Area News

New sign welcomes travelers to Newkirk

Press Release NEWKIRK — Motorists traveling through the Newkirk community are now greeted with a new “Welcome to Newkirk” sign, which is hoped to bring a new pride to the community. The sign was paid for through a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) grant, and a matching grant through the city of Newkirk. The sign was…

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Welcome to Newkirk Sign

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal A new Welcome to Newkirk sign greets motorists traveling through the community, as community supporters seek creative ways to bring new pride top Newkirk. A new sign will also be installed on the north end as well.

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Chase the Ace

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Doug Eisenhauer is the April 19 winner of Newkirk Main Street’s Chase the Ace contest. Eisenhauer drew the 7 of Spades, so the progressive jackpot is now at $401. Tickets are available at Newkirk Main Street, Equity Bank, Newkirk Tag Office and Capone’s Hoagies.

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Leaming appointed to Pioneer Tech Board of Education

Press Release PONCA CITY —Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) appointed Debbie Leaming as a new board member Tuesday, April 13. Leaming was interviewed, along with two other candidates, and sworn in at PTC’s monthly Board of Education meeting. She will fill the open seat vacated by Mary Rigdon who retired recently from Zone 1. Leaming grew…

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Leaming Board Member

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal PTC appointed new board member Debbie Leaming Tuesday, April 13, who was sworn-in at PTC’s monthly Board of Education meeting. She will fill the open seat vacated by Mary Rigdon, who retired recently from Zone 1.  

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‘Blue Ember Creations’ brining unique items to Newkirk

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Suzan Robinson has a huge passion, a passion for rocks and minerals. That love encompasses everything from precious gem stones to fossils and petrified wood. It has been a passion of her’s for more than 20 years and now, she has brought that that to…

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New Main Street Business

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Suzan Robinson recently opened Blue Ember Creations downtown, offering a vartiey of items from homemade jewelry to precious gems.

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Engle takes superintendent position in Prague

By Everett Brazil, lll The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk High School (NHS) Principal Kevin Engle has left a positive impact on Newkirk Public Schools in many ways, both as a student as well as athletics and administration. He has also seen a lot of positive change at the campus. His time at NHS…

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Engle Resigns

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal NHS Principal Kevin Engle has serve the school and community for several school years, but he is now leaving to take the position of Superintendent in Prague, Okla.

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4-H Livestock Judging Honors

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal The Kay County 4-H Livestock Judging teams traveled to Claremore, Okla. April 15, and returned to Kay County with numerous awards in their hands. Jordyn Smith was Junior Individual Champion, and the Junior Team placed fifth. Senior Individuals were Josie Dosier, fourth, Reid Beullesfeld, sixth, Justin Fast, eighth…

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