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Norton County Commissioners Notes

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THE BURN BAN FOR THE COUNTY AND THE AGREEMENT TO ASSIST WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE BURN BAN FOR THE COUNTY, BUT ARE ASKING THAT IF ANY BURNS ARE SCHEDULED, LET THE FIRE CHIEFS KNOW BEFOREHAND.  JUSTINA SMITH FROM THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PRESENTED AN AGREEMENT TO ASSIST DURING ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS CHARGED WITH TWO DRUG RELATED CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  DEVON HUSTED WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, BOTH CLASS A MISDEMEANORS.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 11TH INCIDENT.  HUSTED MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE APRIL 17TH.  HIS ARRAIGNMENT IS SET FOR MONDAY (TODAY) AT ... Read More »

Memorial Work Night

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THE VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE WILL BE HAVING A WORK NIGHT TONIGHT.  THEY ARE ASKING FOR ANYONE WITH A SHOVEL AND THE DESIRE TO HELP TO COME TO THE MEMORIAL PARK ACROSS FROM PAMIDA TONIGHT.  THEY WILL BE LANDSCAPING THE MEMORIAL IN PREPARATION FOR THE DEDICATION ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.  SOD NEEDS TO BE REMOVED, TREES PLANTED AND MULCH PUT DOWN ... Read More »

Norton County Arts Council Future

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THE NORTON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL HELD THEIR ANNUAL MEETING ON APRIL THIRD. THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS COUNCIL WAS DISCUSSED EXTENSIVELY. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DETERMINED THAT A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT SEVEN IN THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM TO GET INPUT AS TO WHETHER THE ARTS COUNCIL SHOULD CONTINUE. THE ARTS COUNCIL HAS BEEN ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE ORDINANCE FORMING A PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION AND AN INVITATION WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  THE COUNCIL HEARD THE FIRST READING OF THE ORDINANCE FORMING A PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION TO WORK WITH THE SWIMMING POOL ISSUE.  THIS COMMISSION WILL OVERSEE THE BONDS FOR THE POOL AND IF IN THE FUTURE, THE COUNCIL WANTS ANOTHER BOND ISSUE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A BEAVER CITY MAN HAS CHANGED HIS PLEA IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  TYLER LINNER OF BEAVER CITY WAS CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ALL IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 10TH, 2011 INCIDENT.  AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT HE PLED NOT GUILTY.  HE CHANGED HIS PLEA TO GUILTY OF ONE COUNT OF CRIMINAL DAMAGE, AND THE OTHER ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A BATTERY CHARGE IN NORTON MAGISTRATE COURT.  SAMUEL BATSON WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED APRIL 8TH INCIDENT.  THE CHARGE WAS DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE BY THE CITY PROSECUTOR FOR COURT COSTS.  THE CHARGE CAN BE REFILED IF BATSON CAUSES OR PARTICIPATES IN ANYMORE TROUBLE, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY HAWKS.  HE ... Read More »

Youth Forum

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THE NORTON COUNTY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS WILL BE HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL YOUTH FORUM TOMORROW NIGHT (TONIGHT).  AREA STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.  THE EVENING WILL START WITH PIZZA AND POP AT THE ROCK.   VALLEY HOPE WILL PROVIDE SPEAKERS TO TALK TO THE YOUTH ABOUT LIFE CONSEQUENCES OF CHOOSING ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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FORMING THE PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION WILL START TONIGHT DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL.  AT A PREVIOUS MEETING, THE COUNCIL DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH A PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION.  THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING IT WILL BE PRESENTED FOR FIRST READING TONIGHT FROM BOND UNDERWRITER RICK ENSZ.  ALSO, JON BOXLER FROM BOXLER INSURANCE AND EMPLOYER’S MUTUAL WILL DELIVER A DIVIDEND ... Read More »

Sports Physicals

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THE NORTON PHYSICIANS WILL GIVE SPORTS PHYSICALS IN THE NORTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GYM TOMORROW STARTING AT NINE. EACH SCHOOL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR STUDENTS WITH A KSHSAA PHYSICAL FORM (PPE) AND HAVING IT FILLED OUT COMPLETELY & PARENT AND STUDENT SIGNATURE ON PAGE 4 OF THE FORM. THE SCHEDULE OF PHYSICALS WILL BE 9:00 NORTON GRADE 6, 9:20 NORTHERN ... Read More »

Huelskamp on T.V.

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SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION WILL AIR A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN TIM HUELSKAMP TOMORROW NIGHT.  THE INTERVIEW WILL BE FACILITATED BY FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR CHAPMAN RACKAWAY.  CONGRESSMAN HUELSKAMP WILL PROVIDE KANSANS WITH AN UPDATE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON D.C., ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATED TO AGRICULTURE AND THE FISCAL OUTLOOK OF THE COUNTRY.  SMOKY HILLS WILL AIR THE ... Read More »

Burn Ban Lifted for Norton County

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AT THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING LAST WEEK, THE COMMISSION STATED THEY WOULD LOOK AT THE IDEA OF LIFTING THE BURN BAN THAT WAS PUT IN PLACE LAST MONTH AT THEIR MEETING YESTERDAY.  IMMEDIATELY EFFECTIVE, THE BURN BAN IMPLEMENTED ON MARCH 12 IS LIFTED FOR NORTON COUNTY PER UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT OF THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT ... Read More »

Court Report

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A CALIFORNIA WOMAN WHO SHOT AT TWO KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPERS DURING A 2011 CAR CHASE HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 13 YEARS IN PRISON, ACCORDING TO KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT.  PIPER LACEY STOUT-BRIESE, 31, OF PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA WAS SENTENCED THURSDAY IN SHERMAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. JUDGE SCOTT SHOWALTER SENTENCED STOUT-BRIESE TO 161 MONTHS IN THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT ... Read More »

VA Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TOMORROW  IN THE NORTON AREA. TUBBS WILL BE AT THE DECATUR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE AT NINE TOMORROW 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 »

Treasurer’s Office News

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OVER THE NEXT WEEK, THE TREASURER’S OFFICES IN THE STATE OF KANSAS WILL BE UNABLE TO PROCESS ANY VEHICLE TAG OR DRIVER’S LICENSE BUSINESS.  THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WILL BE UPGRADING TO A NEW, MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEM FOR TITLING AND REGISTERING VEHICLES.  THEY ESTIMATE IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 100 CONTINUOUS HOURS TO CONVERT 6.8 MILLION VEHICLE REGISTRATION RECORDS TO THE ... Read More »