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Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL SERVE LONGER IN PRISON FOR A CHARGE FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO,  AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH IN NOVEMBER IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KALEE RICHARDSON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR, GIVING FALSE INFORMATION CONCERNING AN ACCIDENT, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, AND FALSELY REPORTING A CRIME A CLASS ... Read More »

Drug Take Back Day

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THE NORTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE THE PUBLIC ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT PILL ABUSE AND THEFT BY RIDDING THEIR HOMES OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EXPIRED, UNUSED AND UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL TAKE THOSE UNWANTED MEDICATIONS TOMORROW FROM 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  THIS INITIATIVE ADDRESSED A VITAL PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ... Read More »

Norton Homecoming

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HOMECOMING WEEK ACTIVITIES WILL KICK OFF MONDAY AT THE NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL. ON MONDAY IS NEON MONDAY, TUESDAY IS TWIN DAY, WEDNESDAY IS WESTERN DAY, THURSDAY IS THROWBACK DAY TO DRESS LIKE THEIR PARENTS AND THEN FRIDAY IS BLUE AND YELLOW DAY. HOMECOMING QUEEN CANDIDATES ARE ALEC MELVIN, KAMILLA JONES, TAWNI GRIFFEY AND JULIA KENT. KING CANDIDATES ARE JACOB ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE OCTOBER MOTION DAY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  KENNETH COMPTON WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A SCHOOL IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON JUNE FIRST AND FOURTH.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY, LEVEL ... Read More »

Foreign Owners

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FOREIGN PERSONS WITH AN INTEREST IN AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE REMINDED THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT THEIR HOLDINGS AND ANY TRANSACTIONS TO THE U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE. ANY FOREIGN PERSON WHO ACQUIRES, TRANSFERS OR HOLDS ANY INTEREST, OTHER THAN A SECURITY INTEREST, IN AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE UNITED STATES IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO REPORT THE TRANSACTION ... Read More »

Library News

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THE FALL SEASON IS UPON US AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CELEBRATING THE NEW SEASON AT STORY TIME TOMORROW. THIS WEEK THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, SONGS, GAMES, AND CRAFTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS AND ACORNS. BRIDGE LESSONS ARE BEING HELD AT THE LIBRARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 2:00 PM AND 6:30 PM. CELEBRATE THE FALL SEASON WITH STORY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A FIRST APPEARANCE AND ARRAIGNMENT TOMORROW IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BRAD ANDERSON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FAILURE TO ATTEND A FIRE, A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR. THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 11TH INCIDENT AT THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK.  ANDERSON WILL APPEAR IN COURT TOMORROW MORNING AT NINE, ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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THE KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL INVESTIGATED A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT THURSDAY IN PHILLIPSBURG.  A 2005 PONTIAC, DRIVEN BY ALFRED HENKE OF COLORADO SPRINGS WAS EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 36.  A 1996 DODGE CARAVAN, DRIVEN BY RHONDA GIBSON OF KIRWIN WAS ALSO EASTBOUND AND SLOWED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO SIXTH STREET.  THE CARAVAN WAS STRUCK FROM BEHIND BY THE PONTIAC.  BOTH ... Read More »

KDOT Regional Meetings

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT) HAS SCHEDULED EIGHT REGIONAL MEETINGS TO UPDATE KANSANS ON T-WORKS PROJECTS IN THEIR AREAS AND GATHER INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC ON HOW STATE TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS ARE BEING INVESTED. T-WORKS IS A $7.8 BILLION 10-YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM PASSED BY THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE IN MAY 2010. LEADING UP TO THE PASSAGE OF T-WORKS, THOUSANDS OF KANSANS ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE RESIGNATION OF A SUPERVISOR AND THE INTRODUCTION TO NEW EMPLOYEES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD GAVE HIS RESIGNATION TO THE COMMISSIONERS EFFECTIVELY LAST MONDAY.  KIRK FOLEY WILL ASSUME THOSE DUTIES UNTIL OCTOBER FOURTH.  THE COMMISSION ALSO MET WITH KEITH VAN SKIKE FROM THE TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION DISTRICT. ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL APPEAR FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  LAURAL MASSINE WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY A LEVEL SEVEN NON PERSON FELONY AND THEFT, A CLASS A NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN NOVEMBER THIRD AND 13TH OF 2010, ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON.  MASSINE MADE HER ... Read More »

Minority Farmers

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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY INVITES MINORITY FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN NORTON COUNTY AND ACROSS THE NATION TO VOLUNTARILY JOIN THE USDA MINORITY FARM REGISTER TO RECEIVE INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM USDA AGENCIES. BY JOINING THE REGISTER, MINORITY PRODUCERS MAY RECEIVE OUTREACH MATERIALS, NEWSLETTERS, AND PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM USDA AGENCIES. THEY MAY ALSO RECEIVE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE ... Read More »

Hoxie Accident

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A HOXIE MAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT TUESDAY MORNING NORTH OF HOXIE.  A 2005 CHEVY PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY JOHN WALKER OF HOXIE WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-23 HIGHWAY.  THE VEHICLE WENT OFF THE ROAD ON THE EAST SIDE.  WALKER OVERCORRECTED, AND THE PICK-UP ROLLED ONTO THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  THE PICK-UP CAME TO REST ON ITS ... Read More »

Court Report

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A LOGAN MAN WILL BE ARRAIGNED NEXT WEEK FOR A WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DANIEL DICKESON WAS CHARGED WITH GIVING A WORTHLESS CHECK IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED NOVEMBER 29TH, 2008 INCIDENT.  HE MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE SEPTEMBER 11TH AND WILL BE ARRAIGNED NEXT THURSDAY AT NINE, ACCORDING TO NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON. Read More »