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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 »

Court Report

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A FORMER ALMENA RESIDENT WILL SPEND THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE NORTON COUNTY JAIL FOR VIOLATION HIS PROBATION.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, DARRELL MOORE PLED TO D.U.I., LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN INJURY ACCIDENT, NO LIABILITY INSURANCE AND DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE WILL BEING A HABITUAL VIOLATOR.  THE OTHER CHARGES WERE WITHDRAWN.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS ... Read More »

Norton City Wide Clean Up

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THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR CHANCE TO GATHER ALL THOSE THINGS YOU HAVE BEEN COLLECTING OVER THE WINTER FOR THE ANNUAL NORTON CITY WIDE CLEAN UP MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.   THIS IS A FREE SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF NORTON.  THE COUNTY IS ALSO HAVING COUNTY WIDE CLEAN UP.  CITY TRUCKS WILL MAKE SPECIAL PICKUPS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  HAVE ITEMS ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE SWORN IN AND THE DISCUSSION ON THE DRAINAGE PROBLEM WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RON BRIERY AND HARRIETT GILL WERE SWORN IN AS THE NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBERS.  DONNA FOLEY WAS RE-ELECTED TO HER POSITION.  MAYOR DAVID CORNS PRESENTED PLAQUES TO OUTGOING COUNCIL MEMBERS TOBY KUHN AND JEFF OTTER.  KUHN THANKED THE ... 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 NEXT WEEK. 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 ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORCATUR MAN WILL BE SENTENCED LATER FOR THREE OF SEVEN CHARGES AGAINST HIM IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DENNIS WOOD WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND 2ND OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY 25TH INCIDENT.  HE HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH ANOTHER COUNT OF FELONY POSSESSION OF ... Read More »

Pool Meeting Recap

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A GOOD SIZE CROWD WAS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING HELD LAST NIGHT BY THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL.  THE PUBLIC MEETING WAS A CHANCE FOR THE CITIZENS TO VOICE THEIR OPINIONS ON THE ISSUE OF A NEW POOL, ITS FINANCING AND THE DESIGN OF IT.  KEVIN WITH AQUATIC DESIGN PRESENTED THE INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC LIKE HE HAD TO ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE CHANGING OF COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE PRESENTATION FROM PENCO ENGINEERING WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  TOBY KUHN AND JEFF OTTER DID NOT RE-FILE FOR THEIR POSITIONS AND WILL BE STEPPING DOWN FROM THE COUNCIL.  HARRIETT GILL AND RON BRIERY WILL BE TAKING THEIR PLACES ALONG WITH DONNA FOLEY WHO REFILED FOR HER POSITION AND WAS ... Read More »