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Commissioners Notes

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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 »

School Board Agenda

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THE FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORT AND THE CURRICULUM ITEMS WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT. THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE THE FINANCIAL AUDIT AS PREPARED BY MAPES AND MILLER.  THEY WILL RECEIVE A REPORT ON AN ASPECT OF THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM.  THEY WILL REVIEW THE COMMON CORE TRANSITION PLAN.  THE BOARD WILL receive THE ... 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  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 »