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LIEAP Applications

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The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through March 30th.  Applications must be received in the LIEAP Processing Center or an SRS office by close of business on March 30th.  LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norcatur man will have a trial in May for a list of charges in Norton County District Court.  Dennis Wood has been charged with one count of possession of Marijuana and 2nd offense driving under the influence.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged February 25th incident. He has also been charged with another count of felony possession ... Read More »

Soccer Registration

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Registration for the Norton AYSO Soccer will be tonight in Lenora.  Kids from 4 through 13 as of January first are eligible to play.  Those 15 and over and who have played at least one year on a U-14 team will be eligible for the U-19 traveling team.   The registration fee is 40 dollars.  That price will go up Monday ... Read More »

Facility Reopens

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Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts has announced that to address the need for additional prison capacity, pending approval of the Governor’s budget by the 2012 Kansas Legislature, the former Labette Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego in Labette County will be renovated for the purpose of housing 262 inmates who are primarily elderly and infirmed. The facility would be scheduled ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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The approval of funding for improvements for the airport was discussed during the meeting of the Norton City County Airport Board Monday night.  Tom Bennett from B.G. Consultants presented a letter from the Kansas Department of Transportation awarding the airport 99 thousand dollars to repair the North end of the runway and remark that area. The job will be done in ... Read More »

Operators Certified

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water announced that it has certified 25 water treatment operators and 18 wastewater treatment operators from September to December.   Receiving wastewater treatment plant certification was Drew Eagleburger from the City of Norton, Kent Footh and Randie Peterson-Shea from the City of Phillipsburg.  Footh was also certified as a water ... Read More »

Youth Hunt

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Prairie Dog State Park is accepting applications for the Annual Youth Pheasant Hunt which will be held on Saturday at 8:00 am.  The hunt is limited to twelve youth hunters ages 10 to 15.  All participants must wear blaze orange during the special hunt and each youth must be accompanied by an adult.  If more than 12 youth apply for ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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The update on the Ag Valley Project and the hiring of an Administrative Coordinator were items for the Norton City County Economic Development Board last night.  The rail funding for the Ag Valley Project is finished.  The architects, Schwab Eaton are working on the final plans for the roads to the facility and Central States will be getting the funding ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton woman is on diversion for a year for two charges in Norton Municipal Court.  Cheryl Parish was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an alleged December 9th incident and battery on a Law Enforcement officer in connection with an alleged December 14th incident.  She entered into a one year diversion agreement.  She was assessed an assessment fee ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man will have a jury trial in February in connection with burglary charges in Norton County District Court.  Jeremiah Johnson has been charged with one count each of burglary, criminal damage to property and felony theft.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged May 16th incident at the Ag Valley.  Johnson pled not guilty.  His jury trial ... Read More »

Economic Development Board Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE THE UPDATES ON THE AG VALLEY PROJECT AND THE ROADS TO THE FACILITY.  THEY WILL HEAR ABOUT THE BUSINESS INCUBATOR SPACE AND THE COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTON CAMPUS.  IN NEW BUSINESS, THE DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR REVIEW ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS AND THE SURVEY FOR FACILITIES WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG MANN PRESENTED A LIST OF PROJECTS THAT THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE TO SEE DONE.  THE LIST INCLUDES REPLACE THE BLACKTOP AT EISENHOWER WITH CONCRETE, EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR THE EISENHOWER GYM, ADDITIONAL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, CARPETING FOR THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced in two cases in Norton County District Court.  BILLY TALLENT WAS CHARGED WITH THIRD OFFENCE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, IN CONNECTION with AN ALLEGED MAY 28TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH ANOTHER 3RD OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 29TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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A short agenda will face the Norton City County Airport Board at their meeting tonight.  Tom Bennett from B.G. Consultants will meet with the board.  The bills and minutes from the last meeting will be presented.  The meeting of the Norton City County Airport Board will be tonight at 5:30 in the Airport Office.  All meetings are open to the ... Read More »

Norton School Board Agenda

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  THE PROPOSAL FOR A FACILITY SURVEY AND THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT.  Gary Brinker from the Docking Institute gave the board an overview of the services available through the institute last month and he prepared an official proposal for the board.  They will consider it tonight.  The board ... Read More »