Area News

Children’s Christmas Shop viewed as success

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Children’s Christmas Shop has long been a part of Newkirk Main Street’s many activities for the community, helping children buy Christmas gifts during the holiday season and away from their parents’ eyes. The 2020 event has been yet another positive installment, despite being held…

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Newkirk Main Street Christmas

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk Main Street “elf” Ali Carpenter helps a student shop for Christmas Dec. 15 during NMS’ annual Chidren’s Christmas Shop.

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KPS facility improving with new construction

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public School (KPS) is looking to the future to continue educating area students, and with a $2 million bond, they are now upgrading the facility to improve the school with much-needed changes, which should increase educational opportunities at the school for many years to…

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Kildare School Construction

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal New equipment and materials have recently been seen at KPS as the school upgrades the facility in a lengthy construction project. Work is expected to finish this summer.

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Kildare School increasing public safety with new COVID-19 protocols

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — The 2021 spring semester has commenced, and schools are still grappling with how to educate their students in the case of a global pandemic. Schools closed during the spring 2020 semester, but enacted strict protocols to protect students and staff and slow the spread of…

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Millers retiring after leaving legacy in funeral business

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — John and Pamela Miller and their families have left a deep impact on the Newkirk community. Operating Miller-Stahl Funeral Home, they have helped countless families in their darkest hour of grief. Now, after more than half a century, they are moving in a new direction…

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Millers Enter Retirement

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Pamela and John Miller are finally retiring from Miller-Stahl Funeral Home, after decades of service to the Newkirk community. The funeral home will stay open to continue service Newkirk families.

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City of Newkirk files eminent domain suit for Safety Center property

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk — The city of Newkirk has filed an eminent domain lawsuit regarding a property in the 100 Block of South Maple to make room for the planned Public Safety Center, but the property owners are fighting back, seeking a more suitable amount in the sale of…

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Chamber ‘Elfies’ make Angel Tree donation

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Women’s League’s Angel Tree project has wrapped up for the 2020 holiday season, with local supporters providing much-appreciated gifts to needy children in the community. The organization also got a monetary boost through the Chamber of Commerce, who donated funds through the organization’s…

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