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VA Claims Help

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Tuesday, Joy Tubbs from the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs will be in the Norton area.  She will stop at the Decatur County Extension office at nine Tuesday morning, then travel to the Norton Senior Center at 10:45 and end the day in Hill City at the courthouse at one.  She will be able to assist veterans or their dependents with VA ... Read More »

Unclaimed Property Tour

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  As a part of the Treasurer’s “Unclaimed Property Returns” tour Treasurer Ron Estes and staff members traveled throughout Kansas talking about and searching for Kansan’s unclaimed property.  Treasurer Estes pledged to visit all 105 counties in his first year in office and fulfilled that promise.  So far in 2011 65,913 claims totaling $14,433,929 have been returned to Kansans. the ... Read More »

Library activities

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Activities have been planned for the Norton Public Library for the older kids during the Christmas break.  Today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. all High School and Junior High Aged Girls are invited for a Girls Afternoon at the Library! Come and learn about easy tips on doing nail art, secrets for great skin, and making scarves, necklaces, and bracelets ... Read More »

Council Notes

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An extremely short agenda faced the Norton City Council at their recessed meeting yesterday.  The council recessed their December 21st meeting to yesterday to pay year end bills and to address any other issues that came before them.  The council paid the year end bills and had no other business come before them so they adjourned.  The next meeting of ... Read More »

Court Report

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  A  Norton man changed his plea in a battery case in norton county magistrate court.  Casey Sate wascharged with one count of battery.  That is in connection with an alleged July 21st incident  involving Leif Carlson.  at his arraignment, Slate pled not guilty.  He changed his plea to guilty.  Slate was sentenced to 6 months in jail, suspended to 12 months ... Read More »

Emergency Alert Test Scheduled For Today at 1 PM Central

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On November 9, 2011, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the federal government will conduct the first-ever end-to-end national test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. Though an emergency warning system has been in place in the U.S., in one form or another, since the 1950s, and is tested in each state on a weekly and monthly basis, there ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man will be sentenced for amended charges in Norton County District Court. Richard Estes was originally charged with sale of a narcotic drug, in connection with an alleged July 12th incident.  He was also charged with conspiracy and unlawful use of a communication facility.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged July 21st incident.   In a plea ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT.  THE BILLS AND MINUTES WILL BE PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD WILL BE TONIGHT AT 5:30 IN THE BASEMENT OF CITY HALL.  ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Read More »

Norton USD 211 School Board Agenda

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The update on the curriculum issues and the board goals will be items for the USD 211 Norton Board of Education tonight.  The board will receive the presentation on the revised curriculums for applied tech and social studies.  They will review the PD 360 online professional development and review the status of the transition from the current state standards to ... Read More »

State Park Hours

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The Prairie Dog State Park office will no longer be open on weekends for the remainder of this camping season due to budget cuts.  Office hours will be Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The self-pay station in front of the office can be utilized to purchase camping and vehicle permits.  Licenses and permits can also be purchased online or through ... Read More »

Bridge work in Phillips County

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the Kansas Department of Transportation is starting a bridge repair job on US-36 Highway in Phillips County beginning next week.  The bridge over Spring Creek is located 1.5 miles east of the East US-183 Junction in Phillipsburg. During Construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals.  KDOT awarded the construction contract of approximately $135,669 ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man will have a preliminary hearing todayin Norton County Magistrate Court for drug charges.  Richard Estes has ben charged with sale of a narcotic drug a level 2 drug felony, in connection with an alleged july 12th incident.  He has also been charged with conspiracy a level four drug felony and unlawful use of a communication facility, a ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WERE THE MAJOR ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE GRANT APPLICATION HAS BEEN TURNED IN FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE DOCTORS CLINIC FOR COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT WILL BE 416 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE THE THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST AND THEN OTHER ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN OBERLIN MAN HAS PLED TO REDUCED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT.  WILLIAM VASBINDER WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF CRIMINAL THREAT,  IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 28TH INCIDENT.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, VASBINDER PLED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF HARASSMENT BY PHONE A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS OF SUPERVISED PROBATION, FINED ... Read More »

After Five Club Meeting

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ALL AREA WOMEN ARE INVITED TO THE NORTON AFTER FIVE CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY NIGHT.  THE MEETING WILL BE AT 6:30 AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY KITCHEN.  CELEBRATE AMERICA” is the theme for the evening.  The special music for the evening is “OF THEE I SING”, presented by talented NCHS vocalist, Alec Melvin, accompanied by Justin Griffith on the guitar.  ... Read More »