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Unoficial City Council Minutes July 16, 2014

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NOTE:  The following minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled council meeting.     July 16, 2014   The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, July 16, , at 5:30 p.m., with Mayor David Corns presiding.  Council members present were Jerry Jones, Roberta Ryan, Jeff Urban, Chriss McDiffett, Gary Lacy and Ron Briery.  .   ... Read More »

Troopers Again Inspecting School Buses Across The State

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This month and next, as parents are purchasing their kids’ school supplies, teachers are prepping their classrooms, and students are looking forward to seeing their friends again, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be working to ensure these students are kept safe on their travels to and from school. Every July and August, KHP troopers, in conjunction with school districts across ... Read More »

Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (July 10, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other ... Read More »

Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

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Topeka, KS, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants ... Read More »

Highway Patrol Set To Start Texting Enforcement July 1st

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The July 4th holiday is this week, and the Kansas Highway Patrol has some important enforcement initiatives that motorists should be aware of. Beginning July 1, and lasting through July 10, the Patrol will be conducting a texting enforcement initiative. Troopers will be out looking for drivers who are violating Kansas’ texting law, and will be citing those observed in ... Read More »

AAA: Fourth of July Travel Up; Strongest For Auto Travel

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Topeka, KS (June 26) – AAA projects nearly 3.2 million people in the West North Central* region, which includes Kansas, will travel at least 50 miles from home for the Independence Day holiday, a .7 percent increase from 2013 and the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2010. This represents 15.1 percent of the region’s population traveling this holiday ... Read More »

KDOT Reminder: Political Signs Not Allowed On Highway Right Of Way

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It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. ... Read More »

KDOT Program Will Reduce Number Of Deficient Bridges On Local Road Systems

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A Kansas Department of Transportation program designed to reduce the number of deficient bridges on local road systems will also benefit the state’s agriculture industry. The new $10 million program, announced today in Hutchinson by Transportation Secretary Mike King, will provide up to $120,000 to local jurisdictions – primarily counties – to replace small bridges that are rated deficient. Bridges ... Read More »

Blue-Green Algae Advisories Extended To More Lakes In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – (June 20, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other ... Read More »

Funeral Notice For Walter “Red” LeBeaug

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Rosary services for Walter “Red” LeBeau, age 81, of Norton, will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 7:45 PM at the Enfield Funeral Home in Norton.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 30, 2014, at 10:30 AM at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Norton.  Interment will be held in the Norton Cemetery.  ... Read More »

Unoficial City Council Minute May 22nd, 2014

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NOTE:  The following minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled council meeting.       May 21, 2014   The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., with Mayor David Corns presiding.  Council members present were Gary Lacy, Ron Briery, Jerry Jones and Roberta Ryan.  Chriss McDiffett and Jeff Urban ... Read More »

Unoficial City Council Minutes May 7, 2014

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NOTE:  The following minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled council meeting.   May 7, 2014   The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., with Mayor David Corns presiding.  Council members present were Chriss McDiffett, Gary Lacy, Jerry Jones, Roberta Ryan and Jeff Urban.  Ron Briery was absent. Others ... Read More »

NCHS Forensics Team 3A State Champions

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3A State Championship 2014 Team Results: 1st Norton – 399 2nd St. George – Rock Creek – 348 3rd Minneapolis – 280 Jared Shelton – State Champion – Serious Solo Neysa Carlson – 2nd Poetry Neysa Carlson – 2nd Humorous Solo Acting Jared Shelton/Shelby Mulford – 2nd Serious Duet Acting Ashley Hildebrand/Skylar Davis – 3rd Serious Duet Acting Landon Slipke/Lauren ... Read More »

Norton County Resident Dianne Davis Recieves Award From Girl Scouts Of Kansas

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Girl Scouts Honor Dedicated Volunteers Norton resident receives special honor   WICHITA – A Norton resident has been recognized with a special award from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for her extraordinary service as a volunteer.   Dianne Davis of Norton received an Appreciation Pin for providing excellent service in delivering the Girl Scout mission but also for helping ... Read More »

KDOT Offers Tips To Drive Through Dust Storms And Blowing Smoke

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With recent road closures because of dust storms in northwest Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation would like to remind drivers of simple tips when driving into or through dust storms. Drivers are urged to stay alert because strong winds can result in sudden periods of limited or zero visibility due to blowing dust and or smoke during burning season. ... Read More »