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Red Out Planned

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ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH HUNDREDS WILL GATHER TO SEE THE MATCH-UPS BETWEEN NORTON BLUEJAYS’ AND GOODLAND COWBOYS’ GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS.  HOWEVER, THIS YEAR WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT.  RATHER THAN BLUE AND YELLOW ON ONE SIDE OF THE COURT THIS YEAR THE BLUEJAYS WILL BE RED.  A RED OUT WILL TAKE PLACE TO BRING AWARENESS TO HEART DISEASE. ... Read More »

Candidate Forum

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AS PART OF ITS ONGOING KANSAS CANDIDATES PROGRAM, SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION WILL AIR LOCAL DEBATES FOR SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN KANSAS. THE DEBATES WILL AIR EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER AT 7:00PM CT ON SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION. THE PROGRAMS WILL THEN RE-AIR ON SUNDAYS AT 5:00PM.  KANSAS CANDIDATES IS A SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES VIEWERS THE OPPORTUNITY ... Read More »

Poster Winners

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SIX-YEAR-OLD HAYDEN GOTTSTINE AND 9-YEAR-OLD HAYLEE TIEN, BOTH OF LOGAN, ARE THE NORTHWEST KANSAS WINNERS IN THE 2012 “PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES DAY” POSTER CONTEST.  EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE AND BICYCLE AND HELMET DONATED BY SAFE KIDS KANSAS AS PRIZES FOR THEIR ARTISTIC EFFORTS.  THE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED BY KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT) AT A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY TODAY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN ENTERED INTO A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR TWO CHARGES FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  BONNIE SWEIGART WAS CHARGED WITH NO DRIVER’S LICENSE, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND IMPROPER TURN.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER FIRST INCIDENT.  SWEIGART ENTERED INTO A ONE YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT ON THE NO LICENSE AND DUI CHARGES AND PLED GUILTY TO ... Read More »

Business in the Spotlight

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THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHOOSES A NORTON COUNTY BUSINESS TO SPOTLIGHT EACH MONTH AS THE BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. THIS MONTH IS JAY’S WOODWORK SHOP. JAY FAWCETT HAD WORKED FOR MORRIS BROWN AT M.N. BROWN PLUMBING & CABINET SHOP LOCATED AT 206 N 2ND STREET, WHICH TODAY IS THE THRIFT SHOP. On January 1, 1953, Jay Fawcett bought ... Read More »

Library News

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THIS IS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ALONG WITH THE NORTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FIRE SAFETY.  THIS WEEK AT THE STORY TIME TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30, NORTON CITY FIRE CHIEF MITCH JONES WILL BE PRESENTING  THE PROGRAM FOR THE CHILDREN. HE WILL BE SHOWING A DVD AND TALKING TO THE CHILDREN ABOUT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. GRAHAM MASSINE WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THEFT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN NOVEMBER THIRD AND 13TH OF 2010.  MASSINE ENTERED INTO A 1-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.  SHE WAS ASSESSED A DIVERSION FREE ... Read More »

Smith County Fatality

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A KENTUCKY MAN LOST HIS LIFE IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT MONDAY IN SMITH COUNTY.  A 2005 INTERNATIONAL, DRIVEN BY LARRY K. WILLIAMS OF PARIS KENTUCKY WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-8 HIGHWAY.  THE TRUCK WENT OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  WILLIAMS OVERCORRECTED AND WENT OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  THE TRUCK ROLLED AND CAME TO REST ON ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE CONTRACT WITH A CONSULTING FIRM AND A NATIONWIDE JOB COMPANY WERE ITEMS ADDRESSED BY THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE CONTACT WITH PINEGAR AND SMITH EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WAS ABLE TO COME UP WITH THE ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THE CONTRACT ALONG WITH THE MONEY PUT IN BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  HE ... Read More »

Early Dismissal

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THE NORTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WILL BE HAVING EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR TO PREPARE FOR THE MULTI TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT OR MTSS.  EARLY DISMISSAL TIME WILL BE TOMORROW.  THE EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER WILL BE OCTOBER 10TH, NOVEMBER 14TH AND DECEMBER 12TH.  SCHOOL WILL DISMISS AT ONE ON THOSE DATES.  USD 211 THE NORTON ... Read More »

Court Report

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A GOODLAND WOMAN PLED TO AN AMENDED COUNT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  AMANDA WILLMES WAS CHARGED WITH THEFT, AMENDED TO CRIMINAL USE OF A FINANCIAL CARD, A LEVEL A NON-PERSON MISDEMEANOR, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 20TH INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY.  WILLMES WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED TO UNSUPERVISED PROBATION FOR 12 MONTHS, FINE OF 500 ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE FACILITIES REVIEW AND THE UPDATE ON THE NORTHWEST TECH WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD HAS SPENT THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS MEETING WITH ARCHITECTS AND BONDING AGENTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE NORTON SCHOOL FACILITIES.  LAST NIGHT THE BOARD WAS ASKED TO CONSIDER WHAT THE NEXT STEPS SHOULD BE.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND THE E-COMMUNITY TAX CREDITS WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD REVIEWED THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AT THE LAST MEETING AND THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE RATE CHANGES.  THEY WILL BE HOSTING A PUBLIC HEARING NEXT MONDAY TO ADDRESS ... Read More »

VA Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TUESDAY IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION OFFICE IN OBERLIN AT NINE TOMORROW MORNING, FOLLOWED BY AT THE SENIOR CENTER/COMMUNITY BUILDING IN NORTON AT 10:45 THEN AT THE GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY IN HILL CITY AT ONE.  TUBBS WILL BE ABLE ... Read More »

Flu Season

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THE 2012-2013 INFLUENZA SEASON IS HERE AND SUPPLIES OF FLU VACCINE ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE STATE OF KANSAS. SOME HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HAVE ALREADY STARTED FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINICS AND WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER THE VACCINE THROUGHOUT THE INFLUENZA SEASON. THE TIMING AND SEVERITY OF THE FLU SEASON ARE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT AND VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR. BY GETTING THE ... Read More »