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Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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  THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING MONDAY.  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30 AND TOM ARPIN FROM B.G. CONSULTANTS WILL MEET WITH THE COMMISSION.  THERE MAY BE REPORTS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND WALK INS ARE WELCOME.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BEGINS AT NINE ... Read More »

Town Hall Meeting

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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 be ... 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 March 30th.  LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly persons, ... Read More »

Alfalfa School

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An Alfalfa Production Update will be held regarding alfalfa growing and some economics in comparing corn, alfalfa and equitable leases with alfalfa.  Join K-State Research and Extension and Twin Creeks Extension District for an informal meeting on Alfalfa Production. This meeting will take place on next Thursday at the Norton County 4-H Building in Norton, Kansas starting at 6:30 pm.   ... Read More »

Purchase advanced KSHSAA 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tickets

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Fort Hays State Athletic Department would like to give your school and fans the opportunity to purchase advanced KSHSAA 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tickets for both Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24. Tickets are on sale now until Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m. These tickets can be purchased online through the link provided below or by telephone.  Fans could also ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced for two of three charges against him in Norton County Magistrate Court.  Mitch Kachel was charged with one count each of criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, and interfering with law enforcement.  Those charges are in connection with the alleged September 18th break in in Edmond.  In a plea agreement, Kachel pled guilty to criminal trespass ... Read More »

Internship Available

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  The Office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now accepting applications for internships for Summer 2012. Interested college-aged students are invited to apply to serve the people of the First District either in the Dodge City, Hutchinson, Salina, or Washington, D.C. office. In the Kansas offices, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work ... Read More »

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 »