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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 »

Groundwater Management

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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 »

KLINK Projects

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THIRTY-FIVE PROJECTS TOTALING $11.7 MILLION IN OVERALL COST AND $6.3 MILLION IN STATE FUNDS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR FUNDING UNDER THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S 2014 CITY CONNECTING LINKS (KLINK) RESURFACING PROGRAM.  IN DISTRICT THREE FOR THE NORTHWEST PART OF THE STATE, KLINK PROJECTS SELECTED INCLUDE:  IN PHILLIPSBURG ON  U.S. 183 BETWEEN STATE STREET AND C STREET, MILL AND OVERLAY; ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO HAVE READING LISTS IN TO THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BIKES AND THE GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM DESTINATION KITCHEN FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM. TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF SPECIAL STORY TIMES AS WELL. TOMORROW  MORNING AT 10:30 THERE WILL BE STORY TIME FOR BABIES THROUGH FIRST GRADERS. THE LIBRARY STAFF ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NEBRASKA WOMAN WILL BE SENTENCED LATER THIS MONTH FOR A VEHICLE THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  SAMANTHA NELSON OF HASTINGS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FELONY THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 30TH 2011 INCIDENT.  NELSON WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY ... Read More »

Online Tag Registration

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KANSANS LOOKING TO SAVE TIME AND GAS BY ELIMINATING A VISIT TO A COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE CAN NOW TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STATE’S CONVENIENT ONLINE OPTION FOR RENEWING VEHICLE TAGS WITHOUT CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK PROCESSING FEES. FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, BEGINNING IN AUGUST, CONVENIENCE FEES WILL BE WAIVED SO MORE KANSANS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO EXPERIENCE THE ... Read More »

Pond Help

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS RECEIVED A FEW CALLS REGARDING DROUGHT CONDITIONS AS IT RELATES TO PRIVATELY OWNED PONDS AND FISH KILLS. ACCORDING TO THE KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM, REMOVE THE DEAD FISH FROM THE SHORE LINE AND/OR WATER AND SPREAD THEM OUT IN THE PASTURE. THE FISH WILL DRY UP SOONER THUS TAKING AWAY THE FOUL ... Read More »

V.A. Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TODAY IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE DECATUR COUNTY TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION OFFICE AT NINE THIS 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 ... Read More »

Learning Center Enrollment

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ACCORDING TO A 2011 REPORT BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, 90% OF AMERICANS HAVE AT LEAST A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.  TODAY, A DIPLOMA IS A VIRTUAL NECESSITY FOR SUCCESS.  THOSE WHO FAIL TO RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA ARE QUALIFIED FOR ONLY 12% OF AVAILABLE JOBS.  BESIDES BEING A REQUIREMENT FOR MOST COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND MANY JOBS, A HIGH ... Read More »

Highway Work

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NEXT MONDAY, AUGUST 6, A JOB TO REPAVE A PORTION OF U.S. 36 HIGHWAY IN PHILLIPS COUNTY WILL BEGIN. STARTING AT THE EAST CITY LIMITS OF PHILLIPSBURG AND CONTINUING EAST TO THE SMITH COUNTY LINE, WORKERS WILL RESURFACE 14 MILES OF THE HIGHWAY. THE PROJECT WILL BEGIN WITH CONTRACTORS MILLING THREE INCHES OF EXISTING PAVEMENT, AND THEN INLAYING 2.5 INCHES ... Read More »