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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 »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL APPEAR TOMORROW IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, A LEVEL FIVE NON PERSON FELONY, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO- A LEVEL SIX NON PERSON FELONY AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, A CLASS A NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE ... Read More »

Super Bowl Safety

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It’s an annual event for many. Friends and family will gather around the flat screen across the Sunflower State on Feb. 5 in a midwinter tradition known as Super Bowl Sunday.  While sharing the latest cheese dip or hearty bowls of chili, many also may be more inclined to drink and drive. This is why the Kansas Department of Transportation ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL APPEAR IN COURT TODAY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES.  THOMAS ANDREW WILHITE WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, A LEVEL FIVE NON PERSON FELONY, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO- A LEVEL SIX NON PERSON FELONY AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, A CLASS A NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 36 WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  JEROL DEBOER FROM PENCO ENGINEERING WILL DISCUSS WITH the COUNCIL THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE PROJECT TO REPAIR HIGHWAY 36 WEST OF THE STOPLIGHT.  THE CITY IS the RECIPIENT OF A GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT GRANT FROM the KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO REPAIR THE ... Read More »

Hoxie Fatality

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A HOXIE YOUNG MAN WAS KILLED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT EARLY THIS (YESTERDAY) MORNING IN GOVE COUNTY.  A 2000 FORD TRUCK, DRIVEN BY 19 YEAR OLD NATHAN BARNHART WAS WESTBOUND ON OLD HIGHWAY 40 1 MILE EAST OF GRAINFIELD.  BARNHART LOST CONTROL OF THE TRUCK, AND IT ENTERED THE SOUTH DITCH AND ROLLED ONE TIME.   BARNHART WAS EJECTED FROM THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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Attorneys in the case of S tathis Kirkpatrick held a telephone conference  with the judge last week in Red Willow District Court.  18 YEAR OLD KIRKPATRICK OF BARTLEY NEBRASKA HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH murder in the first degree, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful burial.  those charges are in connection with the ... Read More »

Highway Projects

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The Kansas Department of Transportation will accelerate $50 million worth of preservation projects to produce jobs ahead of schedule and to take advantage of low construction costs currently available. The 32 projects that will be advanced are included in the 10-year, $8 billion T-WORKS transportation program passed by the 2010 Legislature. They are part of the $4.2 billion set aside ... Read More »