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Hospital Information

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THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE REQUESTING ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION TO BE USED TO COMPLETE THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT.  IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE NORTON AREA CITIZENS AT THE FEBRUARY 13TH TOWN HALL MEETING, A SURVEY HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE HOSPITAL’S WEBSITE GIVING RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THEIR ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEREK HORACEK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 18TH INCIDENT.  HORACEK MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MARCH 21ST.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED NOT GUILTY.  HIS TRIAL TO THE BENCH WILL ... Read More »

USD 211 Norton School Board Agenda

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HOW TO ADDRESS THE LACK OF CLASSROOM SPACE AND MORE PROJECTS FOR ENERGY 360 WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE LACK OF CLASSROOM SPACE AT EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  THERE WILL BE THREE SECTIONS OF EACH CLASS NEXT YEAR.  THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS A ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD TONIGHT. TOM BENNETT FROM B.G. CONSULTANTS WILL BE AT THE MEETING OT OPEN AND REVIEW THE BIDS FOR THE AIRPORT LIGHTING PROJECT. THE STATUS OF THE WINDBREAK WILL BE PRESENTED. THE FUELING STATION REPORT INCLUDING THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S REPORT AND THE FINANCING OPTIONS WILL ... Read More »

Norton Swimming 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 »

Court Report

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A COLBY MAN WAS SENTENCED IN A PLEA AGREEMENT IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KYLE WITHINGTON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF SPEEDING, 71 IN A 55 MILE PER HOUR ZONE, AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED NOVEMBER 4TH INCIDENT.  WITHINGTON MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE NOVEMBER 23RD.  HE WAS ARRAIGNED ON DECEMBER ... Read More »

Rabies season

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) WANTS TO REMIND THE PUBLIC TO HAVE THEIR ANIMALS VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES BY A VETERINARIAN. WITH 13 ANIMALS TESTING POSITIVE FOR RABIES IN KANSAS SINCE JAN. 1, HEALTH OFFICIALS HERE ANTICIPATE AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RABID ANIMALS THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. THE 13 RABID ANIMALS INCLUDED FOUR SKUNKS, ... Read More »

Court Closings

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THE KANSAS SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCED DATES FOR SCHEDULED FURLOUGHS OF COURT EMPLOYEES AND THE CLOSING OF KANSAS COURTS. STATEWIDE CLOSINGS OF ALL DISTRICT AND APPELLATE COURTS ARE SET FOR APRIL 13 AND 27TH, MAY 11 AND 25TH, AND JUNE 8TH. THE SCHEDULED COURT CLOSINGS ARE NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE’S FAILURE LAST WEEK TO APPROVE A $1.4 MILLION SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ... Read More »

Department up and running

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Kansas driver exam stations will resume issuing and renewing driver’s licenses and identification cards Thursday morning. “We realize this outage has been a great source of inconvenience and frustration for many people,” said Director of Vehicles Donna Shelite. “The vendor responsible for the 8-year-old server is continuing work to ensure we do not have an unplanned outage like this again.” Read More »

Norton Taco Bell in Jeopardy

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This is from the discovernorton.com website: Norton’s Taco Bell in jeopardy The Taco Bell part of our Pizza Hut/Wing Street restaurant is in jeopardy of being lost again. YUM! Brands, Inc., owners of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they plan to close the Norton Taco Bell. Norton had this same situation several years ago and through an intensive letter ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN NEBRASKA MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH IN MAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  TYLER LINNER OF BEAVER CITY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ALL IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 10TH, 2011 INCIDENT.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED NOT GUILTY, ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON.  LINNER’S TRIAL TO THE ... Read More »

CRP Deadline Extended

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FARMERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED.   THE NEW DEADLINE IS NEXT FRIDAY APRIL 13TH.  THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT USDA HAS OFFERED A GENERAL CRP SIGNUP.  LANDOWNERS ENROLLED IN THE CRP PROGRAM RECEIVE ANNUAL RENTAL PAYMENTS AND COST-SHARE ASSISTANCE TO ESTABLISH LONG-TERM, RESOURCE CONSERVING COVERS ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE TIMELINE FOR THE POOL PROJECT SALES TAX ELECTION AND THE CITY WIDE CLEAN UP DATES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER MALONE MCCLAIN BOND UNDERWRITERS PRESENTED THE TIMELINE TO GET THE SALES TAX QUESTION ON THE BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER 6TH ELECTION.  THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE COMING UP APRIL 17TH ... Read More »

Malfunctioning Server

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Driver’s license exam stations throughout Kansas remain unable to renew or issue new driver’s licenses and identification cards Wednesday as vendor technicians continue repairs on a malfunctioning server.  The 8-year-old server, which is due to be replaced, malfunctioned over the weekend. Vehicle titles and registration services remain unaffected.  “Resuming issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards is our top priority. This ... Read More »

Norton County Election Results

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ONLY 8 PER CENT OF VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS TO VOTE FOR NORTON CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES YESTERDAY.  IN WARD ONE, HARRIETT GILL RECEIVED 43 VOTES.  IN WARD TWO, DONNA FOLEY RECEIVED 49 VOTES AND IN WARD THREE, RONNIE BRIERY RECEIVED 46 VOTES.  IN LENORA, 19 PER CENT OF VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS.  THERE WERE THREE POSITIONS OPEN ON ... Read More »