Ongoing Situation Reported At Norton Correctional Facility


KS Dept. of Corrections: Situation at Norton Correctional Facility under control.


UPDATE: 11:57 PM:

UPDATE: 11:42 PM:

The Norton County Sheriff’s Department sent the following alert out to the public.

This is the Norton County Sheriff’s Department on September 5th at 1130 pm. Due to the ongoing incident at the Norton Prison, we strongly urge you to pull the keys and lock your vehicles and to lock your house. We will notify you again when the situation has been resolved. Thank you.


Reports of an ongoing situation at the Norton Correctional Facility requiring law enforcement assistance is being reported by several media outlets across the state tonight.

The Kansas Organization of State Employees tweeted at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday.

Sunflower State Radio News has yet to confirm this information with the Norton County Sheriff’s Office or the Norton Police Department. Stay tuned to this website, and Classic Hits KQNK 106.7 in Norton, and KD Country 94 in Glen Elder for the latest in our morning newscasts.

This is a developing story.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.