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Highway Work

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YESTERDAY, A JOB TO OVERLAY K-261 HIGHWAY INTO THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK BEGAN.   THE PROJECT BEGINS AT THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION AND CONTINUES INTO STATE PARK’S MAIN OFFICE.  THE SCOPE INCLUDES A MILL AND HOT-MIX OVERLAY OF ASPHALT MATERIAL.  CONTRACTORS WILL MILL ONE INCH OF THE EXISTING PAVEMENT, AND THEN PLACE A TWO-INCH LIFT OF NEW ASPHALT MATERIAL ... Read More »

KDHE Hearing

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REPRESENTATIVES OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HELD A PUBLIC HEARING LAST NIGHT TO GET WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED PERMIT THAT IS BEING SUBMITTED BY CALVERT SWINE.  THEY ARE PLANNING TO BUILD A 93 HUNDRED HEAD HOG UNIT EAST OF CALVERT JUST OFF HIGHWAY 383.  THE PLANS FOR THE UNIT HAVE BEEN APPROVED AND THE ... Read More »

Thursday Auction Items Revised

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THURSDAY FEATURE ITEMS: NORTON HOMESTORE DEWALT CORDLESS DRILL #1 KOWPOKE SUPPLY YARD MACHINE CULTIVATOR #1 NORTON FUEL SERVICE MOUNTAINAIRE AIR PURIFIER #2 DALES FISH & FUN PELICAN PEDAL BOAT #6 THURSDAY ITEMS: DALES FISH & FUN 20 COLEMAN ILLUMISTICKS #6 DOWNTOWN CAR WASH $25.00 GIFT CARD ATTITUDES $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE DALES FISH & FUN RUBBER JIGS #6 PIZZA HUT WING ... Read More »

Thursday Auction

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THURSDAY FEATURE ITEMS: NORTON HOMESTORE DEWALT CORDLESS DRILL #1 KOWPOKE SUPPLY YARD MACHINE CULTIVATOR #1 NORTON FUEL SERVICE MOUNTAINAIRE AIR PURIFIER #2 DALES FISH & FUN PELICAN PEDAL BOAT #6 THURSDAY ITEMS: DALES FISH & FUN 20 COLEMAN ILLUMISTICKS #6 DOWNTOWN CAR WASH $25.00 GIFT CARD ATTITUDES $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE DALES FISH & FUN RUBBER JIGS #6 PIZZA HUT WING ... Read More »

Ag Day

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KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER AT HAYS WILL HOLD ITS FALL FIELD DAY, THIS YEAR TITLED “EVERY DROP COUNTS: MAXIMIZING CROP WATER USE” ON WEDNESDAY.  THE FIELD DAY, TO BE HELD AT THE RESEARCH CENTER LOCATED AT 1232 240TH AVE. IN HAYS, BEGINS WITH REGISTRATION AT 8:30 A.M. AND THE PROGRAM AT 9:00 A.M. PRESENTATIONS AND K-STATE PRESENTERS INCLUDE: ... Read More »

Booster Club next week

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NORTON BOOSTER CLUBS FIRST MEETING WILL BE NEXT WEDNESDAY AUG 29TH AT 7:30. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE JR/SR HIGH 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 WILL BE NEXT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29TH AT 7:30 ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN HAS APPEALED HER CONVICTION IN MAGISTRATE COURT TO DISTRICT COURT.  BRITTANY KOLMAN WAS CHARGED AND FOUND GUILTY OF FAILURE TO ATTEND A FIRE A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 11TH INCIDENT AT THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK.  SHE APPEALED THE DECISION HANDED DOWN IN MAGISTRATE COURT.  HER HEARING WILL BE ... Read More »

Monday Fall Auction Items

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Monday Feature Items:   Garden Gate Florals                             Metal welcome wheel                                       #2 Kowpoke supply                                 MTDMower                                                   #1 Norton Fuel Service                             Mountainaire purification system                        #2   Monday Items: Pizza Hut/Wing Street/Taco Bell           $25.00 gift certificate Downtown Car QWash                        $25.00 gift card Moffet Drug                                         Metal sunflower                                                #3 Here’s Your Sign                                  Bluejay windbreaker                                         #2 Kansasland Tire                                    $25.00 gift certificate Fit To Go                                             Monthly Membership for a ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL HAVE AN ARRAIGNMENT NEXT MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  KENNETH COMPTON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A SCHOOL IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON JUNE FIRST AND FOURTH.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY, WHICH ALLEGEDLY OCCURRED ON JUNE FIRST ... Read More »

Blood Drive

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BLOOD AND PLATELET DONATIONS THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS ARE ON THE DECLINE, BUT PATIENTS CAN’T TAKE A SUMMER BREAK FROM NEEDING BLOOD.  RIGHT NOW, THE RED CROSS HAS AN EMERGENCY NEED FOR BLOOD AND PLATELET DONORS OF ALL TYPES. MAKE DONATING BLOOD PART OF YOUR SUMMER PLANS AND HELP ENSURE AN ADEQUATE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR PATIENTS IN NEED.  LOCAL ... Read More »

Photo Contest

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WHETHER PHOTOGRAPHY IS YOUR PASSION, YOUR HOBBY OR JUST AN OCCASIONAL PASTIME, THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) INVITES KANSANS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2ND ANNUAL KANSAS GREEN TEAMS PHOTO CONTEST, CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY AND UNIQUE CHARACTER OF OUR STATE. WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE KANSAS GREEN TEAMS WEBSITE ON A ROTATING ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE CANVASSING OF THE BALLOTS AND THE BUDGET WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE COMMISSIONERS CANVASSED THE BALLOTS FROM THE AUGUST 7TH PRIMARY ELECTION.  MINDY HARTING AND MARIE MORITZ CANVASSED INSTEAD OF COMMISSIONERS JOHN MILLER AND CAROLYN APPLEGATE.  THE PROVISIONAL BALLOTS WERE REVIEWED FOR REASONS AND DETERMINED BY STATUTE IF THEY COULD BE COUNTED. ... Read More »

School Board Special Meeting

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THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A SPECIAL NOON MEETING MONDAY AT NOON. THEY WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION FROM MR. STEVE SHOGREN, REPRESENTING GEORGE K. BAUM BONDING AGENT. MR. SHOGREN WILL BE PRESENTING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN REGARDS TO THE SERVICES HIS COMPANY CAN PROVIDE IN THE EVENT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DECIDES TO PURSUE ... Read More »

Alkathon

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THE 45TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE VALLEY HOPE ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT 1 P.M. THIS AFTERNOON AT THE CATHOLIC PARISH CENTER, IN NORTON. THE ANNUAL MEETING IS BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NORTON VALLEY HOPE’S 45TH ANNUAL ALKATHON WHICH IS SET FOR TOMORROW. DURING THE MEETING, THE MEMBERSHIP WILL ELECT MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND RECEIVE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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A PROPOSED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND THE BUDGET FOR 2013 WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL PRESENTED A PROPOSAL FROM A POTENTIAL DEVELOPER TO BUILD 12 DUPLEXES IN NORTON.  THEY ARE STILL NEGOTIATING FOR THE LAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT.  THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS WORKING ON AN APPLICATION FOR THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION ... Read More »