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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk High School welcomed four new faculty members for the new school year. Show from left are Megan Karsten, Spanish and middle school softball and girls basketball assistant coach; Kevin Wood, computer technology and baseball and assistant football coach Trenton Harmon, student teacher in history and assistant football and baseball coach; and Megan Scheiber, middle school trigonometry, geometry and pre-calculus and middle school softball and girls basketball coach.

Grace hangs up hat at Two Rivers Coop

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — It was more than 30 years ago that Curtis Grace entered the doors of Two Rivers Coop, located off Main Street on Sixth Street in Newkirk. At that time, is was known as Newkirk Farmers’ Cooperative, and stored only the area wheat crop. Much has…

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KPS addresses school safety concerns

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — What started as a simple accident could have led to a disaster for Kildare Public School (KPS) students and faculty. An exterior door left open at the gym to simply circulate air in the large room could have unknowingly admitted an active shooter. The only…

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County proposes new annex

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Kay County District Attorney Brian Hermanson sits behind a cluttered desk in his office at the Kay County Courthouse, the late afternoon sun casting a bright glow across the room. Outside his door, several assistants move about the office, aiding him in prosecuting the many…

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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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