Area News

Newkirk Public Library first in Oklahoma to offer free BikeShare program

Press Release NEWKIRK — Now that summer is just around the corner, the Newkirk Public Library (NPL) is excited to announce the return of the Newkirk Bike Share, the “ride-and-return” bike service located at NPL. Equipped with locking mechanisms and helmets, the bicycles are housed at 116 N. Maple and are available for checkout at…

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BikeShare

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal The popular Newkirk BikeShare program has returned for the summer, and bicycles can be checked out daily at Newkirk Public Library during operation hours.

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Leadership Newkirk announces 2021-2022 Class dates

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Leadership Newkirk is gearing up for the 2021 – 2022 session, and community supporters interested in improving Newkirk are invited to participate to learn more about Newkirk and find ways to make it a better place to live and work. There are only a few…

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Fieldhouse, NMS getting new gym floors

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The basketball gym floors in Mark Branch Fieldhouse and Newkirk Middle School (NMS) will soon be overhauled, as Newkirk Public School (NPS) is rehabilitating them for many more games into the future. The Fieldhouse floor was destroyed by the deep freezes during the February polar…

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New Gym Floors

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal NPS is putting a new floor in the Mark Branch Fieldhouse, following flooding caused by the February winter storms. NMS is also getting a new floor.

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Newkirk Main Street Lunch Mob

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Community supporters descended upon the Newkirk Farmers & Ranchers Livestock Auction Friday, May 7 for a Newkirk Main Street lunch mob at noon. Shown from left are Dawn Alexandersen, Holly Cline, Alyssa McCleery, Dawn Brakey, Dollie Testerman, Misty Jordan and Kellie Johnson.

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NPS to start school year with new principals

By Everett Brazil, III THE Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk Public Schools (NPS) will start the 2021 – 2022 school year with three new principals, two of whom are new to NPS, and each not only has a passion for children, but are also ready to move their schools forward. Cathy Bible replaces Kevin…

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American Legion Award

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The American Legion Auxiliary recognized Brylen Liberton, center, and Hannah Cross, right, for their efforts to honor area veterans with the Walk of Warriors, to be placed in front of the Kay County Courthouse. The Walk of Warriors will contain special bricks with their name and service information. The…

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County sale to be held at Mark Branch Fieldhouse

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Kay County Treasurer would like to make the public aware that the treasurer’s office will be conducting the annual tax resale for the office of the County Treasurer on Monday, June 14 at the Mark Branch Fieldhouse, beginning at 9 a.m. This sale will be for property that is being…

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Cross recognized by Prudential award

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program, based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local,…

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