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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 »

State-wide Changes

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The Kansas Department of Revenue is ready to upgrade to a new, more efficient system for titling and registering vehicles, and people who have license plate registrations or driver’s licenses that expire in April or the first week of May are being urged to renew no later than April 30 to avoid problems with expired plates and licenses. The department ... Read More »

National Library Week

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THIS WEEK IS A TIME TO CELEBRATE READING AND SO MUCH MORE THAT CAN BE FOUND AT OUR PUBLIC LIBRARIES. THE COMMUNITY WILL SEE SOMETHING NEW ON THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE WWW.NORTONPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG . THROUGH NORTHWEST KANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM WE NOW HAVE GALE REFERENCE DATABASES AVAILABLE. ANYONE CAN TYPE IN A SUBJECT TO SEARCH AND LOTS OF CURRENT AND CREDIBLE INFORMATION WILL ... Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigates Accident

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A NORTON MAN WAS SLIGHTLY INJURED IN A ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT MONDAY ON THE EAST EDGE OF NORTON.  A 2002 DODGE PICK-UP DRIVEN BY DEREK PFANNENSTIEL, WAS TURNING INTO THE NEW AGE PARKING LOT.  PFANNENSTIEL STATED HE DROPPED HIS COFFEE.  AS HE WAS REACHING FOR IT, HE TURNED TOO SHARP AND THE PICK-UP RAN OFF INTO THE DITCH, HITTING THE CULVERT. ... Read More »

Full Circle

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AS WE GROW OLDER AND OUR PARENTS DO TOO, WE OFTEN WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. SOMETIMES WE ARE TRYING TO HELP OUT WITH OUR PARENTS BUT WE STILL MIGHT HAVE OUR OWN CHILDREN WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE. IF YOU HAVE A PARENT THAT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA IT MIGHT START OUT BEING VERY MILD, BUT CAN PROGRESS ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTED THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT. DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL REPORTED ON THE MEETING HE HAD WITH THE CHAMBER DIRECTOR AND NEX-TECH ABOUT THE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT. IT WOULD BE A THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH AN ANNUAL FEE OF 79 DOLLARS. THE FEE IS SHARED WITH THE CHAMBER AND TRAVEL AND TOURISM. ... Read More »

National Library Week

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THIS IS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS A GREAT SOURCE FOR ALL TYPES OF INFORMATION AND SERVICES.  IN TODAY’S WORLD WHERE THERE NEVER SEEMS TO BE ENOUGH MONEY AT THE END OF THE MONTH, LET YOUR LIBRARY HELP YOU OUT. THE LIBRARY PROVIDES MANY SERVICES AND MOST OF THEM ARE FREE.  ONE OF THE NEWEST ITEMS ... Read More »