NES installs picnic tables for social distancing

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK —  Friday, Nov. 20 dawned a cool, mild fall morning, and Newkirk Elementary School (NES) first and fourth grade students enjoyed their lunch outside thanks to the acquisition  a new set of picnic tables which will help the school with better social distancing options during the…

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NES Picnic Tables

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal NES first and fourth graders were the first students to eat outside on the school’s new picnic tables, which aid in social distancing in the cafeteria.

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Walker home damaged in house fire

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Retired Newkirk Assistant Fire Chief Tim Walker lost part of his home Thursday evening, Nov. 19 when a fire raged in one of the bedrooms in what is considered only a partial loss. Walker called in the fire about 6:36 p.m. “He had just gotten…

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Walker House Fire

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk and Kildare firefighters battled a house fire in East Newkirk Thursday evening, Nov. 19. Only part of the house was damaged.

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NPS SUVs

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal NPS recently acquired three new Chevrolet Suburbans to their vehicle fleet to better aid in small group transportation at the school.

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NPS receives new SUVs as part of vehicle bond

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk — Student transportation safety at Newkirk Public Schools (NPS) has greatly increased, thanks to the recent acquisition of several SUVs, adding to a fleet of vans and buses to transport small groups to area functions. NPS received three 2021 Chevrolet Suburbans from Stuteville Chevrolet, Ponca City,…

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Softball Signing

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Lady Tiger Senior Haiden Huster, front row, center, signed to play fast pitch softball for Northern Oklahoma College, Thursday, Nov. 19 in The Commons. Also pictured with Huster are her parents, Mark and Amy. Back row, coaches Kim Finuf and Morgan Marks.

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Newkirk juvenile hospitalized following Saturday shooting

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A Newkirk juvenile was hospitalized with abdominal wounds Saturday after being shot with a .22 caliber rifle, authorities say. The Kay County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) received a call of a shooting at an address on West Canteen Road at 10:17 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. According…

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Kanza Health Center temporarily closed due to COVID-19

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Kanza Health Center, located at 3151 E. River Road, Newkirk, has temporarily closed to the public due to recent COVID-19 spikes. The center reopens Monday, Nov. 30, but that doesn’t mean patients won’t receive treatment, as they are able to call the clinic for…

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Treasurer informs taxpayers of statements being mailed

Press Release NEWKIRK — Kay County Treasurer Christy Kennedy would like to inform county residents that the 2020 ad valorem tax statements have been mailed. For everyone’s safety, they are asking that only three visitors be inside the treasurer’s office at one time, with masks encouraged. They appreciate everyone’s patience at this difficult time, and…

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