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Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF TWO CHARGES IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  JAKE ROMEY WAS CHARGED WITH RECKLESS DRIVING AND DRIVING ON LAWNS AND SIDEWALKS FOR TURNING KITTYS AND TEARING UP ON THE GROUND BEHIND THE RACE TRACK, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED NOT GUILTY AND WAS FOUND GUILTY AT A TRIAL.  HE WAS ... Read More »

Older Workers Recognized

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The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force will host the annual Older Worker Awards Ceremony on March 30 in Topeka. This event honors older workers who continue to play a very important role in the Kansas workforce and economy, as well as their employers. Honorees will include older workers who are employed in both public and ... Read More »

Military Scams

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced a new federal program that will track scam artists who prey on military families and try to elude authorities by skipping from state to state.  The new federal program is a nationwide database, available to law enforcement, that will include information about civil and criminal enforcement actions against companies and individuals who prey on ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN WILL BE DOING COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR CHARGES FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  TOBY NICKELL WAS CHARGED WITH SPEEDING 40 IN A 30 MILE PER HOUR ZONE AND NO DRIVER’S LICENSE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 5TH INCIDENT.  NICKELL PLED GUILTY TO SPEEDING AND THE DRIVER’S LICENSE CHARGE WAS DISMISSED WITH PROMISE TO GET ... Read More »

Health Care Town Hall

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The Norton County Hospital and the Norton County Health Department are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment every three to five years.  In order to gauge the overall health needs of Norton County, the Hospital and Health Department invites community members to participate in a Community Health Care Needs Assessment Town Hall discussion group.  The Town Hall will ... Read More »

Court Report

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An Almena woman is on a diversion agreement for a year for a charge from Norton Municipal Court.  Ianny Towery was charged with one count of misdemeanor theft, in connection with an alleged December 6th incident.  She entered into a one-year diversion agreement.  She was assessed a diversion fee of 100, assessment fee of 100 and court costs of 76, ... Read More »

VA Help

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Jody Tubbs with the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs will be meeting with constituents tomorrow in the Norton area.  Tubbs will be at the Decatur County Extension Office at nine tomorrow morning, followed by at the Senior Center/Community Building in Norton at 10:30 then at the Courthouse in Hill City at one.  Tubbs will be able to assist veteran’s or ... Read More »

Paxson Appointed

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A PENOKEE MAN HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE KANSAS WATER AUTHORITY BY GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK.  The Kansas Water Office coordinates the Kansas water planning process in cooperation with the Kansas Water Authority. The Authority’s 24 members include representatives from diverse water use interest groups and leaders of the state’s natural resource agencies. Advice on policy development comes from Basin Advisory ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE HOSPITAL AND THE COMPACTOR FOR THE SOLID WASTE WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR RICH MILLER AND BOARD MEMBERS STEVE BERRY AND WARREN WHITE PRESENTED THE UPDATE FOR THE HOSPITAL FOR THE QUARTER.  THEY ADDRESSED THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT DUE TO THE IRS REQUIREMENT.  MILLER EXPLAINED THE ... Read More »

USD 211 NORTON ANNOUNCEMENTS

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All USD 211 Norton activities for today have been postponed.  The High School basketball games with Hill City will be rescheduled.  High School Wrestling with Smith Center will be rescheduled.  The Norton Junior High Round Robin Wrestling for tomorrow is cancelled.  NO SPORTS PRACTICES TODAY.  No Panther Classic Wrestling Tournament tomorrow in Phillipsburg. Read More »

Notice: KQNK-FM 106.7 Off-The-Air; Streaming On 24/7

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Classic Hits KQNK FM 106.7 is currently off-the-air due to a transmitter problem. An engineer is in route this evening and assess the situation and hopefully get FM 106.7 back on the air. In the meantime, you can listen to us on Classic Hits KQNK AM 1530 and we are streaming live over the internet 24/7 right now here at ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Lenora woman will be back in court later this month for a bench trial 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.  Her trial to the bench will be Monday February ... Read More »

Senator Roberts and Staff recognized

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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and his staff received awards for their leadership on issues important to wheat producers from the National Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.  Senator Roberts received the Wheat Advocate Award given annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm.  Senator Roberts ... Read More »

Super Bowl Safety Tips

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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND PARTY GOERS AND THOSE ATTENDING PARTIES SHOULD REMEMBER SAFETY FIRST.  Just like at NFL stadiums, signal “last call” and stop serving alcoholic beverages at a predetermined time, such as the beginning of the third quarter. serve alcohol ONLY to guests over 21 years of age. Keep local cab phone numbers by ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE GEOMETRIC PROJECT AND A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE WATER PLANT RENOVATION WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  JEROL DEBOAR FROM PENCO ENGINEERING AND SEVERAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISCUSSED THE GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT THE CITY WAS AWARDED.  THE CITY WAS AWARDED 750 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR REPAIRING HIGHWAY 36 FROM THE ... Read More »