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Survey Work

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STARTING JANUARY 2, AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE MONTHS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BEGIN SURVEYING ALONG K-23 HIGHWAY IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG THE CORRIDOR BEGINNING AT HOXIE AND EXTENDING NORTH 18 MILES TO THE U.S. 83 JUNCTION. THE SURVEY IS NECESSARY FOR THE DETAILED DESIGN OF THE PAVEMENT ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE JOB OF THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND THE BOBCAT FOR the COUNTY WERE ITEMS FOR the NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING ON DECEMBER 17TH.  JUSTINA SMITH, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR PRESENTED A QUOTE SHE RECEIVED FOR EQUIPMENT ON THE OLD SHERIFF’S CAR FOR HER DEPARTMENT.  THE COMMISSION RAISED questions WITH SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT WAS PROPOSED ON the CAR ... Read More »

Cassidy Committees

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE WARD CASSIDY HAS RECEIVED HIS COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND TWO YEARS FOR THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE.  AFTER HAVING SERVED ON THE EDUCATION BUDGET COMMITTEE THIS PAST SESSION, CASSIDY HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO EDUCATION BUDGET CHAIR.  HE STATES THIS IS A LOT MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAT LAST YEAR.  COMMITTEE CHAIRS ALSO HAVE A SECRETARY TO THEMSELVES TO HELP ... Read More »

Norton Blood Drive

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EVERY DAY, PATIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY RELY ON BLOOD AND PLATELETS DONATED THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. WHILE THE NEED IS ONGOING, THE SUPPLY ISN’T — ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, WHEN REGULAR DONORS TRAVEL AND SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MAY FORGET TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.  THE ONLY WAY TO PROVIDE LIFESAVING BLOOD AND PLATELETS FOR PATIENTS IN ... Read More »

School Safety

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THE RECENT TRAGEDY IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT BRINGS HOME THE FACT THAT WE LIVE IN AN OPEN AND, THEREFORE, VULNERABLE SOCIETY.  IT ALSO MAKES US FACE THE REALITY THAT NO PLACE IS OFF LIMITS TO A DERANGED INDIVIDUAL.   IN USD 211 THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF IS THE #1 PRIORITY.  THE DISTRICT HAS EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN PLACE ... Read More »

School Safety

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USD 211 SUPERINTENDENT GREG MANN shared AN EDITORIAL COMMENT by the Craig Kautz Superintendent of the Hastings, NE Public Schools. It is excellent advice. Please keep the victims, their families and the residents of New Town, CT in your thoughts and prayers. Dear Parents and Guardians: Today’s sad news regarding events in Connecticut may raise questions of concern from our ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WAS CHARTED WITH TWO WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  CARISSA RIDENOUR WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF GIVING WORTHLESS CHECKS, CLASS A NON-PERSON MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON DECEMBER 7TH OF 2010 AT JAMBOREE AND APRIL 29TH, 2011 AT PAMIDA.  RIDENOUR FAILED TO APPEAR FOR HER FIRST APPEARANCE NOVEMBER 16TH, ... Read More »

Holiday Safety

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AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR THERE ARE LOTS OF NEW THINGS TO LOOK AT IN OUR HOMES.  KIDS ARE NORMALLY CURIOUS AND WILL WANT TO TOUCH AND TASTE ALL THE NEW HOLIDAY DECORATION.  SAFE KIDS KANSAS SAYS TO ·   KEEP ALCOHOL (INCLUDING BAKING EXTRACTS) OUT OF REACH AND DO NOT LEAVE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS UNATTENDED. DON’T FORGET TO STORE ... Read More »

Dupont Pioneer Grant

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THE SOLOMON VALLEY RURAL FIRE DISTRICT OF LENORA IS THE RECIPIENT OF A $5,224 DUPONT PIONEER GRANT THAT WILL COVER THE COSTS OF RADIO EQUIPMENT UPGRADES FOR THEIR RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.   THESE FUNDS WILL ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE UPGRADING AND EXPANDING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S RADIO COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE.  PIONEER MAKES CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS ... Read More »

Court Report

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FOUR KANSAS CITY MEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FOUR WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS 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 »

Christmas Cantata

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THE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD CHOIR WILL PRESENT THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS CANTATA “LET THERE BE LIGHT” ON SUNDAY BEGINNING AT 10:45AM AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD. THE MUSICAL WILL BE NARRATED BY PHIL LOUGHRY AND WILL FEATURE SOLOS BY WANDA VINCENT, SCOTT KENTFIELD, LARRY HILLMAN, BEV BURNS, AND TERRY HILLMAN. THE CHOIR IS DIRECTED BY KOLLEAN STEWART. THE FIRST ... Read More »

Survey Work

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STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY FOUR WEEKS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BEGIN SURVEYING ALONG U.S. 83 IN DECATUR COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL TAKE PLACE APPROXIMATELY ¾-MILE SOUTH OF THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION. SPECIFICALLY, THE SURVEY WILL FOCUS ON THE BRIDGE LOCATED OVER THE DRAINAGE TRIBUTARY OF SAPPA CREEK. THE SURVEY IS ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE LIGHT PROJECT AND THE RUNWAY PROJECT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  THE BEACON IS WORKING AND CAN BE SEEN FOR MILES.  THE LIGHTS ARE NOT YET COMMISSIONED THROUGH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION.  THE RUNWAY PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE AS WELL.  THE FUELING STATION IS IN AND HAS HAD SOME FUEL ... Read More »

Court Report

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TWO NORTON MEN HAVE HAD THEIR ARRAIGNMENT FOR WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS IN NORTON COUNTY 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 WASTE IS AN ... Read More »

Fishing/Hunting License Changes

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THERE WAS LEGISLATION PASSED LAST YEAR REQUIRING KANSAS RESIDENT HUNTERS AND ANGLERS AGE 65-74 TO PURCHASE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES.  BEFORE THIS LAW RESIDENTS 65 AND OLDER WERE EXEMPT FROM FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.  HOWEVER, HUNTERS AND ANGLERS 65 AND OLDER ARE OUR FASTEST GROWING AGE GROUP, AND CHANGES WERE NECESSARY TO ENSURE FEDERAL AID IS NOT LOST AND ... Read More »