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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 »

Court Report

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A Norton young man was found guilty of a charge in Norton Municipal Court.  Dylan Spradlin was charged with one count of loud stereo in connection with an alleged January 3rd incident.  He pled no contest and was found guilty.  He was fined 30 dollars, plus court costs of 76, according to Municipal Judge Jerry Hawks. Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR ROAD WORK AND A COMPACTOR FOR THE SOLID WASTE WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  MARK DETTER FROM DEWAAY FINANCIAL PRESENTED THE FINANCING OF THE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO THE AG VALLEY PROJECT.  THE COMMISSION PASSED THE RESOLUTION TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE MILLION DOLLARS TO ... Read More »

Hutchinson Facility Honored

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The Hutchinson Correctional Facility WAS honored by the Environmental  Protection Agency for reducing its volume of solid waste through innovative and aggressive recycling programs.  EPA presented a WasteWise State Government Partner of the Year Award to the correctional facility. This honor is awarded annually to one State WasteWise partner in the country. WasteWise is a free, voluntary EPA program that ... Read More »

Wellness Program

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  THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR MARTIN GRIFFEY ARE HOSTING ANOTHER FREE WELLNESS SEMINAR MONDAY NIGHT  IN NORTON.  THE PROGRAM WILL BE ON CORONARY HEART DISEASE.  THE PROGRAM WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 IN THE BASEMENT OF PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC AND IS FREE.  TO RESERVE A SPACE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE NORTON MEDICAL CLINIC.  THE FREE ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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A NORTON MAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY IN BARTON COUNTY.  A 1998 CADILLAC, DRIVEN BY 50-YEAR-OLD TERRY GAUTIER OF NORTON WAS SOUTHBOUND ON U.S. HIGHWAY 281 EAST OF GALATIA IN BARTON COUNTY.  FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, THE CAR LEFT THE ROADWAY AND ENTERED THE DITCH.  THE CADILLAC OVERTURNED AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT.  GAUTIER WAS TAKEN TO THE ... Read More »