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Governor Appointment

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AN ATWOOD MAN IS ONE OF THE APPOINTMENTS FOR A STATEWIDE OFFICE MADE BY GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK. THE SOLID WASTE GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE REVIEW COMPETITIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS AND ESTABLISHES A PROJECT PRIORITY LISTS OF EACH FISCAL YEAR BASED UPON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. THE GRANTS AWARDED BY THIS COMMITTEE ARE TYPICALLY FOR THE REUSE OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS, RECYCLING ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  JENNIFER VOHS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF MISDEMEANOR THEFT, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 5TH INCIDENT.  SHE PLED NOT CONTEST AND WAS FOUND GUILTY.  VOHS WAS FINED 500 DOLLARS PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY HAWKS.  SHE WAS SENTENCED TO ... Read More »

Food Safety Class

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WILL HOST REGIONAL FOOD SAFETY HANDLING CLASSES IN MAY.  FOODBORNE ILLNESS AFFECTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND CLAIMS THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS EACH YEAR. THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO TEACH KANSANS HOW TO PROPERLY STORE AND PREPARE FOOD IN ORDER TO REDUCE FOOD SAFETY RISKS.  THE CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL, FROM THE HOME COOK OR ... Read More »

Norton Blood Drive

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THE NORTON COUNTY 4-H BUILDING WILL BE THE SITE FOR THE NEXT AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW  EVERY 56 DAYS SOMEONE CAN DONATE BLOOD, AND THE NEED FOR BLOOD CONTINUES EVERY DAY.  BEFORE DONATING, BE SURE TO EAT REGULAR MEALS AND DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.  EAT FOODS RICH IN IRON SINCE ONLY BLOOD WITH GOOD IRON LEVELS WILL BE ... Read More »

School Board Special Meeting Notes

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THE RESULTS OF THE FACILITIES SURVEY AND PERSONNEL ITEMS WERE DISCUSSED DURING THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  GARY BRINKER AND MIKE WALKER FROM THE DOCKING INSTITUTE AT FORT HAYS PRESENTED THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY.  THEY LEAD THE GROUP WITH A GOAL SETTING AND BRAIN STORMING EXERCISE DEALING WITH THE STRENGTHS, ... Read More »

Court Report

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A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER WILL SPEND LIFE IN PRISON, ACCORDING TO KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT. 42-YEAR-OLD BRADLEY TODD ANDERSON OF GLADE, WAS FOUND GUILTY BY A JURY IN DECEMBER OF FOUR COUNTS OF RAPE, TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH A CHILD, FIVE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SODOMY AND ONE COUNT OF BATTERY. JUDGE PRESTON A. PRATT SENTENCED ... Read More »

EPA Case

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KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT JOINED 21 OTHER STATES IN SUING TO BLOCK NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGULATIONS LIKELY TO FURTHER DRIVE UP THE COST OF ELECTRICITY.   ON DECEMBER 21, 2011, EPA RELEASED A FINAL MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (MACT) RULE FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES, KNOWN AS THE “MERCURY AND AIR TOXICS STANDARDS” OR “MATS.” THE RULE IMPOSES STRINGENT LIMITS ... Read More »

Chamber Golf Tournament

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THE NORTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 18, 2012, AT PRAIRIE DOG GOLF COURSE.  AS IN THE PAST, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR “FLAG PRIZES” TO BE GIVEN TO OUR PARTICIPANTS.  IN THE PAST, THEY HAVE GIVEN AWAY EXTENSION CORDS, FLASH LIGHTS, WIRELESS HEADSETS, MUGS, COOLERS, UMBRELLAS, FOLDOUT CHAIRS, GOLF BALLS, FLASH DRIVES AND MANY OTHER ... Read More »

Sports Physicals

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THE NORTON PHYSICIANS WILL GIVE SPORTS PHYSICALS IN THE NORTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GYM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 @ 9:00AM. EACH SCHOOL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR STUDENTS WITH A KSHSAA PHYSICAL FORM (PPE) AND HAVING IT FILLED OUT COMPLETELY & PARENT AND STUDENT SIGNATURE ON PAGE 4 OF THE FORM. THE SCHEDULE OF PHYSICALS WILL BE 9:00 AM NORTON GRADE ... Read More »

Dallas Brass

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NORTON JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH MUSIC STUDENTS WILL BE GETTING THE OPPORTUNITY TODAY AND TONIGHT TO MEET AND PRACTICE WITH THE DALLAS BRASS.  THE BRASS WILL BE APPEARING IN PHILLIPSBURG AND HAS INVITED SCHOOLS FROM ALL OVER THE AREA TO BRING THEIR KIDS TO LEARN FROM PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS.  THE NORTON JUNIOR HIGH AND SENIOR HIGH BAND STUDENTS WILL BE AMONG ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING MONDAY (TODAY).  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE  NIKI KINDERKNECHT AT 9:00.   REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ALMENA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER HAVE SET A 9:30 APPOINTMENT.  NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL C.O.O. RICH MILLER AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HOSPITAL BOARD WILL MEET AT 10.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD PRESENTS HIS REPORT AT 10:30 AND ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY HAS CHANGED HIS PLEA IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MATHEW SCHROEDER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, A LEVEL FIVE NON-PERSON FELONY AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, A LEVEL FOUR DRUG FELONY.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY THIRD INCIDENT.  IN A CHANGE OF PLEA, SCHROEDER ... Read More »

School Board Special Meeting

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THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS CONTRACTED WITH THE DOCKING INSTITUTE OF FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY TO DO A COMMUNITY SURVEY,  PRIMARILY ABOUT THE FACILITIES IN USD 211.   PART OF THAT CONTRACTED SERVICE IS THE DOCKING INSTITUTE CONDUCTING A STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING TO GO OVER THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY AND TO DEVELOP A PLAN BASED ON ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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A VARIANCE FOR A LOCAL BUSINESS AND A ROAD HEARING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY. CALVERT SWINE PRESENTED A REQUEST FOR THE COMMISSIONERS TO SIGN A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT REDUCE THE SEPARATION DISTANCE OF THE PROPOSED CALVERT SWINE PERMIT FOR A 93 HUNDRED HEAD OF FINISHING ... Read More »

Hill City Blood Drive

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THE HILL CITY HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE THE SITE FOR THE NEXT AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY. EVERY 56 DAYS SOMEONE CAN DONATE BLOOD, AND THE NEED FOR BLOOD CONTINUES EVERY DAY. BEFORE DONATING, BE SURE TO EAT REGULAR MEALS AND DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS. EAT FOODS RICH IN IRON SINCE ONLY BLOOD WITH GOOD IRON LEVELS WILL BE ... Read More »