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Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WAS SENTENCED FOR AN AMENDED CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  JAYME HORACEK WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED APRIL 12TH INCIDENT.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, SHE PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT, A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR.  SHE WAS ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE BIDS FOR TWO PROJECTS AND THE SALARIES FOR STAFF WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION AT THEIR YEAR END MEETING FRIDAY MORNING.  360 ENERGY SOLUTIONS PRESENTED BIDS FOR THE VENTILATION UPGRADES AT THE EISENHOWER GYM AND THE HIGH SCHOOL VO AG SHOP.  THE BOARD DIRECTED 360 ENERGY TO ACCEPT THE LOW BID FROM GARRETT PLUMING, ... Read More »

State Park Restrictions

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Due to the extremely dry conditions and the potential threat to public safety, Prairie Dog State Park and the Norton Wildlife Area have banned all campfires and fireworks. No personal fireworks will be allowed to be discharged at the Prairie Dog State Park beach this year. The Norton Chamber of Commerce display is still scheduled for July 4th at this ... Read More »

Heat Cramps

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HEAT CRAMPS USUALLY AFFECT PEOPLE WHO SWEAT A LOT DURING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY. THIS SWEATING DEPLETES THE BODY’S SALT AND MOISTURE. THE LOW SALT LEVEL IN THE MUSCLES MAY BE THE CAUSE OF HEAT CRAMPS. HEAT CRAMPS MAY ALSO BE A SYMPTOM OF HEAT EXHAUSTION.  HEAT CRAMPS ARE MUSCLE PAINS OR SPASMS—USUALLY IN THE ABDOMEN, ARMS, OR LEGS—THAT MAY OCCUR IN ... Read More »

Liquor Store Changes

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STARTING JULY 1, LICENSED RETAIL LIQUOR STORES IN KANSAS WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER TASTE TESTS OF THEIR WARES IN THE SHOP, AND BARS AND RESTAURANTS WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS.  SUPPLIERS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN TASTING EVENTS HOSTED BY A STORE. WHILE THERE ARE NO LIMITS ON THE SIZE OR NUMBER OF ... Read More »

Fatality Accident

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AN ALMENA WOMAN IS IN CUSTODY IN NEBRASKA AFTER A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT MONDAY THAT KILLED A LINCOLN NEBRASKA WOMAN.  58 YEAR OLD NANCY HERMANSON DIED AT THE HOSPITAL MONDAY NIGHT AFTER 34 YEAR OLD KATHY TEICHMEIER OF ALMENA ALLEGEDLY HIT HER AND HER HUSBAND’S MOTORCYCLES IN HALL COUNTY ON INTERSTATE 80.  OFFICIALS SAY TEICHMEIER WAS DRIVING EASTBOUND ON I-80 WITH ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SEVERAL DRUG RELATED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KENNETH COMPTON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A SCHOOL IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON JUNE FIRST AND FOURTH.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY, LEVEL EIGHT NON PERSON ... Read More »

Heat Exhaustion

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HEAT EXHAUSTION IS A MILDER FORM OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS THAT CAN DEVELOP AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF EXPOSURE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND INADEQUATE OR UNBALANCED REPLACEMENT OF FLUIDS. IT IS THE BODY’S RESPONSE TO AN EXCESSIVE LOSS OF THE WATER AND SALT CONTAINED IN SWEAT. THOSE MOST PRONE TO HEAT EXHAUSTION ARE ELDERLY PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND PEOPLE ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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LEARNING ABOUT ANIMALS WILL BE THE THEME FOR THE TWO STORY TIMES FOR THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS WEEK.  STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN BABIES THROUGH FIRST GRADERS WILL BE HELD AT 10:30 A.M. AND STORYTIME FOR 2ND THROUGH 6TH GRADERS WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 P.M.  BOTH SESSIONS WILL BE LED BY STAFF FROM THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK.  CHILDREN WILL ... Read More »

Heat Stroke

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HEAT STROKE OCCURS WHEN THE BODY IS UNABLE TO REGULATE ITS TEMPERATURE. THE BODY’S TEMPERATURE RISES RAPIDLY, THE SWEATING MECHANISM FAILS, AND THE BODY IS UNABLE TO COOL DOWN. BODY TEMPERATURE MAY RISE TO 106°F OR HIGHER WITHIN 10 TO 15 MINUTES. HEAT STROKE CAN CAUSE DEATH OR PERMANENT DISABILITY IF EMERGENCY TREATMENT IS NOT PROVIDED.  SOME OF THE WARNING ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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SATURDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RENEWAL OF VEHICLE TAGS FOR ALL PERSONS WHOSE LAST NAME BEGINS WITH “H” OR “I” OR BUSINESS NAMES BEGINNING WITH “H” OR “I”. WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR ALL VEHICLES. FOR TRAILERS PROOF OF INSURANCE, THEY NEED INSURANCE FOR THE VEHICLE THAT WILL PULL THE TRAILER. ... Read More »

Court Report

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A COLORADO MAN WILL APPEAR FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN AUGUST IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  SHANE ALLEN OF FORT COLLINS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS, A LEVEL THREE DRUG FELONY AND NO TAX STAMP A LEVEL 10 NON PERSON FELONY.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 19TH INCIDENT. ... Read More »

Heat Cautions

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR MUCH OF THE STATE OF KANSAS.  A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED THAT CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DISCOMFORT AND COULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY IF CAUTION IS NOT TAKEN. THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION’S (NOAA) HEAT ALERTS ARE BASED MAINLY ON HEAT ... Read More »

Visit Branson This October, Seats Still Available!

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Branson in the Fall October 1 – 4, 2012 Sponsored by Classic Hits KQNK Get your seat today! Call Mike Hughes at 785-620-7606 to reserve your spot on the bus! There’s nothing like Branson in the fall with the changing of the colors and the beautiful weather of the Ozarks.   Monday, October 1 We’ll depart Smith Center early with ... Read More »

Two Vehicle Accident

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TWO NORTON COUNTY MEN ESCAPED INJURY IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  A 1998 INTERNATIONAL SEMI, DRIVEN BY JAMES GOEKEN OF LENORA WAS SOUTHBOUND ON COUNTY ROAD W-4.  A 1962 CAT GRADER, DRIVEN BY JAMES SHOWERS OF EDMOND WAS NORTHBOUND AND DROVE INTO THE DITCH TO AVOID THE SEMI.  SOMETHING CAUGHT THE FRONT WHEEL FO THE GRADER TURING IT ... Read More »