Area News

New shop opens on Main Street

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Cline Building, on North Main Street, has sat empty for many years, dust collecting in the items slowly decaying from years of neglect. That dust has recently been cleared away and lights are once again emanating out into the streets, as several new businesses…

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Veterans honored at NHS program

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A large crowd braved high winds and low temperatures Monday morning, Nov. 11, coming together at Mark Branch Fieldhouse to honor and recognize area veterans on the 100thanniversary of Veterans Day. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, and was first held in 1919,…

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NHS freshmen Sarah Bales, left, and Kaleese Hardy load food items into a vehicle for House of Refuge Church following a recent food drive. The food drive was sponsored by Culture Club and National Honor Society, and brought in nearly 300 items of food, to benefit the food pantry at the church. The freshman and…

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NOC production ‘Next to Normal’ begins Thursday

Press Release TONKAWA — The Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Fine Arts Production, “Next to Normal” will be presented at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center Nov. 14-17. Performances are Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The cast includes Abigail Rose, Alyssa Hope Baker, Mason Smykil, Ryan Brown, Sarah Hunsucker, Noah Shaw and…

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NHS to honor veterans in special Veterans Day program

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Veterans of the U.S. military have paid a high price to protect freedom, both for Americans and people around the world. Veterans Day has been set aside each November to honor those veterans, as well as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and gave their…

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Kildare School seeks bond for school expansion, renovation

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public School (KPS) has seen a lot of growth recently. They have the largest student body in many years, and have added the first seventh grade class in several decades. While that growth can be viewed as a positive for the school district, it…

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It was the fall of 1975. I had attended a revival service at a church in Tonkawa. During the service, I felt a strange sensation in my soul. I was profoundly disquieted, and I did not know why. So, I found a lonely spot in the building and began to pray. Finally, in desperation, I…

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Courtesy Photo

The Newkirk Special Olympic Bowling Team competed in the annual Cherokee Strip area event on Monday, Oct. 28 at Oakmont Bowl in Enid, Okla. Shown from left are Dakota Fiarris. second place, Adam Chace, first place, Angelena Oakes, fourth place, Abel Diaz-Lopez. second place and Sapphire Fields, third place.

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Newkirk accepting letters for commission position

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk residents interested in participating in city government now have an opportunity to get involved, as the city of Newkirk is accepting letters of intent for City Commission position 1, recently vacated by former Commissioner Derek Cassady. The position runs through January 2020, after which…

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‘Hunting Jessica’ begins production

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — September 25 was an important night for the Newkirk community, as they were treated to a real Hollywood experience, with the red carpet rolling down the front stairs of the Kay County Courthouse. At the top of the steps were cast and crew members of…

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