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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 »

State Tournament Scoreboard – 3/7

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CLASS 4A At Salina-Bicentennial Center Girls results Wednesday McPherson 79, Girard 61 Bonner Springs 51, Pratt 44 Holton 69, Chanute 27 Ottawa 71, Wellington 56 Boys games Thursday Pratt (1: 23-0) vs. Coffeyville (8: 17-6), 3 p.m.; Basehor-Linwood (4: 20-3) vs. Wichita Collegiate (5: 20-3), 4:45 p.m.; Abilene (2: 22-1) vs. Fort Scott (7: 18-5), 6:30 p.m.; Ottawa (3: 22-1) ... Read More »

Republican Caucus

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ALL REGISTERED REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN NORTON COUNTY ARE INVITED TO THE KANSAS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS BEING HELD SATURDAY  AT THE NORTON AMERICAN LEGION.  A CAUCUS IS HELD IN PLACE OF A PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY, AND IS FUNDED BY THE LOCAL REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE INSTEAD OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE.  CHECK IN WILL BEGIN AT EIGHT WITH THE CAUCUS STARTING AT TEN.  PHOTO ... Read More »

Court Report

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A CALIFORNIA WOMAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR BATTERY FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  KIRI LANG OF SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 7TH INCIDENT.  SHE ENTERED INTO A SIX-MONTH DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE COURT.  SHE WAS ASSESSED A 100 DOLLAR DIVERSION FEE, 100 DOLLAR ASSESSMENT FEE AND COURT COSTS ... Read More »

Storm Spotter Training

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IT’S TIME FOR ALL OF US TO BEGIN PREPARING FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.  TYPICALLY, THE FIRST SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RUMBLE ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA IN LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN GOODLAND, WORKING WITH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS, OFFERS STORM SPOTTER CLASSES AT MANY LOCATIONS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA.  EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND, ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN ONCE AGAIN TALKED ABOUT BEING THE BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  HE WENT OVER THE COSTS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING BONDS FOR A NEW POOL.  WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED ON A ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT AND THE PERSONNEL HANDBOOK CHANGES WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER A BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  THEY WILL ADDRESS A WEBSITE FOR THE PROPOSED SWIMMING POOL PROJECT AND THE DRAINAGE STUDY AT THE POOL PARK.  THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN WORKING ON CHANGES TO ... Read More »

Andbe Home Meeting

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THE ANDBE HOME ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE COMING UP TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE ANDBE HOME.  THE MEMBERSHIP FEE IS 1 DOLLAR.  EVERY MEMBER IN ATTENDANCE WILL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE.  ANYONE NEEDING MORE INFORMATION CAN CONTACT THE ANDBE HOME.  THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ANDBE HOME WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT AT SEVEN AT THE ANDBE HOME.     Read More »

KDOT Fire

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Efforts are under way by the Kansas Department of Transportation to identify persons whose property may have been damaged in a grass fire Monday afternoon in Graham County.  The fire started about 3 p.m. as a KDOT crew was sealing cracks on U.S. 24 about five miles east of Hill City. The fire burned an area about six miles long ... Read More »

Engel to Retire

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A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL OFFICIALLY RETIRE AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK.  JOHN ENGEL, DISTRICT THREE SHOP SUPERVISOR, WILL OFFICIALLY RETIRE FROM HIS POSITION WITH THE KDOT ON MARCH 16TH AFTER ALMOST 33 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE STATE OF KANSAS.  ENGEL OVERSEES THE EQUIPMENT MECHANICS AND THE DISTRICT SHOP IN NORTON.  ENGEL ... Read More »

Court Report

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A LENORA WOMAN HAS PLED TO AN AMENDED CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BARBARA WHITEHEAD OF LENORA WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF BATTERY, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 7TH INCIDENT INVOLVING NICOLE HAMMOND.  WHITEHEAD WAS ARRAIGNED JANUARY 23RD AND PLED NOT GUILTY.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, SHE PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT.  WHITEHEAD WAS ... Read More »

Ag Week

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed THIS WEEK as Kansas Agriculture Week in order to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Kansas agriculture.  Kansas produces nearly $4.9 billion in agriculture exports a year. Kansas farmers provide food for Americans and people in 102 different countries around the world. At 28.2 million acres, Kansas has the second-most cropland of any ... Read More »

CRP Sign-Up

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A Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup has been set for March 12 through April 6. 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 on eligible farmland. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TODAY.  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE  AT NINE, THE COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET WITH THE ALMENA SENIOR CITIZENS.  THEY WILL HOST A CEMETERY DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE WEST UNION TOWNSHIP.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30.  LARRY SHARP FROM KCAMP WILL MEET AT 11 AND GAIL ... Read More »