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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 »

Court Report

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A ELLIS MAN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN JUNE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. ROBERT KLEINSORGE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SPEEDING, 91 IN A 65 MILE PER HOUR ZONE, FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR, AND TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER, A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR. AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT KLEINSORGE PLED NOT GUILTY TO ALL THE CHARGES. ... Read More »

V.A. Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TOMORROW (TODAY) IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE DECATUR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE AT NINE TOMORROW MORNING, FOLLOWED BY AT THE SENIOR CENTER/COMMUNITY BUILDING IN NORTON AT 10:45 THEN AT THE GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY IN HILL CITY AT ONE.  TUBBS WILL BE ABLE TO ... Read More »

Reservation Line Down

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM (KDWPT) WILL BE UNABLE TO TAKE CABIN, CAMPSITE, OR OTHER RESERVATIONS FROM NOW THROUGH APRIL 16TH. THE TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN WILL ALLOW THE AGENCY TO TRANSITION TO A NEW RESERVATION SITE HOSTED BY RESERVE AMERICA, A NATIONWIDE CAMPGROUND RESERVATION SYSTEM. DURING THIS TIME, NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN EITHER ONLINE OR BY PHONE. ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN OBERLIN MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL AT THE END OF OBERLIN FOR CHARGES FROM THE DEATH OF ANOTHER OBERLIN MAN.  25-YEAR-OLD DYLAN ROBERT CORYELL, JR, OF OBERLIN, WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE PREMEDITATED HOMICIDE AND AN ALTERNATIVE COUNT OF FELONY MURDER IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF 22 YEAR OLD COREY RYAN COOK, ALSO OF OBERLIN. CORYELL WAS ALSO CHARGED ... Read More »

Free Park Day

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TOMORROW THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM (KDWPT) WILL HOLD AN “OPEN HOUSE” AT ALL STATE PARKS FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M., WITH FREE PARK ENTRANCE. TO HIGHLIGHT THE EVENT, VISITORS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER A STATEWIDE DRAWING TO WIN A FREE ONE-NIGHT STAY AT A STATE PARK OR PUBLIC LANDS CABIN OF THEIR CHOICE. ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE ANNUAL MEETING AND THE ROAD AND BRIDGE UPDATE WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  THE ALMENA SENIOR CITIZENS BOARD MEMBER AND THEY ELECTED BEV WHITNEY AS PRESIDENT, AS WELL AS BOARD MEMBERS LAURA CRAIG, BILL ECKHART, VICKI WENDEL AND KATHY DONALDSON.  THEY ARE WORKING TO UNIFY THE SENIOR CITZENS AND ... Read More »