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AYSO Soccer sign up

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Registration for the Norton AYSO soccer will be TODAY and TOMORROW at the Norton Public Library.  Kids from 4 through 13 as of January first are eligible to play.  Those 15 and over and who have played at least one year on a U-14 team will be eligible for the U-19 traveling team.   The registration fee is 40 dollars and ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced for a driving under the influence charge in Norton County District Court.  JONATHAN DAVIS was CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE A FELONY FOR HIS THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE AND TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 31ST, 2010 INCIDENT.   Davis changed his plea to ... Read More »

Commissioners Notes

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THE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND THE UPDATE ON THE ROAD DEPARTMENT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MONTH END MEETING LAST FRIDAY.  JOHN MAPES FROM MAPES AND MILLER PRESENTED THE AMENDED BUDGET HEARING FOR NORTON COUNTY.  THEY ADDRESSED THE VARIOUS BUDGETS THAT WERE AMENDED AND THERE WERE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS SO THE AMENDED BUDGET WAS APPROVED.  SANDY SMITH ... Read More »

Coupon 101

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Clipping coupons hardly sounds like a lesson on high finance.  Save fifty cents on cat litter, dish soap, a few boxes of cereal.  Who has the time?  In the United States, we redeemed 3.3 billion coupons last year – a remarkable 27 percent leap from 2008, according to a report listed by Inmar, a coupon processing agent.  The individual amounts ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE JANUARY MOTION DAY FOR A FORGERY CHARGE.  JESSE LENTZ PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF FORGERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.  ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY WAS DISMISSED.  A PRE-SENTENCE REPORT AND CRIMINAL HISTORY WILL BE DONE.  LENTZ WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE JANUARY 9th  MOTION DAY, ACCORDING TO COUNTY ... Read More »

Council Notes

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A STUDY ON A DRAINAGE PROBLEM AND THE FILING DEADLINE FOR COUNCIL ELECTIONS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON PRESENTED A QUOTE FROM PENCO ENGINEERING TO DO A STUDY ON THE DRAINAGE PROBLEM OFF ARMORY DRIVE AND SOUTH.  THE COST WILL BE 35 HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE in the SPECIAL ... Read More »

Committee Election

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  Norton County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Carl R Warner, announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in.  Ivan Kingham of Norton was elected to represent LAA 2 and Melinda Harting of Norton will serve as the first alternate. Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible ... Read More »

Court Report

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Rooks County Sheriff, Randy Axelson was arrested last Friday on probable cause of methamphetamine distribution.  Sheriff Axelson was arrested by agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation following an investigation into the alleged drug distribution conducted by KBI Agents, Rooks County Sheriff Deputies, Stockton Police Department Officers and Plainville Police Department Officers.  Rooks County Attorney Ed Hageman made the official ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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AN AGREEMENT WITH AN ENGINEERING FIRM AND THE ELECTION DEADLINES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON WILL ASK THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AN AGREEMENT WITH PENCO ENGINEERING ON THE GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.  HE WILL ALSO PRESENT HIS REPORT.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE RESOLUTIONS ON THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man has been sentenced in a plea agreement for a drug related charge.  NICHOLAS PHILLIPS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, and PEDESTRIAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION with AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.   In a plea agreement, Phillips pled guilty to one count of possession of marijuana and the other charges ... Read More »

Lottery Scam

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Consumers should watch out for foreign lottery scams, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and officials from the Kansas Lottery warned.  The Attorney General’s Office and the Lottery have received an increasing number of complaints regarding foreign lotteries in the past few days, and Kansans should be aware that these are scams.  Most frequently, scammers will contact a consumer, saying he ... Read More »

Walk Kansas

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The annual eight-week fitness challenge encourages teams of six to compile miles equivalent to walking the 423 miles across the state of Kansas.   Though introduced as a walking program 10 years ago, the challenge has grown to also include other exercise, such as swimming, biking, playing team sports and pushing a lawnmower.  Walk Kansas typically draws about 20,000 participants, with ... Read More »

Business in the Spotlight

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THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALUTES A NORTON COUNTY BUSINESS As THE BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT EACH MONTH.  THIS MONTH IS DOCTOR LAMONT SHIRK.  Dr. Lamont Shirk started practicing in Norton in July of 1985.  He purchased the dental practice of Dr. Rex Keener who had practiced dentistry in Norton for 35 years.  Dr. Shirk decided he wanted to ... Read More »

VA Claims Help

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Tuesday, Joy Tubbs from the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs will be in the Norton area.  She will stop at the Decatur County Extension office at nine Tuesday morning, then travel to the Norton Senior Center at 10:45 and end the day in Hill City at the courthouse at one.  She will be able to assist veterans or their dependents with VA ... Read More »

Unclaimed Property Tour

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  As a part of the Treasurer’s “Unclaimed Property Returns” tour Treasurer Ron Estes and staff members traveled throughout Kansas talking about and searching for Kansan’s unclaimed property.  Treasurer Estes pledged to visit all 105 counties in his first year in office and fulfilled that promise.  So far in 2011 65,913 claims totaling $14,433,929 have been returned to Kansans. the ... Read More »