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Kay County Assessors filings due

Press Release NEWKIRK — Due to COVID-19, the Kay County Assessor’s office will no longer be going to each city to collect exemptions and assessment papers in an effort to continue to keep residents safe and healthy. All applications and personal property renditions are due March 15. Below is a brief description of each application…

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Masons benefit Bear Creek Fire Department

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KAW CITY —  The Bear Creek Fire District (BCFD) works hard to protect residents in the Kaw City area, and after receiving a big financial boost from Masonic Lodge Number 88, they are able to increase response time for getting victims to aid. Masonic Lodge Number 88,…

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Bear Creek FD

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal The Newkirk Masons Lodge Number 88 recently donated a $5,000 gift to the Bear Creek Rural Fire Department for much-needed supplies to the new facility.

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Kildare School renovations nearing completion

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public Schools’ gym has been noticeably silent this school year. What normally would have been an exciting basketball season has upended the school’s schedule for 2021 – 2022. That is soon changing, however, as the school’s renovation projects are nearing completion, and  students and…

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Kildare Renovations

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal A new hardwood basketball court, complete with Bulldog mascot, will soon see home games at Kildare Public School, as the school renovation projects near completion.

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Ponca City ministry benefits Kildare, local organizations

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Ponca City Church’s Storehouse Ministry works tirelessly to benefit the community, from food pantries and meals to needed donations for regional entities. For the past six months, they have been able to make large, monthly donations to area groups with some more locally at Kildare…

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Kildare Donation

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Dale Henshaw, left, of Storehouse Ministries, Ponca City, makes monthly donations to many organizations, including Kildare School, to help the community. A stack of bottled water was donated Monday, Jan. 10. Also pictured is Superintendent Bruce Shelley.

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Gentry, Watson named NHS Students of the Month

Press Release NEWKIRK—Newkirk High School is excited to recognize students that exemplify the Newkirk ideals and this month the faculty and staff have selected Maya Gentry and Chase Watson. Maya is the daughter of Michelle Gentry Pat and Roy Gentry. She is active in STEPP-UP, National Honor Society and Student Ambassadors. Her favorite subject in school is yearbook, because…

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Student of the Month

Courtesy Photo for The Newkirk Herald Journal Chase Watson, left, and Maya Gentry are Newkirk High School’s Students of the Month for January.

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Finders Keepers rebranded as Newkirk Mercantile

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Finders Keepers has long been a retail staple in Newkirk’s Main Street district, offering a glimpse into years past with a wide array of antiques and collectibles. That facility is now moving forward and looking into the future as Will and Shannon Cooper rechristen to…

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