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Norton County Hospital to open up more services, facilities

NORTON, Kan. – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many businesses can operate. Like other businesses throughout Kansas, Norton County Hospital and Norton...

Collaborative Effort Uncovers Critical Issues in Nebraska Communities Compounded by COVID-19

(LINCOLN) – Dozens of Nebraska organizations asked communities across the state what they need right now during the pandemic. They discovered that many communities are...

Gov. Ricketts Announces Relaxed Directed Health Measures in Additional Regions

LINCOLN – Today, at his daily coronavirus press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that less restrictive Directed Health Measures (DHMs) will take effect in three...

Nebraska DHHS Conference Call Planned Concerning Medicaid

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold a public hearing Monday, May 18, at the Nebraska State Office...

First Case Of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Identified In A Norton County Resident

Norton, Kansas - Norton County Health Department is announcing the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Norton County resident. The case involves a...

Nebraska DHHS Announces Second SAMHSA Grant

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been awarded a $2 million COVID-19 related grant by the Substance Abuse...

UPDATED Covid-19 Travel Mandate for Norton County

UPDATED Covid-19 Travel Mandate for Norton County April 24th, 2020 To help stop the spread of Covid-19, Dr. Glenda Maurer, Norton County Health Officer, is now...

U.S.D. 211 BOARD VACANCY

NEWS RELEASE The Board of Education of Unified School District 211 has a board member position that is now vacant, Board Position 7, representing patrons...

2nd HALF OF TAXES ARE DUE MAY 10, 2020. 

The Norton County Treasurer’s Office would like to remind everyone that the 2nd HALF OF TAXES ARE DUE MAY 10, 2020.   Payment Options: Locked...

Norton County Hospital Enhances Visitor Restrictions Effective April 10th

NORTON, Kan. – In response to the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state of Kansas, Norton County Hospital and Norton Medical Clinic...

Kansas Headlines

K-State Announces Added Furloughs; Total More Than 1,800

MANHATTAN — Multiple Kansas State University colleges and units will implement administrative furloughs as one of several ways the university is addressing significant financial challenges...

AMBER ALERT: Olivia A. Jansen of Kansas City, Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has issued a Kansas Amber Alert for Olivia A. Jansen, missing from 4444 Gibbs Road in Kansas City, Kansas. Age:...

State Settles Federal Lawsuit; Agencies Eager to Continue Systemic Overhaul of Child Welfare System

(Via Press Release) Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced that defendants have agreed to a settlement agreement in the matter...

Kansas Man Sentenced to Federal Prison For Second Degree Murder on Cruise Ship

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka, Kan., man was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for the second degree murder of a woman he was...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Executive Orders on Driver’s License Extension, Adult Care Home Licensure

Governor Laura Kelly today signed Executive Orders #20-55 and #20-56 as part of her administration’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and her commitment...

Kansas News Service

Kansans Planning A Trip To New York Must Now Quarantine For Two Weeks Upon Arrival

By Jodi Fortino - Kansas News Service New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Kansas has been added to the state’s travel advisory, along with...

A Look At The Sizable Pool Of Candidates Hoping To Represent Kansas’ Big 1st

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — Four Republicans and two Democrats are running for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District seat. It’s open...

Kansas Doctors Say Wear A Mask Or Brace For Coronavirus Numbers To Keep Going Up

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — A month ago, the University of Kansas Hospital had as few as nine of its beds...

How To Go Back To College In A Pandemic: Face Masks, Social Distancing And Shorter Semesters

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Gone are the days of sneaking late into a crowded lecture hall. Reading college students'...

More Kansans Are Asking for Mail Ballots While Officials Work To Make Polling Places Pandemic-Safe

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — Facing the prospect of standing in line at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic, requests from...