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Stagemeyer Provides Occupational Therapy Services at Norton County Hospital

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital welcomed a new occupational therapist to its staff in August 2020. Chelsea Stagemeyer, OTR/L, has a bachelor’s degree...

Breaking: Beloit @ Norton Cancelled; Beloit To Travel To Centralia Tonight

The Beloit Trojans at Norton Blue Jays high school football game for tonight has been cancelled due to a possible exposure to COVID-19 at...

Second Round of Pandemic Electronic Benefits Issued

Lincoln – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has announced that Nebraska has been approved to disburse a...

Norton County Hospital Celebrates Staff Sonographers During Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital recognizes the important role that diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical field during Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month,...

Norton County Hospital To Host Medicare Part D Counseling, By Appointment

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital welcomes Medicare patients to make an appointment for assistance in Part D enrollment, which begins on Oct. 15th...

Norton County Hospital’s ‘Seat Check Saturday’ helped keep kids safe

NORTON, Kan. – The National Car Seat Check event at Norton County Hospital, hosted on Sept. 26th, was a success, according to Klare Bliss,...

Smith County Memorial Hospital & Clinic To Start New Screening Protocol

SMITH CENTER, Kan. – As the upcoming influenza season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Smith County Memorial Hospital and Smith County Family Practice...

Nebraska DHHS Medicaid Expansion Expanding Phone Hours

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services will extend its phone hours for Nebraskans who want to apply for Medicaid expansion. DHHS anticipates...

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to Apply for Second Round of Pandemic-EBT

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will apply for the next round of Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) through...

 The Norton City Council Minutes For September 2, 2020

NOTE:  The following minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled council meeting. September 2, 2020  The Norton City Council met in regular session...

Kansas Headlines

UPDATE: Kids Located Safe – Kansas Amber Alert Issued For 2 Missing Girls

The suspect vehicle was located by the Oklahoma Highway patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, OK. The suspect was detained...

KBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Friday afternoon in rural Montgomery...

Indictment: Man Stole 22 Firearms During Burglary at Kansas Pawnshop

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was indicted today on federal charges that he stole 22 firearms from a pawnshop in Overland Park,...

Governor Kelly Announces 250 Jobs with New Empirical Foods Facility in Garden City

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly Thursday announced the groundbreaking for a new Empirical Foods ground beef facility in Garden City. The planned facility, which is...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $35 million in Rental Assistance to Keep Kansans in Their Homes, Businesses

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansans experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive up to...

Kansas News Service

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...

Scathing Federal Inspection Pulls Curtain Back On One Of Kansas’ Deadliest Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service At a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home, employees tested positive for COVID-19 and went back to work the...

Federal Prosecutors Defy Court Order In Cases Over Attorney-Client Recordings In Leavenworth

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, says it will no longer cooperate with cases brought by...

Emails Show Kansas Agencies Helped Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Despite Concerns About Coronavirus

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — In mid-May, Finney County’s top public health physician sent an email to state health...