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Airport Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS AND A CARD READER COMPANY WERE ITEMS OR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT. TOM BENNETT FROM BG CONSULTANTS WAS THE MEETING TO UPDATE ON THE VARIOUS PROJECTS. THE RUNWAY REPAIR PROJECT WILL BE STARTING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THEY WILL HAVE TO CLOSE THE RUNWAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE ... Read More »

Thank You/Fund Raiser

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THE DECATUR COUNTY RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOSTING A THANK YOU AND FUND RAISER COOK OUT ON AUGUST FIRST.  THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WANTS TO THANK THE FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL THEIR MANY HOURS OF SERVICE DURING THE RECENT FIRES.  THIS COMMUNITY SPONSORED EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE OBERLIN CITY PARK ON WEDNESDAY EVENING AUGUST FIRST FROM 5:30 ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN PLED GUILTY AN AMENDED COUNT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  JEREMY BRAFFORD WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 8TH INCIDENT.  BRAFFORD PLED GUILTY TO AN AMENDED COUNT OF BATTERY.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED IF THE FINES ARE PAID BY DECEMBER 31ST.  BRAFFORD WAS FINED 250 DOLLARS, ORDERED TO ... Read More »

Horse Show

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PARTICIPANTS INTERESTED IN THE NORTON COUNTY FAIR HORSE EVENTS WILL WANT TO TAKE NOTICE OF THE DATE FOR THESE EVENTS. THIS YEAR’S FUN DAY SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, WITH ENTRY CHECK-IN AT 8:00, AND THE SHOW BEGINNING AT 9:00. THIS WILL BE HELD AT THE EQUINE FACILITY ARENA IN ELMWOOD PARK IN NORTON. THE SHOW IS OPEN TO ... Read More »

Federal Drought Declaration

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KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK, KANSAS SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE DALE RODMAN AND KANSAS WATER OFFICE DIRECTOR TRACY STREETER WELCOMED AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT 82 KANSAS COUNTIES WILL BE DECLARED AS FEDERAL DISASTER AREAS BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), MAKING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. THE DISASTER DECLARATIONS ARE THE RESULT OF IMPROVEMENTS THE USDA RECENTLY MADE TO CURRENT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A YEAR FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  TREY MILLAN WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, MINOR IN POSSESSION, NO TURN SIGNAL AND  INATTENTIVE DRIVING.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH N ALLEGED MARCH 15TH INCIDENT.  MILLAN ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY PROSECUTOR. ... Read More »

Norton Public Library Activities

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FUN FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS CAN BE FOUND THIS WEEK DURING THE TWO STORYTIMES AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.    STORYTIMES WILL FEATURE JOAN BOLT.  SHE WILL SHARE STORIES AND ACTIVITIES AT 10:30 A.M. WITH BABIES THROUGH 1ST GRADERS.  THE THEME FOR THE MORNING IS CLOUDS. IN THE AFTERNOON AT 2:00 P.M. SHE WILL SHARE  STORIES AND ACTIVITIES ABOUT SHADOWS ... Read More »

Highway Work

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A JOB TO SEAL A PORTION OF U.S. 36 IN NORTON COUNTY WILL BEGIN TODAY. STARTING AT THE DECATUR COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUING EAST TO THE WEST JUNCTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY, WORKERS WILL PERFORM A CONVENTIONAL ASPHALT/CHIP SEAL. THE RESURFACING PROJECT FILLS SURFACE DEFECTS THAT CAN SHORTEN THE PAVEMENT LIFE. WORKERS WILL SPREAD A THIN LAYER OF ASPHALT OVER THE ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE HOUSING WORKSHOP AND THE CHANGE IN THE MEETING TIMES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL REPORTED ON THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION WORKSHOP THAT WAS HELD IN COLBY.  HE STATED THERE WERE 15 COMMUNITIES REPRESENTED.  THIS IS TO HELP WITH HOUSING FOR MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES.  HE ASKED ... Read More »

School Addresses

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ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR NORTON’S 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR IS BEING PREPARED AND ADDRESSES ARE BEING REQUESTED.  IF YOU HAVE MOVED IN USD 211 SINCE THE END OF SCHOOL OR  IF YOU ARE NEW TO NORTON, PLEASE CONTACT THE USD 211 OFFICE WITH YOUR NEW ADDRESS.  YOU CAN CALL @ 877-3386, EMAIL TO [email protected] OR FAX IT TO 877-2030.  ENROLLMENT PACKETS ARE ... Read More »

Rural Fire

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THE NORTON RURAL AND CITY, LENORA AND ALMENA FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED TO A LARGE STUBBLE FIELD FIRE LAST THURSDAY.  THE FIRE WAS CALLED IN AT 6:12 AND STARTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 283 AND ROAD Q SOUTH OF NORTON.  APPROXIMATELY 80 ACRES OF WHEAT STUBBLE AND PASTURE GRASS BELONGING TO CALVIN AND TIM GILL WAS BURNT ALONG WITH THREATENING ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE HOUSING WORKSHOP AND THE VISIT BY A U.S. SENATOR’S REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT. DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL UPDATE THE BOARD ON THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION WORKSHOP HE ATTENDED LAST MONTH. THEY WILL ALSO BE UPDATED ON THE VISIT BY U.S. SENATOR PAT ROBERT’S REPRESENTATIVE RYAN FLICKNER ... Read More »

Pool Meeting Postponed

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THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THE PUBLIC MEETING ON THE PROPOSED POOL PROJECT WHICH WAS MENTIONED DURING THE JULY 5TH COUNCIL MEETING WILL NOT BE HELD ON JULY 17TH AS DISCUSSED.  IT WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE TO BE DECIDED IN THE FUTURE. Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT. APRIL KARNOPP WAS APPOINTED AS THE PRESIDENT WITH CHRIS HARTING AS THE VICE PRESIDENT. JANICE RUSSELL IS THE CLERK AND CYNTHIA GLENNEMEIER THE TREASURER. THE SCHOOL YEAR IS SET AT 1,116 HOURS. THE DONATION TO THE ARTS COUNCIL WAS APPROVED. ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TODAY. ON THE AGENDA WILL BE SANDY SMITH AND FLOYD RICHARD FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT ALONG WITH RUTH BURD.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30.  JANE WYATT FROM THE NORTON COUNTY EMS HAS SET AN 11:00 APPOINTMENT.  THE COMMISSION WILL ALSO MEET WITH U.S. ... Read More »