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ECP Sign Up

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PRODUCERS ARE REMINDED THAT COST SHARE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP PROVIDE EMERGENCY WATER TO LIVESTOCK FOR AGRICULTURE PRODUCERS AFFECTED BY DROUGHT IN ALL KANSAS COUNTIES EXCEPT REPUBLIC. ECP SIGNUP BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15 AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NOVEMBER 15. KANSAS HAS RECEIVED $6.1 MILLION IN ECP ALLOCATION TO HELP PRODUCERS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE.  PRODUCERS MAY MAKE A REQUEST ... Read More »

Court Report

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A KANSAS MAN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN DECEMBER FOR HUNTING RELATED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DUANE ZIMMERMAN OF STILLWELL KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO TAG A DEER, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, WANTON WASTE A MISDEMEANOR, INTENTIONAL CRIMINAL HUNTING, A CLASS B NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, CRIMINAL DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, A CLASS C NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, AND ... Read More »

Tag Deadline

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WEDNESDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RENEWAL OF VEHICLE TAGS FOR ALL PERSONS WHOSE LAST NAME BEGINS WITH “S” OR BUSINESS NAMES BEGINNING WITH “S” AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.   WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR ALL VEHICLES. FOR TRAILERS PROOF OF INSURANCE, WE NEED INSURANCE FOR THE VEHICLE THAT WILL ... Read More »

Deadline Approaching

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FARMERS, FLEET OPERATORS, SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OPERATING BUSINESS BAND OR PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO (PLMR) SYSTEMS ARE FACING A CRITICAL JANUARY 1, 2013, DEADLINE. BY THAT DATE, THE FCC HAS MANDATED THAT ALL PRIVATE PLMR LICENSEES OPERATING ON FREQUENCIES BELOW 512 MHZ MOVE TO 12.5 KHZ NARROWBAND VOICE CHANNELS. THE NARROWBANDING LICENSING PROCESS CAN BE TIME CONSUMING. “SINCE EVERYONE ... Read More »

Cross Country 2nd, 3rd at State

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On Saturday, October 27, the NCHS Cross Country Team competed in the Class 3A State Championships held at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. It was an excellent day for the Jays, as both girls and boys teams captured trophies. The Girls finished in 2nd place a... Read More »

Library Happenings

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LOTS OF ACTIVITIES ARE COMING IN THE NEXT MONTH AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THIS WEEK, STORY TIME TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING WILL FEATURE SONGS, STORIES AND GAMES AND A CRAFT CENTERING AROUND HALLOWEEN.  MONDAY AT THE MOVIES WILL BE MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 SHOWING “MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS.”  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  A FREE BEGINNING COMPUTER WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD MONDAY ... Read More »

Electioneering

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ALL VOTERS ARE REMINDED THAT KANSAS STATUTES MAKES ELECTIONEERING A CRIME IN ELECTION DAY.  ELECTIONEERING IS ANY ATTEMPT MADE WITHIN 250 FEET OF THE ENTRANCE OF A POLLING PLACE TO PERSUADE A VOTER TO VOTE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.  THIS INCLUDES SPEAKING TO VOTERS OR WEARING, DISTRIBUTING, OR EXHIBITING LABELS, SIGNS, STICKERS OR CLOTHING BEARING CAMPAIGN MESSAGES.  THIS MESSAGE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN HAD HIS COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REVOKED IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  FRANKIE LANE STEVENS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 20TH INCIDENT.  STEVENS PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SUSPENDED TO 12 MONTHS OF PROBATION WITH ... Read More »

Court Report

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A KANSAS MAN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN DECEMBER FOR HUNTING RELATED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KYLE ZIMMERMAN OF STILLWELL KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO TAG A DEER, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, WANTON WASTE A MISDEMEANOR, INTENTIONAL CRIMINAL HUNTING, A CLASS B NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, CRIMINAL DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, A CLASS C NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, AND ... Read More »

Halloween Parade

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THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE AND WIENER ROAST WILL BE HELD THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN NORTON.  THE NORTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE NORTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL AGAIN CO-SPONSOR THE EVENT.  PARTICIPANTS IN THE PARADE ARE ASKED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM DESTINATION KITCHEN AND STITCH UP A STORM ON WEST MAIN AT 6:00.  KIDS WILL BE ... Read More »

Cross Country 1st, 2nd at Regional; Qualify for State

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On Saturday, October 20, the NCHS Cross Country team traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Class 3A Regional Cross Country Meet. The Jays were able to compete at the highest level, with the girls winning the Regional Championship, and the boys earning... Read More »

Tax Credits

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HAS AWARDED $4.13 MILLION IN COMMUNITY SERVICE TAX CREDITS TO 27 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE STATE. THESE FUTURE KANSAS INCOME TAX CREDITS ARE A MAJOR FUNDRAISING TOOL FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH CARE OR CRIME PREVENTION. BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE AWARDED ORGANIZATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A ... Read More »

Oberlin Blood Drive

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS REMINDS ELIGIBLE DONORS THAT THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT AND THE BLOOD SUPPLY MUST BE REGULARLY REPLENISHED. BY MAKING AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD, DEDICATED DONORS CAN HELP THE RED CROSS MEET THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS — LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE NATION.  JUST 3 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION GIVES BLOOD, AND ONE OF THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A FONTANA MAN WILL APPEAR IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT TOMORROW FOR A THEFT CHARGE.  NICHOLAS ADAMS OF FONTANA KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 16TH INCIDENT IN WHICH HE TOOK A 2005 FORD FOCUS BELONGING TO VALERIA SCHYLZ.  ADAMS MADE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A PLEA AGREEMENT IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  KENNETH COMPTON PLED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF FELONY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, AND ONE COUNT OF  UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY.  THE OTHER CHARGES WERE DISMISSED.   HE WAS SENTENCED TO 11 MONTHS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ON EACH OF THE MARIJUANA CHARGES AND 8 ... Read More »