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Cole Honors

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Alison Cole, middle blocker for Southwestern Oklahoma State University was selected Offensive player of the Week for The Great American Conference. She is a graduate of Northern Valley and lives in Long Island. Her parents are Jim and Monica Cole. Read More »

Library Happenings

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CELEBRATE THE FALL SEASON THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THIS WEEK AT STORY TIME TOMORROW, THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING SONGS, STORIES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ABOUT PUMPKINS. THEY ARE ALSO BUSY MAKING PLANS FOR PAJAMA NIGHT PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. CELEBRATE PUMPKINS AND THE FALL SEASON THIS WEEK AT STORY TIME ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL FACE A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REVOCATION IN NOVEMBER IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  IN THE ORIGINAL PLEA AGREEMENT, ROBBIE MORTINSEN PLED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF INDECENT SOLICITATION OF A CHILD.  CRIMINAL SODOMY AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS ON EACH CHARGE TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY.  MORTINSEN WAS PLACED ON 24 ... Read More »

Norton City County Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE POOL FORUM AND ORDINANCES WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE POOL INFORMATION MEETING IS PLANNED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT AT 6:30 AT PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC.  THE FORUM FOR THE MEETING WILL BE ADDRESSED TONIGHT.  THE REPORTS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL BE PRESENTED.  THE ORDINANCES VACATING A ... Read More »

Norton County Accident

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A PHILLIPSBURG MAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ROLL OVER ACCIDENT FRIDAY NORTH OF HILL CITY.  A 1994 HONDA PASSPORT, DRIVEN BY CLINTON CRAIG OF PHILLIPSBURG WAS NORTHBOUND ON U.S. HIGHWAY 28.  CRAIG FELL ASLEEP.  THE PASSPORT DRIFTED ACROSS HIGHWAY 283 INTO THE WEST DITCH.  THE DRIVER WOKE UP, OVERCORRECTED AND LOST CONTROL.  THE VEHICLE ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES, COMING ... Read More »

Sure Sign Up

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THE SIGN-UP PERIOD FOR THE 2011 CROP YEAR SUPPLEMENTAL REVENUE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS (SURE) PROGRAM WILL OPEN MONDAY. THE SURE PROGRAM IS PART OF THE FOOD, CONSERVATION, AND ENERGY ACT OF 2008 (FARM BILL). UNDER THE 2008 FARM BILL, SURE AUTHORIZES ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS AND RANCHERS WHO SUFFERED CROP LOSSES CAUSED BY NATURAL DISASTERS OCCURRING THROUGH SEPTEMBER. 30, 2011.  AS OF ... Read More »

Blood Drive

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS REMINDS ELIGIBLE DONORS THAT THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT AND THE BLOOD SUPPLY MUST BE REGULARLY REPLENISHED. BY MAKING AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD, DEDICATED DONORS CAN HELP THE RED CROSS MEET THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS — LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE NATION.  JUST 3 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION GIVES BLOOD, AND ONE OF THE ... Read More »

Political Signs

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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 »

Housing Grant Received

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KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION IS ANNOUNCING THAT EIGHT COMMUNITIES WILL SHARE $2.3 MILLION IN FUNDING FROM THE CORPORATION’S NEW MODERATE INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM. DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO THE INCREASED NEED FOR HIGHER INCOME WORKFORCE HOUSING THROUGHOUT KANSAS, THE PROGRAM AIMS TO HELP CITIES AND COUNTIES DEVELOP NEW INFRASTRUCTURE AND HOUSING IN RURAL AREAS. COMMUNITIES RECEIVING AWARDS INCLUDE: THE CITY OF ... Read More »

Fatality Accident

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A HAYS MAN LOST HIS LIFE IN A HEAD ON COLLISION YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN PHILLIPS COUNTY.  A 2001 FORD RANGER PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY LLOYD MINTZMYER OF HAYS WAS NORTHBOUND ON U.S. 183 HIGHWAY.  A 2004 PETERBUILT SEMI, DRIVEN BY KERRY BREON OF PHILLIPSBURG WAS SOUTHBOUND.  THE RANGER PICK-UP WENT LEFT OF CENTER AND STRUCK THE SEMI HEAD ON.  MINTZMYER WAS ... Read More »

Logan Lake Warning

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THE LOGAN CITY LAKE IN LOGAN CONTINUES TO REMAIN IN A WARNING STATUS FOR THE EVIDENCE OF BLUE GREEN ALGAE. THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) SAMPLES RECREATIONAL BODIES OF WATER FOR CYANOBACTERIA, COMMONLY CALLED BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, WHEN THE AGENCY IS ALERTED TO A POTENTIAL ALGAE BLOOM. WHEN HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS ARE PRESENT, KDHE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE ... Read More »

Red Out Planned

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ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH HUNDREDS WILL GATHER TO SEE THE MATCH-UPS BETWEEN NORTON BLUEJAYS’ AND GOODLAND COWBOYS’ GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS.  HOWEVER, THIS YEAR WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT.  RATHER THAN BLUE AND YELLOW ON ONE SIDE OF THE COURT THIS YEAR THE BLUEJAYS WILL BE RED.  A RED OUT WILL TAKE PLACE TO BRING AWARENESS TO HEART DISEASE. ... Read More »

Candidate Forum

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AS PART OF ITS ONGOING KANSAS CANDIDATES PROGRAM, SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION WILL AIR LOCAL DEBATES FOR SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN KANSAS. THE DEBATES WILL AIR EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER AT 7:00PM CT ON SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION. THE PROGRAMS WILL THEN RE-AIR ON SUNDAYS AT 5:00PM.  KANSAS CANDIDATES IS A SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES VIEWERS THE OPPORTUNITY ... Read More »

Poster Winners

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SIX-YEAR-OLD HAYDEN GOTTSTINE AND 9-YEAR-OLD HAYLEE TIEN, BOTH OF LOGAN, ARE THE NORTHWEST KANSAS WINNERS IN THE 2012 “PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES DAY” POSTER CONTEST.  EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE AND BICYCLE AND HELMET DONATED BY SAFE KIDS KANSAS AS PRIZES FOR THEIR ARTISTIC EFFORTS.  THE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED BY KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT) AT A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY TODAY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN ENTERED INTO A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR TWO CHARGES FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  BONNIE SWEIGART WAS CHARGED WITH NO DRIVER’S LICENSE, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND IMPROPER TURN.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER FIRST INCIDENT.  SWEIGART ENTERED INTO A ONE YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT ON THE NO LICENSE AND DUI CHARGES AND PLED GUILTY TO ... Read More »