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Norton County Hospital announces closings on Thanksgiving

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital would like to inform the public of closings on Thanksgiving. Norton Medical Clinic will be closed, and Norton...

Nebraska Bans Indoor E-Cigarette Use In Workplaces

LINCOLN – Starting November 14, the expanded Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act goes into effect prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in every enclosed indoor...

Phillips County Officer Involved In Traffic Collision

Courtesy of the Phillips County Sheriffs Department This evening (Wednesday, November 4, 2020) at approximately 5:10 p.m., Deputy...

Nebraska Providers Reminded to Apply for Round 2 of Coronavirus Relief Funding

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reminded the state’s non-profit service providers, assisted living facilities and places of worship...

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,...

Kansas Headlines

Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Conservation Regulation

MANHATTAN, Kansas — A public hearing will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, to consider the revision of a regulation...

KDHE Launches Mobile Testing Unites

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching three mobile testing units for COVID-19 in order to expand testing access...

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Fraudsters Bilk Kansas Unemployment System For Up To $600M, Audit Concludes

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — A report issued Wednesday by the Legislature’s auditing division estimates up to $600 million in fraudulent unemployment claims may...

Kansas News Service

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...