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Girl Scout Cookie Sales

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Girl Scout entrepreneurs will be out and about in uniform beginning Saturday selling your favorite cookies: Thin Mints; Caramel deLites; Peanut Butter Patties; Thanks-A-Lots; Peanut Butter Sandwiches; Lemonades; Shout Outs and Shortbreads. This sweet tradition also marks the beginning of Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary celebrations in Kansas.  Girl Scout Cookies are available for $3.50 per box and all of the ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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COUNCIL NOTES  1/19/12  DW   THE ACTIVITIES FOR THE SUMMER AT ELMWOOD PARK AND THE ENGINEERING CONTRACT WITH PENCO WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE SCHEDULES FOR THE RACING ASSOCIATION, FRISBEE GOLF, SMOKIN’ IN THE BARN, THE HORSE COUNCIL AND THE AMUSEMENT ASSOCIATION FOR THE FAIR.  THE APPROVAL FOR THE MUD DRAGS WILL ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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The agreement for engineering and the committee reports will highlight the agenda for the Norton City Council tonight.  City Administrator Rob Lawson will discuss and present an agreement with Penco Engineering for the geometric improvement project.  He will also present his report.  The reports from the Personnel Committee and Economic Development will be presented tonight.  The council will consider a ... Read More »

Hospital Board Agenda

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THE NEW BOARD MEMBER INTRODUCTION AND THE TOUR OF THE UPPER LEVEL WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT (TONIGHT).  JILL EDGETT WILL BE INTRODUCED AS THE NEWEST BOARD MEMBER TAKING THE PLACE OF JEANNIE GOLDSBY WHO DID NOT SEEK RE-APPOINTMENT.  SHAD CHANDLER WAS ALSO RE-APPOINTED BY THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO SERVE ANOTHER ... Read More »

Court Report

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A  Norcatur man will be on a diversion agreement for a year for two charges from Norton County Magistrate Court.  Eric Cantrell has been charged with two counts of domestic battery, class b person misdemeanors.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged October 16th incident.    He pled not guilty.  At his trial, Cantrell entered into a six-month diversion ... Read More »

Grain Ballots

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced that ballots to elect commissioners to the state’s five grain commodity commissions – corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat – have been mailed to registered voters in districts One, Two and Three in the western third of the state.  Candidates for the Kansas Corn Commission includes in District One – Brian Baalman from ... Read More »

Commission Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TODAY.  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE   JUSTINA SMITH FROM THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WILL MEET AT NINE, KAREN GRIFFITHS WILL ADDRESS CASE MANAGEMENT AT 9:30, AT TEN SANDY SMITH AND FLOYD RICHARD FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE WILL MEET AND AT 10:30, SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD PRESENTS HIS REPORT.   ... Read More »

Commissioners Notes

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THE UPDATE ON SOLID WASTE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD AND HIS STAFF MET WITH THE COMMISSION TO SET GOALS AND TO DISCUSS EQUIPMENT NEEDS.  ARCHIBALD AND STEVE WITH FOLEY TRACTOR UPDATED THE COMMISSION ON THE EQUIPMENT THAT IS IN NEED OF REPAIR.  THE TRACK ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man pled to an amended charge in Norton Municipal Court.  Randall Willmes was originally charged with domestic battery in connection with an alleged November 11th incident.  He pled guilty to battery.  He was fined 500 dollars and court costs of 76, according to Municipal Judge Jerry Hawks. 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 30th.  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 ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norcatur man will have a trial in May for a list of charges in Norton County District Court.  Dennis Wood has been charged with one count of possession of Marijuana and 2nd offense driving under the influence.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged February 25th incident. He has also been charged with another count of felony possession ... Read More »

Soccer Registration

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Registration for the Norton AYSO Soccer will be tonight in Lenora.  Kids from 4 through 13 as of January first are eligible to play.  Those 15 and over and who have played at least one year on a U-14 team will be eligible for the U-19 traveling team.   The registration fee is 40 dollars.  That price will go up Monday ... Read More »

Facility Reopens

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Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts has announced that to address the need for additional prison capacity, pending approval of the Governor’s budget by the 2012 Kansas Legislature, the former Labette Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego in Labette County will be renovated for the purpose of housing 262 inmates who are primarily elderly and infirmed. The facility would be scheduled ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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The approval of funding for improvements for the airport was discussed during the meeting of the Norton City County Airport Board Monday night.  Tom Bennett from B.G. Consultants presented a letter from the Kansas Department of Transportation awarding the airport 99 thousand dollars to repair the North end of the runway and remark that area. The job will be done in ... Read More »

Operators Certified

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water announced that it has certified 25 water treatment operators and 18 wastewater treatment operators from September to December.   Receiving wastewater treatment plant certification was Drew Eagleburger from the City of Norton, Kent Footh and Randie Peterson-Shea from the City of Phillipsburg.  Footh was also certified as a water ... Read More »