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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 »

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 »