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Brown Accident

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AN ALMENA MAN WAS INJURED IN A TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY  ON THE EAST EDGE OF NORTON.  A 1999 DODGE PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY STEVEN BROWN OF ALMENA WAS ATTEMPTING A LEFT HAND TURN FROM A PRIVATE DRIVE ON U.S. HIGHWAY 36.  A 2003 INTERNATIONAL SEMI, DRIVEN BY DENNIS REICKS OF KEARNEY WAS EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 36.  THE SEMI STRUCK THE PICK-UP ... Read More »

Highway Work

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BEGINNING MONDAY, THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  WILL BEGIN WORK TO RECONSTRUCT A SECTION OF US-36 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY.  STARTING AT THE EAST CITY LIMITS OF NORTON, AND CONTINUING EAST APPROXIMATELY 4.5 MILES TO THE US-36/K-383 JUNCTION, WORKERS WILL REBUILD THE ROADWAY ON EXISTING ALIGNMENT.  WORK WILL BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY TO EXTEND OR REPLACE THE DRAINAGE STRUCTURES ALONG ... Read More »

Monday at the Movies

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THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS CONTINUING THEIR MONDAYS AT THE MOVIES COMING UP THIS MONDAY.  THEY WILL BE SHOWING THE FILM ZOOKEEPER WITH KEVIN JAMES.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.  THE MONDAYS AT THE MOVIES ARE THE FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND.  THE MOVIE ZOOKEEPER ... Read More »

School Board Special Meeting Notes

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THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION HELD A SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED WHEN THE DOCKING INSTITUTE WILL BE SURVEYING PATRONS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.  THIS IS ONE OF THE BOARD’S GOALS FOR THE YEAR.  THEY WILL BE CONDUCTING A PHONE AND E-MAIL SURVEY.  THE QUESTIONS WILL BE THE SAME FOR ... Read More »

Intern Deadline

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Congressional internships are a great way for Kansas students to learn about Congress and gain professional work experience. Interns serving in senator jerry moran’s Washington, D.C., office have the opportunity to interact with staff and Kansans visiting our nation’s capital, attend congressional hearings and briefings, and work on issues currently before the Senate.  senator moran is currently accepting applications for ... Read More »

Court Report

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A former Norton County resident was sentenced at the February Motion day in connection with a traffic accident. DARRELL MOORE WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF THIRD OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, FAILURE TO STOP AND REMAIN AT AN INJURY ACCIDENT plus several others.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER FIRST TRAFFIC ACCIDENT east of ... Read More »

Bridge Work

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BEGINNING MONDAY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION , will begin work to replace a bridge over the South Fork of the Solomon River located along K-84 Highway, ½-mile north of Penokee; and ½-mile south of US-24 in Graham County.  .  Workers will start placing signs and traffic control devices as early as next week. The scope of the project includes ... Read More »

Daffodil Days

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ORDER YOUR DAFFODILS TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.  THE NORTON COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS SELLING DAFFODILS DURING THEIR ANNUAL FUND RAISER.  THE BOUQUETS WILL BE SOLD UNTIL FEBRUARY 26TH.  THE VOLUNTEERS ARE COLLECTING THE MONEY FOR THE BOUQUETS AT THE TIME OF THE ORDER, SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man will be serving a year in jail for probation REVOCATION in Norton County District Court.  BILLY TALLENT PLED GUILTY TO THE TWO DUI’S AND THE two OTHER charges WERE DISMISSED.  Tallent was sentenced to 12 months in jail on each charge to be served concurrently.  He must serve 48 hours and then is eligible for house arrest, ... Read More »

Special School Board Meeting

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THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING THIS EVENING.  THE MAIN PURPOSE WILL BE TO DETERMINE THE QUESTIONS THAT THE DOCKING INSTITUTE WILL BE ASKING PATRONS IN THEIR PHONE AND E-MAIL SURVEY.  THEY WILL ALSO ADDRESS HOW THE INFORMATION WILL BE RECEIVED AND THE FORMAT FOR THAT MEETING.  THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE USD 211 ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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Next Wednesday is the deadline for the renewal of heavy truck and trailer tags and all persons whose last name begins with “A” at the Norton County Treasurer’s Office.   When renewing your vehicles, remember to include your current proof of insurance for all vehicles. For trailers proof of insurance, the office staff needs insurance for the vehicle that will pull ... Read More »

WIC Program

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PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING AND NEW MOTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WOMEN WHO ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO AFFORD THE FOODS NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH MAY QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. THE WIC PROGRAM PROVIDES FOOD VOUCHERS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION ... Read More »

Cold Weather Rule

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THE COLD WEATHER RULE IS IN EFFECT FOR ANOTHER MONTH.  THE KANSAS CORPORATION COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY FOR THAT SERVICE. THE COLD WEATHER RULE WAS DESIGNED IN 1983 TO ENSURE THAT BOTH GOALS ARE MET. ANY RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER WITH A PAST DUE BALANCE WILL QUALIFY FOR PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS UNDER THE RULE. HOWEVER, IT IS ... Read More »

Court Report

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A California man was sentenced for a drug charge in Norton County District Court.  GERALD SALDO OF SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF A HALLUCINOGENIC DRUG WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITHOUT A TAX STAMP.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 6TH 2010 INCIDENT.  IN A ... 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 NOXIOUS WEED SUPERVISOR REGGIE BECKMAN AT 9:30, SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30 AND SANDY SMITH FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE WILL MEET AT 11.  THERE MAY BE REPORTS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND WALK INS ARE WELCOME.  THE MEETING OF ... Read More »