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Norton City Council Agenda

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THE WORK ON THE POOL PROJECT AND THE CONTRACT WITH PRAIRIE LAND WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  BOND COUNSEL RICK ENSZ WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND REVIEW DOCUMENTS THAT WILL REQUIRE COUNCIL ACTION AT THE DECEMBER 19TH MEETING.  ALSO, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE CONTRACT WITH PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC FOR APPROVAL.  THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN PLED GUILTY TO A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  DIANE DANTANO WAS CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR THEFT IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 14TH INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY.  DANTANO WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE DAYS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED IF THE FINES ARE PAID BY MARCH FIRST OF 2013.  SHE WAS FINED THE MINIMUM FINE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ... Read More »

Library News

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CHRISTMAS WILL BE THE THEME ONCE AGAIN THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  STORY TIME IS TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30.  THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, SONGS AND A CRAFT ABOUT CHRISTMAS.  COMING TO STORY TIME ON DECEMBER 20TH WITH THE SANTA CLAUS.  BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS ARE BEING TAUGHT BY CARLA LATIMER ON TUESDAYS AND TWO AND 6:30. ... Read More »

VA Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TOMORROW IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION OFFICE IN OBERLIN AT NINE TOMORROW MORNING, FOLLOWED BY AT THE LIBRARY IN NORTON AT 10:45 THEN AT THE GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY IN HILL CITY AT ONE.  TUBBS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST ... Read More »

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 »

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 »