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Norton City Council Notes

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THE ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PART OF A STREET AND THE CHANGES TO THE BUILDING PERMITS ORDINANCE WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  CITY ATTORNEY KAREN GRIFFITHS PRESENTED A VACATION ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PORTION OF VALLEY DRIVE AND REVERT THE LAND BACK TO THE LANDOWNERS.  THIS IS JUST NORTH OF JON BOXLER’S HOME.  THE LAND WILL ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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THE COMING OF FALL WILL BE CELEBRATED THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  DURING STORY TIME TOMORROW (TODAY), THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING BOOKS, SONGS, GAMES AND CRAFTS ABOUT FALL LEAVES.  THE MONDAY AT THE MOVIES RETURNS MONDAY WITH THE SHOWING OF “HIDDEN PLACES” BASED ON THE BOOK BY LYNN AUSTIN.  THE MOVIE WILL START AT 1:30 AND ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH NEXT MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  CHARISSA SIMONEAU WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF UNLAWFUL HOSTING OF MINORS, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR AND FURNISHING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TO A MINOR, A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 23RD INCIDENT.  SIMONEAU MADE HER FIRST APPEARANCE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE ORDINANCE FOR A VACATION OF A CITY STREET AND THE CHANGE IN THE BUILDING PERMITS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PORTION OF VALLEY DRIVE AS DISCUSSED DURING THE LAST MEETING. THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE SECOND READING OF THE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUILDING PERMITS RELATING TO ... Read More »

Hospital Board Agenda

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THE RETIREMENT OF A PHYSICIAN AND THE PROGRESS OF THE MEDICAL RECORDS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT . THE BOARD WILL ADDRESS THE RETIREMENT OF SURGEON DOCTOR BEN SILAN.  THEY WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE CHANGE OVER TO THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS.  A PROPOSAL WILL BE PRESENTED FOR A ... Read More »

Blood Drive

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH, A TIME FOR AMERICANS TO PREPARE FOR DISASTERS OF ALL TYPES, INCLUDING PERSONAL ONES THAT REQUIRE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS. BY GIVING BLOOD THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, ELIGIBLE DONORS CAN ENSURE BLOOD IS READY AND AVAILABLE WHEN ANY DISASTER STRIKES.  CURRENTLY, ELIGIBLE DONORS OF ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED FOR THE RED CROSS TO READILY MEET ... Read More »

KDOT Project

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STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY, A JOB TO REPAVE A SECTION OF U.S. 183 IN PHILLIPS COUNTY IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN. THE JOB WILL BEGIN AT THE ROOKS/PHILLIPS COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUE NORTH TO THE EAST U.S. 36 JUNCTION. THE SCOPE INCLUDES FIRST MILLING 2.5 INCHES OF EXISTING PAVEMENT AND THEN INLAYING A 2.5-INCH LIFT OF ASPHALT. AFTER THIS IS COMPLETED, AN ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL APPEAR NEXT WEEK FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  GRAHAM MASSINE WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY A LEVEL SEVEN NON-PERSON FELONY AND THEFT, A CLASS A NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN NOVEMBER THIRD AND 13TH OF 2010, ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON.  MASSINE MADE HIS FIRST ... Read More »

After Five Meeting

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ALL AREA WOMEN ARE INVITED TO THE NORTON AFTER FIVE CLUB MEETING THIS WEEK.  THE MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY KITCHEN.  RETURNING TO LEARNING IS THE THEME FOR THE EVENING.  THE SPECIAL FEATURE WILL BE SEASONAL CRAFT KNOWLEDGE, PRESENTED BY MARCIA JOHNSON OF FORT DODGE IOWA.  SHE WILL GIVE SOME INSIGHT ON CREATING ... Read More »

KDOT Awards

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ELEVEN PROJECTS INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO WALK OR BICYCLE TO SCHOOL HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. A TOTAL OF $1,340,000 WILL BE ALLOCATED FOR PROJECTS INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT OF A SAFE ROUTE TO SCHOOL PLAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION. THE FEDERAL PROGRAM, CREATED IN 2005, IS TO ... Read More »

Garage Sale List

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Garage Sales heard today on KQNK, Norton Storage 1 block south of the American Legion today till 4 tomorrow 8-5, 606 N. Jones, today 3-7 tomorrow 8-4, 1107 Nixon today and tomorrow 7-?, 813 N. Jones today starting at 5 tomorrow starting at 8 a.m., 904 Hartford today 4-8 and tomorrow 8-2, The Rock corner of State and Main today ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE FUELING STATION AND REPAIRS TO THE RUNWAY WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  THE CONCRETE FOR THE FUELING PAD WAS TO BE POURED ON TUESDAY.  THEY WERE ABLE TO USE A LESS EXPENSIVE REBAR FOR THE PROJECT SINCE THERE WOULD BE NO SALT ON THE AREA DURING THE WINTER.  INSIDE THE ... Read More »

Hansen Scholarships

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP STIPENDS FOR THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR. FOUR OF THE FIVE SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES WILL INCREASE BY $1000 AND THE LEADER OF TOMORROW WILL INCREASE BY $1500. THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION WILL MAKE 280 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN FIVE CATEGORIES TO STUDENTS IN 26 NORTHWEST KANSAS COUNTIES FOR THE 2012-2013 ... Read More »

WIC Program

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PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING AND NEW MOTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WOMEN WHO ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO AFFORD THE FOODS NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH MAY QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. THE WIC PROGRAM PROVIDES FOOD VOUCHERS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS SENTENCED IN A PLEA AGREEMENT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  AARON HOFT WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER AND INTERFERENCE WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON APRIL 21ST, JULY 22ND AND AUGUST 14TH.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, HOFT PLED GUILTY TO ONE ... Read More »