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Norton City-County Airport Board Agenda

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THE RUNWAY LIGHTING PROJECT AND THE BEACON TOWER WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD TONIGHT.  TOM BENNETT FROM B.G. CONSULTANTS WILL UPDATE ON THE RUNWAY REPAIR, FUELING PAD, GRASS RUNWAY MARKERS AND THE RUNWAY LIGHTING PROJECTS.  THE REMOVAL OF THE BEACON TOWER WILL BE ON THE AGENDA.  THE TERRACING OF THE LEASED LAND SOUTH OF THE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE PROBLEMS WITH THE STATE SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND THE FAMILY PLANNING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MONTH END MEETING ON JUNE 29TH.  COUNTY TREASURER CINDY LINNER PRESENTED THE JULY SALES TAX COLLECTION.  SHE ALSO ADDRESSED THE CONTINUED PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW STATE SOFTWARE PROGRAM. EVERY DAY THE SYSTEM GOES DOWN FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN ... Read More »

School Board Agenda

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THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL DETERMINE THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD, SET BOARD POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, SET MEETING TIMES AND DATES AND RECEIVE THE 2012-13 HANDBOOKS FOR REVIEW.  THEY WILL CONSIDER THE APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS, THE DEPOSITORIES FOR THE DISTRICT, AND THE AUTHORIZATION OF ... Read More »

Head Start Office Fire

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THE NORTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE AT THE SCENE OF A STRUCTURE FIRE FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS EARLY THIS MORNING IN DOWNTOWN NORTON.  THE FIRE CALL CAME IN A 3:15 OF A FIRE AT 107 NORTH KANSAS AT THE HOME BASED HEAD START BUILDING.  THE DAMAGE WAS CONTAINED TO THE NORTH PART OF THE OFFICE, BUT THERE WAS SOME LIGHT ... Read More »

Drought Emergency Issued By Executive Order

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Drought conditions continue to intensify for Kansas which led Governor Sam Brownback to update the drought declaration for Kansas counties with an executive order. The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. The updated drought declaration has 36 counties in an emergency status, 55 counties in a warning status and 14 in watch status. ... Read More »

Huelskamp Representative Visit

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THE KANSAS OFFICES OF CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP ANNOUNCED THAT DISTRICT STAFF WILL HOST LOCAL OFFICE HOURS IN 46 TOWNS ACROSS KANSAS’ BIG FIRST. DURING THESE LOCAL OFFICE HOURS, A MEMBER OF CONGRESSMAN HUELSKAMP’S STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HEAR CONSTITUENTS’ OPINIONS, IDEAS, AND CONCERNS ABOUT ISSUES BEING DEBATED IN WASHINGTON.  A REPRESENTATIVE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO HELP CONSTITUENTS WHO ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE AUDIT REPORT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. BRIAN THOMPSON FROM MAPES AND MILLER PRESENTED ANOTHER CLEAN REPORT FOR THE CITY. HE STATED THE FINANCES WERE DONE WELL AND THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS TO DISCUSS. HE WENT OVER THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS BUDGETS AND THEIR ENDING BALANCE FOR LAST YEAR. THE 2011 AUDIT REPORT ... Read More »

Roll Over Accident

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN ESCAPED INJURY IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON A COUNTY ROAD.  15-YEAR-OLD ANDREW MCMULLEN WAS DRIVING A 1996 DODGE PICK-UP SOUTHBOUND ON COUNTY ROAD E-2.  THE RIGHT REAR TIER BLEW OUT, CAUSING MCMULLEN TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE PICK-UP AND IT ROLLED INTO THE WEST DITCH.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 2:11 SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INDIANA WOMAN ENTERED INTO A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A FORGERY CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. ASHLEY CRAVER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FORGERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 7TH INCIDENT. SHE ENTERED INTO A 2 YEAR UNSUPERVISED DIVERSION AGREEMENT. SHE WAS ASSESSED A 500 DOLLAR DIVERSION FEE, RESTITUTION TO JAKE STEWART OF 200 DOLLARS, COURT COSTS ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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The 2011 audit report will highlight the agenda for the Norton City Council tonight.  Representatives of Mapes and Miller Accountants will be at the meeting to present the results of the 2011 audit.  The reports from the City Administrator and the Public Safety Committee will be presented.  The council will consider special event Cereal Malt Beverage licenses for the Norton ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS PLED TO AN AMENDED CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT. MARK SAINTZ WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR THEFT IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED NOVEMBER 17TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED GUILTY TO AN AMENDED COUNT OF CRIMINAL DEPRIVATION OF PROPERTY.  SAINTZ WAS SENTENCED TO A 30 DAY SUSPENDED SENTENCE.  HE WAS ASSESSED RESTITUTION TO JOHN GRAFEL OF 1000 DOLLARS, ... Read More »

Fireworks Change

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Due to obvious extreme weather conditions, the decision has been made to cancel the Fireworks Show at Prairie Dog State Park on the 4th of July. We all appreciate a good fireworks show, but we certainly appreciate the safety of our friends and family even more. Thank you to the supporters of the fireworks, and details about any future possible ... Read More »

Council Notes

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THE BURN BAN FOR THE CITY OF NORTON WAS THE AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL IN A SPECIAL MEETING LAST NIGHT.  LAST WEDNESDAY MAYOR DAVID CORNS SIGNED A BURN BAN IN THE CITY LIMITS OF NORTON PROHIBITING OPEN BURNING AND THE DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS.  THAT BAN WAS ONLY IN EFFECT FOR SEVEN DAYS AND THEN HAD TO BE ... Read More »

VA Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TOMORROW IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE DECATUR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE 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 TO ASSIST ... Read More »

Heat Rash and Sunburn

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HEAT CONTINUES TO BAKE KANSAS AND THE TRI STATE AREA.  THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT ILLNESSES THAT CAN COME ABOUT DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT.  HEAT RASH IS A SKIN IRRITATION CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE SWEATING DURING HOT, HUMID WEATHER. IT CAN OCCUR AT ANY AGE BUT IS MOST COMMON IN YOUNG CHILDREN.   HEAT RASH LOOKS LIKE A RED CLUSTER OF ... Read More »