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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  THE OTHER CHARGES WERE WITHDRAWN.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 »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A LIST OF CHARGES IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  TAD HARTSOUGH WAS CHARGED WITH 15 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL USE OF A FINANCIAL CARD, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 15TH INCIDENT. HE ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY PROSECUTOR.  HE WAS ASSESSED RESTITUTION TO WHITNEY FARMS OF 894.06, A ... Read More »

Women in Ag

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THE WOMEN IN AG CONFERENCE FOR THE NORTHWEST KANSAS AREA WILL BE COMING UP ON FRIDAY AT THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH.  ATTENDEES HAVE THE CHOICE OF CHOOSING THE AFTERNOON TRACT FROM 2:30 TILL 7 OR THE EVENING TRACT FROM 4:30 TILL NINE.  BOTH SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE PRESENTATIONS FROM CRYSTAL BLIN, OWNER OF JJB CATTLE AND DOCTOR JEANNE ERIKSON, A MEDIATOR ... Read More »

Pool Meeting

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A SPECIAL COMMITTEE WAS FORMED TO WORK ON OPTIONS FOR THE NORTON SWIMMING POOL.  THE COMMITTEE IS RECOMMENDING A NEW POOL BE BUILT.  THE COMMITTEE HAS EXPLORED THE TYPE OF POOL NEEDED AND THE COUNCIL HAS HAD A PRESENTATION ON THE FUNDING OPTIONS FOR THE PAYMENT.  THE COUNCIL HIRED A BOND UNDERWRITER TO HELP WITH THE FUNDING OPTIONS.   NOW ... Read More »

New Reservation System

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TOMORROW AT 12:01 AM, THE NEW OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ORMS) FOR CAMPING AND CABIN RESERVATIONS WILL TAKE EFFECT FOR ALL KANSAS STATE PARKS.  THIS SYSTEM WILL ALLOW USERS TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FROM THEIR HOME COMPUTER AND TO CHECK SITE AVAILABILITY.  IT WILL ALSO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES AT PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK FROM TEN TO SIXTY-FIVE.  ALL ... Read More »

After Five Meeting

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IT’S GUEST NIGHT THIS MONTH FOR THE NORTON AFTER FIVE CLUB THIS THURSDAY.  THE DINNER AND MEETING BEGINS AT 6:30 AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY KITCHEN.   “ATTIRE TO ADMIRE” IS THE THEME FOR THE EVENING.  THE SPECIAL FEATURE FOR THE EVENING IS “FASHION TO DESIRE” PRESENTED BY ROBIN TOWNSEND AND STEPHANIE THOMPSON, RENEW CHIC BOUTIQUE, NORTON. THE DUO WILL ... Read More »