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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 »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE ON HOUSE ARREST FOR HIS SECOND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CHARGE FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  BRETT THOMSON WAS CHARGED WITH SECOND OFFENSE D.U.I., EXHIBITION OF ACCELERATION, AND LEFT OF CENTER IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 15TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED NO CONTEST AND WAS FOUND GUILTY.  THOMSON WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS HOUSE ARREST WITH ... Read More »

Bluejay Booster Club Meeting

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THE FIRST OF THE YEAR NORTON BLUEJAY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING WILL BE TONIGHT AT 7:30. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL COACHES WILL TALK ABOUT FIRST MATCHES/GAMES AND THE CROSS COUNTRY AND FOOTBALL COACHES WILL PREVIEW THEIR UPCOMING MEET AND GAME.   THE FIRST NORTON BLUEJAY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING OF THE YEAR WILL ... Read More »

Storytime At The Library

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STORY TIME CONTINUES THIS WEEK FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THIS WEEK THEY WILL BE HEARING STORIES, SINGING SONGS AND DOING ACTIVITIES WITH TEDDY BEARS.  DON’T FORGET THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE PROVIDING FREE LESSONS ON LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL BE CARLA LATIMER FROM JENNINGS. SHE WILL BE INSTRUCTING STUDENTS ON THE ... Read More »

Geometric Improvements Awarded

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NORTON, DOWNS, AND STOCKTON WILL RECEIVE FISCAL YEAR 2015 FUNDS UNDER THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.  THE PROJECTS WILL IMPROVE INTERSECTIONS AND ADDRESS ROAD DEFICIENCIES IN 18 CITIES THROUGHOUT KANSAS.  THE SCOPE OF THE NORTHWEST KANSAS AWARDED PROJECTS ARE: DOWNS – ON K-181, FROM U.S. 24 SOUTH TO DELAY STREET; NORTON – ON U.S.36, FROM WEST OF ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORCATUR MAN WILL BEGIN SERVING HIS PRISON TERM NEXT MONTH FROM CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, DENNIS WOOD PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF FELONY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, SECOND OFFENSE D.U.I. AND NO PARK OR RECREATION MOTOR VEHICLE PERMIT. THE OTHER CHARGES WERE DISMISSED. WOOD WAS SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ... Read More »

Road Work

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THIS PST FRIDAY,  A ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO REPAVE A SECTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY BEGAN.  THE PROJECT BEGINS AT THE DECATUR/NORTON COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUES NORTHEAST TO THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION. THE SCOPE INCLUDES PLACING AN ULTRA-THIN BONDED ASPHALT SURFACING ALONG 13.5 MILES OF THE ROADWAY. THIS PAVEMENT PROCESS INCLUDES A FAST APPLICATION OF ASPHALT SURFACING. AND ... Read More »