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Deadline Approaching

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FARMERS, FLEET OPERATORS, SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OPERATING BUSINESS BAND OR PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO (PLMR) SYSTEMS ARE FACING A CRITICAL JANUARY 1, 2013, DEADLINE. BY THAT DATE, THE FCC HAS MANDATED THAT ALL PRIVATE PLMR LICENSEES OPERATING ON FREQUENCIES BELOW 512 MHZ MOVE TO 12.5 KHZ NARROWBAND VOICE CHANNELS. THE NARROWBANDING LICENSING PROCESS CAN BE TIME CONSUMING. “SINCE EVERYONE ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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LOTS OF ACTIVITIES ARE COMING IN THE NEXT MONTH AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THIS WEEK, STORY TIME TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING WILL FEATURE SONGS, STORIES AND GAMES AND A CRAFT CENTERING AROUND HALLOWEEN.  MONDAY AT THE MOVIES WILL BE MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 SHOWING “MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS.”  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  A FREE BEGINNING COMPUTER WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD MONDAY ... Read More »

Electioneering

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ALL VOTERS ARE REMINDED THAT KANSAS STATUTES MAKES ELECTIONEERING A CRIME IN 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 HAD HIS COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REVOKED IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  FRANKIE LANE STEVENS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 20TH INCIDENT.  STEVENS PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SUSPENDED TO 12 MONTHS OF PROBATION WITH ... Read More »

Court Report

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A KANSAS MAN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN DECEMBER FOR HUNTING RELATED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KYLE ZIMMERMAN OF STILLWELL KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO TAG A DEER, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, WANTON WASTE A MISDEMEANOR, INTENTIONAL CRIMINAL HUNTING, A CLASS B NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, CRIMINAL DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, A CLASS C NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, AND ... Read More »

Halloween Parade

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THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE AND WIENER ROAST WILL BE HELD THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN NORTON.  THE NORTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE NORTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL AGAIN CO-SPONSOR THE EVENT.  PARTICIPANTS IN THE PARADE ARE ASKED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM DESTINATION KITCHEN AND STITCH UP A STORM ON WEST MAIN AT 6:00.  KIDS WILL BE ... Read More »

Tax Credits

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HAS AWARDED $4.13 MILLION IN COMMUNITY SERVICE TAX CREDITS TO 27 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE STATE. THESE FUTURE KANSAS INCOME TAX CREDITS ARE A MAJOR FUNDRAISING TOOL FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH CARE OR CRIME PREVENTION. BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE AWARDED ORGANIZATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A ... Read More »

Oberlin Blood Drive

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS REMINDS ELIGIBLE DONORS THAT THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT AND THE BLOOD SUPPLY MUST BE REGULARLY REPLENISHED. BY MAKING AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD, DEDICATED DONORS CAN HELP THE RED CROSS MEET THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS — LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE NATION.  JUST 3 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION GIVES BLOOD, AND ONE OF THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A FONTANA MAN WILL APPEAR IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT TOMORROW FOR A THEFT CHARGE.  NICHOLAS ADAMS OF FONTANA KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF THEFT BY DECEPTION, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 16TH INCIDENT IN WHICH HE TOOK A 2005 FORD FOCUS BELONGING TO VALERIA SCHYLZ.  ADAMS MADE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A PLEA AGREEMENT IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  KENNETH COMPTON PLED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF FELONY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, AND ONE COUNT OF  UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY.  THE OTHER CHARGES WERE DISMISSED.   HE WAS SENTENCED TO 11 MONTHS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ON EACH OF THE MARIJUANA CHARGES AND 8 ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE FORUM FOR THE PUBLIC MEETING AND THE ORDINANCES WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  JILL LIVELY MADE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THE COUNCIL TO CONDUCT THE MEETING TONIGHT IN AN INFORMATIONAL WAY, NOT A DEBATE ON THE POOL ISSUE.  THE MEETING IS TO GET INFORMATION OUT TO THOSE THAT ARE STILL UNDECIDED OR HAVE QUESTIONS.  RICK ENSZ ... Read More »

Pool Meeting

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THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HOSTING AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING TONIGHT TO ADDRESS THE SWIMMING POOL AND THE SALES TAX QUESTION.  THE MEETING IS AT 6:30 TONIGHT IN THE BASEMENT OF PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC.  THE DESIGN ENGINEER AND THE FINANCIAL ADVISOR OF THE PROPOSED NEW SWIMMING POOL WILL BOTH BE IN ATTENDANCE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT ANYONE MIGHT HAVE. ... Read More »

Cole Honors

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Alison Cole, middle blocker for Southwestern Oklahoma State University was selected Offensive player of the Week for The Great American Conference. She is a graduate of Northern Valley and lives in Long Island. Her parents are Jim and Monica Cole. Read More »

Library Happenings

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CELEBRATE THE FALL SEASON THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THIS WEEK AT STORY TIME TOMORROW, THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING SONGS, STORIES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ABOUT PUMPKINS. THEY ARE ALSO BUSY MAKING PLANS FOR PAJAMA NIGHT PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. CELEBRATE PUMPKINS AND THE FALL SEASON THIS WEEK AT STORY TIME ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL FACE A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REVOCATION IN NOVEMBER IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  IN THE ORIGINAL PLEA AGREEMENT, ROBBIE MORTINSEN PLED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF INDECENT SOLICITATION OF A CHILD.  CRIMINAL SODOMY AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED.  HE WAS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS ON EACH CHARGE TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY.  MORTINSEN WAS PLACED ON 24 ... Read More »