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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 »

Lenora Jubilee Update

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LENORA JUBILEE UPDATE: Tracy Lawrence and Frankie Ballard concert for tonight has been moved up two hours and will start at 6:00. Frankie goes on at 6:00 and Tracy at 7:00. Read More »

Busing Requests

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NORTON USD 211 REMINDS PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO RESIDE IN NORCATUR, AND WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE NORTON SCHOOLS FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR, THAT OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION BUSING APPLICATIONS ARE DUE IN THE OBERLIN SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE. CURRENT STATUTES ALLOW THE NORTON BUSSES TO ENTER NORCATUR TO PICK UP STUDENTS PROVIDING THE STUDENT’S APPLICATION HAS BEEN FILED WITH ... Read More »

Highway Update

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TRAFFIC MOVED TO THE WESTBOUND/NORTH LANES OF U.S. 36 TUESDAY ON THE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. 36/K-67 (ROADWAY INTO THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY). CONSTRUCTION, WHICH BEGAN FEBRUARY 27, IS PROGRESSING AS CREWS CONTINUE TO REPLACE THIS BOX AND EXTEND OTHER DRAINAGE STRUCTURES ALONG THIS ROUTE. THE BOX REPLACEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS ARE PART OF A ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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THE MEETING BETWEEN THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND EMS WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HOSPITAL BOARD AND EMS EMPLOYEES WERE ON HAND TO ADDRESS THE TRANSFER OF A PATIENT.  DOCTOR MARTY GRIFFEY WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR.  HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR RICH MILLER ADDRESSED THE SPECIFIC TRANSFER THAT ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE BIDS FOR THE RUNWAY PROJECT AND THE BEACON TOWER WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  TWO BIDS WERE RECEIVED TO REPLACE THE PANELS THAT ARE CRACKING AT THE NORTH END OF THE RUNWAY.  THE BOARD APPROVED THE BID FROM APAC SHEARS FROM HAYS FOR 84,769 DOLLARS.  THAT IS 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS UNDER THE ENGINEER’S ... Read More »

Lenora Jubilee Parade

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THE LENORA JUBILEE IS COMING UP FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN LENORA.  THE JUBILEE PARADE WILL BE SATURDAY MORNING AT 11:00.  THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS WILL BE KICKING OFF THE SHOW, AND MORE PARADE ENTRIES ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED. A NEW FEATURE IS THE CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE) 17TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT’S BIKE DECORATING CONTEST.  ALL KIDS AGES 2-12 ARE ASKED ... Read More »

More F.F.A. Awards

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A TOTAL OF 22 STUDENTS FROM THE NORTHWEST DISTRICT FFA WERE AWARDED THE STATE FFA DEGREE JUNE 1 AT THE 84TH KANSAS FFA STATE CONVENTION.  THE STATE DEGREE IS THE HIGHEST HONOR THE KANSAS FFA ASSOCIATION CAN BESTOW UPON ITS MEMBERS. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS AWARD MEMBERS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: HAVE RECEIVED THEIR CHAPTER FFA DEGREE, BEEN ... Read More »

Nex-Tech Award

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GOV. SAM BROWNBACK RECOGNIZED NEX-TECH OF LENORA WITH THE GOVERNOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND PITSCO INC. OF PITTSBURG WITH THE GOVERNOR’S EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE ANNUAL KANSAS CAVALRY ENCAMPMENT AT THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CENTER IN MANHATTAN.  THE TWO AWARDS ARE THE STATE’S TOP BUSINESS HONORS AND ARE THE CULMINATION OF BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH, THE DEPARTMENT’S ... 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 ON JUNE 22 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE EAST CAMPUS AUDITORIUM. ... Read More »

KDOT Meeting

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL HOST A KICKOFF MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE RECONSTRUCTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON AND PHILLIPS COUNTIES. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE OPEN HOUSE MEETING ON TONIGHT FROM FIVE TILL SEVEN AT THE ALMENA COMMUNITY BUILDING. KDOT SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PERSONNEL WILL OUTLINE THE PROPOSED PHASING, TIMELINE, AND BUDGET FOR THE ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES AND THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTON CAMPUS IS OPEN AND  THEY HAVE 30 NURSING STUDENTS IN THEIR DAY AND EVENING CLASSES.  THE BUILDING WILL ALSO BE USED FOR OTHER CLASSES FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER STARTING AFTER THE WEB ... Read More »

Library Activities

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CHOCOLATE CREATURES, ANIMALS AND DREAM CATCHERS WILL ALL BE FOUND THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  TOMORROW’S (TODAY’) STORY TIME FOR BABIES THROUGH FIRST GRADERS WILL BE HELD AT 10:30 AM.  DR. SARA WHITE FROM THE NORTON ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER WILL BE SHARING BOOKS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.  A SPECIAL FOUR-LEGGED VISITOR WILL ALSO BE THERE. STORY TIME FOR SECOND ... Read More »

Huelskamp Visit

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CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP WILL HOST NINE IN-PERSON TOWN HALL MEETINGS DURING THE JUNE 11 CONSTITUENT WORK WEEK. SINCE TAKING OFFICE IN JANUARY 2011, CONGRESSMAN HUELSKAMP HAS HOSTED 126 IN-PERSON TOWN HALL MEETINGS ACROSS THE BIG FIRST DISTRICT OF KANSAS. CONSTITUENTS WHO ATTEND THE MEETING WILL RECEIVE A BRIEF UPDATE FROM CONGRESSMAN HUELSKAMP AND ARE INVITED TO COME SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ... Read More »