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Enrollment Packets

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ENROLLMENT PACKETS FOR THE NORTON SCHOOLS MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE USD 211 OFFICE, THE FIRST SECURITY BANK OF LENORA AND THE BANK IN NORCATUR DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.  ENROLLMENT PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THESE LOCATIONS THROUGH MONDAY, AUGUST 6.  AFTER THAT, THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOLS DURING ENROLLMENT. Read More »

Thursday Fair

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ACTIVITIES CONTINUE TODAY AT THE 2012 NORTON COUNTY FAIR.  AT TEN IS THE AGRICULTURAL CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS.  FROM TEN TILL NOON IS THE YOUTH ENTOMOLOGY AND CROPS JUDGING CONTEST.  THE YOUTH LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST WILL BE FROM 12:30 TILL TWO.  AT 2;15 IS THE PICTURE TAKING IN THE 40H BUILDING OF 4-H AND FACS RELATED PROJECTS.  AT 2:45 IS THE ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY NEAR ALMENA. A 2001 FORD PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY JAYME HORACEK WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-60 HIGHWAY. THE PICK UP WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, CAME BACK ON TO THE ROAD AND THEN WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE. THE PICK-UP THEN STRUCK THE DITCH AND ROLLED OVER ONTO ITS ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES CONTINUE THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30 THERE WILL BE STORY TIME FOR BABIES THROUGH 1ST GRADERS. SANDY BENOIT WITH PARENTS AS TEACHERS IS SCHEDULED TO READ STORIES AND LEAD THE ACTIVITIES. TOMORROW AT 2:00 WILL BE STORY TIME FOR 2ND THROUGH 6TH GRADERS. TERESA SCHULZE WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM ON ROCKETS AND ... Read More »

Norton County Fair Wednesday

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ALL ENTRIES FOR THE 2012 NORTON COUNTY FAIR WILL BE ENTERED AND JUDGED BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY.  THE FLOWER EXHIBITS WILL BE ENTERED AND JUDGED FROM NINE TILL NOON.  THE JUDGING OF THE GOATS AND BEEF WILL BE AT NINE.  AT ONE IS THE JUDGING OF THE 4-H READING, BOOTHS, BANNERS, POSTERS, NOTEBOOKS AND FLOWERS.  THE JUDGING ... Read More »

Governor Tour

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will tour drought stricken areas of the state Tuesday with two stops in Trego County and one in Graham and Sheridan Counties. Director of the Kansas Water Office Tracy Streeter, Kim Christenson with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and other state and local officials will join the Governor on the tour. The tour of western portions ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ENTERPRISE MAN PLED GUILTY TO A DRIVING CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  GAVIN CANADAY OF ENTERPRISE KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF CARELESS DRIVING IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 21ST INCIDENT.  HE PLED GUILTY AND WAS FINED 100 DOLLARS.  CANADAY WAS ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION TO THE CITY FOR 316.50 AND COURT COSTS OF 76, ACCORDING TO ... Read More »

Fair Tuesday

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ANIMALS AND FOOD WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE 2012 NORTON COUNTY FAIR TODAY.  THE ANIMAL ENTRY AND WEIGH IN WILL BE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS FROM EIGHT TILL NOON WITH ALL ANIMALS ENTERED BY NINE.  FROM NINE TILL ONE THE SUPERINTENDENTS WILL RECEIVE ALL OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS INCLUDING TEXTILES, HANDICRAFTS, CULINARY AND MORE.  FROM TEN TILL ONE IS THE ENTERING ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN OBERLIN MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL AT THE END OF OCTOBER FOR CHARGES FROM THE DEATH OF ANOTHER OBERLIN MAN.  25-YEAR-OLD DYLAN ROBERT CORYELL, JR, WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE PREMEDITATED HOMICIDE AND AN ALTERNATIVE COUNT OF FELONY MURDER IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF 22 YEAR OLD COREY RYAN COOK. CORYELL WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY AND AGGRAVATED ... Read More »

Poultry Testing

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ROUTINE SURVEILLANCE OF AVIAN INFLUENZA AS WELL AS MONITORING FOR PULLORUM FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF POULTRY WILL BE REQUIRED FOR CHICKENS AND WATERFOWL EXHIBITED AT THE NORTON COUNTY FAIR. TESTING OF THE BIRDS WILL BE DONE TOMORROW (TODAY) FROM 10:30 AM TO NOON AT THE LIVESTOCK BARN AT THE NORTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.  THE FAIR ASSOCIATION AND STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE ... Read More »

Library 20th Anniversary

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IT IS A SPECIAL DAY TODAY AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THEY ARE CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEDICATION OF THE  LIBRARY.  THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL STORY TIME AT 10:30 TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING, IN THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM.  ROLLING HILLS WILDLIFE ADVENTURE WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM ON NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. THIS WILL BE A SPECIAL STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN ... Read More »

Commissioners Notes

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THE BUDGET WAS THE AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  EACH OF THE DEPARTMENT HEADS PRESENTED THEIR BUDGET REQUESTS FOR 2013.  THE COMMISSIONERS WORKED TO MAKE THE BUDGET WORK WITHOUT AN INCREASE IN THE MILL LEVY.  THE VALUATION FOR NORTON COUNTY WENT UP FROM LAST YEAR, RESULTING IN EACH MILL BEING WORTH MORE MONEY.  AFTER ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL LATER FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  MARK SAINTZ HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, MAINTAIN A NUISANCE AND FAILURE TO DISPLAY DOG TAGS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 7TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED NOT GUILTY AND A TRIAL WILL BE HELD LATER, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE RESOLUTION FOR A SALES TAX QUESTION AND THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN, PRESENTED A RESOLUTION TO THE COUNCIL TO ASK THE COUNTY CLERK TO PUT A SALES TAX QUESTION ON THE NOVEMBER 6TH GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT.  IN THE ORIGINAL PAPERWORK, THE RESOLUTION WAS SUPPOSED ... Read More »

Hospital Board Agenda

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THE CONTINUED DISCUSSION ON THE UPPER LEVEL RENOVATION AND THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT  THE BOARD WILL ADDRESS THE PLANNING FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE HOSPITAL.  THE HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT WILL ALSO BE UPDATED.  IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE BOARD WILL CONTINUE THE NEXT ... Read More »