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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 »

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 »