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Kansas Wheat Innovation Center

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The Grand Opening of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center takes place this week in Manhattan. There won’t be the traditional ribbon-cutting to open a new business but rather the slicing of an 8-foot long loaf of bread. The Kansas Wheat Commission will host the ceremony and open house this Friday, April 26th. The $10.3-million center is touted as the home ... Read More »

Human Trafficking Bill Signed into Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law today the state’s first ever comprehensive anti-human trafficking law. The emphasis of the new law is to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt helped craft the new law. He called it, “… a great stride in the fight against modern-day slavery.” Governor Brownback said, “This will not only ... Read More »

Kansas Residents Seeking State Assistance to be Tested

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Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff King is the lead sponsor of a bill that will require a Kansas Welfare Agency to test residents seeking cash assistance if there is a reasonable suspicion they are using drugs. King estimates that about 8% of welfare recipients in Kansas show indications of drug use. Senator King will get an opportunity to test the ... Read More »

2013-14 NCHS Cheerleaders Announced

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Tryouts have come to a close, and the 2013-14 NCHS Cheer Squad has been announced. Members of this squad are Brandy Davis, Rickele Green, Jared Shelton, Sheridan Dillehay, Adrienne Hager, Cayanna Campbell, Theresa Gallegos, Morgan Griffey, Lauren Morde... Read More »

Burning Cautions

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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY AND THE KANSAS STATE CONSERVATIONIST FOR USDA’S NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE HAVE ISSUED A JOINT BURN ADVISORY. KANSAS LANDOWNERS AND OPERATORS ENROLLED IN CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM CONTRACTS WITH PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED OR SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED SHOULD BE AWARE THAT PERSISTENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS KANSAS ARE CREATING CONDITIONS UNSUITABLE FOR COMPLETING BURNS. ... Read More »

Easter Cantata

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THE NORTON CHURCH OF GOD CHOIR WILL PRESENT THE EASTER MUSICAL “MY SAVIOR, MY GOD” THIS SUNDAY. THE PRESENTATION WILL BEGIN AT 10:45 A.M. AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD, 1010 CHURCHILL DRIVE. THIS MUSICAL IS ARRANGED BY RICHARD KINGSMORE. IT NOT ONLY TELLS THE STORY OF JESUS’ FINAL HOURS ON THIS EARTH, BUT ALSO LOOKS AT THREE PEOPLE WHO ... Read More »

Story Time

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SPRING IS HERE AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE HELPING THE KIDS CELEBRATE THE NEW SEASON AT STORY TIME TODAY.  BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:00 NEXT WEEK, INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAY. TODAY’ STORY TIME WILL BE HELD AT 10:30. THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, SONGS, ACTIVITIES, AND A CRAFT ABOUT SPRING WIND ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE RESOLUTION FOR AN UNSAFE PROPERTY AND THE ISSUE OF DOGS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  AT THE LAST MEETING, THE COUNCIL HELD A PUBLIC HEARING FOR AN UNSAFE PROPERTY AT 109 EAST MAIN, OWNED BY PAUL GOWER OF PHILLIPSBURG.  AFTER THE HEARING THE COUNCIL FOUND THE PROPERTY TO BE UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS AND ASKED CITY ... Read More »

Big Bang Theory

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MANY RESIDENTS EXPERIENCED THE SOUND OF A LOUD BANG LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.  AFTER INVESTIGATION, THE NORTON POLICE DEPARTMENT COULD FIND NO EVIDENCE OF A TRANSFORMER BEING BLOWN, OR ANY OTHER EXPLANATION.  POLICE CHIEF PAT MOREL IS ALSO ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO LOCK AND SECURE THEIR VEHICLES, HOUSES AND SHEDS DUE TO ALL AGES OF PEOPLE WALKING AROUND NORTON AT ALL HOURS ... Read More »

Hansen Awards

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION OF LOGAN HAS NAMED 260 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM 59 NORTHWEST KANSAS COUNTIES AS WINNERS IN ITS 38TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.  12 SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO KANSAS COMMUNITY OR TECHNICAL COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO ARE PLANNING TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION AT A KANSAS FOUR YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.  IN SELECTING AWARD WINNERS, THE COMMITTEE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A BELLEVILLE RESIDENT PLED TO A DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  JODY SKIPTON WAS CHARGED WITH DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY 8TH INCIDENT.  SKIPTON PLED GUILTY AND WAS FINED 250 DOLLARS PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76.  SKIPTON WAS TO HAVE THE FINES PAID BY MARCH 8TH, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY HAWKS. Read More »

Eco-Devo Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE NORTON ESTATES AND THE E-COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVEMENT WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE NORTON ESTATES CONTINUES ON THE ROAD TO 12 DUPLEXES.  THE E-COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM CONTINUES TO WORK WITH NEX-TECH AND THE TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION ON YOUTH INVOLVEMENT.  FOUR NORTON BUSINESSES WERE REPRESENTED AT THE E-COMMUNITY DESTINATION BUSINESS ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE FINANCES FOR THE DISTRICT AND THE SUMMER PROGRAMS WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG MANN REVIEWED THE BUDGET PICTURE FOR 2013-14.  WHEN LENORA USD 213 JOINED THE NORTON DISTRICT, THE STATE ALLOWED A BUDGET BLESSING TO USE FOR THREE YEARS.  THE BASE AID PER PUPIL AT THAT TIME WAS 4012 AND ... Read More »

Library Spring Break

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THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE HOSTING SEVERAL FUN ACTIVITIES TO HELP CHILDREN KEEP BUSY DURING SPRING BREAK:  ON WEDNESDAY,  THERE WILL BE A BOARD GAME MORNING FOR 1ST THROUGH 6TH GRADERS FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M.  CHILDREN ARE ASKED TO BRING A BOARD GAME AND A FRIEND! ON THURSDAY, PRESCHOOL STORY TIME WILL BE HELD AT 10:30 A.M. ... Read More »

Facilities Planning Group

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THE USD 211 NORTON FACILITIES PLANNING GROUP LEARNED ABOUT THE STATE OF FINANCES AT THEIR MEETING LAST THURSDAY.  THE MEETING STARTED WITH A CHANCE FOR MEMBERS OF THE GROUP TO TOUR THE EISENHOWER SCHOOL TO LEARN ABOUT THE CLASSROOMS, THE STUDENTS AND THE NEEDS FOR THE FACILITY.  THEY TOURED THE MODULAR THAT WAS ADDED TO THE SCHOOL LAST YEAR TO ... Read More »