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Smith County Fatality

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A KENTUCKY MAN LOST HIS LIFE IN A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT MONDAY IN SMITH COUNTY.  A 2005 INTERNATIONAL, DRIVEN BY LARRY K. WILLIAMS OF PARIS KENTUCKY WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-8 HIGHWAY.  THE TRUCK WENT OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  WILLIAMS OVERCORRECTED AND WENT OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD.  THE TRUCK ROLLED AND CAME TO REST ON ... Read More »

Economic Development Notes

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THE CONTRACT WITH A CONSULTING FIRM AND A NATIONWIDE JOB COMPANY WERE ITEMS ADDRESSED BY THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE CONTACT WITH PINEGAR AND SMITH EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.  DIRECTOR SCOTT SPROUL WAS ABLE TO COME UP WITH THE ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THE CONTRACT ALONG WITH THE MONEY PUT IN BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  HE ... Read More »

Early Dismissal

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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.  EARLY DISMISSAL TIME WILL BE TOMORROW.  THE EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER WILL BE OCTOBER 10TH, NOVEMBER 14TH AND DECEMBER 12TH.  SCHOOL WILL DISMISS AT ONE ON THOSE DATES.  USD 211 THE NORTON ... Read More »

Court Report

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A GOODLAND WOMAN PLED TO AN AMENDED COUNT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  AMANDA WILLMES WAS CHARGED WITH THEFT, AMENDED TO CRIMINAL USE OF A FINANCIAL CARD, A LEVEL A NON-PERSON MISDEMEANOR, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JANUARY 20TH INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY.  WILLMES WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED TO UNSUPERVISED PROBATION FOR 12 MONTHS, FINE OF 500 ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE FACILITIES REVIEW AND THE UPDATE ON THE NORTHWEST TECH WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD HAS SPENT THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS MEETING WITH ARCHITECTS AND BONDING AGENTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE NORTON SCHOOL FACILITIES.  LAST NIGHT THE BOARD WAS ASKED TO CONSIDER WHAT THE NEXT STEPS SHOULD BE.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND THE E-COMMUNITY TAX CREDITS WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD REVIEWED THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AT THE LAST MEETING AND THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE RATE CHANGES.  THEY WILL BE HOSTING A PUBLIC HEARING NEXT MONDAY TO ADDRESS ... Read More »

VA Help

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

Flu Season

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THE 2012-2013 INFLUENZA SEASON IS HERE AND SUPPLIES OF FLU VACCINE ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE STATE OF KANSAS. SOME HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HAVE ALREADY STARTED FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINICS AND WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER THE VACCINE THROUGHOUT THE INFLUENZA SEASON. THE TIMING AND SEVERITY OF THE FLU SEASON ARE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT AND VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR. BY GETTING THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL SERVE LONGER IN PRISON FOR A CHARGE FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF TRAFFIC IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND-TOBACCO,  AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 9TH INCIDENT.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH IN NOVEMBER IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KALEE RICHARDSON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR, GIVING FALSE INFORMATION CONCERNING AN ACCIDENT, AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR, AND FALSELY REPORTING A CRIME A CLASS ... Read More »

Drug Take Back Day

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THE NORTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE THE PUBLIC ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT PILL ABUSE AND THEFT BY RIDDING THEIR HOMES OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EXPIRED, UNUSED AND UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL TAKE THOSE UNWANTED MEDICATIONS TOMORROW FROM 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  THIS INITIATIVE ADDRESSED A VITAL PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ... Read More »

Norton Homecoming

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HOMECOMING WEEK ACTIVITIES WILL KICK OFF MONDAY AT THE NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL. ON MONDAY IS NEON MONDAY, TUESDAY IS TWIN DAY, WEDNESDAY IS WESTERN DAY, THURSDAY IS THROWBACK DAY TO DRESS LIKE THEIR PARENTS AND THEN FRIDAY IS BLUE AND YELLOW DAY. HOMECOMING QUEEN CANDIDATES ARE ALEC MELVIN, KAMILLA JONES, TAWNI GRIFFEY AND JULIA KENT. KING CANDIDATES ARE JACOB ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE OCTOBER MOTION DAY FOR SEVERAL CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  KENNETH COMPTON WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A SCHOOL IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON JUNE FIRST AND FOURTH.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATION FACILITY, LEVEL ... Read More »

Foreign Owners

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FOREIGN PERSONS WITH AN INTEREST IN AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE REMINDED THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT THEIR HOLDINGS AND ANY TRANSACTIONS TO THE U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE. ANY FOREIGN PERSON WHO ACQUIRES, TRANSFERS OR HOLDS ANY INTEREST, OTHER THAN A SECURITY INTEREST, IN AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE UNITED STATES IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO REPORT THE TRANSACTION ... Read More »

Library News

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THE FALL SEASON IS UPON US AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CELEBRATING THE NEW SEASON AT STORY TIME TOMORROW. THIS WEEK THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, SONGS, GAMES, AND CRAFTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS AND ACORNS. BRIDGE LESSONS ARE BEING HELD AT THE LIBRARY EVERY TUESDAY AT 2:00 PM AND 6:30 PM. CELEBRATE THE FALL SEASON WITH STORY ... Read More »