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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 »

Full Circle-An Aging Expo

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Hansen Scholarship Winners

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The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas has named 250 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 36th annual scholarship competition.  In addition, eleven scholarships have been awarded to Kansas Community College students who are planning to continue their education at a Kansas four-year college or university.  One hundred Hansen Student winners were selected.   ... Read More »

Rural Enterprise Zone

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A bill aimed at helping rural Kansas counties in decline is on its way to the Governor’s desk.  Approved last month by the Kansas Senate 34-5, the Kansas House of Representatives voted 102-18 last week to give its final approve to Senate Bill 198, known as the Rural Opportunity Zone Bill.  “As part of our Road Map for Kansas to ... Read More »

Court Report

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A LONG ISLAND MAN WILL BE BACK IN COURT NEXT WEEK IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BRIAN SPOONER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FELONY THEFT, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY.  THAT IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY 28TH INCIDENT IN WHICH A VEHICLE BELONGING TO WILLIAM ALEXANDER WAS TAKEN FROM ALMENA.  SPOONER WILL have HIS PRELIMINARY ... Read More »

Secretary of State in Norton

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach plans to speak at the Annual Meeting of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation at Prairie Land Headquarters tomorrow (today) starting at 12:45 p.m.  His remarks will include the voter identification bill being considered by the legislature.  house bill 2067 is called the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act.  It was passed on the floor of ... Read More »

Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE ROAD DEPARTMENT AND A GRANT FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  SANDY SMITH AND TOPPER COOK FROM THE ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORTED THAT SEVERAL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS ARE COMPLETE AND OTHERS ARE BEING SCHEDULED.  THE NEXT PROJECT IS THE MOWERS AND MOWER TRACTORS.  A DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL BE ARRAIGNED TOMORROW (TODAY) IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT FOR FORGERY.  ALICIA NICKELL HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF FORGERY, LEVEL EIGHT NON PERSON FELONIES.  THOSE CHARGES STEM FROM INCIDENTS ON DECEMBER 30TH AND JANUARY 19TH FOR CHECKS WRITTEN ON THE ACCOUNT OF JESSICA MENGER.  NICKELL WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN MAGISTRATE ... Read More »

Superintendent Mann Award

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Norton Community School Superintendent Greg Mann has been named the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association (KSSA) 2011 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Mann was recognized by fellow superintendents during the recent Council of Superintendents meeting at the State Department of Education in Topeka on February 23rd.  Each year, KSSA recognizes a superintendent for outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership – in the organization ... Read More »

School Board Agenda

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The audit report and the staff appreciation event will be items for the USD 211 Norton Board of Education tonight.  The board will receive the presentation of the financial audit for the 2009-10 budget year.  They will also consider the summer school program for the eisenhower school that was presented at the last meeting.  They are proposing to split up the ... Read More »

Hospital Board Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE CLINIC AND THE RENOVATION OF THE EXISTING CLINIC BUILDING WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL GET AN UPDATE ON THE CLINIC PROJECT THAT IS SCHEDULED TO BE FINISHED NEXT MONTH.  THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PLANS FOR THE CURRENT AND CLINIC RENOVATION PLAN.  THE ... Read More »

Airport Board Report

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GRANT MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE AIRPORT AND A REQUEST WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD WELCOMED JERRY JONES AS THE APPOINTEE FROM THE CITY ON THE BOARD TO REPLACE KIM SNYDER.  TOM BENNETT FROM BG CONSULTANTS WAS AT THE MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FEDERAL GRANT MONEY THE AIRPORT WILL BE RECEIVING.  THEY ... Read More »