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Click It or Ticket

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IT BEGAN YESTERDAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE THIRD, THE ANNUAL CLICK IT OR TICKET.  DRIVERS CAN EXPECT INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE ON CITY STREETS AS THE NORTON POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS OVER 150 OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN AGGRESSIVELY ENFORCING KANSAS OCCUPANT RESTRAINT AND OTHER TRAFFIC LAWS AS PART OF THE 2012 KANSAS CLICK IT OR TICKET  TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN. THIS ... Read More »

Survey Work

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STARTING TODAY, AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MONTHS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT) WILL BE SURVEYING ALONG K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL OCCUR ALONG THE CORRIDOR BEGINNING AT THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION AND ENDING AT THE NORTON/PHILLIPS COUNTY LINE. THE FIELD SURVEY IS A CONTINUATION OF THE SURVEY OF K-383, WHICH ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN HAD HIS TRIAL CONTINUED IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEREK HORACEK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 18TH INCIDENT.  HORACEK MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MARCH 21ST.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED NOT GUILTY.  HIS TRIAL TO THE BENCH WILL BE ... Read More »

Retirement Recognition

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WITH MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE NORTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, THOSE TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS RETIRING THIS YEAR WILL BE HONORED WITH A RECEPTION TOMORROW AFTERNOON.  THE RECEPTION WILL BE AT 1:30 AT THE EAST CAMPUS AUDITORIUM.  THOSE RETIRING INCLUDE ALICE EVANS, DANA MADDEN, LIDA SHARP, BELINDA THALHEIM AND DAVID WILL.  RETIRING FROM THE SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE WILL BE MARIE ... Read More »

Summer Reading Sign Up

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TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE GOAL IS TO KEEP CHILDREN OF ALL AGES READING AND TO ENCOURAGE A LOVE OF READING. THIS YEAR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME IS DREAM BIG- READ. THE FIRST STEP TO SUMMER READING IS SIGNING UP YOUR CHILD TO READ BOOKS ... Read More »

Monday at the Movies

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THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS MONDAY AT THE MOVIES EVERY MONTH.  IT IS USUALLY HELD ON THE FOURTH MONDAY, BUT DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, THEY ARE MOVING IT UP A WEEK.  ON MONDAY  THE NORTON LIBRARY WILL BE SHOWING THE VOW AT 1:30.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND.  THE ... Read More »

State Lawsuit

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KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT ANNOUNCED HIS OFFICE HAS FILED A SETTLEMENT WITH SKECHERS USA TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS THAT SKECHERS MADE UNSUPPORTED HEALTH CLAIMS IN ADVERTISING ITS SHAPE-UPS, TONE-UPS AND RESISTANCE RUNNER ATHLETIC SHOES.   THE MULTI-STATE SETTLEMENT REQUIRES SKECHERS TO ALLOCATE UP TO $40 MILLION FOR CONSUMER REFUNDS NATIONWIDE. SCHMIDT JOINED ATTORNEYS GENERAL OR CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES OF 42 ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioner Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON DEPARTMENTS AND A ROAD CLOSING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  SHERIFF TROY THOMSON REPORTED ON THE VOICE RECORDING SYSTEM THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.  HE SPOKE WITH A LOCAL VENDOR AND VOICE PRODUCTS SYSTEMS FOR THE PROGRAMMING NEEDS AND PROVIDED ESTIMATES.  THE COMPUTER ESTIMATE WAS 15 HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE VOICE ... Read More »

Save The Norton Taco Bell

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The Taco Bell part of our Pizza Hut/Wing Street restaurant is in jeopardy of being lost again. YUM! Brands, Inc., owners of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they plan to close the Norton Taco Bell. Norton had this same situation several years ago and through an intensive letter writing campaign persuaded YUM! Brands, Inc. to keep our Taco Bell ... Read More »

Book Fair

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NEXT TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE THE HOST OF THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR. THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR WILL BE AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ON MAY 22ND THROUGH MAY 25TH. TUESDAY–THURSDAY HOURS ARE 1:00-8:00 P.M. AND ON FRIDAY 1:00-6:00 P.M. THERE WILL BE BOOKS FOR ALL AGES INCLUDING ADULTS. THIS YEAR BOOKS CAN ALSO BE BROUGHT ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  STEVEN 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 HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MAY THIRD.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE STOOD MUTE TO THE CHARGES ... Read More »

Blecha Graduates

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A NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WILL BE CONTINUING ON AS A MILITARY POLICEMAN.  19 YEAR OLD PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, RYAN BLECHA, GRADUATED, TOOK HIS OATH AND RECEIVED HIS BADGE AFTER UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MILITARY POLICE TRAINING ON MAY 8, 2012. BLECHA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 4 MONTHS OF INTENSIVE MILITARY POLICE TRAINING AT MARINE CORPS DETACHMENT FORT LEONARDWOOD AS ONE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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DISCUSSION ON THE SWIMMING POOL AND THE OUTDOOR WARNING SYSTEM WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  GIL OTTER WAS AT THE MEETING TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION AND THE PROPOSED NEW POOL.  HE ASKED ABOUT THE DYNAMICS OF THE PBC AND ALSO WHY THE COUNCIL AND POOL COMMITTEE HAD NOT EXPLORED RENOVATING THE POOL ... Read More »

Trego Community Joining NWK League in 2012-2013

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After 59 years in the Mid-Continent League, Trego Community High School in WaKeeney is moving to the Northwest Kansas League. The move was approved by the USD 208 Board of Education, and will begin in the next academic school year (2012-13). The move will affect area teams such as Osborne and Smith Center who are currently in the MCL. Currently, ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE MTSS FOR THE DISTRICT AND THE STRATEGIC PLAN WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  ONE REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH SCHOOL PRESENTED THEIR IDEAS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE MTSS IN THAT BUILDING.  GEORGE ROSSI REPORTED ON THE CHANGES THAT WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE JUNIOR HIGH INCLUDING THE FIRST HALF HOUR OF ... Read More »