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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 »

Court Report

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A COLORADO MAN WILL APPEAR FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN AUGUST IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. AUSTIN NOYES 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 »

USDA Grants

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AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK HAS ANNOUNCED FUNDING FOR 52 DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE PROJECTS THAT WILL INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND ENHANCE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN 29 STATES. FOUR NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS RECEIVED A TOTAL OF MORE THAN $969,000 FOR DISTANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.  NEBRASKA RECIPIENTS INCLUDE THE     GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION KEARNEY WITH A GRANT ... Read More »

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

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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 »