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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 »

School Board Notes

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THE PROPOSAL FOR I-PADS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AS WELL AS THE WELLNESS CURRICULUM WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD DISCUSSED THE PROPOSAL FOR GETTING I-PADS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AND SLOWING DOING AWAY WITH THE LAPTOPS CARTS FOR STUDENTS.  THE TEACHERS WILL KEEP LAPTOPS.  TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR KEITH HOUSER AND SUPERINTENDENT GREG ... Read More »

Veteran’s Day Parade

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THE NORTON AMERICAN LEGION AND VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS WILL AGAIN HOST THE VETERANS DAY PARADE IN NORTON ON MONDAY NOV. 12 THE DAY AFTER VETERANS DAY.  ALL AREA SCHOOLS ARE ASKED TO ENTER THEIR BANDS AND OTHER SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS, ALL FRATERNAL AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE AS WELL AS CHURCHES, YOUTH GROUPS AND BUSINESSES.  PARADE WILL BEGIN ... Read More »

Electioneering

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ALL VOTERS ARE REMINDED THAT KANSAS STATUTES MAKES ELECTIONEERING A CRIME ON 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 WAS SENTENCED FOR ONE CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  TODD ZINK WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF CIRCUMVENTION OF AN IGNITION INTERLOCK, A CLASS A NON-PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED AUGUST 12TH INCIDENT.  ZINK PLED GUILTY.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED TO SIX MONTHS UNSUPERVISED PROBATION. HE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL HAVE A TRAIL TO THE BENCH LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  SHARISSA SIMONEAU WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF UNLAWFUL HOSTING OF MINORS, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR AND FURNISHING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TO A MINOR, A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 23RD INCIDENT.  SIMONEAU MADE HER FIRST ... Read More »

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 »