Area News

Chamber holding photo contest for 2022 calendar

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Avid photographers who have a passion for the Newkirk community have a chance to share that love as the Chamber of Commerce is presenting a photo contest, with winning pictures to be featured in the 2022 calendar. The contest began July 1, with a photo…

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NHS inaugurates ‘Freshman Orientation’ program

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Many high schools have a “Freshman Orientation” program, introducing incoming students into their new facility. Newkirk High School has joined those schools, and all freshmen and their parents are being asked to attend the orientation event as part of the enrollment process. Freshmen Orientation will…

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River Road sees extended life with resurfacing

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Traffic along Seventh Street-River Road was temporarily stalled Wednesday, July 14 as Kay County workers applied a new surface to the blacktop to help aid in protecting the roadway. The project was funded through the Kaw Nation. The project began on Seventh and Pine streets,…

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NPS adjusts ‘Return to Learn’ plan

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The start of the 2021-22 school year is only weeks away, and in preparation, the Newkirk Public Schools has reviewed the ‘Return to Learn Plan,’ and made adjustments for the coming school year to keep students and staff safe in light of recent COVID-19 developments.…

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Summer Reading Program

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Several community youth members met at the Newkirk Public Library Thursday morning, July 15 for the weekly Summer Reading Program. Librarian Marcina Overman read “Tacky and the Emperor” by Helen Lester, with illustrations by Lynn Munsinger. The students then made their own cutout penguins. The Summer Reading Program continues…

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Yard of the Week

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Emiko and Charles Richards have the latest Yard of the Week. The event is sponsored by Newkirk Women’s League.  

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Newkirk American Legion Auxiliary junior member recognized

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Newkirk American Legion Auxiliary Post 165 Otto G. Abbott has been in Newkirk since 1921 and is still going strong with 23 members, three of whom are junior members. Newkirk’s American Legion Auxiliary is currently working on the Kay County Walk of Warriors project, and on Saturday, July 17, the…

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American Legion Award

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Shown from left are Jody Chisolm, President of the Department of Oklahoma, American Legion Auxiliary with Hannah Cross and Sue Heil, Oklahoma Department Chairperson, Junior Activities Program

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Fire Tanker Wrap-Up

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The Newkirk Fire Department recently had their new tanker truck wrapped in their logo and colors, and is now ready to take the truck to fires. The truck was wrapped b Royal Wraps, Hennessey, Okla.

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Newkirk 4-H officers meet

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Go-Getters 4-H Club officer team met Monday evening, July 19 in the Kay County Courthouse to plan out the 2021-22 4-H year. There will be a variety of team building activities for the members, as well as public speakers to discuss a variety of topics, from communications and fire…

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