Area News

Yard of the Week

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Sandra Manor was selected as the Newkirk Yard of the Week for June 26. The event is sponsored by Newkirk Women’s League.Yard of the Week

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Barnes resigns as superintendent

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Brady Barnes has served the Newkirk Public School (NPS) system for the past few years as superintendent, with him and his family taking an active part of the community and school as students and educators. That tenure has come to an end, however, as he…

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NFD receives new ambulance

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — First responders in Newkirk work tirelessly to keep area people safe, whether that be through putting out fires or transporting patients to the hospital through the ambulance service. Serving a territory roughly 400 square miles in size, that has at times been difficult with only…

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Kay County Amphitheater

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Kay County Amphitheater project is alive and well, and is busy with the fundraising phase for this worthwhile endeavor. The formation of this project came in July 2017 when the Newkirk Main Street board approved the project. From there the project was approved by the Kay County Commissioners to be…

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Yard of the Week

Courtesy Photo for The Herald Journal The June 19 yard of the week was Beth Galbreath, at 400 N. Main. The event is sponsored by Newkirk Women’s League. Main.

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Commissioners open bids for Courthouse Annex

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The long-awaited Kay County Courthouse Annex project is finally getting under way, as the Kay County Board of Commissioners voted to approve 16 construction bids at the June 16 Commission meeting, with initial construction set to begin within the next 30 days. The 16 bids…

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Anderson seeks change through Commission seat

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Joe Anderson has spent the past few months as Newkirk City Commissioner One, a position he was appointed to in December 2019 to fill a vacancy on the board. That experience has been a positive one for him, and as the June 30 Primary Election…

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Greetings from Newkirk

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Visitors to Downtown Newkirk are welcomed with a new “Greetings From Newkirk” mural, along Sixth Street and Main, painted by local volunteers as part of the Newkirk Pathway project. The mural displays many aspects of Newkirk culture and history, including the Kaw Nation, Kay County Courthouse, Eastman National Bank,…

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Yard of the Week

Courtesy Photo Mary and Dwight Winburn were honored with the Yard of the Week June 12 by the Newkirk Womens League. The event will take place each week through the end of July.

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