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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 »

Planning Committee

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THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION CONTRACTED WITH THE DOCKING INSTITUTE AT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY TO DO A COMMUNITY SURVEY PRIMARILY ABOUT THE FACILITIES IN USD 211. THERE WILL BE A STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING TO GO OVER THE SURVEY RESULTS AND DEVELOP A PLAN BASED ON THOSE RESULTS. THE NUMBER OF PERSONS INVOLVED IN THIS MEETING IS 20 ... Read More »

Memorial Pavers

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THE VETERAN’S MEMORIAL COMMITTEE WANTS TO REMIND RESIDENTS THAT MEMORIAL PAVERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  THE FIRST GROUP ORDERED HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND PLACED AT THE MEMORIAL IN THE CITY PARK ACROSS THE STREET FROM PAMIDA.   THESE PAVERS HONOR ANY VETERAN.  THE FLAGS ARE ALSO IN PLACE.  THE COMMITTEE IS NOW GETTING READY TO SEND THE NEXT ORDER FOR THE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE POOL PROJECT AND THE CITY WIDE CLEAN UP DATES WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT. RICK ENSZ WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE TIMELINE, BOND ISSUE OPTIONS AND SALES TAX LANGUAGE FOR THE POSSIBLE POOL PROJECT. ALSO CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON WILL DISCUSS THE DATES FOR THE ANNUAL SPRING CITY ... Read More »

Rossi Recommendation

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GEORGE ROSSI, CURRENT ASSISTANT COACH OF THE LADY JAYS BASKETBALL TEAM WILL BE RECOMMENDED TO THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION AT THEIR NEXT MEETING TO BE NEXT NCHS HEAD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH. IN MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION, THE ADMINISTRATION FEELS THAT HAVING BEEN KEVIN JILKA’S ASSISTANT FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS THEY BELIEVE HIM TO BE MORE THAN READY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A CLAYTON MAN WILL NOW FACE CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DEVON HUSTED WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 11TH INCIDENT.  THE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED IN MUNICIPAL COURT BY THE CITY PROSECUTOR AND REFERRED TO DISTRICT COURT, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE ... Read More »

Track Dismissal

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THE ANNUAL NCHS TRACK MEET  WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY AT TRAVIS FIELD.  COMPETITION WILL BEGIN AT 3:30 P.M. DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF STAFF AND STUDENTS INVOLVED WITH THIS EVENT EITHER AS COACHES, COMPETITORS OR WORKERS, NCHS WILL DISMISS AT 2:45 P.M. ON THAT DAY; HOWEVER BUSES WILL RUN AT THE NORMAL TIMES.   THIS EARLY DISMISSAL AFFECTS ... Read More »

Election Slate

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IT IS ELECTION DAY FOR TWO OF THE CITY COUNCILS IN NORTON COUNTY TODAY.  FOR NORTON CITY WARD ONE, THE POSITION HELD BY JEFF OTTER, HARRIETT GILL WILL BE ON THE BALLOT.  OTTER DID NOT REFILE.  IN WARD TWO, DONNA FOLEY IS ON THE COUNCIL AND REFILED FOR HER POSITION.  IN WARD THREE, THE POSITION HELD BY TOBY KUHN, RONNIE ... Read More »