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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 »

Facility Steering Committee

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NEARLY ALL 35 MEMBERS OF THE USD 211 NORTON FACILITY STEERING COMMITTEE WAS IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT FOR THEIR FIRST MEETING.  THE MEETING CONSISTED OF AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE COMMITTEE WILL BE DOING, WHY IT WAS FORMED AND HOW THEY GOT TO THIS POINT.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG MANN PRESENTED THE OVERVIEW OF THE DISTRICT.  HE ALSO PRESENTED THE INFORMATION ON ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES CAN BE FOUND THIS MONTH AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  BRIDGE LESSONS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS AT TWO.  THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR MORE AND THERE WILL BE NO EVENING SESSIONS FOR BRIDGE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.  TOMORROW’S (TODAY’S) STORY TIME WILL FEATURE SHARING BOOKS, SONGS GAMES, AND A CRAFT ABOUT WINTER PREPARATIONS, INCLUDING ... Read More »

Court Report

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FOUR KANSAS CITY MEN WILL HAVE THEIR BENCH TRIAL IN MARCH IN NORTON COUNTY COURT.  ERVIN JOSENBERGER, JOSEPH BAILEY, JEFFERY BAILEY AND JEFFERY BAILEY THE SECOND HAVE ALL BEEN CHARGED WITH HUNTING TURKEY WITH THE AID OF A VEHICLE, FAILURE TO TAG A TURKEY, HUNTING TURKEY WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT AND WANTON WASTE.  THE FIRST THREE CHARGES ARE BIG GAME ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WILL PRESENT HIS SEMI ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES AND THE SUCCESSES OF THE OFFICE. ALSO, JON KEISWETTER HAS REQUESTED A HEARING WITH THE COUNCIL ON A NOTICE AND ORDER OF VIOLATION ISSUES ... Read More »

Hospital Board Agenda

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THE NEW BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS AND THE BOARD TREASURER WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (TONIGHT).  STEVE BERRY WAS RE-APPOINTED TO THE BOARD AND CAROLYN APPLEGATE WILL FILL THE TERM THAT WAS VACATED BY WARREN WHITE, WHO CHOSE NOT TO BE RE-APPOINTED.  THE BOARD WILL ELECT A BOARD TREASURER AS ... Read More »

Amber Alert Day

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KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT REMINDED KANSANS TO STAY ALERT WHEN THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO HELP LOCATE MISSING CHILDREN. SCHMIDT’S REMINDER COMES AS NATIONAL AMBER ALERT AWARENESS DAY WAS OBSERVED ON JANUARY 13. THE KANSAS AMBER ALERT SYSTEM IS COORDINATED BY THE KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE AND KANSAS BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. WHEN AN ALERT IS ISSUED, THE MEDIA ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN HAD HER PROBATION REVOKED IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  A MOTION WAS PRESENTED AND GRANTED TO REVOKE THE PROBATION AND EXECUTE THE SENTENCE FOR AMANDA WILLMES.  THE 500 DOLLAR FINE WAS REINSTATED.  SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED TO TIME SERVED IF SHE VOLUNTARILY ENTERS VALLEY HOPE AND COMPLETES THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS.  WILLMES WILL BE ON ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE FACILITY PLANNING COMMITTEE AND THE SAFETY OF THE SCHOOLS WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  35 PEOPLE HAVE AGREED TO WORK ON THE FACILITY PLANNING COMMITTEE.  THEY WILL BE MEETING STARTING MONDAY NIGHT WITH THE ARCHITECTS ON THEIR FINDINGS, THEN WILL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD IN ABOUT SIX TO SEVEN MONTHS. ... Read More »

Highway Work

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STARTING MONDAY, AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BEGIN SURVEYING ALONG K-9 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL TAKE PLACE APPROXIMATELY 4.5 MILES WEST OF U.S. 283. SPECIFICALLY, THE SURVEY WILL FOCUS ON THE BRIDGE LOCATED OVER A DRAINAGE TRIBUTARY OF THE NORTH FORK SOLOMON RIVER. THE SURVEY ... Read More »

Court Report

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THE BENCH TRIAL FOR TWO NORTON MEN HAS BEEN CONTINUED IN MARCH IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DWIGHT SPRIGG AND TIMOTHY SPRIGG HAVE BOTH BEEN CHARGED WITH HUNTING TURKEY WITH THE AID OF A VEHICLE, FAILURE TO TAG A TURKEY, HUNTING TURKEY WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT AND WANTON WASTE.  THE FIRST THREE CHARGES ARE BIG GAME VIOLATIONS AND THE WANTON ... Read More »

Trauma Center

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL HAS ACHIEVED THE DESIGNATION OF BEING A LEVEL FOUR TRAUMA CENTER.  LEVEL FOUR TRAUMA CENTERS ARE RURAL HOSPITALS, WHOSE PRIMARY ROLE IS TO STABILIZE SERIOUSLY INJURED PATIENTS, AND IF NECESSARY, TRANSFER THEM TO A HIGH LEVEL TRAUMA CENTER.  HOSPITALS THAT HAVE ACHIEVED LEVEL FOUR TRAUMA CENTER ... Read More »

School Board Elections

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FOUR USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER POSITIONS WILL BE DECIDED AT THE APRIL 2ND GENERAL ELECTION.  THE FILING DEADLINE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE BALLOT IS TUESDAY JANUARY 22ND.  THE POSITIONS OPEN ARE FOR POSITION NUMBER ONE, FOR NORTON CITY WARD THREE, PATRONS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND WITHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, PATRONS IN CLAYTON EDMOND, RURAL USD ... Read More »

Library News

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IT’S WINTER AND THIS WEEK’S STORY TIME WILL CENTER AROUND ONE OF THE STAPLES OF WINTER…SNOW. STORY TIME WILL BE TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30 AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES AND ACTIVITIES ABOUT SNOW. THEY WILL ALSO BE DECORATING PAPER SNOWMEN. CHESS CLUB WILL NOT BE MEETING NEXT WEEK OR THE 21ST. THEY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON YOUNG MAN WAS FOUND GUILTY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  SETH ANTRIM WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF RECKLESS DRIVING, BASIC SPEED, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, REFUSAL OF A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST AND MINOR IN POSSESSION.  ALL THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 15TH INCIDENT.  ANTRIM PLED GUILTY TO THE ... Read More »