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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 »

Bridge Work Done

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TRAFFIC LIGHTS CAME DOWN THIS WEEK ON THE U.S. 36 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT LOCATED EAST OF NORTON. THE JOB TO REPLACE THE BRIDGE LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. 36/K-67 (THE ROADWAY INTO THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY) BEGAN ON MARCH 12. WORK ON THE BRIDGE IS COMPLETE, AFTER WORKERS REPLACED ONE-HALF OF THE STRUCTURE AT A TIME. ALTHOUGH ... Read More »

Roberts Visit

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U.S. SENATOR PAT ROBERTS CONTINUES HIS TRADITIONAL 105 COUNTY TOUR WITH STOPS AND TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN WESTERN KANSAS. SENATOR ROBERTS WILL HOLD A NORTON COUNTY TOWN HALL MEETING ON TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 4:30 AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY KITCHEN.  HE WILL THEN ADDRESS THE DECATUR COUNTY FARM BUREAU ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER AT 6:30 AT THE AMERICAN LEGION IN OBERLIN. ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN IOLA MAN WILL APPEAR FOR A FIRST APPEARANCE FOR A FIRE RELATED CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BRANDON WILLIAMS FROM IOLA WAS CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT, WHICH WAS STARTING A FIRE, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 9TH INCIDENT.  WILLIAMS WILL MAKE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AUGUST ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE BUDGET HEARING AND A HEARING FOR A LOAN APPLICATION WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE BUDGET HEARING FOR THE 2013 BUDGET WILL BE HELD AT 5:45.  THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND APPLICATION WILL BE AT SIX.  ALSO ON THE AGENDA FOR TONIGHT WILL BE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL ADDRESS HOUSING ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NOTES 8/15/12 DW THE UPDATE ON THE 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT. DOUG SMITH FROM PINEGAR, SMITH AND ASSOCIATES PRESENTED AN UPDATE ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE 2012 SESSION AND THEIR IMPACT ON NORTON COUNTY. THEY INCLUDED LEGISLATIVE VISITS THAT WERE HELD IN NORTON COUNTY, ... Read More »

Court Report

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THE CASE AGAINST AN ALMENA MAN HAS BEEN DISMISSED IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DANIEL RIDENOUR WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 29TH INCIDENT.  RIDENOUR MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ON JULY 11TH.  THE CASE WAS THEN DISMISSED JULY 12TH BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, ACCORDING ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE PRESENTATION FROM A CONSULTING FIRM WILL BE THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  JOHN PINEGAR AND DOUG SMITH FROM PINEGAR, SMITH AND ASSOCIATES WILL BE AT THE MEETING TONIGHT TO UPDATE THE BOARD ON THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATES.  THEY WILL TALK ABOUT THE BILLS THAT WERE APPROVED OR REVOKED IN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE BUDGET HEARING AND THE STULL GYM PLAQUE RECOMMENDATION WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD HELD THE BUDGET HEARING FOR THE PUBLIC TO COMMENT.  THE GENERAL BUDGET WILL REMAIN THE SAME, BUT THE MILL LEVY FOR THE LOCAL OPTION BUDGET WILL INCREASE .22 OF A MILL.   THE THREE MILLS FOR THE ... Read More »

Teachers Welcome Picnic

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THE ANNUAL TEACHERS WELCOME PICNIC WILL BE HELD IN THE 4-H BUILDING ON TOMORROW NIGHT AT SEVEN.    THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY USD #211, NORTON LIONS CLUB AND THE NORTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.  RETURNING SCHOOL STAFF AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, LIONS CLUB MEMBERS, CHAMBER MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  WELCOME BAGS WILL BE GIVEN TO ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Conference

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TWO PHYSICIANS WILL BE HOSTING A CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN SEPTEMBER 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 ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED FOR AN AMENDED CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  STEVEN HORACEK WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED APRIL 12TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED GUILTY TO AN AMENDED COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT, A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 90 ... Read More »

Semi Accident

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A HOXIE WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY IN SHERIDAN COUNTY.  A 1981 PETERBUILT TRACTOR TRAILER, DRIVEN BY RONALD SMITH OF KANSAS CITY MISSOURI WAS SOUTHBOUND ON K-23 HIGHWAY BEHIND A 2007 CHRYSLER SEBRING, DRIVEN BY SHAYLA NIERMEIER OF HOXIE.  NIERMEIER MERGED TO THE RIGHT OF THE ROADWAY AND PROCEEDED TO MAKE A U-TURN IN FRONT OF THE ... Read More »