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Summer Reading

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk kids met at the Library Thursday morning, July 29 for the weekly Summer Reading Program. Librarian Marcina Overman read a book to them, then they made their own cutline lions. The program continues through August.

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Charlie Adams Day storytelling returning

Press Release NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Community Historical Society has been busy preparing for the storytelling portion of Charlie Adams Day, and Melanie Miller has prepared the documents for an Oklahoma Humanities Grant. The six characters have been researched and the tellers have been busy learning their scripts. A special for this year will be…

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KPS postpones opening to Aug. 19

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal KILDARE — Kildare Public School is postponing the start of the school year due to ongoing construction at the facility. KPS will now open Aug. 19 to give teachers more time to organize their classrooms following an inspection from the fire marshal. Voters passed a $2 million…

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Kildare Back to School

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Kildare Public School is delaying the start of the school year to Aug. 19 due to ongoing construction at the facility.

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Enrollment

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal Newkirk High School saw the most activity it had seen since the end of the school year Aug. 3 when parents and students enrolled for the upcoming school year. It was also the first Freshman Orientation program at the school. The school year begins Aug. 12.

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Freshman Orientation

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The NHS Class of 2025 entered their new building ahead of the school year Tuesday, Aug. 3 for the first-ever Freshman Orientation program to let them meet their new teachers and become familiar with the building. They also played games, including a scavenger hunt through the building.

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Businesses see boost with local Pop-Up

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — Area small businesses recently got a needed pick-up at the Kay County Courthouse July 24. What normally would have been a quiet summer day in Newkirk revealed a spectacle in front of the facility, with vendors braving the summer sun under myriad canopies. It could…

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Business Pop-Up

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal The Kay County Courthouse landscape was filled with activity Saturday, July 24 as Newkirk Main Street and M&S Advertising and Events held the first Business pop-Up to let the community meet with many area small businesses. There were also kids’ activities, including face painting and bouncy houses.

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City removes building from agenda

By Everett Brazil, III The Newkirk Herald Journal NEWKIRK — A building in the 100 Block of North Main Street has been under scrutiny lately, as city officials have moved to declare the structure ‘dilapidated,’ due to severe structural deficiencies on the front facade of the building. The city commission has since removed the proposal…

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Building Repairs

Everett Brazil, III/The Newkirk Herald Journal A building in the 100 block of North Main Street will not be deemed ‘dilapidated’ as the city commission voted to remove it from the agenda due to ongoing repairs inside.

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