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Economic Development Notes

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THE GRANTS FOR THE DESTINATION BUSINESS BOOT CAMP AND THE GROUND BREAKING FOR THE NORTON ESTATES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE E-COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM MET YESTERDAY TO REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR THE JON SHALLERT DESTINATION BUSINESS BOOT CAMP COMING UP IN MARCH IN COLORADO.  THE TEAM APPROVED THE GRANTS GOING TO ... Read More »

Fuel Donations

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FOR THE 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE PETROLEUM MARKETERS AND CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS (PMCA) DONATED GASOLINE TO THE KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TO FILL UP PATROL CARS DURING THE HOLIDAYS. THROUGH THE HOLIDAY HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM, THE PMCA DONATES FUEL TO THE PATROL TO FILL UP PATROL CARS FROM DECEMBER 24 THROUGH JANUARY 1. THE DONATION WILL BE OF GREAT ... Read More »

Cold Weather Tips

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) IS ENCOURAGING ALL KANSANS TO BE SAFE AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING.  WINTER HAS ARRIVED IN KANSAS AND BEING PREPARED CAN PREVENT HARM FROM THE EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS EXPERIENCED IN OUR STATE. BY TAKING THE TIME TO PREPARE BEFORE YOU HEAD OUTDOORS EVEN FOR SHORT PERIODS ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RENEWAL OF ALL PERSONS WHOSE LAST NAME or BUSINESSES WITH NAMES BEGINNING WITH “U”, “X”, “Y” OR “Z”TO RENEW VEHICLE TAGS AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.  THE COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY,  SO THE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW WITHOUT A PENALTY.  WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF ... Read More »

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 »