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House Fire

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A NORTON MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN A HOUSE FIRE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN NORTON. THE NORTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO THE HOME OF JAMES HARPER AT 411 NORTH ARCHER AT 11:49 WEDNESDAY MORNING.  THE FIRE STARTED IN THE DRYER AND HARPER WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE THE DRYER OUT OF THE HOME.  THE FIRE CREWS CONTAINED THE FIRE TO ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE CONTRACT FOR THE RUNWAY REPAIR AND A REQUEST WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  THE BOARD ATTORNEY REVIEWED THE CONTRACT WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THEIR PORTION OF THE 90/10 MATCH FOR THE REPAIR OF THE CONCRETE PANELS AT THE NORTH END OF THE RUNWAY.  THE BOARD APPROVED THE CONTRACT.  THEY ALSO ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A YEAR FOR A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  DANIELLE RICHARD WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF MISDEMEANOR THEFT IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 13TH INCIDENT.  SHE ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT AND PROBATION TO THE COURT.  RICHARD WAS ASSESSED A 100-DOLLAR DIVERSION FEE, 100-DOLLAR ASSESSMENT AND COURT ... Read More »

Republic Caucus

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THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS FOR NORTON COUNTY WILL BE COMING UP SATURDAY MARCH 10TH IN NORTON.  THE CAUCUS GIVES ALL REGISTERED REPUBLICANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CAST THEIR BALLOT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OF THEIR CHOICE AND HELP DETERMINE WHICH CANDIDATE RECEIVES THE VOTES OF KANSAS 40 DELEGATES AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.  THE CAUCUS WILL BE HELD AT THE ... Read More »

A.T.V. Accident

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A LENORA MAN WAS INJURED IN AN A.T.V. ACCIDENT SUNDAY NIGHT SOUTH OF NORTON.  A YAMAHA GRIZZLY, DRIVEN BY ALVIN HARDY OF LENORA WAS BEING USED TO GET CATTLE BACK INTO THE FENCE.  HARDY APPLIED THE BRAKES AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE DOG THAT WAS ONE THE BACK OF THE A.T.V. GOT THROWN FORWARD.  HARDY TRIED TO CATCH THE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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The options for the pool financing and the website design were items for the Norton City Council last night.  Rick Ensz from Cooper, Malone, Mcclain, security brokers was at the meeting to discuss the various options available for designing and building a new pool.  He used figures from 4 to four and a half million dollars.  Ensz met with the ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL APPEAR NEXT WEEK IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER 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.  LEEPER MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE JANUARY 20TH.  HIS PRELIMINARY ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE OPTIONS FOR FINANCING THE POOL RENOVATIONS AND THE BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTICS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE POOL DESIGN COMMITTEE MET MONDAY NIGHT AND TONIGHT RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE, MCCLAIN WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO DISCUSS POOL FINANCING OPTIONS.  THEY WILL ALSO HEAR A REPORT ON THE BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTICS FROM ... Read More »

Economic Development Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE E-COMMUNITY AND THE AG VALLEY PROGRESS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SIGNED THE AGREEMENT FOR THE E-COMMUNITY.  THE 125 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TAX CREDITS HAVE BEEN SOLD, AND AMOUNTED TO AROUND 150 THOUSAND.  THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE HAS BEEN RETURNED TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR PAPERWORK, ... Read More »

Hospital Board of Trustees Agenda

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THE REVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY TOWN HALL AND THE APPOINTMENTS TO THE MEDICAL STAFF WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL REVIEW THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT TOWN HALL THAT WAS HELD ON MONDAY FOR THE HOSPITAL AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.   THEY WILL CONSIDER THE APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE MEDICAL ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL APPEAR IN COURT NEXT WEEK FOR SEVERAL CHARGES.  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 20TH.  HIS PRELIMINARY ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE AG VALLEY PROJECT AND THE COLBY COLLEGE RENOVATION WILL BE ADDRESSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL BE UPDATING THE BOARD ON THE PROGRESS OF AG VALLEY.  HE WILL ADDRESS THE RENOVATION OF THE FORMER DOCTORS CLINIC INTO THE COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLASSROOM BUILDING.  THE COMMISSIONERS ... Read More »

USD 211 Norton School Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS AND THE CURRICULUM UPDATE WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.   THE BOARD RANKED THE PROJECTS THAT WERE PRESENTED AT THE LAST MEETING.  AFTER DISCUSSION, THE BOARD APPROVED GOING AHEAD WITH NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT EISENHOWER, SANDING AND REFINISHING THE JUNIOR HIGH GYM FLOOR AND CARPETING FOR THE MAIN ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE EMS DEPARTMENT AND THE CONCERNS ABOUT JUDGES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  JANE WYATT FROM THE AMBULANCE SERVICE REPORTED THAT ONE OF THE AMBULANCE UNITS WAS IN MCCOOK FOR TRANSMISSION REPAIRS.  IT SHOULD BE COVERED BY WARRANTY.  SHE ALSO REPORTED THAT THE BLOCK EMS LETTERS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS AND BIDS FOR THE LIGHTING PROJECT WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY-COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL REVIEW THE LAND LEASE WITH MARVIN STUTHEIT AND DISCUSS A WATER LINE AND PLANTING OF THE WINDBREAK.  THEY WILL REVIEW THE CONTRACT FOR THE RUNWAY CONCRETE PANEL REPORT AND RECEIVE IN UPDATE ON THE FUELING STATION.  IN ... Read More »