Area News

Chamber honors Bilger as Business of the Month

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Garry Bilger has long been a pillar of the Newkirk Community, operating three different businesses and supporting numerous organizations for many decades, including the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is now honoring him for his many efforts, selecting him for Business of the Month for…

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Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The Newkirk Fire Department was honored by the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (OSFFA) for 105 years of membership at their annual convention, held June 4-8 in Ponca City. The OSFFA assists all departments in the state in a variety of causes, including pensions, lobbying and death benefits to families of fallen firefighters. The NFD was created in 1894 and joined the organization in 1914. Shown from left are Chief Adam Longcrier and firefighter Landon Carpenter.

White House approves request for flood aid

Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. — Governor Kevin Stitt announced recently that President Donald Trump has approved the state’s request for an emergency declaration for 10 Oklahoma counties. Governor Stitt requested the first federal aid Friday afternoon and the White House approved the request less than 24 hours later. Counties included in the emergency declaration are Haskell,…

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Commissioners sign road use agreement

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Kay County Commissioners met in the Kay County Courthouse Tuesday morning, May 14, for a special meeting with Duke Energy Renewables and community supporters to formally sign a road use agreement for the proposed Frontier II Windpower Project wind farm, to be built around…

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NHS announces spring honor rolls

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk High School is pleased to announce the spring 2019 Principal’s and Superintendent’s honor rolls. Students on the Superintendents received all As during the semester, while students on the Principal’s Honor Roll received As and Bs. Superintendent’s Honor Roll Owen Case, Tanner Cline, Haiden Huster, Laithan Knight, Brooklynn Krenn, Anisa Layton,…

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Kids to “Build my Ride” June 8

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Newkirk children will take a step back in time June 14 with a drive-in movie on the Kay County Courthouse lawn, and on June 8, they will create their own custom-built car to watch the movie in style. Build My Ride in an event of…

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Postal food drive benefits House of Refuge

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — House of Refuge Bible Church, located on North Main Street in Newkirk, has for a number of months served as the food pantry for the community, offering food to those who are disadvantaged and may not be able to easily obtain it. The church is…

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Commissioners declare county disaster emergency

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Kay County Commissioners have enacted a disaster emergency proclamation in the wake of severe weather that impacted the county beginning May 7, paving the way for potential federal assistance for the county. The disaster emergency proclamation was enacted during the May 20 commission meeting.…

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