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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 »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A PRE-TRIAL APPEARANCE NEXT MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  J.T. GREGORY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, SECOND OFFENSE, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR, TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR AND REFUSING A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST A TRAFFIC INFRACTION.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER ... Read More »

State Park Open House

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TOMORROW, THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM WILL HOST A FREE ENTRANCE DAY AND OPEN HOUSES AT ALL STATE PARKS.  VISITORS ALSO WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF EVENTS AT MOST PARKS.  DURING THE OPEN HOUSES, PARK USERS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW OFF-SEASON CAMPING PERMIT PRICES.  MARCH 31 IS THE LAST DAY ANNUAL CAMPING ... Read More »

Weather Spotter Class

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND AND NORTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ARE HOSTING A STORM SPOTTER CLASS IN NORTON.  THIS YEAR’S TRAINING WILL BE HELD MONDAY, AT 6:30 PM AT THE PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC COOP DOWNSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM.  THE CLASS IS FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN HIGH PLAINS WEATHER.  THIS PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED ONLY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A GRINNELL WOMAN PLED TO A WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  AMEREE GREEN OF GRINNELL WAS CHARGE WITH ONE COUNT OF GIVING A WORTHLESS CHECK IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED AUGUST 9TH, 2011 INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE.  GREEN WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL, SUSPENDED TO 12 MONTHS SUPERVISED PROBATION.  GREEN ... Read More »

Court Report

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TWO NORTON MEN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN MAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. DWIGHT SPRIGG AND TIMOTHY SPRIGG HAVE BOTH BEEN CHARGED WITH HUNTING TURKEY WITH THE AID OF A VEHICLE, FAILURE TO TAG A TURKEY, HUNTING TURKEY WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT AND WANTON WASTE.  THE FIRST THREE CHARGES ARE BIG GAME VIOLATIONS AND THE WANTON WASTE IS ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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NUTRITION WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF STORY TIME THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. STORY TIME WILL BE TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30. TRANDA WATTS, TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION AGENT IN FOODS AND NUTRITION WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER. SHE WILL SHARE STORIES AND ACTIVITIES ABOUT GOOD NUTRITION. THERE WILL BE BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT TWO. EVERYONE IS ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT MONDAY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES.  RUSSELL BRILL JUNIOR HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY, THEFT, AND ANOTHER COUNT OF THEFT, A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30TH OF 2012.  BRILL WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING.  HIS ARRAIGNMENT WILL BE MONDAY ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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THE ORDINANCE ON AN ANIMAL KENNEL AND A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL AT THEIR MEETING TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE SECOND READING OF THE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF ANIMAL KENNEL IN THE NORTON CITY CODE.  THEY WILL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 109 EAST MAIN STREET.  ... Read More »

Red Cross Launches Tornado App For Severe Weather Awareness

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The American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas. This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, ... Read More »

February Artists of the Month Announced

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The NCHS Artists of the Month for February 2013 have been announced. Congratulations go out to Student Choice Winner Julia Kent and Faculty Choice Winner Jared Shelton!!Overall Results: NCHS Artist of the Month--February 2013 Read More »

Tag Deadline

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TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE HEAVY TRUCK, TRAILER OR “A” TAGS WITHOUT A PENALTY AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.  WHEN RENEWING VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR ALL VEHICLES. FOR TRAILERS THE OFFICE STAFF NEEDS THE  INSURANCE FOR THE VEHICLE THAT WILL PULL THE TRAILER.  THEY NEED TO VERIFY THE VIN NUMBER, POLICY ... Read More »

Video Contest

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THE FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE (FRS) AND DISCOVERY EDUCATION HAVE TEAMED UP TO BRING A “CONNECTED COMMUNITY” VIDEO CONTEST, WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF $2,500 TOWARDS CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO RURAL SCHOOLS, GRADES 4-12.  TEACHERS WILL LEAD STUDENT TEAMS OF UP TO 3 STUDENTS IN CREATING A 1-2 MINUTE VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES HOW THEIR RURAL COMMUNITY IS ... Read More »

Wrestlers Capture 3-2-1A State Championship!!

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Mission Accomplished!! The NCHS Wrestling team traveled to Fort Hays State University to compete in the Class 3-2-1A State Championships on February 22-23. The Jays were able to earn the Team Championship with a decisive 32.5 point margin over runnerup... Read More »