Area News

Senior Parade

The Newkirk High School Class of 2020 celebrated graduation Friday evening, May 22, starting with a parade from Lions Park West to the new basketball gym at the high school. The ceremony was later put up on YouTube.

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Memorial Day

American Flags line the sidewalk in front of the Kay County War Memorial, adjacent to the Kay County Courthouse. Americans across the country celebrated Memorial Day Monday, May 25 to honor those who sacrificed their lives for freedom, as well as the veterans of all branches.

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Drivers urged to use caution during road construction projects

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Road Construction is a highly-important role in the transportation sector, as workers seek to rehabilitee roads and bridges for the safety of the public. It is also highly dangerous, as many vehicles, from small cars to large semi-trucks, move through construction work zones each day,…

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NES reburies time capsule with new items

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk Elementary School (NES) immortalized its legacy in 1993 when they buried a time capsule in front of the school, capturing what life was like in the 1990s. Buried on Sept. 16, 1993, it won’t be opened until Sept. 16, 2093, 100 years after it…

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NES releases honor rolls

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk Elementary School is pleased to announce their Honor Rolls for the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendent’s Honor Roll: Kipptyn Coffman, Madalyn Hutchason, Owyn Hutchason, Augustus Lawhon, Teagan Morton, Gabriel Owen, Isaac Reyes,  Reid Schneeberger, Natalee Tate, Isac Watters, Catelynn Willard, Jayden Williamson, Jaxton West, Garner Wood and Grady Wood. Principal’s Honor Roll: Tiffany…

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NHS announces 2019-2020 academic awards winners

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk High School is pleased to announce the winners of the Classroom Outstanding Excellence Awards 2020 for outstanding excellence in the classroom. Language Arts Spanish I: Owen Case and Emily Chrisman Spanish II: Anisa Layton and Nicole McKenzie English I: Sapphire Fields, Ethan Vap, Anthony Kreger, James Newman and Brenton Bliss…

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Newkirk Middle School announces Honor Roll

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk Middle School is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Honor Roll. Sixth Grade Chance Brewington, Brinley Deibler, Lilly Free, Kyson Inman, Waely Kirchner, Katelynn Logan, Noellia Martinez, Parker Moore, Brooklynne Reyes, Leanne Robb, Chad Rogers, Claire Schieber, Brinlea Weant and Jericah Wood. Seventh Grade Breck Ailey, Joshua Anthony, Peyton Banister, Cassidy…

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Peckham Cleanup

Courtesy Photo Betty Glasgow, left, and Carolyn Kahle have taken advantage of the times to cleanup the Peckham community, hitting the streets each evening and picking up trash and visiting with neighbors.

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NHS to hold special senior parade, virtual graduation

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk High School graduation ceremonies have taken place Saturday mornings at Mark Branch Fieldhouse for many years as family and fellow students send the seniors off to a bright future, with much fanfare. Starting with the Class of 2020, ceremonies return to Friday evening, and…

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Highway 77 to be resurfaced in Ponca City

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal PONCA CITY — U.S. Highway 77 is a major route through Kay County, with numerous trucks and heavy equipment travelling between Newkirk and Ponca City daily. Several projects are set to make it a smoother route for all travelers, including a resurfacing of a portion of the…

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