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Hospital Agenda

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THE CONCERN OVER AN ACCOUNT AND THE UPPER LEVEL RENOVATION WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A CONCERN OVER A PATIENT ACCOUNT. THEY WILL CONTINUE THEIR DISCUSSION ON THE UPPER LEVEL RENOVATION. THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD DEVELOPMENT, MIGRATION AND PROGRESS WILL BE UPDATED. THE BOARD ... Read More »

Business Appreciation Month

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN. THE AWARDS SERVE AS A STATEWIDE TRIBUTE TO BUSINESSES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO KANSAS AND THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES.  THE AWARDS ARE ANNOUNCED EACH JUNE. REGIONAL FINALISTS ARE RECOGNIZED AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY DURING THE TEAM KANSAS/KANSAS CAVALRY AWARDS BANQUET, WITH THE TOP NOMINEE RECEIVING THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A PRELIMINARY HEARING NEXT WEEK IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  RUSSELL BRILL JUNIOR HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNTY OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY, A LEVEL SEVEN PERSON FELONY, THEFT, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY AND ANOTHER COUNT OF THEFT, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30TH OF ... Read More »

Kugler Company to Host Water Management Meeting

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MCCOOK, NE, February 14, 2013 – On February 26 in McCook, Nebraska, Kugler Company will present four industry experts to discuss water management issues and their ever-emerging impact on growers. Mike Peterson of Orthman Manufacturing in Lexington, NE will discuss Root Structure and Development. Dave Lankford from Earthtec Solutions in Vineland, NJ will cover Water Management on the High Plains. ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL BE ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  JAYME HORACEK WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE LANE OF TRAVEL.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 24TH INCIDENT.  SHE WAS ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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A GAYLORD MAN LOST HIS LIFE IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT THURDAY NIGHT SOUTHWEST OF SMITH CENTER.  A 2008 CHEVY PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY 59 YEAR OLD DAVID BECKMAN OF GAYLORD WAS WESTBOUND ON 240TH ROAD.  BECKMAN LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE ON A CURVE.  THE PICK-UP SLID INTO THE NORTH DITCH, STRIKING THE EMBANKMENT AND CAME TO REST IN A ... Read More »

Blood Drives

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ABOUT EVERY TWO SECONDS, A PATIENT IN THE U.S. NEEDS BLOOD. TO BE PREPARED TO RESPOND TO PATIENT NEEDS AND EMERGENCIES ON A DAILY BASIS, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RELIES ON THE GENEROSITY AND DEDICATION OF ITS BLOOD DONORS. WITH BLOOD DRIVES SCHEDULED NEARLY EVERY DAY, THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELIGIBLE DONORS TO HELP SAVE LIVES ARE PLENTIFUL. ONLY THROUGH THEIR ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WAS SENTENCED FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. DIANE DANTANO WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BURGLARY, AND THEFT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 13TH INCIDENT.  DANTANO ENTERED INTO A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO PLEAD GUILTY TO BURGLARY AND THE THEFT CHARGE WAS DISMISSED.  SHE WAS ... Read More »

School Board Special Meeting

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THE USD 211 BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT NOON ON MONDAY.  USD 211 IS IN ITS THIRD AND FINAL YEAR OF THE “BUDGET BLESSING” AFFORDED US DUE  TO THE ATTACHMENT OF THE FORMER USD 213 IN 2010.  THE RAMIFICATIONS OF LOSING THIS ADDITIONAL BUDGET AUTHORITY IN 2013-14 WILL BE REVIEWED.  THERE WILL ALSO BE TWO EXECUTIVE ... Read More »

LIEAP Applications Taken

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The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) March 29.  LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly persons, and families with children are the primary groups assisted. An average benefit of $520.81 was provided to 53,683 households in 2012. ... Read More »

Check on Neighbors

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WITH THE COLD WEATHER HERE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS, KEEPING OURSELVES AND LOVED ONES SAFE IS A NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.  ALSO, BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CHECK ON OTHERS ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY.  WHEN WINTER WEATHER PUTS US IN THE DEEP FREEZE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU TAKE TIME TO CHECK ON FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO ARE ESPECIALLY AT ... Read More »

Court Report

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THE PRELIMINARY HEARING FOR A NORTON MAN HAS BEEN CONTINUED IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  CLOYCE CULVER WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF CRIMINAL THREAT, LEVEL NINE PERSON FELONIES AND ON COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON NOVEMBER 15TH AND 16TH OF 2012.  CULVER’S PRELIMINARY HEARING HAS BEEN CONTINUED ... Read More »

Election Deadline

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THE DEADLINE IS TODAY TO FILE FOR NORTON CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS OR THE MAYOR’S POSITION.  POSITIONS HELD BY DAVID CORNS, MAYOR, JERRY JONES IN WARD ONE, ROBERTA RYAN IN WARD TWO AND JERRY MORITZ IN WARD THREE WILL BE ON THE APRIL BALLOT.  A PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH IF MORE THAN THREE PERSONS FILE FOR ONE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A LOGAN RESIDENT PLED GUILTY TO A DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  SHANNON PLUMMER OF LOGAN WAS CHARGED WITH DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED AND NO PROOF OF INSURANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 12TH INCIDENT.  PLUMMER PLED GUILTY TO THE DRIVING CHARGE AND THE INSURANCE CHARGE WAS DISMISSED WITH PROOF PROVIDED TO THE COURT. ... Read More »

Huelskamp Visit

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KANSAS FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP WILL BE IN NORTHWEST KANSAS FOR A TOUR TOMORROW.  HUELSKAMP CONDUCTED FOUR TOWN HALL MEETINGS DURING THE FIRST WORK WEEK OF JANUARY. UPON COMPLETING THESE ADDITIONAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS, HUELSKAMP WILL HAVE HOSTED 150 TOWN HALL MEETINGS SINCE TAKING OFFICE IN 2011.  CONGRESSMAN HUELSKAMP WILL START THE DAY IN ST. FRANCIS FROM EIGHT TILL ... Read More »