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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 »

DOCTORS ON CALL

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Menopause heart disease is the topic for this week’s program in the sixth season of Doctors on Call on Smoky Hills Public Television.  Doctor Erin Baxa,  Family Practice physician at Goad Clinic in Osborne and Doctor Shelly Gruenbacker,  Family Practice physician at Bluestem Medical in Quinter will answer questions in this live viewer call-in program.  The half-hour-long program will air tomorrow ... Read More »

KDOT SURVEY BEGINS

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KDOT SURVEY  2/21/11  DW  Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Thursday, a representative with TranSystems of Kansas City will be obtaining data along US-36 Highway east of Norton for a traffic impact study associated with the development of the Ag Valley grain expansion project.  The traffic study is intended to gather information that is necessary to determine the impact that truck ... Read More »

NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES

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COMMISSIONERS NOTES  2/21/11  DW  THE AGREEMENT FOR COMPUTER SUPPORT AND AN UPDATE ON THE ROAD AND BRIDGE WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  APPRAISER ALAN HALE AND CLERK ROBERT WYATT ASKED ABOUT COMPLETING A COMPUTER USAGE AGREEMENT WITH KOMTEK SYSTEMS.  NORTON COUNTY IS NEGOTIATING A CONTRACT WITH KOMTEK TO PROVIDE THE AVAILABILITY OF PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE ... Read More »

Nebraska Court Case

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A NEBRASKA MAN WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING AND WILL APPEAR IN DISTRICT COURT TO FACE SERIOUS CHARGES. 18 YEAR OLD STATHIS KIRKPATRICK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH murder in the first degree, a class one felony, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, a class two felony, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful burial, both class ... Read More »

Hospital Board Notes

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  The update on the clinic project and the change orders were items for the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees Wednesday night.  Randy Lenicke from the Murray Company and maintenance supervisor Ty Bruton took the board on a walk through of the clinic project.  They are about 80 PERCENT complete with a completion day of mid april.  They will ... Read More »

Norton County Hospital Board Agenda

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  THE UPDATE ON THE CLINIC PROJECT AND A SURVEY WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TONIGHT.  THE PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE CLINIC WILL BE PRESENTED AS WELL AS THE CHANGE ORDERS THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED.  ALSO, THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE A SURVEY FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.  THE UPDATE ON THE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR AN ABATEMENT OF PROPERTY AND THE RESIGNATION OF A COUNCIL MEMBER WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AT 5:45 FOR PROPERTIES AT 507, 509 AND 511 NORTH GRAVES AT PROPERTY OWNED BY KEVIN WILTFONG.  MAYOR DAVID CORNS WILL PRESENT THE RESIGNATION OF A COUNCIL PERSON FROM ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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  AN OBERLIN MAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT OVER THE WEEKEND IN THOMAS COUNTY.  A 2000 FREIGHTLINER SEMI, DRIVEN BY TERRY URBAN ON OBERLIN WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY K-25 SOUTH OF COLBY.  THE SEMI LEFT THE ROADWAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND ENTERED THE DITCH.  URBAN OVERCORRECTED AND THE SEMI ROLLED ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE IN THE DITCH.  ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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School Board Notes  The energy audit and the capital outlay projects were items for the USD 211 Norton board of education last night. Joe Hurla of 360 energy solutions presented the findings of the preliminary energy audit for the norton district.  he met last week with four of the board members to go over the specifics.  last night he talked about the ... Read More »

Kindergarten Round Up

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roundup time  2/16/11  dw  (12:00)  Eisenhower Elementary school will be holding the annual Kindergarten Roundup on Monday, February 28th 2011.  It will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  At 5:00 PM. there will be a meeting in the school cafeteria, with Mr. Roy, the kindergarten teachers and with the school nurse.  This meeting will last approximately 30 – 40 minutes.  ... Read More »