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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 »

Enrollment Packets

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DUE TO POSTAL CHANGES, USD 211 NORTON ENROLLMENT PACKETS WILL NO LONGER BE MAILED.  THE PACKETS CAN BE PICKED UP DAILY IN THE USD 211 NORTON DISTRICT OFFICE AT 105 EAST WAVERLY BEGINNING TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:30.  THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TILL 5;30, BUT WILL HAVE SPECIAL HOURS THIS TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING UNTIL 7:30.  PACKETS WILL ALSO BE ... Read More »

4-H Pet Show

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THE NORTON COUNTY 4-H PET, CAT AND DOG SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE NORTON ANDBE HOME ON MONDAY (THIS) EVENING.  4-H MEMBERS WILL BE ON HAND TO DISPLAY THEIR HAND PETS, CATS AND WORK THEIR DOGS THROUGH THE OBEDIENCE AND SHOWMANSHIP TRIALS.  THE CAT AND PETS WILL START AT 6:45 WITH THE DOG SHOW TO BEGIN AT 7:30 PM. ... Read More »

Moran Award

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U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN (R-KAN.) THIS WEEK RECEIVED THE 2012 CONGRESSIONAL CANCER CHAMPION AWARD FROM ONE VOICE AGAINST CANCER (OVAC), TO RECOGNIZE HIS LEADERSHIP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER AND STRONG SUPPORT FOR CANCER RESEARCH. GIVEN THE VAST AMOUNT OF PROGRESS MADE OVER THE LAST CENTURY AND THE GREAT POTENTIAL CURRENT CANCER RESEARCH HOLDS, NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS AND A CARD READER COMPANY WERE ITEMS OR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT. TOM BENNETT FROM BG CONSULTANTS WAS THE MEETING TO UPDATE ON THE VARIOUS PROJECTS. THE RUNWAY REPAIR PROJECT WILL BE STARTING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THEY WILL HAVE TO CLOSE THE RUNWAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE ... Read More »

Thank You/Fund Raiser

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THE DECATUR COUNTY RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOSTING A THANK YOU AND FUND RAISER COOK OUT ON AUGUST FIRST.  THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WANTS TO THANK THE FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL THEIR MANY HOURS OF SERVICE DURING THE RECENT FIRES.  THIS COMMUNITY SPONSORED EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE OBERLIN CITY PARK ON WEDNESDAY EVENING AUGUST FIRST FROM 5:30 ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN PLED GUILTY AN AMENDED COUNT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  JEREMY BRAFFORD WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 8TH INCIDENT.  BRAFFORD PLED GUILTY TO AN AMENDED COUNT OF BATTERY.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED IF THE FINES ARE PAID BY DECEMBER 31ST.  BRAFFORD WAS FINED 250 DOLLARS, ORDERED TO ... Read More »

Horse Show

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PARTICIPANTS INTERESTED IN THE NORTON COUNTY FAIR HORSE EVENTS WILL WANT TO TAKE NOTICE OF THE DATE FOR THESE EVENTS. THIS YEAR’S FUN DAY SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, WITH ENTRY CHECK-IN AT 8:00, AND THE SHOW BEGINNING AT 9:00. THIS WILL BE HELD AT THE EQUINE FACILITY ARENA IN ELMWOOD PARK IN NORTON. THE SHOW IS OPEN TO ... Read More »

Federal Drought Declaration

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KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK, KANSAS SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE DALE RODMAN AND KANSAS WATER OFFICE DIRECTOR TRACY STREETER WELCOMED AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT 82 KANSAS COUNTIES WILL BE DECLARED AS FEDERAL DISASTER AREAS BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), MAKING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. THE DISASTER DECLARATIONS ARE THE RESULT OF IMPROVEMENTS THE USDA RECENTLY MADE TO CURRENT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A YEAR FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  TREY MILLAN WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, MINOR IN POSSESSION, NO TURN SIGNAL AND  INATTENTIVE DRIVING.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH N ALLEGED MARCH 15TH INCIDENT.  MILLAN ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY PROSECUTOR. ... Read More »

Norton Public Library Activities

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FUN FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS CAN BE FOUND THIS WEEK DURING THE TWO STORYTIMES AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.    STORYTIMES WILL FEATURE JOAN BOLT.  SHE WILL SHARE STORIES AND ACTIVITIES AT 10:30 A.M. WITH BABIES THROUGH 1ST GRADERS.  THE THEME FOR THE MORNING IS CLOUDS. IN THE AFTERNOON AT 2:00 P.M. SHE WILL SHARE  STORIES AND ACTIVITIES ABOUT SHADOWS ... Read More »

Highway Work

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A JOB TO SEAL A PORTION OF U.S. 36 IN NORTON COUNTY WILL BEGIN TODAY. STARTING AT THE DECATUR COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUING EAST TO THE WEST JUNCTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY, WORKERS WILL PERFORM A CONVENTIONAL ASPHALT/CHIP SEAL. THE RESURFACING PROJECT FILLS SURFACE DEFECTS THAT CAN SHORTEN THE PAVEMENT LIFE. WORKERS WILL SPREAD A THIN LAYER OF ASPHALT OVER THE ... Read More »