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Norton DQ

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ENFIELD RESTAURANTS LLC ANNOUNCE THAT NORTON WILL SOON HAVE A NEW DAIRY QUEEN RESTAURANT WITH A DIFFERENT TWIST. THE DAIRY QUEEN HAS BEEN A LOCALLY OWNED FRANCHISE SINCE IT WAS OPENED ON FEBRUARY 14, 1965. NORTONITES LARRY ENFIELD, SR., AND JODY AND JESSICA ENFIELD, WILL CONTINUE THIS TRADITION. THE DQ GRILL & CHILL WILL BE OPEN IN LATE 2012, HOWEVER ... Read More »

Ellis Honors

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NORTON FFA MEMBER R.J. ELLIS COMPETED AGAINST FIVE OTHER DISTRICT STARS FOR THE STATE’S TOP HONOR OF STATE STAR IN AG PLACEMENT MAY 30-JUNE 1 AT THE 84TH KANSAS FFA CONVENTION ON THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.  EACH YEAR, THE KANSAS FFA ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES THE THREE FFA MEMBERS WHO HAVE THE TOP SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE) PROGRAMS, WITH THE STAR ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE EMS AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  EMS SUPERVISOR JANE WYATT REPORTED ON THE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS AND UPCOMING MEETINGS.  COMMISSIONER JOHN MILLER RELAYED INFORMATION FROM THE STATE BOARD OF EMS MEETING LAST WEEK AND THE MEETINGS THAT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR THE COUNTY TO ATTEND.  WYATT ... Read More »

BAM Merit Awards

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HAS NAMED 22 REGIONAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS AND 97 MERIT AWARD WINNERS AS PART OF BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH, THE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF KANSAS BUSINESSES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THE STATE ECONOMY.  THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NOMINATED ONE BUSINESS AND ONE NON PROFIT AGENCY AND THEY BOTH RECEIVED MERIT ... Read More »

FFA Chorus

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A SELECT GROUP OF FFA MEMBERS USED THEIR MUSICAL ABILITIES TO ENTERTAIN MEMBERS AND GUESTS AT THE 84TH KANSAS FFA CONVENTION ON THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. MORE THAN 50 STUDENT MEMBERS MADE UP THE STATE FFA CHORUS.  IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE SELECT ENSEMBLES, MEMBERS WERE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AUDITION TAPES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL MUSIC INSTRUCTORS. ... Read More »

Area Blood Drives

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS INVITES YOU TO ROCK AND ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES THIS SUMMER TO GIVE BLOOD OR PLATELETS.  SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL INTO A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 22 – JULY 31 AND YOU’LL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A GIBSON GUITAR, COURTESY OF THE GIBSON FOUNDATION.  THE RED CROSS WILL AWARD MULTIPLE GUITARS AND 50,000 GUITAR PICKS ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL DESIGN AND THE WATER SITUATION WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  JILL LIVELY, A MEMBER OF THE POOL COMMITTEE, PRESENTED THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST COMMITTEE MEETING.  KEVIN FROM AQUATIC DESIGN PRESENTED THE DESIGN THAT WAS SHOWED AT THE PUBLIC MEETING.  THE COMMITTEE WENT OVER THE DESIGN, AND THEN MADE SOME CHANGES INCLUDING TAKING ... Read More »

Court Report

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  THE BENCH TRIAL FOR AN ALMENA MAN HAS BEEN CONTINUED IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEREK HORACEK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 18TH INCIDENT.  HORACEK MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MARCH 21ST.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED NOT GUILTY.  HIS TRIAL TO ... Read More »

Norton Public Library Activities

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THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME TO SIGN UP FOR KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  DREAM BIG-READ IS THE THEME.  THIS WEEK AT THE 10:30 STORY TIME FOR THE INFANTS THROUGH 1ST GRADE, SANDY WORDEN WILL SHARE SLEEPY TIME STORIES AND ACTIVITIES.  AT 2:00, THE STORY TIME FOR 2ND THROUGH 6TH GRADE, ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE NORTON POOL AND THE PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT. THE POOL COMMITTEE MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF AQUATIC DESIGN LAST WEEK ABOUT THE POOL. THEY WILL REPORT ON THE FINDINGS FROM THE SURVEY AND THE PLANS FOR THE POOL. THE FINALIZATION OF THE POOL PROJECT FEATURES, SCOPE AND BUDGET WILL ... Read More »

Motorcycle/Deer Accident

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A WISCONSIN MAN WAS INJURED IN A DEER HIT ACCIDENT YESTERDAY  AFTERNOON NORTHEAST OF ALMENA.  A 1973 BMW MOTORCYCLE DRIVEN BY KEVIN KELLY OF MILWAUKEE, WAS NORTHEAST BOUND ON K0383 HIGHWAY.  THE MOTORCYCLE STRUCK A DEER IN THE ROADWAY.  KELLY WAS EJECTED FROM THE MOTORCYCLE AND CAME TO REST AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL, WHILE THE MOTORCYCLE STAYED ON THE HIGHWAY.  KELLY ... Read More »

Court Report

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THE ARRAIGNMENT FOR A NORTON MAN IS ON HOLD AFTER HE FAILED TO APPEAR.  KEITH WIELAND HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 12 COUNTS OF VIOLATION OF A PROTECTION ORDER, CLASS A PERSON MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN APRIL 18TH AND MAY FIRST, OF 2012.  WIELAND MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MAY 16TH AND THEN MET THE REQUIREMENTS ... Read More »

KDOT Meeting

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL HOST A KICKOFF MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE RECONSTRUCTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON AND PHILLIPS COUNTIES. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE OPEN HOUSE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 13TH FROM FIVE TILL SEVEN AT THE ALMENA COMMUNITY BUILDING. KDOT SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PERSONNEL WILL OUTLINE THE PROPOSED PHASING, TIMELINE, AND BUDGET ... Read More »

Blue Green Algae Advisory

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT SAMPLES RECREATIONAL BODIES OF WATER FOR CYANOBACTERIA, COMMONLY CALLED BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, WHEN THE AGENCY IS ALERTED TO A POTENTIAL ALGAE BLOOM.  WHEN HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS ARE PRESENT, KDHE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM AND OTHER LAKE MANAGERS WHERE APPROPRIATE, RESPONDS BY INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF THESE CONDITIONS. ... Read More »

Primary Election Slate

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THE SLATE OF NOMINEES FOR THE AUGUST 2012 PRIMARY ELECTION HAS BEEN DECIDED. FOR NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER IN DISTRICT TWO, CAROLYN APPLEGATE AND R.A. PETERSON BOTH FILED FOR THAT SEAT ON THE REPUBLICAN TICKET. FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT THREE IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE, CHARLES POSSON, BROCK ELLIS AND CURTIS EVELEIGH ALL FILED. FOR COUNTY TREASURER, CYNTHIA JOAN LINNER AND SARAH K. ... Read More »