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Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING MONDAY.  THEY WILL HAVE THEIR MONTH-END MEETING NEXT FRIDAY.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BEGINS AT NINE MONDAY FRIDAY MORNING IN THE COMMISSIONERS ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE.  ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Read More »

Motorcycle Accident

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AN OSBORNE MAN WAS KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY  AFTERNOON SOUTH OF STOCKTON. A 1989 HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE DRIVEN BY DAVID SAURWEIN OF OSBORNE WAS NORTHBOUND ON U.S. HIGHWAY 183. HE LOST CONTROL OF THE MOTORCYCLE. IT STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE AND THEN CAME TO REST IN THE EAST DITCH. SAURWEIN PASSED AWAY ... Read More »

Norton County Hospital Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE UPPER LEVEL RENOVATION AND THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  HEALTH FACILITIES GROUP, AN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM, IS DOING A PLANNING STUDY ON THE UPPER LEVEL FOR WHEN COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S NURSING PROGRAM MOVES TO THEIR NEW BUILDING.  THEY HAVE DRAWN UP SOME PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR THE ... Read More »

Monsanto Money

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CHRIS TANNER OF NORTON HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A WINNER IN AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES, WHICH GIVES FARMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN $2,500 FOR THEIR FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. THE DONATIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MONSANTO FUND. TANNER HAS DESIGNATED AG IN THE CLASSROOM TO RECEIVE THE AWARD IN NORTON COUNTY.   THE CHECK PRESENTATION WILL BE SUNDAY NIGHT AT ... Read More »

Health Career Scholarships

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED THAT HEALTH CAREER SCHOLARSHIPS WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE IN 2012. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP, THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PRE-REQUISITE CLASSES AND BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THEIR CHOSEN MEDICAL FIELD. EACH SCHOLARSHIP CARRIES A THREE THOUSAND DOLLAR ANNUAL GRANT, THAT ARE RENEWABLE, YEAR-BY-YEAR, IF SATISFACTORY PROGRESS IS MADE TOWARD COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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AN UPDATE ON THE WATER PLANT RENOVATION AND COMMITTEE REPORTS HIGHLIGHTED THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  GREG WARNER FROM MILLER AND ASSOCIATES PRESENTED AN UPDATE ON THE RENOVATIONS.  THEY ARE MORE THAN 75 PER CENT COMPLETE.  THEY DID GET AN EXTENSION TO APRIL 20TH, BUT MAY NEED ANOTHER ONE DUE TO EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS NOT BEING ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL HAVE A JURY TRIAL IN AUGUST IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  THOMAS ANDREW WILHITE WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO, AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.  WILHITE MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE JANUARY ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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THE DEADLINE FOR BUSINESSES OR PERSONS WHOSE LAST NAME BEGINS WITH “B” TO RENEW AUTOMOBILE, LIGHT TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES AND MOTORIZED BIKES WILL BE MARCH 31ST AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURE’S OFFICE.  THE OFFICE STAFF NEEDS TO VERIFY THE VIN NUMBER, POLICY NUMBER AND CURRENT EXPIRATION DATE WITH YOUR CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE.  OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM EIGHT ... Read More »

8th Grade Parent Orientation

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AN ORIENTATION SESSION FOR PARENTS OF EIGHTH GRADERS (FRESHMEN NEXT YEAR) WILL BE HELD IN THE MUSIC ROOM OF THE JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:00.  COUNSELOR SHANE MILLER WILL HOST THE MEETING WHICH WILL COVER SUCH ITEMS AS THE NEW KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS, N.C.H.S. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS,  SCHOOL POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS.  THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NEBRASKA MAN PLED GUILTY TO A RESTRICTIONS CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. CURT VAN JOHN OF PLEASANTON NEBRASKA WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR AND DRIVING IN VIOLATION OF RESTRICTIONS OF AN INTERLOCK DEVICE, A CLASS A NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR. IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, VAN JOHN PLED GUILTY ... Read More »

Norton County Hospital Board Agenda

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THE DEMONSTRATION FOR A SECURITY SYSTEM AND THE PLANNING FOR THE UPPER LEVEL WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL SEE A DEMONSTRATION ON A SECURITY SYSTEM.  THEY WILL CONSIDER THE PROPOSAL FOR A KITCHEN RANGE.  THE UPPER LEVEL PLANNING UPDATE WILL BE PRESENTED.  THE HOSPITAL BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE MEDICAL STAFF ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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COMMITTEE REPORTS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE REPORTS FROM THE PUBLIC SAFETY, FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS TRAVEL AND TOURISM WILL BE PRESENTED.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE FOR THE NEPRA AT THE ELMWOOD PARK SPEEDWAY.   THE THIRD READING OF ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL APPEAR NEXT MONTH FOR A BENCH TRIAL FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. MELISSA GALVIN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT, AND PERMITTING AN UNAUTHORIZED MINOR TO DRIVE BOTH CLASS C MISDEMEANOR. SHE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH GIVING FALSE INFORMATION ON REPORTING AN ACCIDENT AND EXPIRED REGISTRATION, ... Read More »

Grants Awarded

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WILL AWARD ALMOST $86,000 IN INCENTIVES WITHOUT WALLS FUNDING FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS INCLUDING ONE IN PHILLIPSBURG. FUNDING WILL BE MATCHED BY A COMBINED $732 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PRIVATE FUNDS. PROJECTS INCLUDE THREE NEW BUSINESSES/STARTUPS, ONE BUSINESS EXPANSION PROJECT AND THREE BUILDING RENOVATION/REPAIR PROJECTS THAT WILL CREATE APPROXIMATELY 21 NEW JOBS. THE FUNDS ... Read More »

Hansen Scholarship Winners

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION OF LOGAN HAS NAMED 260 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM 59 NORTHWEST KANSAS SCHOOLS AS WINNERS IN ITS 37TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.  IN ADDITION, 13 SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE PLANNING TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION AT A KANSAS FOUR YEAR COLLAGE OR UNIVERSITY.  50 HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WERE SELECTED. THE STIPEND ... Read More »