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Management Area

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES HAS SCHEDULED AN INITIAL HEARING TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL THAT WOULD ESTABLISH A NEW WATER CONSERVATION PLAN IN PORTIONS OF SHERIDAN AND THOMAS COUNTIES.  THE 2012 KANSAS LEGISLATURE, THROUGH SENATE BILL 310, GAVE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS THE AUTHORITY TO INITIATE A PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS TO CONSIDER SPECIFIC WATER CONSERVATION PLANS THAT ... Read More »

Phillipsburg 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 »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL BE SENTENCED ON THURSDAY FOR CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO- AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.   IN A PLEA AGREEMENT ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE MODERATE INCOME HOUSING APPLICATION AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE APPLICATION FOR THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION WAS SUBMITTED AUGUST 30TH.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL OUTLINE THE APPLICATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS PROJECT.  ALSO, THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM WILL BE ADDRESSED DUE TO ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE PRESENTATIONS FROM A BONDING COMPANY AND AN ARCHITECT AS WELL AS THE START OF SCHOOL REPORT WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD HEARD PRESENTATIONS FROM STRAIT ARCHITECT OF COLBY AND PIPER JOFFREY BONDING AGENTS.  THEY THEN DISCUSSED THE VARIOUS PRESENTATIONS HEARD, ARE THEY READY TO DEVELOP AND COMMIT TO A PLAN ... Read More »

Norton Girls Top Week 2 Cross Country Poll

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Boys 4A 1. Wamego 55 2. De Soto 37 3. Hugoton 34 4. Mulvane 29 5. Baldwin 28 6. Andale 16 7. Clay Center Community 6 Others: Altamont-Labette County 5, BasehorLinwood 5, Paola 4, Ulysses 3, Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail 1, Lenexa-St. James Academy 1 Girls 4A 1. Baldwin 59 2. Topeka-Hayden 36 3. Maize South 33 4. Paola 30 5. Lenexa-St. ... Read More »

Court Report

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A 20-YEAR-OLD HAS PLEADED NO CONTEST TO A CHARGE OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE 2011 DEATH OF 14-YEAR-OLD KAILEE CLAPP OF MCCOOK. THE RED WILLOW COUNTY DISTRICT COURT OFFICE REPORTS STATHIS KIRKPATRICK APPEARED BEFORE THE COURT AT 10 AM THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, WITH HIS TWO COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS, AND ENTERED A PLEA OF “NO CONTEST” TO THE CHARGE OF 1ST DEGREE ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE FUELING PAD AND THE REPAIRS TO EQUIPMENT WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE THE UPDATE ON THE FUELING PAD CONSTRUCTION.  THEY WILL ADDRESS REPAIRS NEEDED FOR THE LIGHTENING DETECTOR AT THE AIRPORT.  THE TERRACING UPDATE AND THE BILLS WILL BE PRESENTED.  THE MEETING OF THE ... Read More »

School Board Agenda

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PRESENTATIONS AND THE START OF SCHOOL WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM AND A PRESENTATION FROM A BONDING AGENT. THEY WILL THEN ADDRESS THE BOND ISSUE AND TIMELINE. ALSO, THE BUILDING PRINCIPALS WILL PRESENT THEIR START OF SCHOOL REPORTS. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE ... Read More »

Schmidt to Committee

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SENATOR ALLEN C. SCHMIDT, OF HAYS, WAS APPOINTED TO THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE SPECIAL COMMITTEE BY SENATE MINORITY LEADER ANTHONY HENSLEY.  AS A MEMBER OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE, SENATOR SCHMIDT WILL HELP DEVELOP POLICIES TO BE INTRODUCED NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION.  THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE SPECIAL COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THE IMPACT OF NEW REGULATIONS ... Read More »

Two-Vehicle Accident

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THE NORTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATED A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT TUESDAY IN LENORA.  A 2007 CHEVY PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY JUSTIN WAGGONER WAS PULLING FORWARD AND BACKING UP TO PACK DOWN ROCK THAT HAD JUST BEEN PUT ON THE STREET IN LENORA.  A 1994 BUICK PARK AVENUE WAS BEHIND AND WAGGONER FAILED TO SEE THE BUICK, DRIVEN BY JACQUELINE LYND OF ... Read More »

Roll Over Accident

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THREE YOUNG MEN WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ROLL OVER ACCIDENT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN SHERIDAN COUNTY.  A 2002 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, DRIVEN BY 17 YEAR OLD COLTEN WACHENDORFER OF SELDEN WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-23 HIGHWAY.  HE FAILED TO STOP AT THE STOP SIGN AND ENTERED THE K-123 INTERSECTION, WHERE IT WENT INTO A BROADSIDE SKID.  THE FIREBIRD THEN WENT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A COLORADO MAN WILL APPEAR FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  AUSTIN NOYES OF FORT COLLINS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS, AND NO TAX STAMP.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 19TH INCIDENT.  NOYES MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE JUNE 6TH.  HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ... Read More »

Cancer Meeting

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TWO PHYSICIANS WILL BE HOSTING A CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAST CANCER TONIGHT IN NORTON. DOCTOR GLENDA MAURER FROM THE NORTON MEDICAL CLINIC AND DOCTOR ANNE O’DEA BREAST ONCOLOGIST FROM THE HAYS MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE HOSTING A CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS ARE YOU AT RISK FOR BREAST CANCER? WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT BREAST CANCER? ARE YOU LIVING ... Read More »

Council Notes

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THE ABATEMENT OF A PROPERTY AND THE VACATION OF A STREET WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  CODE INSPECTOR JEFF WOLF INVESTIGATED A PROPERTY AT 411 WEST LINCOLN FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CODE.  HE FOUND SEVERAL AREAS THAT WERE IN VIOLATION.  CITY ATTORNEY KAREN GRIFFITHS PRESENTED A RESOLUTION TO THE COUNCIL FOR THE ABATEMENT OR GETTING ... Read More »