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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 »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN HAD HIS TRIAL CONTINUED IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEREK HORACEK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DOMESTIC BATTERY, A CLASS B PERSON MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE IS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 18TH INCIDENT.  HORACEK MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE MARCH 21ST.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED NOT GUILTY.  HIS TRIAL TO THE BENCH WILL BE ... Read More »

Retirement Recognition

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WITH MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE NORTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, THOSE TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS RETIRING THIS YEAR WILL BE HONORED WITH A RECEPTION TOMORROW AFTERNOON.  THE RECEPTION WILL BE AT 1:30 AT THE EAST CAMPUS AUDITORIUM.  THOSE RETIRING INCLUDE ALICE EVANS, DANA MADDEN, LIDA SHARP, BELINDA THALHEIM AND DAVID WILL.  RETIRING FROM THE SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE WILL BE MARIE ... Read More »

Summer Reading Sign Up

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TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE GOAL IS TO KEEP CHILDREN OF ALL AGES READING AND TO ENCOURAGE A LOVE OF READING. THIS YEAR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME IS DREAM BIG- READ. THE FIRST STEP TO SUMMER READING IS SIGNING UP YOUR CHILD TO READ BOOKS ... Read More »

Monday at the Movies

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THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS MONDAY AT THE MOVIES EVERY MONTH.  IT IS USUALLY HELD ON THE FOURTH MONDAY, BUT DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, THEY ARE MOVING IT UP A WEEK.  ON MONDAY  THE NORTON LIBRARY WILL BE SHOWING THE VOW AT 1:30.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND.  THE ... Read More »

State Lawsuit

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KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT ANNOUNCED HIS OFFICE HAS FILED A SETTLEMENT WITH SKECHERS USA TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS THAT SKECHERS MADE UNSUPPORTED HEALTH CLAIMS IN ADVERTISING ITS SHAPE-UPS, TONE-UPS AND RESISTANCE RUNNER ATHLETIC SHOES.   THE MULTI-STATE SETTLEMENT REQUIRES SKECHERS TO ALLOCATE UP TO $40 MILLION FOR CONSUMER REFUNDS NATIONWIDE. SCHMIDT JOINED ATTORNEYS GENERAL OR CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES OF 42 ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioner Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON DEPARTMENTS AND A ROAD CLOSING WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  SHERIFF TROY THOMSON REPORTED ON THE VOICE RECORDING SYSTEM THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.  HE SPOKE WITH A LOCAL VENDOR AND VOICE PRODUCTS SYSTEMS FOR THE PROGRAMMING NEEDS AND PROVIDED ESTIMATES.  THE COMPUTER ESTIMATE WAS 15 HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE VOICE ... Read More »