Area News

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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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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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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Newkirk Mayor Brian Hobbs, left, swore in new city councilmember Joe Anderson during the Dec. 9 city council meeting. He was appointed to the position at the Nov. 25 meeting. Anderson is finishing the term vacated by former councilmember Dereck Cassady. The filing period for the position will be Jan. 6-8, 2020 at the Kay…

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Cyclist killed after hit by car

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A cyclist was killed early in the morning Thursday, Dec. 5, after being hit from behind by an inattentive driver. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. on U.S. Highway 77, just north of Adobe Road, south of Newkirk. Allen Breaux, of Wichita, Kan., was traveling…

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Leadership Newkirk performing community service project for area youth

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The 2019-2020 Leadership Newkirk class is in full swing, and participants are actively involved in learning about the community, including civic and county government. The new class is also setting a new standard for the program, as they are the first class to perform a…

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New shop opens on Main Street

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — The Cline Building, on North Main Street, has sat empty for many years, dust collecting in the items slowly decaying from years of neglect. That dust has recently been cleared away and lights are once again emanating out into the streets, as several new businesses…

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Veterans honored at NHS program

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A large crowd braved high winds and low temperatures Monday morning, Nov. 11, coming together at Mark Branch Fieldhouse to honor and recognize area veterans on the 100thanniversary of Veterans Day. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, and was first held in 1919,…

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