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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 »

Fish Care

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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 AND PARKS, 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 ODOR. KANSAS ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE CAT SCRAPER IS IN NEED OF REPAIRS.  FOLEY EQUIPMENT OF COLBY PRESENTED A REPAIR ORDER FOR 62,500 DOLLARS.  THE MACHINE IS IN COLBY DUE TO ENGINE FAILURE AND OTHER NECESSARY REPAIRS NOTED.  THE SCRAPER IS A 1991 MODEL PURCHASED IN 2005 FOR ... Read More »

Blood Drivers

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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 »

Bridge Work

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AS EARLY AS NEXT MONDAY, AUGUST 6, A JOB TO REPAIR A BRIDGE LOCATED ON U.S. 83 IN DECATUR COUNTY MAY BEGIN.  LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MILES NORTH OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY LINE, THE BRIDGE OVER THE PRAIRIE DOG CREEK WILL RECEIVE REPAIRS UNDER TRAFFIC CONTROL.  WORK ON THE BRIDGE INCLUDES REMOVING 1.5 INCHES OF CONCRETE, PATCHING THE BRIDGE DECK AND ... Read More »

I.D. Forms

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VOTERS WILL BE GOING TO THE POLLS ON TUESDAY FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION RACE, WHEN THE CANDIDATE LIST WILL BE GOING TO ONE REPUBLICAN AND ONE DEMOCRAT.  WHEN GOING TO THE POLLS, VALID PHOTOGRAPHIC I.D. NEEDS TO BE SHOWN.  VALID FORMS ARE A DRIVER’S LICENSE OR I.D. CARD ISSUED BY KANSAS OR BY ANOTHER STATE, U.S. PASSPORT, STUDENT I.D. CARD ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE RESOLUTION FOR A SALES TAX QUESTION AND THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. THE COUNCIL RECEIVED THE RESOLUTION AT THE LAST MEETING TO ASK THE COUNTY CLERK TO PUT A SALES TAX QUESTION ON THE BALLOT AT THE NOVEMBER 6TH GENERAL ELECTION. THE RESOLUTION STATES RESOLUTION #6-2012, AUTHORIZING THAT A SPECIAL QUESTION ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SHORT DAYS LEFT TO READ BOOKS FOR THE 2012 SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE DEADLINE TO HAVE THE BOOKS READ AND THE SHEETS TURNED BACK IN TO THE LIBRARY IS AUGUST 9TH. TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30 TRANDA WATTS, K-STATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST, WILL BE SHARING STORIES AND ACTIVITIES WITH BABIES THROUGH ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WAS SENTENCED AT THE JUNE MOTION DAY IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MATHEW SCHROEDER WAS CHARGED WITH TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, A LEVEL FIVE NON-PERSON FELONY AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, A LEVEL FOUR DRUG FELONY.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY THIRD, 2011 INCIDENT.  IN A CHANGE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE RESOLUTION TO CALL FOR A SALES TAX QUESTION TO BE ADDED TO THE BALLOT WILL BE TAKEN UP BY THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  AT THE LAST MEETING, THE COUNCIL WAS EXPECTING TO HAVE AN ORDINANCE PRESENTED FOR THREE READINGS TO GIVE THE PUBLIC ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE SALES TAX QUESTION.  THE RESOLUTION WILL BE ADDRESSED TONIGHT. ... Read More »

Taxing Entity Meeting

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A meeting of the Norton County Taxing Entity/Strategic Planning Committee will take place on Wednesday, August 1st in the Prairie Land basement from 2 to 5 pm. Representatives from key entities will form committees to ensure projects to benefit the County move forward. The meeting is open to the public.     Read More »

Bridge Lessons

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THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE PROVIDING FREE LESSONS ON LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL BE CARLA LATIMER FROM JENNINGS, KS. CARLA WILL BE INSTRUCTING STUDENTS ON THE MODERN WAY OF PLAYING BRIDGE. LESSONS WILL BE ON TUESDAYS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11. CALL THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 785-877-2481 TO SIGN UP AND STATE YOUR PREFERENCE OF 2:00 P.M. ... Read More »