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Ag Boosters to hold chicken noodle fundraiser

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The winter months have set in, and many families are turning to soups and stews to help keep warm against the chill outside. The Newkirk FFA & 4-H Ag Boosters want to help with the cold with the annual Drive Thru Chicken Noodle Dinner. The…

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NPS, city of Newkirk see rising Omicron impacts

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk Public Schools (NPS) and the city of Newkirk have seen a rise in COVID-19 Omicron cases and implications, leading both entities to temporarily alter operations to address the growing concern of new cases. NPS and the city both announced the operational changes Wednesday, Jan.…

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Kay County Courthouse renovations begin

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Kay County Courthouse rises four stories above the Government Square. A pinnacle of Downtown Newkirk, it is the center of operations for Kay County, and one of the largest and most imposing structures in the community. At nearly 100 years old, the building has…

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Courthouse Renovations

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The Kay County stairway leading to the upper floors is blocked on the first floor as the long-awaited renovation project has begun on the second and third floors.

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Kay County Assessors filings due

Press Release NEWKIRK — Due to COVID-19, the Kay County Assessor’s office will no longer be going to each city to collect exemptions and assessment papers in an effort to continue to keep residents safe and healthy. All applications and personal property renditions are due March 15. Below is a brief description of each application…

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Masons benefit Bear Creek Fire Department

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KAW CITY —  The Bear Creek Fire District (BCFD) works hard to protect residents in the Kaw City area, and after receiving a big financial boost from Masonic Lodge Number 88, they are able to increase response time for getting victims to aid. Masonic Lodge Number 88,…

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Bear Creek FD

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal The Newkirk Masons Lodge Number 88 recently donated a $5,000 gift to the Bear Creek Rural Fire Department for much-needed supplies to the new facility.

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Kildare School renovations nearing completion

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public Schools’ gym has been noticeably silent this school year. What normally would have been an exciting basketball season has upended the school’s schedule for 2021 – 2022. That is soon changing, however, as the school’s renovation projects are nearing completion, and  students and…

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Kildare Renovations

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal A new hardwood basketball court, complete with Bulldog mascot, will soon see home games at Kildare Public School, as the school renovation projects near completion.

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Ponca City ministry benefits Kildare, local organizations

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Ponca City Church’s Storehouse Ministry works tirelessly to benefit the community, from food pantries and meals to needed donations for regional entities. For the past six months, they have been able to make large, monthly donations to area groups with some more locally at Kildare…

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