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Court Report

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A COLBY MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH MONDAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KYLE WITHINGTON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF SPEEDING, 71 IN A 55 MILE PER HOUR ZONE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION, AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED NOVEMBER 4TH INCIDENT.  WITHINGTON MADE HIS ... Read More »

LIEAP Applications

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The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through march.  applications must be received in the LIEAP Processing Center or an SRS office by close of business on Friday March 30th.  LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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THE BURN BAN FOR THE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE UPDATE ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE COMMISSION ADDRESSED THE DRY CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTY.   WITH THE FORECAST OF WARMER TEMPERATURES, THEY CAME TO THE DECISION TO PLACE NORTON COUNTY UNDER A BURN BAN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ALSO MONDAY, JUSTINA SMITH ... Read More »

Tech Scholarships

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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.  FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS, THE FOUNDATION OFFERED 100 AWARDS OF 2000 DOLLARS EACH.  WINNERS OF THE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS ARE MEGAN WENTZ OF DECATUR COMMUNITY HIGH ... Read More »

Grain Directors

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCED THE NAMES OF PRODUCERS FROM THE WESTERN THIRD OF THE STATE WHO WERE ELECTED TO THE STATE’S FIVE COMMODITY COMMISSIONS — CORN, GRAIN SORGHUM, SOYBEANS, SUNFLOWERS AND WHEAT. BALLOTS WERE CAST BETWEEN JANUARY 15 AND MARCH 1 AND WERE COUNTED AT THE OFFICES OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. THE NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONERS TAKE ... Read More »

DUCK in Weather

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NEW ACRONYM TO REMIND CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE THAT THERE ARE KEY SAFETY RULES DURING SEVERE STORMS – ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT MIGHT LEAD TO TORNADOES. THE ACRONYM IS DUCK – SHORT FOR: DOWN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL; UNDER SOMETHING STURDY; COVER YOUR HEAD; AND KEEP IN THE SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED. THESE ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE SELF SERVICE FUELING STATION AND THE RUNWAY PROJECT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  A REPRESENTATIVE OF U-FUEL FROM NORTH CAROLINA WAS AT THE MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE STATION THAT THE BOARD WAS LOOKING AT.  THEY WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE STATION.  IT IS NOT A PUBLIC ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NEBRASKA RESIDENT PLED GUILTY TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  KRIS HUFFMAN OF GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY 10TH INCIDENT.  HOFFMAN PLED GUILTY AND WAS FINED 250 DOLLARS PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY HAWKS. Read More »

Library Program

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TO KEEP THE KIDS MINDS ENTERTAINED DURING SPRING BREAK, THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS HOSTING A UNIQUE PROGRAM TODAY.  KARL WARNER WILL BE AT THE LIBRARY AT TWO TO DEMONSTRATE HIS BRAIN TEASER PUZZLES.  THIS IS OPEN TO KIDS OF ALL AGES AND EVEN ADULTS CAN ATTEND A LEARN MORE.  LEARN ABOUT BRAIN TEASER PUZZLES THIS AFTERNOON AT THE NORTON ... Read More »

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 »