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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 »

Business in the Spotlight

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THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHOOSES A NORTON COUNTY BUSINESS TO SPOTLIGHT EACH MONTH AS THE BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. THIS MONTH IS JAY’S WOODWORK SHOP. JAY FAWCETT HAD WORKED FOR MORRIS BROWN AT M.N. BROWN PLUMBING & CABINET SHOP LOCATED AT 206 N 2ND STREET, WHICH TODAY IS THE THRIFT SHOP. On January 1, 1953, Jay Fawcett bought ... Read More »

Library News

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THIS IS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ALONG WITH THE NORTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FIRE SAFETY.  THIS WEEK AT THE STORY TIME TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30, NORTON CITY FIRE CHIEF MITCH JONES WILL BE PRESENTING  THE PROGRAM FOR THE CHILDREN. HE WILL BE SHOWING A DVD AND TALKING TO THE CHILDREN ABOUT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. GRAHAM MASSINE WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THEFT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN NOVEMBER THIRD AND 13TH OF 2010.  MASSINE ENTERED INTO A 1-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.  SHE WAS ASSESSED A DIVERSION FREE ... Read More »

Smith County Fatality

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A KENTUCKY MAN LOST HIS LIFE IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT MONDAY IN SMITH COUNTY.  A 2005 INTERNATIONAL, DRIVEN BY LARRY K. WILLIAMS OF PARIS KENTUCKY WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-8 HIGHWAY.  THE TRUCK WENT OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  WILLIAMS OVERCORRECTED AND WENT OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  THE TRUCK ROLLED AND CAME TO REST ON ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE CONTRACT WITH A CONSULTING FIRM AND A NATIONWIDE JOB COMPANY WERE ITEMS ADDRESSED BY THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE CONTACT WITH PINEGAR AND SMITH EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WAS ABLE TO COME UP WITH THE ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THE CONTRACT ALONG WITH THE MONEY PUT IN BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  HE ... Read More »