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Court Report

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A COLORADO MAN WILL APPEAR FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  AUSTIN NOYES OF FORT COLLINS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS, AND NO TAX STAMP.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 19TH INCIDENT.  NOYES MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE JUNE 6TH.  HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ... Read More »

Cancer Meeting

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TWO PHYSICIANS WILL BE HOSTING A CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAST CANCER TONIGHT IN NORTON. DOCTOR GLENDA MAURER FROM THE NORTON MEDICAL CLINIC AND DOCTOR ANNE O’DEA BREAST ONCOLOGIST FROM THE HAYS MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE HOSTING A CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS ARE YOU AT RISK FOR BREAST CANCER? WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT BREAST CANCER? ARE YOU LIVING ... Read More »

Council Notes

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THE ABATEMENT OF A PROPERTY AND THE VACATION OF A STREET WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  CODE INSPECTOR JEFF WOLF INVESTIGATED A PROPERTY AT 411 WEST LINCOLN FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CODE.  HE FOUND SEVERAL AREAS THAT WERE IN VIOLATION.  CITY ATTORNEY KAREN GRIFFITHS PRESENTED A RESOLUTION TO THE COUNCIL FOR THE ABATEMENT OR GETTING ... Read More »

Norton Public Library Activities

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ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS AND A CLASS FOR CARDS CAN BE FOUND AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THIS WEEK THERE WILL BE STORY TIME AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30. THE CHILDREN WILL BE HEARING STORIES, SINGING SONGS, AND DOING ACTIVITIES ABOUT APPLES. BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS WILL BE HELD AT THE LIBRARY ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN IOLA MAN IN ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A CHARGE FROM NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BRANDON WILLIAMS FROM IOLA WAS CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT, WHICH WAS STARTING A FIRE, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 9TH INCIDENT.  HE ENTERED INTO A SIX-MONTH DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE ABATEMENT OF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE CITY AND THE BURN BAN IN THE CITY LIMITS WILL BE ITEMS ADDRESSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE COUNCIL WILL BE ASKED TO CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ABATEMENT OF CONDITIONS UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL CODE AS TO PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF NORTON.  THEY WILL CONSIDER THE RESOLUTION LIFTING ... Read More »

Court Report

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A COLORADO MAN WILL BE BACK IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT LATER THIS MONTH FOR SEVERAL CHARGES.  SHANE ALLEN OF FORT COLLINS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS, AND NO TAX STAMP.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MAY 19TH INCIDENT.  ALLEN MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE JUNE 6TH.  HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ... Read More »

Roadwork Starts

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BEGINNING TOMORROW (TODAY), A JOB TO REPAVE A PORTION OF U.S. 283 IN NORTON COUNTY IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN. THE PROJECT BEGINS AT THE K-9 JUNCTION AND CONTINUES NORTH ON U.S. 283 TO THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION. THE SCOPE INCLUDES PLACING AN ULTRA-THIN BONDED ASPHALT SURFACING ALONG THE 14.7 MILES OF THE ROADWAY. KDOT AWARDED THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – TOTALING ... Read More »

Grazing Extended

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EMERGENCY GRAZING OF CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) ACREAGE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO EXTEND TO NOVEMBER 30 FROM THE ORIGINAL SEPTEMBER 30TH FINAL DATE.  ON AUGUST 29TH, USDA SECRETARY TOM VILSACK ANNOUNCED THAT ”[ IN ORDER] TO ASSIST PRODUCERS, USDA IS PERMITTING FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN DROUGHT STRICKEN STATES THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR EMERGENCY GRAZING TO EXTEND GRAZING ON CRP ... Read More »

Commissioners Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND AN EASEMENT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING FRIDAY.  SCOTT SPROUL, THE DIRECTOR OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND COUNTY APPRAISER ALAN HALE ADDRESSED THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR NORTON COUNTY.  SINCE IT WAS APPROVED IN NOVEMBER OF 2007, THERE HAVE BEEN 14 COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS AND ... Read More »

Tag Renewal Deadline

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TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RENEWAL OF VEHICLE TAGS FOR  ALL PERSONS WHOSE LAST NAME BEGINS WITH “M”, “N” OR “O” OR BUSINESS NAMES BEGINNING WITH “M”, “N” OR “O” AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.   WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR ALL VEHICLES. FOR TRAILERS PROOF OF INSURANCE, THEY NEED ... Read More »

NAP Coverage

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PRODUCERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY, TO PURCHASE COVERAGE THROUGH THE NONINSURABLE CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP). THE SALES CLOSING DATE IS ACTUALLY SEPTEMBER 1, BUT PRODUCERS HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY TO PURCHASE COVERAGE THIS YEAR BECAUSE SEPTEMBER 1 FALLS ON A WEEKEND AND THE FOLLOWING MONDAY IS A HOLIDAY.  NAP PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PRODUCERS OF NONINSURABLE CROPS ... Read More »

Monsanto for Education

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RURAL SCHOOLS HELP GROW THE NEXT GENERATION BY PLANTING SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE, PASSION AND IMAGINATION IN THE YOUTH OF RURAL AMERICA. NOW, LOCAL FARMERS AND AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW RURAL EDUCATIONSM ARE HELPING TO PREPARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF INDUSTRY LEADERS TO MEET THE CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH FEEDING AN EVER INCREASING POPULATION.  AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW RURAL EDUCATION, SPONSORED BY THE ... 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 AT NINE TUESDAY 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 TO ASSIST ... Read More »

Norton Selected For Funding Under KDOT’s Geometric Improvement Program

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Projects that will improve intersections and address road deficiencies in 18 cities throughout Kansas will receive fiscal year 2015 funding under the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Geometric Improvement Program. The state will provide $10.9 million for the projects, which will be built at an estimated cost of $15.4 million. The cities will provide matching funds to cover the remainder of ... Read More »