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Weather Spotter Class

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND AND NORTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ARE HOSTING A STORM SPOTTER CLASS IN NORTON.  THIS YEAR’S TRAINING WILL BE HELD MONDAY, AT 6:30 PM AT THE PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC COOP DOWNSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM.  THE CLASS IS FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN HIGH PLAINS WEATHER.  THIS PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED ONLY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A GRINNELL WOMAN PLED TO A WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  AMEREE GREEN OF GRINNELL WAS CHARGE WITH ONE COUNT OF GIVING A WORTHLESS CHECK IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED AUGUST 9TH, 2011 INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE.  GREEN WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL, SUSPENDED TO 12 MONTHS SUPERVISED PROBATION.  GREEN ... Read More »

Court Report

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TWO NORTON MEN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN MAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. DWIGHT SPRIGG AND TIMOTHY SPRIGG HAVE BOTH BEEN CHARGED WITH HUNTING TURKEY WITH THE AID OF A VEHICLE, FAILURE TO TAG A TURKEY, HUNTING TURKEY WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT AND WANTON WASTE.  THE FIRST THREE CHARGES ARE BIG GAME VIOLATIONS AND THE WANTON WASTE IS ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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NUTRITION WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF STORY TIME THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. STORY TIME WILL BE TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30. TRANDA WATTS, TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION AGENT IN FOODS AND NUTRITION WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER. SHE WILL SHARE STORIES AND ACTIVITIES ABOUT GOOD NUTRITION. THERE WILL BE BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT TWO. EVERYONE IS ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT MONDAY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES.  RUSSELL BRILL JUNIOR HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY, THEFT, AND ANOTHER COUNT OF THEFT, A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30TH OF 2012.  BRILL WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING.  HIS ARRAIGNMENT WILL BE MONDAY ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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THE ORDINANCE ON AN ANIMAL KENNEL AND A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL AT THEIR MEETING TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE SECOND READING OF THE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF ANIMAL KENNEL IN THE NORTON CITY CODE.  THEY WILL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 109 EAST MAIN STREET.  ... Read More »

Red Cross Launches Tornado App For Severe Weather Awareness

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The American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas. This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE HEAVY TRUCK, TRAILER OR “A” TAGS WITHOUT A PENALTY AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.  WHEN RENEWING VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR ALL VEHICLES. FOR TRAILERS THE OFFICE STAFF NEEDS THE  INSURANCE FOR THE VEHICLE THAT WILL PULL THE TRAILER.  THEY NEED TO VERIFY THE VIN NUMBER, POLICY ... Read More »

Video Contest

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THE FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE (FRS) AND DISCOVERY EDUCATION HAVE TEAMED UP TO BRING A “CONNECTED COMMUNITY” VIDEO CONTEST, WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF $2,500 TOWARDS CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO RURAL SCHOOLS, GRADES 4-12.  TEACHERS WILL LEAD STUDENT TEAMS OF UP TO 3 STUDENTS IN CREATING A 1-2 MINUTE VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES HOW THEIR RURAL COMMUNITY IS ... Read More »

Cancellations

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No School USD 211 Norton, No school USD 294 Oberlin, No school USD 326 Logan, the Norton Library will close at five today and closed all day tomorrow, no storytime at the Library, the Norton Ministerial Alliance meeting for tomorrow postponed to next Thursday at noon at the Town and Country, the After Five Club meeting for tomorrow night cancelled, ... Read More »

Emergency Snow Routes

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The City of Norton is asking residents to remove their vehicles from the Emergency Snow Routes as soon as possible, to keep the streets clear for emergency vehicles.  It may be tonight or tomorrow before the plows are out, but get these vehicles moved now before the heavy snow hits later today and tomorrow. Read More »

Cancellations

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USD 326 Logan dismissing at 11:30 USD 412 Hoxie dismissing at 12:30 Thrift Shop in Norton closed today Renew Chic Boutique closed today Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees meeting for tonight postponed to Monday night at 6:30 Kansas Governor’s Hunt meeting for tomorrow postponed to next Thursday at 1 p.m. at the CCC Norton Campus Girl Scout Cookie Booth ... Read More »

Hospital Agenda

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THE CONCERN OVER AN ACCOUNT AND THE UPPER LEVEL RENOVATION WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A CONCERN OVER A PATIENT ACCOUNT. THEY WILL CONTINUE THEIR DISCUSSION ON THE UPPER LEVEL RENOVATION. THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD DEVELOPMENT, MIGRATION AND PROGRESS WILL BE UPDATED. THE BOARD ... Read More »

Business Appreciation Month

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN. THE AWARDS SERVE AS A STATEWIDE TRIBUTE TO BUSINESSES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO KANSAS AND THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES.  THE AWARDS ARE ANNOUNCED EACH JUNE. REGIONAL FINALISTS ARE RECOGNIZED AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY DURING THE TEAM KANSAS/KANSAS CAVALRY AWARDS BANQUET, WITH THE TOP NOMINEE RECEIVING THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A PRELIMINARY HEARING NEXT WEEK IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  RUSSELL BRILL JUNIOR HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNTY OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY, A LEVEL SEVEN PERSON FELONY, THEFT, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY AND ANOTHER COUNT OF THEFT, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30TH OF ... Read More »