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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 »

Court Report

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A KEARNEY NEBRASKA WOMAN ENTERED INTO A DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR THREE CHARGES.  SARA LENTZ WAS CHARGED WITH LEFT OF CENTER, BASIC SPEED AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY FIRST INCIDENT.  SHE ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT.  SHE WAS ORDERED TO A 500-DOLLAR ASSESSMENT FEE, KBI LAB FEE OF 400, ... Read More »

Emergency Haying and Grazing

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STATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) IN KANSAS ADRIAN J. POLANSKY, ANNOUNCED THAT EMERGENCY HAYING AND GRAZING OF CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) ACREAGE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED IN 91 KANSAS COUNTIES, EFFECTIVE TODAY. THE KANSAS FSA STATE COMMITTEE USED THEIR AUTHORITY WITH THE D2 SEVERE AND D3 EXTREME DROUGHT DESIGNATIONS ON U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP TO AUTHORIZE THE ... Read More »

Library Anniversary

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ON JULY 19, 1992 THE DREAM OF MANY PEOPLE WAS REALIZED WHEN THE NEW NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND NORTHWEST KANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM AT 1 WASHINGTON SQUARE WERE DEDICATED. TODAY, TWENTY YEARS LATER IT IS STILL A FACILITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO BE PROUD OF. THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY & NWKLS WILL HAVE A SPECIAL CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY TO THANK THE ... Read More »

4-H Fashion Review

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4-H MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLOTHING PROJECT THIS YEAR HAVE COMPLETED MOST OF THEIR PROJECT WORK. JUDGING OF EXHIBITS OF 4-H CLOTHING AND FASHION REVUE WILL BE HELD ON TOMORROW BEGINNING WITH CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION AT 1:00 FOLLOWED BY CLOTHING BUYMANSHIP AT 5:30. ALL JUDGING WILL BE HELD AT THE 4-H BUILDING IN NORTON. IN THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE, 4-HERS WILL EXHIBIT ... Read More »

After Five Meeting

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ALL AREA WOMEN ARE INVITED TO THE NORTON AFTER FIVE CLUB MEETING THIS WEEK.  THE MEETING WILL BE AT 6:30 THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY KITCHEN.  WOODWORKING WONDERS IS THE THEME FOR THE EVENING.  WILLIE CARLIN OF NORTON WILL SHARE HIS TALENTS IN MAKING USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL THINGS OUT OF WOOD.  THE SPECIAL MUSIC AND SPEAKER FOR THE ... Read More »