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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 »

Graham County Accident

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FOUR PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT MONDAY AFTERNOON IN GRAHAM COUNTY.  A 2007 DODGE DAKOTA DRIVEN BY KEVIN HAZLETT OF COLBY WAS WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 24 WEST OF HILL CITY.  A 2006 CHEVY SILVERADO, DRIVEN BY ADRIANNA NICKELSON OF PENOKEE WAS EASTBOUND.  HAZLETT WENT LEFT OF CENTER AND STRUCK THE CHEVY HEAD ON.  HAZLETT AND HIS ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL BE ARRAIGNED NEXT WEEK 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.  HER ARRAIGNMENT WILL BE TUESDAY, ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON.  HORACEK IS CURRENTLY ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE WINDBREAK AND THE PROJECTS FOR THE AIRPORT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  THE TREES TO FILL IN THE WINDBREAK HAVE BEEN ORDERED AND SHOULD ALREADY BE HERE.  DAVID BRANDYBERRY WILL BE PLANTING THEM.  THIS SHOULD HELP TO CUT DOWN ON THE DEBRIS THAT IS BLOWING ONTO PROPERTIES SOUTH OF THE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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AN UPDATE ON COMMITTEES AND AN APPOINTMENT WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT. THE REPORTS FROM THE CHAMBER BOARD, PUBLIC WORKS, TRAVEL AND TOURISM WILL BE PRESENTED. THE MAYOR WILL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO THE CITY’S AT LARGE POSITION FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT. THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE WESTERN AREA POWER ASSOCIATION ... Read More »

Hospital Agenda

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BOARD AND FINANCING WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT .  THE NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE BOARD.  THE USDA CLINIC FINANCING ADJUSTMENT WILL BE UPDATED.  THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT WILL BE UPDATED AND THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S REPORT WILL BE PRESENTED TOMORROW NIGHT .  THE BILLS ... Read More »

WIC Applications

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PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING AND NEW MOTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WOMEN WHO ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO AFFORD THE FOODS NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH MAY QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. THE WIC PROGRAM PROVIDES FOOD VOUCHERS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION ... Read More »

Breakfast 101

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FOR THE SECOND YEAR, K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION – NORTON COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR 3RD – 6TH GRADE KIDS FROM NORTON COUNTY TO JOIN IN THE FUN THIS SUMMER AND PARTICIPATE IN AN ABSOLUTELY FREE ACTIVITY CALLED “BREAKFAST – 101.”  THE REGISTRATION DEAD LINE IS TUESDAY, MAY 29.  CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED TO TEACH KIDS HOW TO PREPARE THEIR OWN ... Read More »

Braun Appointed Judge

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KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF HAYS CITY PROSECUTOR GLENN BRAUN OF HAYS TO THE 23RD DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS.  BRAUN WILL REPLACE JUDGE THOMAS L. TOEPFER ON THE COURT. GLENN R. BRAUN, HAYS, IS A PARTNER IN GLASSMAN, BIRD, BRAUN & SCHWARTZ, LLP, WHERE HE HAS PRACTICED LAW FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. HE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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CHANGES FOR THE COUNTY FROM THE STATE AND THE AG VALLEY PROJECT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  COUNTY APPRAISER ALAN HALE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL ADDRESSED A PROPOSED HOUSE BILL THAT EXPANDS THE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION TO ITEMS AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY.  THE BILL ALSO REACHES BACK TO 2006 AND SAYS ... Read More »

Moran Award

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U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN WAS AWARDED THE ACU CONSERVATIVE AWARD THIS WEEK BY THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION (ACU) FOR HIS RECORD IN 2011 OF STANDING UP FOR CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES OF REDUCED GOVERNMENT SPENDING, LOWER TAXES, LIBERTY, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TRADITIONAL VALUES.  THE ACU CONSERVATIVE AWARD IS A REFLECTION OF SENATOR MORAN’S CONSISTENT SUPPORT OF CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES ON A WIDE RANGE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEVON HUSTED WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, BOTH CLASS A MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 11TH INCIDENT.  HUSTED MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE APRIL 17TH.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED ... Read More »

Post Offices Stay Open

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THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCED IT WILL NOT CLOSE ANY OF THE 134 POST OFFICES IN KANSAS THAT WERE BEING CONSIDERED FOR CLOSURE OR CONSOLIDATION, NOR WILL IT CLOSE THE MORE THAN 3,600 POST OFFICES NATIONWIDE THAT WERE INCLUDED IN USPS’ EXPANDED ACCESS STUDY. INSTEAD OF CLOSING THE POST OFFICES THAT WERE UNDER STUDY, THE SERVICE WILL ADJUST HOURS OF ... Read More »

Nominations Accepted

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THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN AGED 17-22 SEEKING NOMINATION TO FOUR OF THE FIVE U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES: THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, AND THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY.  THE HONOR OF ATTENDING A SERVICE ACADEMY COMES WITH AN OBLIGATION ... Read More »

Spring Safety Tips

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IT’S SPRING AND THE KIDS WILL BE READY TO GET OUTDOORS AND PLAY ON THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.  SAFE KIDS KANSAS WANTS TO REMIND PARENTS THAT GRASS AND SOIL ARE NOT GOOD PLAYGROUND SURFACES UNDER CLIMBING EQUIPMENT AND SWINGS. ON PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS, OVER HALF OF THE INJURIES OCCUR AS A RESULT OF THE CHILD CLIMBING ON EQUIPMENT AND FALLING. THE GROUND ... Read More »