attorney Office Drug and Major Crime Unit investigated the incidents. The identified individuals in the pickup contacted the investigating agencies, detailing…

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Two sought for attempted child abduction

  Staff Report The Newkirk Police Department is currently seeking at least two suspects and any information after an attempted child abduction in Newkirk.  The vehicle involved is a white 2000 model pickup truck with dark tinted windows and no known tag description at this time. One suspect was described as a bald male wearing…

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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The Newkirk Lady Tigers junior high and high school fast pitch softball teams have already hit the field in preparation for the 2019 season. Activities included learning to slide into the base to avoid getting an out. The high school team welcomes the Ponca City Lady Wildcats for a…

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Hull reflects on long teaching career

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKRK — The First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall was filled with love and laughter Sunday afternoon, July 2, as friends and loved ones met to celebrate the 101st birthday of church member Dena Hull. Thirty-nine years ago, she retired from a career as an educator, a job…

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4-H students preserving veterans stories

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have made great sacrifices across the globe to secure freedom for not only Americans, but many their allies as well. When they come home after service, however, many choose not to talk about their experiences, hoping to forget what…

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County Properties to be offered for $1

Press Release NEWKIRK — Kay County Treasurer Christy Kennedy would like to make the public aware that the treasurer’s office will be conducting a special Commissioner’s Sale at 9 a.m. in the treasurer’s office on Aug. 6. This sale is different from a regular Commissioner’s Sale because the county will be absorbing the cost of…

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Newkirk EMS receives needed safety vests

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Newkirk EMS (Emergency Medical Service) receives numerous calls each week, as patients and victims need aid and transportation to the hospital. There have been instances across the state where EMS technicians have found their lives in danger, where some situations may involve an active…

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Kay County 4-H teams win big at regional competition

Press Release STILLWATER, Okla. — The Kay County 4-H junior and senior livestock judging teams recently competed at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Big Three Field Day competitions, and both teams returned home with numerous individual and team awards, including Overall Champions for both teams. The field day was held July 16 – 18 in…

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Class of 1957 celebrates 62 years

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — It was 62 year ago that the Newkirk High School (NHS) Class of 1957 walked out of the doors of the school for the last time as students. Many of the classmates went their own way, leaving the community for far-reaching places. While they are…

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