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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 »

Highway Project

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THIS WEEK, A PROJECT TO REPAIR A SECTION OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT ON U.S. 83 HIGHWAY NEAR WEST HALL STREET IS CHANGING THE TRAFFIC PATTERNS THROUGH OBERLIN. KDOT CREWS HAVE STARTED REMOVING A SECTION OF DETERIORATED CONCRETE PAVEMENT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. 83 AND HALL STREET IN OBERLIN. AFTER THE CONCRETE PAVEMENT IS REMOVED, CREWS WILL INSPECT AND MAKE NECESSARY ... Read More »

Sheridan County Accident

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A COLBY MAN WAS INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN SHERIDAN COUNTY.  A 1983 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR PULLING A GRAIN CART, WAS NORTHBOUND ON U.S. 83.  THE TRACTOR WAS DRIVEN BY MORRIS ARNOLD OF COLBY.  A 2004 KENWORTH, DRIVEN BY JOHN BURNS SENIOR OF ROSELAND NEBRASKA WAS BEHIND THE TRACTOR.  THE TRACTOR ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN ... Read More »

Sheriff Accident

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THE NORTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATED A ONE VEHICLE DEER HIT ACCIDENT EARLIER THIS (LAST) WEEK THAT WAS DONE EARLIER.  A 2000 DODGE INTREPID WAS FOUND IN A DRIVEWAY BETWEEN ROADS E-12 AND E-13.  THE VEHICLE HAD DAMAGE TO THE FRONT.  WHEN THE OWNER WAS CONTACTED, KYLIE QUINTANA STATED THAT SHE HAD HIT A DEER ON NOVEMBER 9TH AS SHE ... Read More »

Red Out

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ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH HUNDREDS WILL GATHER TO SEE THE MATCH-UPS BETWEEN NORTON BLUEJAYS’ AND GOODLAND COWBOYS’ GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS.  HOWEVER, THIS YEAR WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT.  RATHER THAN BLUE AND YELLOW ON ONE SIDE OF THE COURT THIS YEAR THE BLUEJAYS WILL BE RED.  A RED OUT WILL TAKE PLACE TO BRING AWARENESS TO HEART DISEASE. ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN HAD A CHARGE DROPPED AGAINST HER IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  AUTUMN NELSON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 10TH INCIDENT.  THE CHARGE WAS DISMISSED BY THE CITY PROSECUTOR OF COSTS OF 76 DOLLARS, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY HAWKS. Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL HAVE A PRELIMINARY HEARING TODAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DIANE DANTONO HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BURGLARY A LEVEL 7 PERSON FELONY AND THEFT, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 13TH INCIDENT.  DANTONO WILL HAVE A PRELIMINARY HEARING  THIS AFTERNOON AT THREE, ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE ... Read More »

School Out Early

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THE NORTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WILL BE HAVING EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR TO PREPARE FOR THE MULTI TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT OR MTSS.  THE NEXT EARLY DISMISSAL TIME WILL BE TOMORROW.   THE EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES FOR THE REST OF THE FIRST SEMESTER WILL BE NOVEMBER 14TH AND DECEMBER 12TH.  SCHOOL WILL DISMISS AT ONE ON THOSE DATES. ... Read More »