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Relay Fund Raiser

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Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A PRELIMINARY HEARING LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  JASON KINGHAM HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF CRIMINAL THREAT, A LEVEL NINE PERSON FELONY, VIOLATING A PROTECTION ORDER, A CLASS A PERSON MISDEMEANOR, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, CLASS A MISDEMEANORS AND TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ... Read More »

CRP Meeting

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The Norton County FSA Office will be providing an informational meeting on the upcoming General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up that will begin on March 14th and run through April 15th.  The meeting will be held this afternoon at the Prairie Land Electric Conference Room between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  Discussion will concentrate on land eligibility, environmental benefits, common ... Read More »

Stockton man to be sentenced Monday

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A STOCKTON MAN WILL BE SENTENCED MONDAY FOR AMENDED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  CARLOS GALLOWAY WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THEFT BOTH FELONIES.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE ALLEGED JULY 16TH 2009 BURGLARY AND THEFT OF THE HOME OF ED DESBEIN IN ALMENA.  GALLOWAY ENTERED INTO A TWO YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT.  HE FAILED TO PAY THE ... Read More »

Norton City Council sets Agenda

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The hearing for an unsafe property will be on the agenda for the Norton City Council tonight.  The council has granted two extensions to Kevin Wiltfong for his properties at 507, 509 and 511 North graves.  The council granted the second extension at the last meeting with the stipulation that Wiltfong or his representative be at this meeting tonight.  Also, the council ... Read More »

Election Results

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The field for the City of Norton Mayor has been narrowed to three for the April General Election.  Voters in the City of Norton went to the polls yesterday and narrowed the field.  Unofficial results show incumbent Mayor David Corns received 229 votes, Ronnie Briery 78, Sarah Durham 63 and Allan Taylor 6.  380 out of 2003 registered voters cast ... Read More »

Special School Board meeting

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  The USD 211 Norton Board of Education held a special meeting thursday to meet with Doctor Karl Clauset.  Doctor Clauset was at the meeting to discuss the Professional Learning Communities in general and particularly the whole facility study group.  Due to previous appointments and plans of staff as well as Thursday’s uncertain weather, the staff meeting that was scheduled for ... Read More »

Doctors on Call

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  Venous Insufficiency is the topic for this week’s program in the sixth season of Doctors on Call on Smoky Hills Public Television.  Doctor David Hendrick,  and Registered Nurse Shawna Moresco,  both from The Vein Clinic at Salina Surgical Arts Center will answer questions in this live viewer call-in program.   The hour-long program will air tomorrow night at 7.  Smoky Hills Public Television ... Read More »

Court Report

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A MICHIGAN MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A DRUG CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  FRANK NICINSKI OF ROCKWOOD MICHIGAN WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF AN HALLUCINOGENIC DRUG, A LEVEL THREE DRUG FELONY AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITHOUT A TAX STAMP, A LEVEL 10 NON PERSON FELONY.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED NOVEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.  ... Read More »

Norton County Commission minutes

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  THE HIRING OF A DISPATCHER AND THE FEMA PROJECTS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  SHERIFF TROY THOMSON UPDATED THE COMMISSION ON THE INTERVIEWS FOR THE DISPATCHER POSITION.  THOMSON SELECTED ONE OF THE APPLICANTS AND WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THE JOB.  THE POSITION WILL BE THE MIDNIGHT TO EIGHT SHIFT AND WILL BE FULL ... Read More »

Beef Workshop

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  K-State Research and Extension’s Twin Creeks District is sponsoring a workshop to update beef producers on the practical use of beef selection tools.   Dr. Sandy Johnson, K-State Research and Extension Livestock Specialist at the Northwest Research and Extension Center will be the featured speaker.  The meeting will be held at the Methodist Educational Building, in Norcatur Kansas, Tuesday March ... Read More »

Business in the Spotlight

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The Norton City County Economic Developent salutes a Norton County business as a Business in the Spotlight each month.  BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT  2/24/11  DW  Moffet Drug Store, in business since 1943, remains a mainstay in downtown Norton.  Moffet’s features the original and still working fountain and counter.  Former owners, Don and Willa Vollertsen bought the store from Melvin Moffet, ... Read More »

Mayor Forum

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KQNK News will be hosting the four candidates for the City of Norton Mayor in a forum Wednesday morning at ten.  It will be an opportunity for each candidate to introduce themselves to the Norton Community, talk about their platform, discuss the good things in the Norton Community, what they feel should be changed and what plans they have in ... Read More »

Library memberships

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Norton Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing community interest in and support for library services.  The Friends of the Library support the purchase of the bikes for the summer reading program, and help with special programs for the summer reading.  The Friends purchase all the summer reading supplies, the table for the Community Room, games ... Read More »

Red Cross Blood Drive

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blood drive  2/22/11  dw  With the latest round of severe winter storms, the Red Cross has been unable to collect blood donations in certain parts of the state and areas of the nation.  As a result, there is a ten-year low on blood collections across the United States.  There is a recovery plan in place.  The Norton Community Blood Drive ... Read More »