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Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

Heat Wave

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States. During this period, more people in this country died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. In 2001, 300 deaths were caused by excessive heat exposure. People suffer ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INDIANA WOMAN IS IN JAIL ON A COUNT OF FORGERY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  ASHLEY CRAVER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FORGERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 7TH INCIDENT.  SHE WAS TO APPEAR FOR HER FIRST APPEARANCE ON APRIL 23RD, BUT FAILED TO APPEAR.  HER BOND AT THAT TIME WAS REVOKED AND A BENCH WARRANT WAS ... Read More »

Lake Advisories

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing the public of these ... Read More »

Learning Center Graduation

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THE ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF FOR THE USD 211 LEARNING CENTER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THREE STUDENTS OF THE USD 211 LEARNING CENTER WILL BE RECEIVING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS AT THE JUNE GRADUATION CEREMONY. SKYE KROM, JAMES LONG AND ZELDALIN CORDERO WILL BE AWARDED THEIR USD 211 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:00 IN THE EAST CAMPUS AUDITORIUM. THE PUBLIC ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN HAS PLED GUILTY TO A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  DEBRA SCHWEICKHARDT WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF MISDEMEANOR THEFT, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 23RD INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY.  SCHWEICKHARDT WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE DAYS IN JAIL SUSPENDED IF THE FINE IS PAY BY JUNE 30TH, FINED 200 DOLLARS AND ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION ... Read More »

Escapee Caught

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ONE OF TWO INMATES OF THE WINFIELD CORRECTIONAL FACILITY THAT ESCAPED OVER THE WEEKEND IS  BACK IN CUSTODY. BETWEEN 9:30 AND 10:00 THIS MORNING FRANK CRUTCHFIELD, 48, WAS ARRESTED BY WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS AT A RESIDENCE IN WICHITA. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS WITH THE ENFORCEMENT APPREHENSION AND INVESTIGATIONS (EAI) UNIT OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, A TIP TO CRIME ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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CONTINUED DISCUSSION ON THE NORTON POOL WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ BOND COUNSEL PRESENTED THE PRELIMINARY DEBT SERVICE AND SALES TAX SUMMARY.  WITH THE FIGURES HE HAD FROM THE ARCHITECT, THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND THE SALES TAX HISTORY FOR THE CITY, HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE PREDICTION THAT FOR THE ... Read More »

Norton Public Library Activities

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SPECIAL TIMES FOR STORY TIME THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. RANDY SAUER WILL BE PERFORMING THIS WEEK AT THE 10:30 STORY TIME, THE ONLY ONE OF THE DAY. SAUER WILL BE SHARING SONGS WITH STUDENTS OF ALL AGES DURING STORY TIME. HIS PROGRAM IS ENTITLED “JAMMIN’ WITH RANDY.” RANDY IS ACTIVE IN TEACHING, DOING ELEMENTARY MUSIC WORKSHOPS, PERFORMING ... Read More »

Farmer’s Market

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THE NORTON COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET WILL START ON TOMORROW.  IT WILL BE HELD AT 7 TO 9 ON THURSDAY MORNINGS AND ALSO FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 ON THURSDAY EVENINGS.  THE LOCATION FOR THE MARKET WILL BE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO ELMWOOD PARK, SOUTH SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE ROW OF COTTONWOOD TREES.  IT WILL BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY MORNING AND EVENINGS ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE ORGANIZATION OF THE PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION AND THE DEBT SERVICE FOR THE POOL WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL APPOINT MEMBERS TO THE P.B.C., ELECT OFFICERS AND CONSIDER THE BYLAWS FOR THE COMMISSION.  THE FEATURES, SCOPE AND BUDGET FOR THE POOL WILL BE FINALIZED.  RICK ENSZ, BOND COUNSEL, WILL REVIEW THE PRELIMINARY DEBT ... Read More »

Blood Drive

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS INVITES YOU TO ROCK AND ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES THIS SUMMER TO GIVE BLOOD OR PLATELETS. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL INTO A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 22 – JULY 31 AND YOU’LL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A GIBSON GUITAR, COURTESY OF THE GIBSON FOUNDATION. THE RED CROSS WILL AWARD MULTIPLE GUITARS AND 50,000 GUITAR PICKS ... Read More »

Highway Work

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A JOB TO SEAL A PORTION OF K-23 HIGHWAY BEGAN YESTERDAY IN SHERIDAN COUNTY.  STARTING AT THE GOVE/SHERIDAN COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUING NORTH TO THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS OF HOXIE, WORKERS WILL PERFORM A CONVENTIONAL ASPHALT/CHIP SEAL. THE RESURFACING PROJECT FILLS SURFACE DEFECTS THAT CAN SHORTEN PAVEMENT LIFE.  WORKERS WILL SPREAD A THIN LAYER OF ASPHALT OVER THE PAVEMENT THEN ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN HAS PLED TO AN OPEN CONTAINER CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  ERIC BARTELS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER AND NO SEAT BELT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 26TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED GUILTY. HE WAS FINED 200 DOLLARS FOR THE OPEN CONTAINER CHARGE AND 10 DOLLARS FOR THE SEAT ... Read More »

FSA County Committee

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THIS PAST FRIDAY, THE NORTON COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY COMMITTEE BEGAN SEEKING INTERESTED FARMERS TO SERVE AS CANDIDATES FOR THE LOCAL COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTION TO BE HELD THIS FALL. NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED IN THE FSA COUNTY OFFICES BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON AUGUST 1ST. FARMERS AND RANCHERS CAN NOMINATE THEMSELVES OR ANY OTHER PRODUCER IN LOCAL ... Read More »

Almena Accident

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A GAS METER BELONGING TO MIDWEST ENERGY WAS DAMAGED IN AN ACCIDENT THURSDAY IN ALMENA.  A 2006 DODGE DAKOTA PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY LINDA MALCOLM OF ALMENA WAS PULLING OUT OF HER BACK YEAR WITH A TRAILER ATTACHED TO THE PICK-UP.  THE TRAILER STRUCK A GAS METER AND BROKE IT.  DAMAGE WAS OVER 1000 DOLLARS AND MALCOLM WAS WEARING HER SEAT ... Read More »