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WIC Applications

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PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING AND NEW MOTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WOMEN WHO ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO AFFORD THE FOODS NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH MAY QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. THE WIC PROGRAM PROVIDES FOOD VOUCHERS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION ... Read More »

Breakfast 101

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FOR THE SECOND YEAR, K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION – NORTON COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR 3RD – 6TH GRADE KIDS FROM NORTON COUNTY TO JOIN IN THE FUN THIS SUMMER AND PARTICIPATE IN AN ABSOLUTELY FREE ACTIVITY CALLED “BREAKFAST – 101.”  THE REGISTRATION DEAD LINE IS TUESDAY, MAY 29.  CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED TO TEACH KIDS HOW TO PREPARE THEIR OWN ... Read More »

Braun Appointed Judge

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KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF HAYS CITY PROSECUTOR GLENN BRAUN OF HAYS TO THE 23RD DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS.  BRAUN WILL REPLACE JUDGE THOMAS L. TOEPFER ON THE COURT. GLENN R. BRAUN, HAYS, IS A PARTNER IN GLASSMAN, BIRD, BRAUN & SCHWARTZ, LLP, WHERE HE HAS PRACTICED LAW FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. HE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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CHANGES FOR THE COUNTY FROM THE STATE AND THE AG VALLEY PROJECT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  COUNTY APPRAISER ALAN HALE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL ADDRESSED A PROPOSED HOUSE BILL THAT EXPANDS THE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION TO ITEMS AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY.  THE BILL ALSO REACHES BACK TO 2006 AND SAYS ... Read More »

Moran Award

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U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN WAS AWARDED THE ACU CONSERVATIVE AWARD THIS WEEK BY THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION (ACU) FOR HIS RECORD IN 2011 OF STANDING UP FOR CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES OF REDUCED GOVERNMENT SPENDING, LOWER TAXES, LIBERTY, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TRADITIONAL VALUES.  THE ACU CONSERVATIVE AWARD IS A REFLECTION OF SENATOR MORAN’S CONSISTENT SUPPORT OF CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES ON A WIDE RANGE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEVON HUSTED WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, BOTH CLASS A MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 11TH INCIDENT.  HUSTED MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE APRIL 17TH.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED ... Read More »

Post Offices Stay Open

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THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCED IT WILL NOT CLOSE ANY OF THE 134 POST OFFICES IN KANSAS THAT WERE BEING CONSIDERED FOR CLOSURE OR CONSOLIDATION, NOR WILL IT CLOSE THE MORE THAN 3,600 POST OFFICES NATIONWIDE THAT WERE INCLUDED IN USPS’ EXPANDED ACCESS STUDY. INSTEAD OF CLOSING THE POST OFFICES THAT WERE UNDER STUDY, THE SERVICE WILL ADJUST HOURS OF ... Read More »

Nominations Accepted

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THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN AGED 17-22 SEEKING NOMINATION TO FOUR OF THE FIVE U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES: THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, AND THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY.  THE HONOR OF ATTENDING A SERVICE ACADEMY COMES WITH AN OBLIGATION ... Read More »

Spring Safety Tips

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IT’S SPRING AND THE KIDS WILL BE READY TO GET OUTDOORS AND PLAY ON THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.  SAFE KIDS KANSAS WANTS TO REMIND PARENTS THAT GRASS AND SOIL ARE NOT GOOD PLAYGROUND SURFACES UNDER CLIMBING EQUIPMENT AND SWINGS. ON PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS, OVER HALF OF THE INJURIES OCCUR AS A RESULT OF THE CHILD CLIMBING ON EQUIPMENT AND FALLING. THE GROUND ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN PLED TO THREE OF FOUR CHARGES FILED AGAINST HER IN A PLEA AGREEMENT IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  MELISSA GALVIN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT, AND PERMITTING AN UNAUTHORIZED MINOR TO DRIVE.  SHE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH GIVING FALSE INFORMATION ON REPORTING AN ACCIDENT AND EXPIRED REGISTRATION.  THOSE CHARGES ... Read More »

Drought Watch

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THE WINTER CONDITIONS AND SPRING CLIMATE FOR KANSAS LED GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK TO UPDATE THE DROUGHT DECLARATION FOR KANSAS COUNTIES WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER.  THE UPDATE INVOLVES 91 COUNTIES EITHER IN A WARNING OR WATCH STATUS.  THE UPDATED DROUGHT DECLARATION HAS 16 COUNTIES IN A WARNING STATUS AND 75 IN WATCH STATUS. THIS ACTION WAS RECOMMENDED BY TRACY STREETER, DIRECTOR ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE E-COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS AND HOUSING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE FIRST TWO APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED FOR LOANS FROM THE E-COMMUNITY.  THE LEADERSHIP TEAM REVIEWED THE APPLICATIONS AND SENT THEM ON TO THE FINANCIAL REVIEW BOARD.  THAT BOARD WILL MEET TODAY.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL STATED THE APPLICATIONS WERE COMPLETE AND THE FULL AMOUNT ... Read More »

Hiring Recommendations

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NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE DUSTIN MCEWEN WILL BE RECOMMENDED TO THE USD 211 BOARD OF EDUCATION AS THE NORTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND 7-12 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. THE BOARD WILL TAKE ACTION ON THE RECOMMENDATION AT THEIR MAY 14 MEETING.  MCEWEN, A 1991 GRADUATE OF NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, IS CURRENTLY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE WICHITA COUNTY JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH ... Read More »

Court Report

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THE 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 THE BENCH ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE BOARD POSITIONS UP FOR APPOINTMENT AND THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD POSITIONS FOR GREG MANN, GAYLE JAMES, BRAD HOPKINS AND DEENA WENTE ARE UP FOR APPOINTMENT BY THEIR VARIOUS COUNCILS OR COMMISSIONS.  ALSO, DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL UPDATE THE BOARD ON THE COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ... Read More »