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Senior Center to offer flu shots Sept. 25

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The flu season is approaching, and many people will receive their annual flu shots to protect their health through the fall and winter months. For Newkirk senior citizens, they can receive their flu shot at the Senior Center Friday, Sept. 25 with special social distancing…

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Packards recognize KPS for family support

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — The Packard family has been through a lot in recent years, as their son, Calyn, has been undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. Kildare Public School (KPS) and the larger community have come out in support of the student and his family, showing they are a…

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KPS benefits from Feed the Children donation

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public School (KPS) joined several other schools across the state recently when they received a donation from the Feed the Children charity, which included not just food items for needy families, but also school and cleaning supplies, which will be donated to families at…

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Kimmells celebrate 70th anniversary

Press Release NEWKIRK — Kenneth and Winifred “Winnie” Kimmell reached a milestone in their lives recently, when they celebrated their 70thwedding anniversary Sept. 2. The couple were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 1950 at the Assembly of God Church in Newkirk, by Rev. Noel C. Smith, of Ponca City. Kenneth, the son of Lennie…

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Newkirk Main Street scarecrow contest returns for 2020

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Autumn is already in the air, and many people are dusting off their fall decorations to celebrate the season. Those include many businesses along Downtown Main Street, as they are bringing out their scarecrows and other festive items for Newkirk Main Street’s annual scarecrow contest,…

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NPS releases COVID-19 protocols for fall sports

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk Public Schools (NPS) re-entered the classroom Aug. 13, and Tiger football and Lady Tiger softball games are well underway. While the games themselves are running as normal, there are also many changes to the athletic activities, as NPS has initiated a COVID-19 plan to…

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Peckham Fire Department receives $2,500 donation

Press Release PECKHAM — County farmers Cooper Farms directed $2,500 to the Peckham Volunteer Fire Department through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with producers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation…

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Parking Lot Resurfacing

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Heavy equipment from Evans & Associates was recently seen applying a coat of asphalt on the parking lot by the softball and baseball fields. The new asphalt was provided by an area road construction project, and makes the surface much smoother then the previous surface.

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Yard of the Week

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Susan and Ken Horinek were selected as the Aug. 28 Yard of the Week. The event is sponsored by Newkirk Women’s League.

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Kildare School reopens successfully, with COVID-19 plan in place

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public School (KPS) opened its doors for the new school year Thursday, Aug. 20 for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. In many ways, it was life as normal, as students brought their book bags and found their desks in their new classrooms.…

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