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Election training required for June 30 election

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The June 30 Primary Election is only weeks away, and the Kay County Election Board is gearing up for a large election event across the county, with school and municipal elections taking place in Newkirk, Kildare and Blackwell. To prepare for the elections, the Election…

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Oklahoma Wheat Commission to hold District V election

Press Release PONCA CITY — The Oklahoma Wheat Commission (OWC) will hold an election to fill the District V board seat opening on Tuesday, June 30 at 1 p.m. in the West Seminar Room at Pioneer Technology Center, located at 2101 N. Ash in Ponca City. District V consists of all counties east of the…

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FUMC serves appreciation lunch

Press Release NEWKIRK — Newkirk and Kay County first responders received a loving tribute Friday, May 29 when the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) held a special luncheon in their honor in recognition of the work they do for the community. The luncheon, which lasted from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., honored all Newkirk first…

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New art adorned downtown, Newkirk Pathway

Press Release NEWKIRK — New art adorns the Newkirk Downtown District and Newkirk Pathway as Newkirk High School student Ethan Rhea has completed a piece of art for downtown, using bicycle rims donated by Spoke ‘N Things in Arkansas City. The rims were different metals, so he painted, arranged and pop riveted the rims together…

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Firefighter Honors

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk firefighters Tim Walker, left, and Chuck Winburn, right, were honored by the City Commission for 25 years of service at the June 8 Commission meeting. Mayor Brian Hobbs, center, made the presentation.

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City re-opens facilities to public

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — There has been a happy sight at the Senior Citizens Center recently, as cars once again fill the parking lot, and inside, regular patrons are enjoying a meal together. Breakfast was served to senior residents Monday, June 1, and that Friday was another fried chicken…

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Kay County sale to be held at Mark Branch Fieldhouse

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Kay County Treasurer would like to remind the public that the treasurer’s office will be conducting the annual Tax Resale on Monday, June 8 at the Mark Branch Fieldhouse in Newkirk beginning at 9 a.m. This sale will be for property that is being sold for several years of delinquent…

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Hazmat spill closes off Seventh Street

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Seventh Street and Pine was temporarily closed off Friday afternoon, May 29, after an electrical transformer fell off a truck, leaking a hazardous chemical onto the street. The Newkirk Fire Department received the call about 1 p.m. and arrived on the scene to find the…

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Newkirk Pathway beautified with new art

By Hannah Cross Special to The Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Health and wellness is on the mind of many Newkirk supporters, as they seek ways to get out of the house for a walk or jog in the beautiful spring weather. The Newkirk Fitness Pathway, currently a work in progress, has moved a step closer…

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House of Refuge receives donation from Community National Bank

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The food pantry and clothing closet at Newkirk House of Refuge Church provide an important need in the community, offering food and clothes to many of the most vulnerable who may not be able to afford it on their own. The ministry received a big…

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