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Kay County designated second amendment sanctuary

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kay County Commissioners recently approved a measure making the county a second amendment sanctuary county, pledging to protect the rights of citizens to safely keep and bear arms. The declaration was presented to the commissioners by Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley. The measure prevents any…

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Schieber sentenced to nine months in jail

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Former Kay County Commissioner Dee Schieber learned his fate Friday, March 6 when Katy County District Court handed down the sentence following being found guilty of six charges. Schieber was originally charged on seven counts of Willful Violation of Law Regulating Official Conduct. Schieber was…

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Newkirk FFA celebrates FFA Week

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — It was a busy week for the Newkirk FFA chapter Feb 24-27. Members of the chapter were seen out in the community, doing service projects such as reading to elementary students and cleaning local parks. It was all part of the  job for the hardworking…

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‘Petrified Man’ still baffles today

By Karen Dye R.L. Hottel and Levi and Marion Smith are quite sanguine that they knew the petrified man in life. They say that he very much resembles a man named Adam Klux, who lived over in Lawrence County before and up to the commencement of the late war. Klux never joined the Army, but…

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Kay County implements new mental health program

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kay County District Court is much better suited to addressing crimes committed by perpetrators suffering with mental health problems, thanks to a special grant recently received, and is now able offer the defendants needed treatment for their ailments, instead of sending them through the state’s…

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Legislative Forum

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal State Sen. Bill Coleman (R-10), left, and State Rep. John Pfeiffer (R-38) attended a Legislative Forum at Newkirk Main Street Friday morning, Feb. 28 to discuss events at the State Capitol with concerned citizens in Newkirk. Topics discussed included healthcare and medical marijuana. Also visiting were Tanner Roberts, field…

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Jury finds Schieber guilty on six charges

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Jurors found former Kay County Commissioner Dee Schieber of violating his oath of office at the conclusion of his week-long trial Feb. 14, and he now awaits sentencing, scheduled for March 6. The trial was prosecuted by Canadian County Assistant District Attorney Austin Murray. Schieber…

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‘Petrified Man’ still baffles today

By Karen Dye NEWKIRK — The story of Newkirk’s “petrified” man is indeed a mystery. He was “discovered” in the back yard of E.E. Bode on North Magnolia in April 1942, when Mr. Bode was preparing to plant a “victory garden.” Once Mr. Bode discovered the body, the Kay County Sheriff, Polk Harsh, was called.…

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Tigers, Lady Tigers celebrate new gym with Senior Night

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Seniors in the Newkirk High School (NHS) basketball team, cheer squad and band had a special evening Tuesday, Feb. 11 as they celebrated Senior Night in front of a packed house to recognize all their hard work and dedication during their high school years. What…

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Newkirk Main Street to host legislative forum Feb. 28

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk Main Street is proud to host a Legislative Review scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28. The start time is 9:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9:15. Senator Bill Coleman and Representative John Pfeiffer, along with field representatives from Senator James Lankford’s and Congressman Frank Lucas’ offices will be in attendance to…

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