Area News

Foreigner, NHS Choir to perform at 7 Clans Casino

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The classic rock band Foreigner has been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years. Formed in the 1970s, the band has had many hit songs, including “I’ve Been Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “I Want to Know What Love is,” “Hot Blooded” and “Cold…

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Newkirk Main Street receives grant for Charlie Adams Day storytellers

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk Main Street is reminding everyone that it is once again hosting Charlie’s Storytellers at its annual Charlie Adams Day festival. The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Charlie Adams Day will take place on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Kay County…

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Take a walk, read a book, have an adventure

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Newkirk StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for children, and adults, to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s story, a deconstructed book, page by page, have been installed on the walking path in downtown Newkirk by city employees Tim Tull and…

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Authorities investigate alleged attempted abductions

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Police Department (NPD) received three reports of possible attempted abductions within the city of Newkirk on Aug. 7. The NPD, Kay County Sheriff’s Office and the Eighth District Attorney Office Drug and Major Crime Unit investigated the incidents. The identified individuals in the pickup contacted the investigating agencies, detailing…

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Hull reflects on long teaching career

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKRK — The First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall was filled with love and laughter Sunday afternoon, July 2, as friends and loved ones met to celebrate the 101st birthday of church member Dena Hull. Thirty-nine years ago, she retired from a career as an educator, a job…

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4-H students preserving veterans stories

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have made great sacrifices across the globe to secure freedom for not only Americans, but many their allies as well. When they come home after service, however, many choose not to talk about their experiences, hoping to forget what…

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County Properties to be offered for $1

Press Release NEWKIRK — Kay County Treasurer Christy Kennedy would like to make the public aware that the treasurer’s office will be conducting a special Commissioner’s Sale at 9 a.m. in the treasurer’s office on Aug. 6. This sale is different from a regular Commissioner’s Sale because the county will be absorbing the cost of…

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Newkirk EMS receives needed safety vests

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Newkirk EMS (Emergency Medical Service) receives numerous calls each week, as patients and victims need aid and transportation to the hospital. There have been instances across the state where EMS technicians have found their lives in danger, where some situations may involve an active…

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Kay County 4-H teams win big at regional competition

Press Release STILLWATER, Okla. — The Kay County 4-H junior and senior livestock judging teams recently competed at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Big Three Field Day competitions, and both teams returned home with numerous individual and team awards, including Overall Champions for both teams. The field day was held July 16 – 18 in…

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Class of 1957 celebrates 62 years

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — It was 62 year ago that the Newkirk High School (NHS) Class of 1957 walked out of the doors of the school for the last time as students. Many of the classmates went their own way, leaving the community for far-reaching places. While they are…

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