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Norton City Council Agenda

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THE RESOLUTION TO CALL FOR A SALES TAX QUESTION TO BE ADDED TO THE BALLOT WILL BE TAKEN UP BY THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  AT THE LAST MEETING, THE COUNCIL WAS EXPECTING TO HAVE AN ORDINANCE PRESENTED FOR THREE READINGS TO GIVE THE PUBLIC ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE SALES TAX QUESTION.  THE RESOLUTION WILL BE ADDRESSED TONIGHT. ... Read More »

Taxing Entity Meeting

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A meeting of the Norton County Taxing Entity/Strategic Planning Committee will take place on Wednesday, August 1st in the Prairie Land basement from 2 to 5 pm. Representatives from key entities will form committees to ensure projects to benefit the County move forward. The meeting is open to the public.     Read More »

Bridge Lessons

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THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE PROVIDING FREE LESSONS ON LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL BE CARLA LATIMER FROM JENNINGS, KS. CARLA WILL BE INSTRUCTING STUDENTS ON THE MODERN WAY OF PLAYING BRIDGE. LESSONS WILL BE ON TUESDAYS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11. CALL THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 785-877-2481 TO SIGN UP AND STATE YOUR PREFERENCE OF 2:00 P.M. ... Read More »

Court Report

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A STOCKTON MAN WILL BE SERVING THE REST OF HIS TERM IN PRISON FOR A VIOLATION OF HIS PROBATION.  CARLOS GALLOWAY WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THEFT BOTH FELONIES.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE ALLEGED JULY 16TH 2009 BURGLARY AND THEFT OF THE HOME OF ED DESBEIN IN ALMENA.  GALLOWAY ENTERED INTO A TWO YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT.  IN ... Read More »

CRP Sign Up

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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS BEGUN SIGN-UP FOR THE HIGHLY ERODIBLE LAND INITIATIVE UNDER THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP). THE PURPOSE OF THIS INITIATIVE IS TO PROTECT UP TO 750,000 ACRES OF THE NATION’S MOST HIGHLY ERODIBLE CROPLANDS. PRODUCERS MAY ENROLL AT THEIR LOCAL FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) COUNTY OFFICE. ENROLLMENT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE 750,000 ACRE LIMIT HAS ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WAS SENTENCED FOR A TRAFFIC IN CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  THOMAS ANDREW WILHITE 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.  WILHITE PLED GUILTY TO THE TRAFFIC ... Read More »

Algae Update

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) SAMPLES RECREATIONAL BODIES OF WATER FOR CYANOBACTERIA, COMMONLY CALLED BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, WHEN THE AGENCY IS ALERTED TO A POTENTIAL ALGAE BLOOM. WHEN HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOMS ARE PRESENT, KDHE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM AND OTHER LAKE MANAGERS WHERE APPROPRIATE, RESPONDS BY INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF THESE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON YOUNG LADY WILL BE DOING COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR A DRIVING CHARGE FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT. MAKAYLA CADWALADER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF INATTENTIVE DRIVING, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 17TH INCIDENT. SHE PLED GUILTY. CADWALADER WAS ORDERED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE OF WORKING FOR THE CITY CLERK FROM NOW TILL DECEMBER 31ST, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY ... Read More »

Enrollment Packets

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ENROLLMENT PACKETS FOR THE NORTON SCHOOLS MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE USD 211 OFFICE, THE FIRST SECURITY BANK OF LENORA AND THE BANK IN NORCATUR DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.  ENROLLMENT PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THESE LOCATIONS THROUGH MONDAY, AUGUST 6.  AFTER THAT, THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOLS DURING ENROLLMENT. Read More »

Thursday Fair

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ACTIVITIES CONTINUE TODAY AT THE 2012 NORTON COUNTY FAIR.  AT TEN IS THE AGRICULTURAL CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS.  FROM TEN TILL NOON IS THE YOUTH ENTOMOLOGY AND CROPS JUDGING CONTEST.  THE YOUTH LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST WILL BE FROM 12:30 TILL TWO.  AT 2;15 IS THE PICTURE TAKING IN THE 40H BUILDING OF 4-H AND FACS RELATED PROJECTS.  AT 2:45 IS THE ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY NEAR ALMENA. A 2001 FORD PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY JAYME HORACEK WAS NORTHBOUND ON K-60 HIGHWAY. THE PICK UP WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, CAME BACK ON TO THE ROAD AND THEN WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE. THE PICK-UP THEN STRUCK THE DITCH AND ROLLED OVER ONTO ITS ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES CONTINUE THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30 THERE WILL BE STORY TIME FOR BABIES THROUGH 1ST GRADERS. SANDY BENOIT WITH PARENTS AS TEACHERS IS SCHEDULED TO READ STORIES AND LEAD THE ACTIVITIES. TOMORROW AT 2:00 WILL BE STORY TIME FOR 2ND THROUGH 6TH GRADERS. TERESA SCHULZE WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM ON ROCKETS AND ... Read More »

Norton County Fair Wednesday

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ALL ENTRIES FOR THE 2012 NORTON COUNTY FAIR WILL BE ENTERED AND JUDGED BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY.  THE FLOWER EXHIBITS WILL BE ENTERED AND JUDGED FROM NINE TILL NOON.  THE JUDGING OF THE GOATS AND BEEF WILL BE AT NINE.  AT ONE IS THE JUDGING OF THE 4-H READING, BOOTHS, BANNERS, POSTERS, NOTEBOOKS AND FLOWERS.  THE JUDGING ... Read More »

Governor Tour

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will tour drought stricken areas of the state Tuesday with two stops in Trego County and one in Graham and Sheridan Counties. Director of the Kansas Water Office Tracy Streeter, Kim Christenson with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and other state and local officials will join the Governor on the tour. The tour of western portions ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ENTERPRISE MAN PLED GUILTY TO A DRIVING CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  GAVIN CANADAY OF ENTERPRISE KANSAS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF CARELESS DRIVING IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JUNE 21ST INCIDENT.  HE PLED GUILTY AND WAS FINED 100 DOLLARS.  CANADAY WAS ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION TO THE CITY FOR 316.50 AND COURT COSTS OF 76, ACCORDING TO ... Read More »