Area News

Extension offering co-parenting classes

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Divorce is hard for everyone in the family, parents and children alike, but it is especially hard for the kids, who have to witness the dissolution of the family, and cope with separated parents and living situations. If both parents retain parental rights, the Kay…

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Early Childhood Center opens at elementary school

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The holiday season has passed, and a New Year has arrived, 2020. The new year is also the start of a new decade, and a change for everyone with a New Year’s Resolution. For students at Newkirk Elementary School (NES), Jan. 6 was yet another…

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Wetland restoration a passion for Rennick

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — On a mid-Friday afternoon, Jan. 3, Scott Rennick surveys a rugged, muddy landscape in a pasture in the wilds of north-central Kay County, not far outside Braman. One corner of the pasture reveals a mess of mud and water in a wetland in an almost…

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Newkirk Chamber banquet set for Jan. 20

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Chamber of Commerce works hard each year to promote the local business community, but also seeks ways to bring everyone in the community out the get involved. The 2019 year has drawn to a close, and Chamber representatives are preparing the annual banquet…

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Kay County Sheriff’s Office announces Citizen Academy

Press Release NEWKIRK — Law enforcement officers, including the Sherriff’s office, police and highway patrol, risk their lives to keep the community safe from crime. That work goes well beyond enforcing the law, however, and there are many activities done behind the scenes that residents may not know about. The Kay County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)…

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Library announces 2020 activities

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Winter has arrived, and the Newkirk Public Library (NPL) has rolled out programs for the community in an effort to get readers out of the house and enjoying new books. The winter reading Bingo event has already begun, and readers can receive a playing card…

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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal

The Newkirk community was invited to holiday treats, including cookies, cheese and crackers and cider, as the Newkirk Tag Agency and Chamber of Commerce held an Open House Dec. 20, 2019. Pictured are Radena Eisenhauer, Chamber Secretary Glenna Blair and Tag Agent Doug Eisenhauer.

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Infinity offers new woodworking craft vendors

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Infinity, LLC has made an impact on the Newkirk community. Located on North Main Street, they have brought new business and interest, as well as customers downtown by offering unique made-in-Oklahoma items for the household. They are now happy to present two new businesses to…

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NHS, KPS earn top honors with school report cards

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Report cards have been used for years in public and private school systems to help gauge individual student success in the classroom, and find where a student needs to improve. The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) does the same for public schools statewide, letting…

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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal

Kildare Public School students Priscilla Derrick, left, Kaelyn Alvord and Anna Hoogeveen enjoy ice cream sundaes in the school cafeteria, in recognition of the school receiving the best school report card for an elementary school in Kay County. Newkirk High School received the top grade for a  high school.

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