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School Board Notes

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THE FACILITY PLANNING COMMITTEE AND THE SAFETY OF THE SCHOOLS WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  35 PEOPLE HAVE AGREED TO WORK ON THE FACILITY PLANNING COMMITTEE.  THEY WILL BE MEETING STARTING MONDAY NIGHT WITH THE ARCHITECTS ON THEIR FINDINGS, THEN WILL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD IN ABOUT SIX TO SEVEN MONTHS. ... Read More »

Highway Work

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STARTING MONDAY, AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BEGIN SURVEYING ALONG K-9 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL TAKE PLACE APPROXIMATELY 4.5 MILES WEST OF U.S. 283. SPECIFICALLY, THE SURVEY WILL FOCUS ON THE BRIDGE LOCATED OVER A DRAINAGE TRIBUTARY OF THE NORTH FORK SOLOMON RIVER. THE SURVEY ... Read More »

Court Report

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THE BENCH TRIAL FOR TWO NORTON MEN HAS BEEN CONTINUED IN MARCH IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DWIGHT SPRIGG AND TIMOTHY SPRIGG HAVE BOTH BEEN CHARGED WITH HUNTING TURKEY WITH THE AID OF A VEHICLE, FAILURE TO TAG A TURKEY, HUNTING TURKEY WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT AND WANTON WASTE.  THE FIRST THREE CHARGES ARE BIG GAME VIOLATIONS AND THE WANTON ... Read More »

Trauma Center

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL HAS ACHIEVED THE DESIGNATION OF BEING A LEVEL FOUR TRAUMA CENTER.  LEVEL FOUR TRAUMA CENTERS ARE RURAL HOSPITALS, WHOSE PRIMARY ROLE IS TO STABILIZE SERIOUSLY INJURED PATIENTS, AND IF NECESSARY, TRANSFER THEM TO A HIGH LEVEL TRAUMA CENTER.  HOSPITALS THAT HAVE ACHIEVED LEVEL FOUR TRAUMA CENTER ... Read More »

School Board Elections

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FOUR USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER POSITIONS WILL BE DECIDED AT THE APRIL 2ND GENERAL ELECTION.  THE FILING DEADLINE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE BALLOT IS TUESDAY JANUARY 22ND.  THE POSITIONS OPEN ARE FOR POSITION NUMBER ONE, FOR NORTON CITY WARD THREE, PATRONS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND WITHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, PATRONS IN CLAYTON EDMOND, RURAL USD ... Read More »

Library News

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IT’S WINTER AND THIS WEEK’S STORY TIME WILL CENTER AROUND ONE OF THE STAPLES OF WINTER…SNOW. STORY TIME WILL BE TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30 AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES AND ACTIVITIES ABOUT SNOW. THEY WILL ALSO BE DECORATING PAPER SNOWMEN. CHESS CLUB WILL NOT BE MEETING NEXT WEEK OR THE 21ST. THEY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN WAS FOUND GUILTY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  SETH ANTRIM WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF RECKLESS DRIVING, BASIC SPEED, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, REFUSAL OF A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST AND MINOR IN POSSESSION.  ALL THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 15TH INCIDENT.  ANTRIM PLED GUILTY TO THE ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE GRANTS FOR THE DESTINATION BUSINESS BOOT CAMP AND THE GROUND BREAKING FOR THE NORTON ESTATES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE E-COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM MET YESTERDAY TO REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR THE JON SHALLERT DESTINATION BUSINESS BOOT CAMP COMING UP IN MARCH IN COLORADO.  THE TEAM APPROVED THE GRANTS GOING TO ... Read More »

Fuel Donations

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FOR THE 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE PETROLEUM MARKETERS AND CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS (PMCA) DONATED GASOLINE TO THE KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TO FILL UP PATROL CARS DURING THE HOLIDAYS. THROUGH THE HOLIDAY HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM, THE PMCA DONATES FUEL TO THE PATROL TO FILL UP PATROL CARS FROM DECEMBER 24 THROUGH JANUARY 1. THE DONATION WILL BE OF GREAT ... Read More »

Cold Weather Tips

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) IS ENCOURAGING ALL KANSANS TO BE SAFE AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING.  WINTER HAS ARRIVED IN KANSAS AND BEING PREPARED CAN PREVENT HARM FROM THE EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS EXPERIENCED IN OUR STATE. BY TAKING THE TIME TO PREPARE BEFORE YOU HEAD OUTDOORS EVEN FOR SHORT PERIODS ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RENEWAL OF ALL PERSONS WHOSE LAST NAME or BUSINESSES WITH NAMES BEGINNING WITH “U”, “X”, “Y” OR “Z”TO RENEW VEHICLE TAGS AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.  THE COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY,  SO THE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW WITHOUT A PENALTY.  WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF ... Read More »

Survey Work

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STARTING JANUARY 2, AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE MONTHS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BEGIN SURVEYING ALONG K-23 HIGHWAY IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG THE CORRIDOR BEGINNING AT HOXIE AND EXTENDING NORTH 18 MILES TO THE U.S. 83 JUNCTION. THE SURVEY IS NECESSARY FOR THE DETAILED DESIGN OF THE PAVEMENT ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE JOB OF THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND THE BOBCAT FOR the COUNTY WERE ITEMS FOR the NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING ON DECEMBER 17TH.  JUSTINA SMITH, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR PRESENTED A QUOTE SHE RECEIVED FOR EQUIPMENT ON THE OLD SHERIFF’S CAR FOR HER DEPARTMENT.  THE COMMISSION RAISED questions WITH SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT WAS PROPOSED ON the CAR ... Read More »

Cassidy Committees

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE WARD CASSIDY HAS RECEIVED HIS COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND TWO YEARS FOR THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE.  AFTER HAVING SERVED ON THE EDUCATION BUDGET COMMITTEE THIS PAST SESSION, CASSIDY HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO EDUCATION BUDGET CHAIR.  HE STATES THIS IS A LOT MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAT LAST YEAR.  COMMITTEE CHAIRS ALSO HAVE A SECRETARY TO THEMSELVES TO HELP ... Read More »

Norton Blood Drive

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EVERY DAY, PATIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY RELY ON BLOOD AND PLATELETS DONATED THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. WHILE THE NEED IS ONGOING, THE SUPPLY ISN’T — ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, WHEN REGULAR DONORS TRAVEL AND SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MAY FORGET TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.  THE ONLY WAY TO PROVIDE LIFESAVING BLOOD AND PLATELETS FOR PATIENTS IN ... Read More »