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Allen’s new job

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ALLEN NEWS  5/20/11  DW  A NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE HAS RETURNED TO THE WORLD OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.  JOHN ALLEN HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE ASSISTANT TO THE MONITOR OF THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TOM SCHIEFFER.  ALLEN, THE FORMER CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE CINCINNATI REDS WILL HELP WITH THE OVERSIGHT OF THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS, BUSINESS AND FINANCES OF ... Read More »

Red Cross Blood Mobile

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EVERY TWO SECONDS, SOMEONE IN AMERICA NEEDS BLOOD.  THE SUMMER BLOOD SUPPLY IS OFTEN AT CRITICALLY LOW LEVELS, WHICH COULD PUT HOSPITAL PATIENTS’ LIVES IN JEOPARDY.  EVERY DAY, 500 BLOOD DONORS ARE NEEDED IN KANSAS AND NORTHERN OKLAHOMA FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS.  IMAGINE WHAT A DISASTER IT WOULD BE TO HAVE NOT BLOOD ON HOSPITAL SHELVES FOR THOSE IN NEED.  YOU ... Read More »

High School Site Council

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The Norton Community High School Site Council is seeking nominations for positions becoming vacant at the end of the school year.  The positions becoming vacant are for one parent representative and one business representative to serve during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.  These positions may be one or two years to help balance the site council terms.  The parenting ... Read More »

Court Report

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A CALIFORNIA MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL IN SEPTEMBER IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  GERALD SALDO OF SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF A HALLUCINOGENIC DRUG WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITHOUT A TAX STAMP.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 6TH INCIDENT.  SALDO PLED NOT ... Read More »

Court Report

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An Almena man will be sentenced at a later date in Norton CountyDistrict Court.  Brandon Towery was charged with one count each of burglary and felony theft.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged incident at the property owned by Ed Desbien between March 30th and April 21st of last year.  The burglary charge was dismissed and Towery pled guilty ... Read More »

School Board Special Meeting Agenda

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the USD 211 Norton Board of Education will host a special meeting tonight.  The Board will be discussing projects found during the audit by 360 energy.  They were asked to rank the projects listed and will also discuss additional projects.  The board will also consider the approval of the plans so the district can comply with the requirements set by ... Read More »

Norton County Comment

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The Norton County Commissioners are striving to keep Norton County citizens up to date on county services and departments.  They are highlighting a different department each month.  Norton County EMS leads the way in providing quality care and compassion to all they serve. NCEMS has 20 technicians covering three stations within 990 square miles. There are 3 First Responders, 15 ... Read More »

Norton Public Library Activities

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DIRECTOR OF THE NORTHWEST KANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM GEORGE SEAMON WILL BE DOING A SPECIAL PRESENTATION IN HONOR OF NATIONAL library WEEK TODAY AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  HIS PRESENTATION WILL BE AT 10:30 DURING THE MORNING STORY TIME FEATURING A LIBRARY THEME.    THEN AT SEVEN TONIGHT, JOANNE EMERICK, FROM HOXIE WILL BE THE SPEAKER.  Emerick author of Courage Before Every Danger, ... Read More »

CRP Sign Up Deadline

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Producers are reminded that the deadline to sign up for the conservation reserve program is tomorrow. This is the second consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP sign-up. Through CRP, eligible landowners receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. Land can be enrolled for a period of up to ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WAS BOUND OVER FOR ARRAIGNMENT MONDAY IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT..  MARK McMILLAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE,  HIS FOURTH OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, A NON-PERSON FELONY.  HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH REFUSING A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST, A TRAFFIC INFRACTION.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED AUGUST 28TH INCIDENT.  McMILLAN WAIVED HIS RIGHT ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE DATES FOR CITY WIDE CLEAN UP AND THE INMATE WORK CREW WILL BE ADDRESSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON WILL PRESENT DATES FOR THE ANNUAL NORTON CITY WIDE CLEAN UP.  THIS IS THE CLEAN UP THAT WILL BE COUNTY WIDE.  THE INMATE WORK CREW BEGAN WORK LAST MONDAY AND LAWSON WILL ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE BUSINESS CHANGES AND THE PRISON WORK CREW WILL BE ITEMS DISCUSSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP AT BELLA SOLE AND WOODY’S DINER, FORMERLY ADVENTURES.  THEY WILL DISCUSS THE Z WIRELESS STORE THAT WILL BE COMING AS WELL AS A STORE SELLING ... Read More »

Election Day is Here

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  NORTON COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL BE GOING TO THE POLLS TODAY TO VOTE ON SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS MAYORAL AND CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES.  ON THE BALLOT FOR NORTON MAYOR ARE INCUMBENT DAVID CORNS, SARAH DURHAM AND RON BRIERY.  FOR NORTON CITY COUNCIL IN WARD ONE, JERRY JONES IS ON THE BALLOT, ROBERTA RYAN IN WARD TWO AND JERRY MORITZ AND JUSTINA ... Read More »

Diabetes Program

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The Norton County Hospital and Doctors Clinic will once again be hosting a wellness program for area residents.  This program will deal with diabetes.  Due to the tremendous response of the last wellness program in February, the program will be held in the basement of Prairie Land Electric.  Internal medicine physician Doctor Martin Griffey will be leading the session to ... Read More »

Scholarships Available

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED THAT HEALTH CAREER SCHOLARSHIPS WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE IN 2011.   ANY APPLICATION FOR A HEALTH RELATED CAREER THAT WILL ENHANCE THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE IN THE PHILLIPSBURG/NORTON AREA WILL BE CONSIDERED.  TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP, THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PRE-REQUISITE CLASSES AND BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THEIR CHOSEN MEDICAL FIELD.  ... Read More »