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Norton County Business Recognized

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A NORTON COUNTY BUSINESS IS ONE OF THE FINALISTS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE.  THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HAS NAMED 22 REGIONAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS AND 97 MERIT AWARD WINNERS AS PART OF BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH, THE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF KANSAS BUSINESSES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THE STATE ECONOMY.  THE 119 BUSINESSES WERE ... Read More »

V.A. Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TOMORROW IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE DECATUR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE AT NINE TOMORROW MORNING, FOLLOWED BY AT THE SENIOR CENTER/COMMUNITY BUILDING IN NORTON AT 10:45 THEN AT THE GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY IN HILL CITY AT ONE.  TUBBS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST ... Read More »

Wheat Plot Tour

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K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION AND TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION DISTRICT ALONG WITH SCOTT AND IVAN BOHL WILL BE HOSTING THE WHEAT VARIETY TOUR ON MONDAY NIGHT AT 7:00. TO GET TO THE PLOT, GO WEST OF NORTON ON HIGHWAY 36 APPROXIMATELY 9 1/2 MILES TO MILE MARKER 106. THE PLOT IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 36. WHEAT SIGNS ... Read More »

OK Kids Day

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TOMORROW PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK IN CONJUNCTION WITH KANSAS WILDSCAPE WILL SPONSOR THE 12TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR KANSAS FOR KIDS DAY. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS. FOR SOME IT MAY BE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BEAUTY AND ENJOYMENT OF THE OUTDOORS, WHILE FOR OTHERS, A REINFORCEMENT OF THE EXPERIENCES AND OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TUESDAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  JAYME HORACEK WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED APRIL 12TH INCIDENT.  HORACEK MADE HER FIRST APPEARANCE MAY THIRD.  AT HER ARRAIGNMENT, HORACEK PLED NOT GUILTY.  HER TRIAL TO THE BENCH WILL BE ... Read More »

Lenora Jubilee Parade

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THE LENORA JUBILEE IS COMING UP JUNE 15TH AND 16TH IN LENORA.  THE JUBILEE PARADE WILL BE SATURDAY MORNING JUNE 16TH T 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 ... Read More »

Library Special Program

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IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AND KEEPING KIDS ENTERTAINED, THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY PLUS OTHER DONORS WILL BE HOSTING SPECIAL PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER.  TOMORROW KEVIN MANNING, ASTROPHYSICIST AND ASTRONOMER, WILL BE AT THE NORTON RECREATION GYM, TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT TWO.  AWARD-WINNING ASTROPHYSICIST AND NATIONAL LECTURER, KEVIN MANNING, IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TRANSPORTING PEOPLE ... Read More »

Norton County Hospital Board Notes

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AN ADJUSTMENT FROM THE CLINIC RENOVATION AND THE UPPER LEVEL PLANNING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THEIR MAY MEETING.  THE CLINIC ADDITION PROJECT CAME IN UNDER THE GUARANTEE THAT WAS LOANED FROM THE USDA.  THE HOSPITAL HAS TO PAY BACK 180,119 DOLLARS.  THAT MONEY WILL BE ADJUSTED AT THE END OF THE LOAN AND ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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DREAM BIG READ IS THE THEME FOR THIS YEARS SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THERE WILL BE SPECIAL STORY TIMES AND PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30, PATSY MADDY WITH THE NORTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU AG EDUCATION WILL BE SHARING IN A STORY TIME FOR BABIES TO FIRST GRADERS. AT 2:30 TOMORROW  AFTERNOON SHE WILL ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO RENEW VEHICLE TAGS AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE IF YOUR LAST NAME OR BUSINESS NAME BEGINS WITH THE LETTERS “E”, “F” OR “G” WITHOUT PAYING A PENALTY.  WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE.  THEY NEED TO VERIFY THE VIN NUMBER, POLICY NUMBER AND EXPIRATION DATE.  IN ADDITION TO ... Read More »

Pool Committee Meeting

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THERE IS A “POOL COMMITTEE” MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 5:30 TONIGHT AT THE CITY OFFICE TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED SWIMMING POOL PLANS AND OPTIONS, AND TO EXPLORE A SECOND CONCEPT DRAWING AS WELL AS DISCUSS RENOVATING THE CURRENT POOL IN MORE DETAIL.    KEVIN FROM AQUATIC DESIGNS WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT ANYONE MIGHT HAVE.  THERE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE ROAD DEPARTMENT AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY. THE COMMISSION AND FLOYD RICHARD FROM THE ROAD DEPARTMENT DISCUSSED THE SHALE PROJECT. THE COUNTY IS HAVING SOME DIFFICULTIES WITH THE RENTED MACHINE THAT IS DOING THE MILLING, SO RICHARD IS WORKING WITH THE FIRM TO EXTEND THE COUNTY’S ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR ONE YEAR FOR CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEVON HUSTED WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 11TH INCIDENT.  HUSTED ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR UNSUPERVISED DIVERSION AGREEMENT,  ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON.  HE ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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A NORTON WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A THREE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY MORNING EAST OF NORTON.  A 2007 CHEVY PASSENGER CAR, DRIVEN BY MERIDEL KINDALL OF NORTON WAS STOPPED AT THE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION STOPLIGHT ON HIGHWAY 36 AND SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS.  A 2005 GMC SIERRA WENT AROUND THE CAR SINCE IT WAS NOT MOVING WHEN THE STOPLIGHT TURNED GREEN. ... Read More »

KDOT Work

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BEGINNING NEXT MONDAY JUNE 4TH, KDOT WILL BEGIN WORK TO REPAVE A SECTION OF K-9 HIGHWAY IN PHILLIPS COUNTY.  STARTING AT THE NORTON COUNTY LINE, AND CONTINUING EAST APPROXIMATELY 17 MILES, WORKERS WILL PERFORM A TWO-INCH SURFACE RECYCLE FOLLOWED BY AN ASPHALT SEAL.  THE SURFACE RECYCLE PROCESS, WHICH INCLUDES THE USE OF SEVERAL LARGE HEATER MACHINES, WILL REHABILITATE THE SURFACE ... Read More »