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Study: More teens are driving (and crashing) while distracted

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A new study of hundreds of dash-cam video recordings of teenage drivers in Nebraska and elsewhere who were involved in crashes finds they’re a lot more distracted than originally thought. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the comprehensive research found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known. “We […]

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Nebraska ranks 49th in US for school breakfast program

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Nebraska placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says only two states had a worse showing. “Nebraska is feeding about 50,000 low-income kids for […]

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UNMC – Nebraska Medicine’s $4.2B impact on Nebraska’s economy

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have a combined $4.2-billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey God says they recently hired a national consulting firm, Tripp Umbach to conduct a study on how both entities benefit the state’s economy. Dr. Gold says, “Our work impacts […]

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Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN ONCE AGAIN TALKED ABOUT BEING THE BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  HE WENT OVER THE COSTS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING BONDS FOR A NEW POOL.  WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED ON A ...

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Norton County Hospital Notes

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The tour of the second floor of the Hospital and the newest board member were items for the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Wednesday night.  Jean Ann Wilson, the director of the Colby Community  College Nursing program gave a tour of the area that the College has been using for years.  They will be moving to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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