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Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN ONCE AGAIN TALKED ABOUT BEING THE BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  HE WENT OVER THE COSTS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING BONDS FOR A NEW POOL.  WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED ON A ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT AND THE PERSONNEL HANDBOOK CHANGES WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER A BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  THEY WILL ADDRESS A WEBSITE FOR THE PROPOSED SWIMMING POOL PROJECT AND THE DRAINAGE STUDY AT THE POOL PARK.  THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN WORKING ON CHANGES TO ... Read More »

Andbe Home Meeting

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THE ANDBE HOME ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE COMING UP TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE ANDBE HOME.  THE MEMBERSHIP FEE IS 1 DOLLAR.  EVERY MEMBER IN ATTENDANCE WILL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE.  ANYONE NEEDING MORE INFORMATION CAN CONTACT THE ANDBE HOME.  THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ANDBE HOME WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT AT SEVEN AT THE ANDBE HOME.     Read More »

KDOT Fire

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Efforts are under way by the Kansas Department of Transportation to identify persons whose property may have been damaged in a grass fire Monday afternoon in Graham County.  The fire started about 3 p.m. as a KDOT crew was sealing cracks on U.S. 24 about five miles east of Hill City. The fire burned an area about six miles long ... Read More »

Engel to Retire

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A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL OFFICIALLY RETIRE AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK.  JOHN ENGEL, DISTRICT THREE SHOP SUPERVISOR, WILL OFFICIALLY RETIRE FROM HIS POSITION WITH THE KDOT ON MARCH 16TH AFTER ALMOST 33 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE STATE OF KANSAS.  ENGEL OVERSEES THE EQUIPMENT MECHANICS AND THE DISTRICT SHOP IN NORTON.  ENGEL ... Read More »

Court Report

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A LENORA WOMAN HAS PLED TO AN AMENDED CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BARBARA WHITEHEAD OF LENORA WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF BATTERY, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 7TH INCIDENT INVOLVING NICOLE HAMMOND.  WHITEHEAD WAS ARRAIGNED JANUARY 23RD AND PLED NOT GUILTY.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, SHE PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT.  WHITEHEAD WAS ... Read More »

Ag Week

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed THIS WEEK as Kansas Agriculture Week in order to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Kansas agriculture.  Kansas produces nearly $4.9 billion in agriculture exports a year. Kansas farmers provide food for Americans and people in 102 different countries around the world. At 28.2 million acres, Kansas has the second-most cropland of any ... Read More »

CRP Sign-Up

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A Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup has been set for March 12 through April 6. This is the third consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP signup.  Landowners enrolled in the CRP program receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP ... 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  AT NINE, THE COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET WITH THE ALMENA SENIOR CITIZENS.  THEY WILL HOST A CEMETERY DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE WEST UNION TOWNSHIP.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30.  LARRY SHARP FROM KCAMP WILL MEET AT 11 AND GAIL ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE HOME DEMOLITION PROGRAM AND THE ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD UPDATED THE COMMISSION ON THE COMPACTOR.  FOLEY EQUIPMENT MADE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS ON THE EQUIPMENT.  WHEEL CLEANERS ON THE COMPACTOR WAS ADDRESSED BUT NO QUOTE HAS BEEN RECEIVED.  ALSO, THE COMMISSION AND ARCHIBALD DISCUSSED ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL HAVE A JURY TRIAL IN AUGUST IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.  LEEPER WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING AND ... Read More »

Audio Readers

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The Kansas State Library welcomes the norton community to the Kansas EZ Library! From here you can access online books, learn to use each service, and find help when you need it.  downloadable audiobooks and ebooks available in this collection are provided through a consortium including the State Library of Kansas and your local public library. George Seamon, Northwest Kansas Library ... Read More »

DCP Sign Up

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THE DIRECT AND COUNTER CYCLICAL PROGRAM SIGN-UP BEGAN JANUARY 23, AND RUNS THROUGH MAY 31.  ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE IN BY THE MAY 31 DEADLINE.  THERE IS NOT AN ADVANCE THIS YEAR SO ALL PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE IN OCTOBER 2012.  THE FINAL REPORTING DATES FOR FEED GRAINS HAVE BEEN MOVED UP TO JULY 15. FSA REALIZES FARMERS WILL BE ... Read More »

Older Workers Recognized

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  The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force will host the annual Older Worker Awards Ceremony on March 30 in topeka. This event honors older workers who continue to play a very important role in the Kansas workforce and economy, as well as their employers. Honorees will include older workers who are employed in both public ... Read More »

Fort Hays Arrest

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  FORT HAYS UNIVERSITY POLICE  AND THE HAYS POLICE DEPARTMENT ARRESTED A FORT HAYS STUDENT IN CONNECTION WITH AN INCIDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY YESTERDAY.  24 YEAR OLD JACOB PAUL FLAX A STUDENT AT FORT HAYS, WAS ARRESTED BY FORT HAYS POLICE AN CHARGED WITH SEVEN COUNTS OF MISDEMEANOR BATTERY, TWO COUNTS OF BATTERY ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND ONE ... Read More »