Area News

Foster takes reins at Two Rivers Coop

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Wayne Foster has dedicated more than 10 years to Two Rivers Co-op as an agronomist, helping area producers in Northern Oklahoma and Southern Kansas find the best crop management solutions for their operations. That service as now been recognized as he has been promoted to…

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Grace tackles new role at bait shop

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Curtis Grace recently retired from more than 30 years with Two Rivers Coop, 18 of which he spent managing the Newkirk facility. For many, retirement is a final end to the work life, a chance to travel the country or spend time with family. Not…

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Peckham principal suspended following accusations

Staff Reports PECKHAM — Peckham Public School Superintendent and Principal Gary Young is on administrative leave following the indefinite suspension of his teaching and administrative certificates, after allegations of sexual misconduct by numerous teachers and faculty members. The Oklahoma Department of Education (ODE) suspended his teaching certificate in August in the interest of student safety,…

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Victim injured in 2-vehicle accident

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A young woman was flown to a Tulsa hospital Thursday morning, Sept. 12, following a two-vehicle accident near 7 Clans Casino north of Newkirk. The Newkirk Fire Department (NFD) responded to the accident at about 9:45 a.m., along with the Kay County Sheriff’s Office and…

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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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