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Flu Numbers

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Though influenza activity has remained lower than usual in Kansas this season, activity has been steadily increasing over the last several weeks with the latest weekly influenza surveillance report showing Kansas with “widespread” flu-like illness. For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify a state as “widespread,” the outbreaks of influenza or increases in influenza-like illness cases and ... Read More »

Economic Development Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE NURSING SCHOOL AND THE E-COMMUNITY WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE DRYWALL IS UP AND THEY ARE WORKING TO GET IT READY FOR PAINTING.  COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAS BEEN APPROVED TO OFFER NIGHT CLASSES AS WELL.  THAT COULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO 50 WITH NIGHT CLASSES.  THEY ... Read More »

Norton County Burn Ban

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At their regular meeting yesterday, the Norton County Commissioners passed a resolution calling for a burn ban for Norton County.  In accordance with Kansas Statutes, Norton County is declared to be in a state of extreme fire emergency and all outdoor open burning, discharge of fireworks and field burn off activities are prohibited unless a written burning or discharge is ... Read More »

Phillipsburg Blood Drive

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MARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH.  YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BY DONATING BLOOD, VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME, MAKING A DONATION OR TAKING A CLASS TO LEARN LIFESAVING SKILLS.  THE RED CROSS BEGAN HELPING PEOPLE 131 YEARS AGO BY RESPONDING TO DISASTERS, ASSISTING MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY, TEACHING LIFESAVING SKILLS AND SERVING AS ONE OF THE LARGEST ... Read More »

After Five Meeting

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ALL AREA WOMEN AND THEIR GUESTS ARE INVITED TO THE MARCH MEETING OF THE NORTON AFTER FIVE CLUB THIS THURSDAY NIGHT. THE MEETING WILL BE AT 6:30 AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY KITCHEN. WOODWORKING WONDERS” IS THE THEME FOR THE EVENING WITH “WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK” PRESENTED BY WILLIE CARLIN, NORTON. HE WILL SHARE HIS EXPERTISE OF MAKING SOMETHING USEFUL ... Read More »

Norton County Club Days

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THE 2012 NORTON COUNTY CLUB DAYS EVENT WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT THE NORTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.  THE CLUB DAY WILL BE A NON-SCHEDULED EVENT WITH SIGN UP WHEN THE PARTICIPANTS GET TO THE JUNIOR HIGH.  THERE WILL BE NO SCHEDULED TIMES FOR EVENTS EXCEPT FOR THE MODEL MEETING BY THE BUSY BEAVERS 4-H CLUB AT SIX.  THE PROJECTS ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN OBERLIN MAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A YEAR FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  JUSTIN WILLIBY WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF CRIMINAL DEPRIVATION OF PROPERTY.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 2ND INCIDENT.  WILLIBY ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT AND PROBATION TO THE COURT.  HE WAS ASSESSED A DIVERSION FEE OF 100, ASSESSMENT FEE ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS AND THE MEETINGS ATTENDED WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL UPDATE ON THE COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING SCHOOL RENOVATION AND THE AG VALLEY PROJECT.  HE WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE E-COMMUNITY AND THE LEADERSHIP TEAM.  HE WILL TALK ABOUT THE CHANGE MEETING THAT HE ATTENDED AT THE ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE REVISED CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE NORTON JUNIOR HIGH AND THE COST FOR DRIVER’S ED WERE ITEMS FOR the USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  WITH THE MTSS COMING NEXT YEAR, THERE WILL BE TRAINING THAT WILL BE NEEDED FREQUENTLY.  THE PROPOSAL IS TO CHANGE THE ACTIVITY PERIOD FOR THE JUNIOR HIGH THE AFTERNOON TO THE FIRST THING ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE ROAD AND  BRIDGE AND THE ALMENA SENIOR CENTER WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE SOLID WASTE TRAINING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WILL BE HELD MARCH 6TH AND 7TH.  THERE WILL BE TWO FROM THE NOXIOUS WEED AND TWO FROM THE ROAD DEPARTMENT THAT WILL BE TRAINED.  THE COMMISSION ALSO ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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THE PRESENTATION ON THE SELF-SERVE FUELING STATION AND THE RUNWAY REPAIR WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL MEET WITH KENT MISEGADES FROM U-FUEL ABOUT the SELF SERVICE FUELING SYSTEM FOR the AIRPORT.  THEY WILL ALSO MEET WITH TOM BENNETT ON THE RUNWAY REPAIR PROJECT.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT ... Read More »

School Board Agenda

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THE PLANS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL AND THE FEES FOR DRIVERS ED WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT. AT THE REGULAR FEBRUARY MEETING, PRINCIPAL COREY ROY FROM THE EISENHOWER SCHOOL PRESENTED THE PLANS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL. THOSE PLANS WILL BE VOTED ON TONIGHT. ALSO, THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE FEE FOR THE SUMMER DRIVER’S EDUCATION ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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  THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING MONDAY.  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR JUSTINA SMITH AT NINE.  SANDY SMITH FROM ROAD AND BRIDGE WILL MEET AT 9:30.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD PRESENTS HIS REPORT AT 10:30.  THERE MAY BE REPORTS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND WALK INS ARE WELCOME.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON ... Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness Week

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THE  ANNUAL KANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS COMING UP NEXT WEEK.  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES SERVING THE STATE OF KANSAS, IN COOPERATION WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, HAVE DESIGNATED THE WEEK OF MARCH 12-16 AS KANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.  DURING THAT WEEK, SEVERE STORM AND SAFETY INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON BOTH OUR WEB AND FACEBOOK PAGES.  THE HIGHLIGHT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A TRIAL DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN SET FOR A SOUTHERN NEBRASKA YOUNG MAN IN RED WILLOW COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. ATTORNEYS FOR THE STATE AND FOR DEFENDANT 18-YEAR-OLD STATHIS KIRKPATRICK HELD A MOTIONS HEARING ON MONDAY. KIRKPATRICK, OF BARTLEY NEBRASKA, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON TO COMMIT A FELONY, TAMPERING WITH ... Read More »