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Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE CAT SCRAPER IS IN NEED OF REPAIRS.  FOLEY EQUIPMENT OF COLBY PRESENTED A REPAIR ORDER FOR 62,500 DOLLARS.  THE MACHINE IS IN COLBY DUE TO ENGINE FAILURE AND OTHER NECESSARY REPAIRS NOTED.  THE SCRAPER IS A 1991 MODEL PURCHASED IN 2005 FOR ... Read More »

Blood Drivers

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BLOOD AND PLATELET DONATIONS THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS ARE ON THE DECLINE, BUT PATIENTS CAN’T TAKE A SUMMER BREAK FROM NEEDING BLOOD. RIGHT NOW, THE RED CROSS HAS AN EMERGENCY NEED FOR BLOOD AND PLATELET DONORS OF ALL TYPES. MAKE DONATING BLOOD PART OF YOUR SUMMER PLANS AND HELP ENSURE AN ADEQUATE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR PATIENTS IN NEED. LOCAL ... Read More »

Bridge Work

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AS EARLY AS NEXT MONDAY, AUGUST 6, A JOB TO REPAIR A BRIDGE LOCATED ON U.S. 83 IN DECATUR COUNTY MAY BEGIN.  LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MILES NORTH OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY LINE, THE BRIDGE OVER THE PRAIRIE DOG CREEK WILL RECEIVE REPAIRS UNDER TRAFFIC CONTROL.  WORK ON THE BRIDGE INCLUDES REMOVING 1.5 INCHES OF CONCRETE, PATCHING THE BRIDGE DECK AND ... Read More »

I.D. Forms

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VOTERS WILL BE GOING TO THE POLLS ON TUESDAY FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION RACE, WHEN THE CANDIDATE LIST WILL BE GOING TO ONE REPUBLICAN AND ONE DEMOCRAT.  WHEN GOING TO THE POLLS, VALID PHOTOGRAPHIC I.D. NEEDS TO BE SHOWN.  VALID FORMS ARE A DRIVER’S LICENSE OR I.D. CARD ISSUED BY KANSAS OR BY ANOTHER STATE, U.S. PASSPORT, STUDENT I.D. CARD ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE RESOLUTION FOR A SALES TAX QUESTION AND THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. THE COUNCIL RECEIVED THE RESOLUTION AT THE LAST MEETING TO ASK THE COUNTY CLERK TO PUT A SALES TAX QUESTION ON THE BALLOT AT THE NOVEMBER 6TH GENERAL ELECTION. THE RESOLUTION STATES RESOLUTION #6-2012, AUTHORIZING THAT A SPECIAL QUESTION ... Read More »

Library Happenings

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THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SHORT DAYS LEFT TO READ BOOKS FOR THE 2012 SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE DEADLINE TO HAVE THE BOOKS READ AND THE SHEETS TURNED BACK IN TO THE LIBRARY IS AUGUST 9TH. TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30 TRANDA WATTS, K-STATE EXTENSION SPECIALIST, WILL BE SHARING STORIES AND ACTIVITIES WITH BABIES THROUGH ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WAS SENTENCED AT THE JUNE MOTION DAY IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  MATHEW SCHROEDER WAS CHARGED WITH TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, A LEVEL FIVE NON-PERSON FELONY AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, A LEVEL FOUR DRUG FELONY.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY THIRD, 2011 INCIDENT.  IN A CHANGE ... Read More »

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 »