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Unoficial City Council Minutes Sep. 3r, 2014

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NOTE:  The following minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled council meeting.       September 3, 2014   The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., with Mayor David Corns presiding.  Council members present were Jerry Jones, Roberta Ryan, Chriss McDiffett, Gary Lacy and Ron Briery.  Jeff Urban arrived ... Read More »

IRS Scam Phone Calls Continue; Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when ... Read More »

Unofficial City Council minutes Aug. 6th, 2014

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NOTE:  The following minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled council meeting.   August 6, 2014   The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 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.  Others present were ... Read More »

Back To School Safety Stressed As School Resumes

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With students getting back to school, there are important safety reminders the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to point out to students, parents and motorists in Kansas. Tips for Children Don’t hurry getting on or off the bus. Arrive at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled. As the bus approaches, stand at ... Read More »

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 »