Area News

High school students to raise food for needy

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Fall has arrived, and as the season slowly cools toward the winter months, many people will be in need of warm food during the coldest time of the year. To help them out, several Newkirk High School organizations are stepping in with an annual food…

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Voters approve Kay County Courthouse Annex

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kay County went to the polls for a special election Oct. 8, and voiced their approval for a planned annex to the Kay County Courthouse and extension office, paving the way for a streamlining of the district court system and county operations. The measure passed…

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Woman hospitalized following rollover accident

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A woman was hospitalized at Alliance Health Ponce City following a rollover accident west of Kildare Oct. 7. The Newkirk Fire Department (NFD) was called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 11 about 4:30…

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Community comes out in support of amphitheater project

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The sun shone its bright rays upon the Newkirk community Oct. 12, and with a temperature in the upper 60s and a light wind, it was a perfect day to be outdoors enjoying the community. For many residents, that is exactly what they did, converging…

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MORGAN to perform at Full Moon Concert finale October 13

Press Release TONKAWA — The season finale Full Moon Concert in Tonkawa on Sunday, Oct. 13 will feature the Stillwater-based band “MORGAN,” named after the lead singer Morgan Reynolds. Since 2011, “MORGAN” has been captivating audiences with uniquely powerful vocals, excellent musicians, multiple instruments and edgy, Americana songwriting. “Soul Tree,” an original song by Reynolds,…

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Go-Getters 4-H to receive prestigious award for veterans project

Press Release NEWKIRK — In April of this year, the Newkirk 4-H Go-Getters embarked on an exciting venture. They volunteered to be a pilot program known as the Pathfinders for the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, working closely with Retired General Douglas Dollar from Stillwater, Okla. The purpose was to interview Newkirk veterans. Fourteen 4-H…

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Monsters on Main Street returns Halloween night

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — October has arrived, and the count is down to Halloween, only a few weeks away, when children will dress up in scary costumes and parade the streets for candy. The Chamber of Commerce is stepping for the children with the popular Monsters on Main Street…

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Amphitheater project plans fall festival

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The lawn south of the Kay County Courthouse has sat empty for the past few years, since the demolition of the former Newkirk High School. Part of that space will soon be filled, however, as the Kay County Amphitheater Committee has been approved for a…

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