Area News

NPS to begin remote learning program April 6

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk Public schools (NPS) will be closed for the remainder of the school year to protect students, faculty and staff from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the school has now unveiled a new plan to allow students to continue distance learning through the duration of the…

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Ad valorem tax second half due date April 30

Press Release NEWKIRK — Kay County Treasurer Christy Kennedy is informing the public to be aware of changes in the second half payment due date for ad valorem taxes. Per guidelines put in place by Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Auditor Cindy Byrd, the second half payment due date will be April 30. “To be…

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Gov. Stitt’s Executive Order striking Newkirk

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt recently unveiled a new, amended Executive Oder 2020-07 Tuesday afternoon, March 24, to help in the fight of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those new regulations called for restrictions on certain businesses in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. Those…

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City to continue feeding seniors during lockdown

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Senior Citizens Center has long served as a haven for the community’s elderly citizens, a place to get out of the house and enjoy a meal in fellowship with each other, as well as a chance to participate in the many other activities…

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NFD suspects arson in recent grassfires

By Everett Brazil The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A series pf grassfires has been occurring north of Newkirk, near the stateline during the past few weeks, and the Newkirk Fire Department believes to be suspicious in nature and may be caused by arson. There has been about 12 to 15 fires in the area,…

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City enacts procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The COVID-19 pandemic has struck more than 100 countries across the globe, and its effects have been felt in Newkirk, as the Kay County Courthouse, along with the city of Newkirk, have been put on lockdown to protect city and county employees as well as…

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Capone’s Hoagies see huge community support

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK— A walk through the front door at 116 W. Seventh St. in Newkirk is a virtual time capsule, a step back to a bygone era of Newkirk’s history. Cleared is the dust and clutter that once filled the interior, replaced with a new and welcoming atmosphere.…

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Newkirk community moving forward during pandemic

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A novel new virus, termed COVID-19, has recently rocked many countries around the world, including the United States, in what the Centers for Disease Control has referenced as a pandemic. Many people are quarantined in their homes, working through the phone to keep distance from…

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NPS continues school nutrition program

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Schools across Oklahoma have recently closed last week, March16 – 20 for the annual spring break, letting kids enjoy a week off from school to have fun together. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the state, however, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Education Joy Hoffmeister…

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WWII veterans remember service years

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kenneth and Ralph Vickery have seen a lot of history in the community. Born and raised in Newkirk, they continue to make Newkirk their home to this day. That history dates back to the 1920s, nearly 100 years ago, along with service during WWII. To…

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