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Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF A BATTERY CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT. KASEY SLATE WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER SECOND INCIDENT. HE PLED NOT GUILTY. AT HIS TRIAL, HE WAS FOUND GUILTY. HE WAS FINED 200 DOLLARS, PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76. SLATE WAS SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR OF PROBATION AND ORDERED TO ... Read More »

Destination Bootcamp

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NORTON COUNTY’S NETWORK KANSAS E-COMMUNITY IS OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS FOR THE JON SCHALLERT DESTINATION BUSINESS BOOTCAMP TO BE HELD IN LONGMONT, COLORADO MARCH 5-7. BUSINESSES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE GRANTS INCLUDE RETAIL OR SERVICE BASED BUSINESSES IN NORTON COUNTY. THE GRANTS WILL COVER THE BOOTCAMP REGISTRATION FEE OF $1,295.00. ALL OTHER TRAVEL EXPENSES WILL BE THE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE 4-H BUILDING AND THE HOSPITAL WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  GIL OTTER AND KATHY HOLSTE FROM THE 4-H BUILDING COMMITTEE ASKED ABOUT THE RENTAL SCHEDULE.  THEY RECENTLY HELD A MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FEES AND HAVE MADE A PROPOSED SCHEDULE TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHARGES.  THERE WAS DISCUSSION ON ... Read More »

Bainter, Rossi Earn Awards

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Two members of USD 211 have been recognized for their achievements during the 2012 Cross Country season:Junior Darcy Bainter has been named to the Class 3A All-State, All-Academic Cross Country Team. To be so recognized, an athlete has to have a GPA of... Read More »

Library News

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GETTING INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT CAN BE FOUND THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  STORY TIME WILL BE TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30.  THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING SONGS, STORIES, GAMES AND A CRAFT WITH A GINGERBREAD MAN THEME.  CHESS CLUB CONTINUES ON MONDAY AFTERNOONS FROM FOUR TILL FIVE.  A LIGHT AFTER SCHOOL SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED.  BRIDGE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE JANUARY MOTION DAY FOR ONE OF TWO CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DIANE DANTANO WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BURGLARY, AND THEFT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 13TH INCIDENT.  DANTANO ENTERED INTO A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO PLED GUILTY TO BURGLARY ... Read More »

Power Outage

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THE CITY OF NORTON WILL HAVE A PLANNED POWER OUTAGE BEGINNING THIS EVENING FROM 11:00 P.M. TO 3:00 A.M. ON TOMORROW MORNING FOR SPECIFIED AREAS. THIS OUTAGE IS IN ORDER FOR THE CITY CREWS TO WORK ON A SUBSTATION. THE AREAS AFFECTED ARE: THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 36, FROM EISENHOWER EAST, WEST CRANE STREET THE ODD NUMBERS OF THE ... Read More »

City of Norton Power Outages

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The City of Norton will have a planned power outage beginning this Wednesday, November 28th, from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29th, for specified areas identified below, in order to work on the substation. The areas affected are listed below: · North side of Highway 36, from Eisenhower east · W. Crane St., odd numbers of 500 ... Read More »

Cold Weather Tips

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THE COLD WEATHER WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT AND THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE TO TAKE SOME TIME TO MAKE SURE OUR HOMES ARE READY FOR THE WINTER SEASON. CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING IS ANOTHER DANGER DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. AS TEMPERATURES FALL, PEOPLE SPEND MORE TIME INDOORS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING BECOMES MORE OF A ... Read More »

Cold Weather Rule

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AS WINTER IS HERE AND TEMPERATURES CAN DROP, THE KANSAS CORPORATION COMMISSION REMINDS KANSANS THAT THE COLD WEATHER RULE IS IN EFFECT THROUGH  MARCH 31. THE COLD WEATHER RULE PROHIBITS UTILITY COMPANIES FROM DISCONNECTING A CUSTOMER’S NATURAL GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE DURING PERIODS OF EXTREME COLD. THE RULE REQUIRES UTILITY COMPANIES TO OFFER A 12-MONTH PAYMENT PLAN TO ALLOW CONSUMERS ... Read More »

Council Notes

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THE FIRST READING OF THE ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT A SALES TAX FOR THE POOL PROJECT AND THE REQUEST TO REMOVE A TREE WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  THE ORDINANCE REQUESTING A SALES TAX THAT PASSED AT THE POLLS ON NOVEMBER 6TH WAS APPROVED FOR FIRST READING WITH RON BRIERY AND JERRY JONES VOTING NO.  THE OTHER ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL HAVE A JURY TRIAL IN APRIL IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  SAMANTHA BUFFINGTON WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF FORGERY, AND FIVE COUNTS OF THEFT, ALL  MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN AUGUST 12TH AND SEPTEMBER 8TH AGAINST STULL AND ASSOCIATES.  AT HER ARRAIGNMENT LAST WEEK SHE STOOD MUTE TO THE CHARGES ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A ALCOHOL RELATED CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KALEE RICHARDSON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FURNISHING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TO A MINOR,. THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 20TH INCIDENT.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, RICHARDSON WAS FOUND GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL HOSTING, A CLASS A PERSON ... Read More »

Celebrating Holidays

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE AND THOSE OF US CELEBRATING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS NEED TO KEEP SOME SAFETY TIPS IN MIND.  WHEN CELEBRATING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, OUTDOOR WINTER WEATHER AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION CAN BECOME A DANGEROUS COMBINATION. WHILE ALCOHOL ALREADY AFFECTS A PERSON’S DECISION MAKING, COLD TEMPERATURES ADD THE RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA. WHEN CONSUMING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS A ... Read More »

Toys for Tots

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WITH THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND BLACK FRIDAY THIS WEEK, IT IS A PERFECT TIME TO DO SOME SHOPPING FOR SOMEONE ELSE.  THE NORTON COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS IS LOOKING TO MAKE CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER FOR NORTON COUNTY KIDS.   FROM NOW UNTIL DELIVERY TIME, THE TOYS FOR TOTS COMMITTEE WILL BE BUILDING A LIST OF CHILDREN WHO SHOULD RECEIVE TOYS FOR ... Read More »