The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted 7-0 Wednesday to keep school buildings closed and to implement distance learning plans for the remainder of school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning will still continue as they are looking into distance learning online beginning April... Read More.
The Newkirk Main Street design committee is seeking donations of historic items or baked goods. While those items are preferred, gift certificates for goods or services are also welcome. All proceeds benefit NMS design grants. Drop off between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through... Read More.
A personal injury collision happened at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday morning on U.S. 77 at Judo Road 7 miles north of Newkirk in Kay County. Roy Mann, 53, of Ponca City was driving a 2013 Kawasaki southbound on U.S. 77 when he was hit by a... Read More.
A Safer at home order is now in effect until April 30 for Kay and the other 27 counties in Oklahoma with COVID-19 cases. This is for older Oklahoman's and those with underlying health issues compromising their immune systems. The policy is intended to guarantee... Read More.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced restrictions to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which include closing nonessential businesses in counties where positive cases of the virus are reported. That would now include Kay, Osage and other surrounding counties except for... Read More.
The Ponca City Public School District recently stepped-up in the time of crisis. The Ponca City Hospital was having a shortage of hand sanitizer, so they contacted the PCPS District to see if they could help. PCPS came to the rescue! Superintendent Shelley Arrott explained,... Read More.
A total of 55 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state of Oklahoma late Wednesday morning. Five people have died from the virus, including two in Oklahoma County. Pawnee, Tulsa and Cleveland Counties were the locations of the three other deaths. KWTV in Oklahoma... Read More.
Cowley County, Kansas Public Health Officer Tom Langer said earlier in the week that he is considering placing Kay County on their travel restriction list due to the five cases of COVID-19 reported in the county. Langer has heard stories of Kay County residents going... Read More.