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Economic Development Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE HOUSING WORKSHOP AND THE CHANGE IN THE MEETING TIMES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL REPORTED ON THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION WORKSHOP THAT WAS HELD IN COLBY.  HE STATED THERE WERE 15 COMMUNITIES REPRESENTED.  THIS IS TO HELP WITH HOUSING FOR MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES.  HE ASKED ... Read More »

School Addresses

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ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR NORTON’S 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR IS BEING PREPARED AND ADDRESSES ARE BEING REQUESTED.  IF YOU HAVE MOVED IN USD 211 SINCE THE END OF SCHOOL OR  IF YOU ARE NEW TO NORTON, PLEASE CONTACT THE USD 211 OFFICE WITH YOUR NEW ADDRESS.  YOU CAN CALL @ 877-3386, EMAIL TO [email protected] OR FAX IT TO 877-2030.  ENROLLMENT PACKETS ARE ... Read More »

Rural Fire

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THE NORTON RURAL AND CITY, LENORA AND ALMENA FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED TO A LARGE STUBBLE FIELD FIRE LAST THURSDAY.  THE FIRE WAS CALLED IN AT 6:12 AND STARTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 283 AND ROAD Q SOUTH OF NORTON.  APPROXIMATELY 80 ACRES OF WHEAT STUBBLE AND PASTURE GRASS BELONGING TO CALVIN AND TIM GILL WAS BURNT ALONG WITH THREATENING ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE HOUSING WORKSHOP AND THE VISIT BY A U.S. SENATOR’S REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT. DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL UPDATE THE BOARD ON THE KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION WORKSHOP HE ATTENDED LAST MONTH. THEY WILL ALSO BE UPDATED ON THE VISIT BY U.S. SENATOR PAT ROBERT’S REPRESENTATIVE RYAN FLICKNER ... Read More »

Pool Meeting Postponed

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THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THE PUBLIC MEETING ON THE PROPOSED POOL PROJECT WHICH WAS MENTIONED DURING THE JULY 5TH COUNCIL MEETING WILL NOT BE HELD ON JULY 17TH AS DISCUSSED.  IT WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE TO BE DECIDED IN THE FUTURE. Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT. APRIL KARNOPP WAS APPOINTED AS THE PRESIDENT WITH CHRIS HARTING AS THE VICE PRESIDENT. JANICE RUSSELL IS THE CLERK AND CYNTHIA GLENNEMEIER THE TREASURER. THE SCHOOL YEAR IS SET AT 1,116 HOURS. THE DONATION TO THE ARTS COUNCIL WAS APPROVED. ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TODAY. ON THE AGENDA WILL BE SANDY SMITH AND FLOYD RICHARD FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT ALONG WITH RUTH BURD.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30.  JANE WYATT FROM THE NORTON COUNTY EMS HAS SET AN 11:00 APPOINTMENT.  THE COMMISSION WILL ALSO MEET WITH U.S. ... Read More »

Norton City-County Airport Board Agenda

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THE RUNWAY LIGHTING PROJECT AND THE BEACON TOWER WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD TONIGHT.  TOM BENNETT FROM B.G. CONSULTANTS WILL UPDATE ON THE RUNWAY REPAIR, FUELING PAD, GRASS RUNWAY MARKERS AND THE RUNWAY LIGHTING PROJECTS.  THE REMOVAL OF THE BEACON TOWER WILL BE ON THE AGENDA.  THE TERRACING OF THE LEASED LAND SOUTH OF THE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE PROBLEMS WITH THE STATE SOFTWARE PROGRAM AND THE FAMILY PLANNING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MONTH END MEETING ON JUNE 29TH.  COUNTY TREASURER CINDY LINNER PRESENTED THE JULY SALES TAX COLLECTION.  SHE ALSO ADDRESSED THE CONTINUED PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW STATE SOFTWARE PROGRAM. EVERY DAY THE SYSTEM GOES DOWN FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN ... Read More »

School Board Agenda

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THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL DETERMINE THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD, SET BOARD POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, SET MEETING TIMES AND DATES AND RECEIVE THE 2012-13 HANDBOOKS FOR REVIEW.  THEY WILL CONSIDER THE APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS, THE DEPOSITORIES FOR THE DISTRICT, AND THE AUTHORIZATION OF ... Read More »

Head Start Office Fire

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THE NORTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE AT THE SCENE OF A STRUCTURE FIRE FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS EARLY THIS MORNING IN DOWNTOWN NORTON.  THE FIRE CALL CAME IN A 3:15 OF A FIRE AT 107 NORTH KANSAS AT THE HOME BASED HEAD START BUILDING.  THE DAMAGE WAS CONTAINED TO THE NORTH PART OF THE OFFICE, BUT THERE WAS SOME LIGHT ... Read More »

Drought Emergency Issued By Executive Order

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Drought conditions continue to intensify for Kansas which led Governor Sam Brownback to update the drought declaration for Kansas counties with an executive order. The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. The updated drought declaration has 36 counties in an emergency status, 55 counties in a warning status and 14 in watch status. ... Read More »

Huelskamp Representative Visit

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THE KANSAS OFFICES OF CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP ANNOUNCED THAT DISTRICT STAFF WILL HOST LOCAL OFFICE HOURS IN 46 TOWNS ACROSS KANSAS’ BIG FIRST. DURING THESE LOCAL OFFICE HOURS, A MEMBER OF CONGRESSMAN HUELSKAMP’S STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HEAR CONSTITUENTS’ OPINIONS, IDEAS, AND CONCERNS ABOUT ISSUES BEING DEBATED IN WASHINGTON.  A REPRESENTATIVE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO HELP CONSTITUENTS WHO ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE AUDIT REPORT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. BRIAN THOMPSON FROM MAPES AND MILLER PRESENTED ANOTHER CLEAN REPORT FOR THE CITY. HE STATED THE FINANCES WERE DONE WELL AND THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS TO DISCUSS. HE WENT OVER THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS BUDGETS AND THEIR ENDING BALANCE FOR LAST YEAR. THE 2011 AUDIT REPORT ... Read More »

Roll Over Accident

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN ESCAPED INJURY IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON A COUNTY ROAD.  15-YEAR-OLD ANDREW MCMULLEN WAS DRIVING A 1996 DODGE PICK-UP SOUTHBOUND ON COUNTY ROAD E-2.  THE RIGHT REAR TIER BLEW OUT, CAUSING MCMULLEN TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE PICK-UP AND IT ROLLED INTO THE WEST DITCH.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 2:11 SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON ... Read More »