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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TUESDAY  IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION OFFICE AT NINE TUESDAY MORNING, FOLLOWED BY AT THE SENIOR CENTER/COMMUNITY BUILDING IN NORTON AT 10:45 THEN AT THE GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY IN HILL CITY AT ONE.  TUBBS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST ... Read More »

Norton Selected For Funding Under KDOT’s Geometric Improvement Program

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Projects that will improve intersections and address road deficiencies in 18 cities throughout Kansas will receive fiscal year 2015 funding under the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Geometric Improvement Program. The state will provide $10.9 million for the projects, which will be built at an estimated cost of $15.4 million. The cities will provide matching funds to cover the remainder of ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE ON HOUSE ARREST FOR HIS SECOND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CHARGE FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  BRETT THOMSON WAS CHARGED WITH SECOND OFFENSE D.U.I., EXHIBITION OF ACCELERATION, AND LEFT OF CENTER IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 15TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED NO CONTEST AND WAS FOUND GUILTY.  THOMSON WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS HOUSE ARREST WITH ... Read More »

Bluejay Booster Club Meeting

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THE FIRST OF THE YEAR NORTON BLUEJAY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING WILL BE TONIGHT AT 7:30. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL COACHES WILL TALK ABOUT FIRST MATCHES/GAMES AND THE CROSS COUNTRY AND FOOTBALL COACHES WILL PREVIEW THEIR UPCOMING MEET AND GAME.   THE FIRST NORTON BLUEJAY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING OF THE YEAR WILL ... Read More »

Storytime At The Library

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STORY TIME CONTINUES THIS WEEK FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THIS WEEK THEY WILL BE HEARING STORIES, SINGING SONGS AND DOING ACTIVITIES WITH TEDDY BEARS.  DON’T FORGET THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE PROVIDING FREE LESSONS ON LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL BE CARLA LATIMER FROM JENNINGS. SHE WILL BE INSTRUCTING STUDENTS ON THE ... Read More »

Geometric Improvements Awarded

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NORTON, DOWNS, AND STOCKTON WILL RECEIVE FISCAL YEAR 2015 FUNDS UNDER THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.  THE PROJECTS WILL IMPROVE INTERSECTIONS AND ADDRESS ROAD DEFICIENCIES IN 18 CITIES THROUGHOUT KANSAS.  THE SCOPE OF THE NORTHWEST KANSAS AWARDED PROJECTS ARE: DOWNS – ON K-181, FROM U.S. 24 SOUTH TO DELAY STREET; NORTON – ON U.S.36, FROM WEST OF ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORCATUR MAN WILL BEGIN SERVING HIS PRISON TERM NEXT MONTH FROM CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, DENNIS WOOD PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF FELONY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, SECOND OFFENSE D.U.I. AND NO PARK OR RECREATION MOTOR VEHICLE PERMIT. THE OTHER CHARGES WERE DISMISSED. WOOD WAS SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ... Read More »

Road Work

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THIS PST FRIDAY,  A ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO REPAVE A SECTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY BEGAN.  THE PROJECT BEGINS AT THE DECATUR/NORTON COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUES NORTHEAST TO THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION. THE SCOPE INCLUDES PLACING AN ULTRA-THIN BONDED ASPHALT SURFACING ALONG 13.5 MILES OF THE ROADWAY. THIS PAVEMENT PROCESS INCLUDES A FAST APPLICATION OF ASPHALT SURFACING. AND ... Read More »

Cow Accident

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A NORTON MAN ESCAPED INJURY IN A COW-VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEST OF NORTON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  A 1994 BUICK SKYLARK, DRIVEN BY ROBERT DERAUF OF NORTON WAS WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 36.  HE CAME UPON A COW STANDING ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OR THE ROADWAY.  DERAUF WAS UNABLE TO AVOID CONTACT.  DAMAGE WAS LISTED AT OVER 1000 DOLLARS AND DERAUF WAS WEARING HIS ... Read More »

Booster Club Meeting

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THE FIRST OF THE YEAR NORTON BLUEJAY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL COACHES WILL TALK ABOUT FIRST MATCHES/GAMES AND THE CROSS COUNTRY AND FOOTBALL COACHES WILL PREVIEW THEIR UPCOMING MEET AND GAME.   THE FIRST NORTON BLUEJAY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING OF THE YEAR ... Read More »

Schmidt Training

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ALLEN C. SCHMIDT OF HAYS WAS AMONG 37 SELECT LAWMAKERS TO COMPLETE A LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM THAT IDENTIFIES AND ASSISTS EMERGING STATE AND PROVINCIAL LEADERS IN THE MIDWEST. SENATOR SCHMIDT MET WITH FELLOW LAWMAKERS FROM KANSAS, 10 OTHER MIDWESTERN STATES AND FOUR CANADIAN PROVINCES IN MADISON, WISCONSIN FOR THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS’ 18TH ANNUAL BOWHAY INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP ... Read More »

Court Report

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A DODGE CITY MAN PLED TO AN AMENDED COUNT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  THEODORE STONE OF DODGE CITY WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 6TH INCIDENT.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY PROSECUTOR, STONE PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT.  HE WAS FINED 200 DOLLARS AND ASSESSED COURT COSTS ... Read More »

Friday Auction Items

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FRIDAY FEATURE ITEMS: S&R READY MIX 14” DIAMOND SAW BLADE #2 NT CHIROPRACTIC CENTER ORTHODICS PACKAGE SANDER FURNITURE COUCH AND LOVE SEAT #1 FRIDAY ITEMS: TWICE SOLD TREASURES TY AND MCDONALDS TOYS #4 DALE’S FISH AND FUN WATERFOWL REMOTE KIT #6 PIZZAHUT/WING ST/TACO BELL $25.00 GIFT CERFICATE DALE’S FISH AND FUN 6 PACKAGES OF RUBBER JIGS #6 UNITED NW FED ... Read More »

Fireworks Cancelled

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THE NORTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES THAT THE NORTON FIREWORKS FOR 2012 ARE CANCELLED.  THE ANNUAL EVENT’S TECHNICIANS FEEL THAT THE FIREWORKS WILL KEEP UNTIL JULY 4, 2013.  THANKS TO ALL THE MANY VOLUNTEERS AND OFFICIALS WHO HELP THE NORTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVERY YEAR AND MAKE THIS EVENT FUN AND SAFE.  THIS YEAR’S EVENTS ARE UNFORTUNATE, BUT SAFETY ... Read More »

Cow Hit Accident

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A PRAIRIE VIEW MAN ESCAPED INJURY IN A COW/VEHICLE ACCIDENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON EAST OF NORTON.  A 2005 GMC PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY ETHAN GALLENTINE, WAS SOUTHBOUND ON COUNTY ROAD E012.  HE APPROACHED TWO COWS AND A CALF IN THE ROADWAY.  HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP AND STRUCK THE CALF AND ONE COW, CAUSING DAMAGE TO HIS VEHICLE.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT ... Read More »