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Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL BE ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR ONE YEAR FOR CHARGES FROM NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEVON HUSTED WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 11TH INCIDENT.  HUSTED ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR UNSUPERVISED DIVERSION AGREEMENT,  ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEBRA ANDERSON.  HE ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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A NORTON WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A THREE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY MORNING EAST OF NORTON.  A 2007 CHEVY PASSENGER CAR, DRIVEN BY MERIDEL KINDALL OF NORTON WAS STOPPED AT THE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION STOPLIGHT ON HIGHWAY 36 AND SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS.  A 2005 GMC SIERRA WENT AROUND THE CAR SINCE IT WAS NOT MOVING WHEN THE STOPLIGHT TURNED GREEN. ... Read More »

KDOT Work

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BEGINNING NEXT MONDAY JUNE 4TH, KDOT WILL BEGIN WORK TO REPAVE A SECTION OF K-9 HIGHWAY IN PHILLIPS COUNTY.  STARTING AT THE NORTON COUNTY LINE, AND CONTINUING EAST APPROXIMATELY 17 MILES, WORKERS WILL PERFORM A TWO-INCH SURFACE RECYCLE FOLLOWED BY AN ASPHALT SEAL.  THE SURFACE RECYCLE PROCESS, WHICH INCLUDES THE USE OF SEVERAL LARGE HEATER MACHINES, WILL REHABILITATE THE SURFACE ... Read More »

Wheat Plot Tour

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K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION AND TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION DISTRICT ALONG WITH SCOTT AND IVAN BOHL WILL BE HOSTING THE WHEAT VARIETY TOUR ON MONDAY, JUNE 4TH AT 7:00 P.M. TO GET TO THE PLOT, GO WEST OF NORTON ON HIGHWAY 36 APPROXIMATELY 9 1/2 MILES TO MILE MARKER 106. THE PLOT IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 36. ... Read More »

Producer Deadlines

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PRODUCERS ARE REMINDED THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL PROGRAM DEADLINES THAT ARE APPROACHING.  PRODUCERS MUST REPORT ACREAGES OF ALL SMALL GRAIN CROPS TO FSA BY MAY 31.  THE FINAL DATE TO REQUEST A COMMODITY LOAN OR LDP ON 2011-CROP FEED GRAINS, OILSEEDS, COTTON, LENTILS, AND SUNFLOWERS IS MAY 31.  SIGNUP FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL REVENUE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS (SURE) PROGRAM FOR 2010 CROP ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE HIS ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK FOR 12 COUNTS IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KEITH WIELAND HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 12 COUNTS OF VIOLATION OF A PROTECTION ORDER, CLASS A PERSON MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS BETWEEN APRIL 18TH AND MAY FIRST, OF 2012.  WIELAND MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MAY 16TH AND THEN ... Read More »

Farber Recognition

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A NORTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR HAS RECEIVED A STATE AWARD FROM THE UNITED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OF KANSAS.  MARIAH FARBER  HAS RECEIVED THE DALE DENNIS EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD.  NCHS PRINCIPAL RUDY PEREZ ANNOUNCED THAT FARBER HAS DEMONSTRATED THE CHARACTERISTICS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE THIS ANNUAL AWARD.  IT IS GIVEN TO HONOR ONE OF KANSAS’ EDUCATIONAL LEADERS.  RECIPIENTS OF THIS AWARD ... Read More »

Vehicle Tag Deadline

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THURSDAY MAY 31ST  IS THE DEADLINE TO RENEW VEHICLE TAGS AT THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE IF YOUR LAST NAME OR BUSINESS NAME BEGINS WITH THE LETTERS “E”, “F” OR “G”.  WHEN RENEWING YOUR VEHICLES REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT PROOF OF INSURANCE.  WE NEED TO VERIFY THE VIN NUMBER, POLICY NUMBER AND EXPIRATION DATE.  IN ADDITION TO INSURANCE WE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A HAYS MAN WILL BE ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR TWO YEARS FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  CAMERON BURD WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF FELONY THEFT, A LEVEL NINE NON-PERSON FELONY AND BURGLARY, A LEVEL 7 NON-PERSON FELONY.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 16TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR ... Read More »

Storytime and Fun Night

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES WILL GET IN FULL SWING THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS GOING ON.  TOMORROW  MORNING AT 10:30 MARY BOLLER, THE CHILDREN’S CONSULTANT FROM THE NORTHWEST LIBRARY SYSTEM, WILL BE LEADING ACTIVITIES AT STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN FROM INFANTS THROUGH THOSE ENTERING FIRST GRADE.  SHE WILL BE READING THE BOOK THE ... Read More »

Library Activities

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YESTERDAY WAS THE FIRST DAY THAT KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE CAN SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM.  DREAM BIG IS THE THEME.  THERE ARE SPECIAL PROGRAMS THAT WILL BE COMING UP THIS SUMMER.  THERE WILL BE SPECIAL STORY TIMES DURING THE SUMMER.  THERE ARE WONDERFUL LOCAL VOLUNTEERS THAT WILL PRESENT PROGRAMS AND ALSO PROGRAMS PRESENTED BY THE ROLLING HILLS ... Read More »

Norton Theater Update

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THIS YEAR, 2012, MARKS THE TWENTIETH YEAR SINCE THE NORTON THEATRE WAS REMODELED AND REOPENED IN MAY OF 1993.  WHILE NOT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED AT THE NORTON THEATRE OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, MOVIES ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A DRASTIC CHANGE AND THE BOARD IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A FUNDRAISER TO MAKE SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS THAT WILL KEEP THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A CHARGE FROM NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  CLOYCE CULVER WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED APRIL FIRST INCIDENT. CULVER ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT.  HE WAS ASSESSED A 200 DOLLAR ASSESSMENT FEE, 100 DOLLAR DIVERSION FEE AND COURT COSTS OF 76, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL ... Read More »

Click It or Ticket

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IT BEGAN YESTERDAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE THIRD, THE ANNUAL CLICK IT OR TICKET.  DRIVERS CAN EXPECT INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE ON CITY STREETS AS THE NORTON POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS OVER 150 OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN AGGRESSIVELY ENFORCING KANSAS OCCUPANT RESTRAINT AND OTHER TRAFFIC LAWS AS PART OF THE 2012 KANSAS CLICK IT OR TICKET  TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN. THIS ... Read More »

Survey Work

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STARTING TODAY, AND CONTINUING FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MONTHS, A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT) WILL BE SURVEYING ALONG K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY. THE SURVEY WORK WILL OCCUR ALONG THE CORRIDOR BEGINNING AT THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION AND ENDING AT THE NORTON/PHILLIPS COUNTY LINE. THE FIELD SURVEY IS A CONTINUATION OF THE SURVEY OF K-383, WHICH ... Read More »