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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Airport Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE FUELING STATION AND REPAIRS TO THE RUNWAY WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  THE CONCRETE FOR THE FUELING PAD WAS TO BE POURED ON TUESDAY.  THEY WERE ABLE TO USE A LESS EXPENSIVE REBAR FOR THE PROJECT SINCE THERE WOULD BE NO SALT ON THE AREA DURING THE WINTER.  INSIDE THE ... Read More »

Hansen Scholarships

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP STIPENDS FOR THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR. FOUR OF THE FIVE SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES WILL INCREASE BY $1000 AND THE LEADER OF TOMORROW WILL INCREASE BY $1500. THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION WILL MAKE 280 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN FIVE CATEGORIES TO STUDENTS IN 26 NORTHWEST KANSAS COUNTIES FOR THE 2012-2013 ... Read More »

WIC Program

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PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING AND NEW MOTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WOMEN WHO ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO AFFORD THE FOODS NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH MAY QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. THE WIC PROGRAM PROVIDES FOOD VOUCHERS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS SENTENCED IN A PLEA AGREEMENT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  AARON HOFT WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER AND INTERFERENCE WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON APRIL 21ST, JULY 22ND AND AUGUST 14TH.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, HOFT PLED GUILTY TO ONE ... Read More »

Cross Country Competes at Wamego

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On Saturday, September 8, the NCHS Cross Country Team made the long trip to Wamego to compete in the Wamego Invitational. The runners did very well, with the girls winning the team trophy, and the boys team finished in 4th place.NCHS Results: 2012 Wame... Read More »

Tennis Team Wins at Phillipsburg

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On Tuesday, September 11, the NCHS Tennis team traveled to Phillipsburg to compete in the Phillipsburg Quadrangular. The team finished in 1st place, defeating Phillipsburg by 2 points. In Individual Results: #1 Singles--Tawni Griffey 1st #2 Singles--... Read More »

Court Report

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A NEBRASKA WOMAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A FELONY THEFT CHARGE FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  SAMANTHA NELSON OF HASTINGS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FELONY THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 30TH 2011 INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY AND WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.  THAT TERM ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE APPLICATION FOR THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION AND THE CHANGES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT. THE NORTHWEST KANSAS PLANNING COMMISSION HELPED WITH THE NARRATIVE FOR THE APPLICATION FOR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING IN NORTON. THE CITY OF NORTON AUTHORIZED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION. THERE WERE ... Read More »

Library News

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BRIDGE LESSONS STARTED THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE LESSONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6:30. THIS WEEK FOR STORY TIME THE KIDS WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT EYES. THIS WEEK DR. BEN COLE FROM COLE FAMILY EYE CARE WILL TALK TO THE CHILDREN ABOUT CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH. THURSDAY STORY TIME WILL BE HELD AT 10:30. ACTIVITIES FOR ... Read More »

Management Area

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES HAS SCHEDULED AN INITIAL HEARING TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL THAT WOULD ESTABLISH A NEW WATER CONSERVATION PLAN IN PORTIONS OF SHERIDAN AND THOMAS COUNTIES.  THE 2012 KANSAS LEGISLATURE, THROUGH SENATE BILL 310, GAVE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS THE AUTHORITY TO INITIATE A PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS TO CONSIDER SPECIFIC WATER CONSERVATION PLANS THAT ... Read More »

Phillipsburg Blood Drive

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH, A TIME FOR AMERICANS TO PREPARE FOR DISASTERS OF ALL TYPES, INCLUDING PERSONAL ONES THAT REQUIRE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS. BY GIVING BLOOD THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, ELIGIBLE DONORS CAN ENSURE BLOOD IS READY AND AVAILABLE WHEN ANY DISASTER STRIKES. CURRENTLY, ELIGIBLE DONORS OF ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED FOR THE RED CROSS TO READILY MEET ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL BE SENTENCED ON THURSDAY FOR CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO- AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.   IN A PLEA AGREEMENT ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE MODERATE INCOME HOUSING APPLICATION AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE APPLICATION FOR THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION WAS SUBMITTED AUGUST 30TH.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL OUTLINE THE APPLICATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS PROJECT.  ALSO, THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM WILL BE ADDRESSED DUE TO ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE PRESENTATIONS FROM A BONDING COMPANY AND AN ARCHITECT AS WELL AS THE START OF SCHOOL REPORT WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD HEARD PRESENTATIONS FROM STRAIT ARCHITECT OF COLBY AND PIPER JOFFREY BONDING AGENTS.  THEY THEN DISCUSSED THE VARIOUS PRESENTATIONS HEARD, ARE THEY READY TO DEVELOP AND COMMIT TO A PLAN ... Read More »

Norton Girls Top Week 2 Cross Country Poll

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Boys 4A 1. Wamego 55 2. De Soto 37 3. Hugoton 34 4. Mulvane 29 5. Baldwin 28 6. Andale 16 7. Clay Center Community 6 Others: Altamont-Labette County 5, BasehorLinwood 5, Paola 4, Ulysses 3, Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail 1, Lenexa-St. James Academy 1 Girls 4A 1. Baldwin 59 2. Topeka-Hayden 36 3. Maize South 33 4. Paola 30 5. Lenexa-St. ... Read More »