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Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL APPEAR NEXT MONTH FOR A BENCH TRIAL FOR SEVERAL CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT. MELISSA GALVIN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT, AND PERMITTING AN UNAUTHORIZED MINOR TO DRIVE BOTH CLASS C MISDEMEANOR. SHE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH GIVING FALSE INFORMATION ON REPORTING AN ACCIDENT AND EXPIRED REGISTRATION, ... Read More »

Grants Awarded

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WILL AWARD ALMOST $86,000 IN INCENTIVES WITHOUT WALLS FUNDING FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS INCLUDING ONE IN PHILLIPSBURG. FUNDING WILL BE MATCHED BY A COMBINED $732 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PRIVATE FUNDS. PROJECTS INCLUDE THREE NEW BUSINESSES/STARTUPS, ONE BUSINESS EXPANSION PROJECT AND THREE BUILDING RENOVATION/REPAIR PROJECTS THAT WILL CREATE APPROXIMATELY 21 NEW JOBS. THE FUNDS ... Read More »

Hansen Scholarship Winners

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION OF LOGAN HAS NAMED 260 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM 59 NORTHWEST KANSAS SCHOOLS AS WINNERS IN ITS 37TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.  IN ADDITION, 13 SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE PLANNING TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION AT A KANSAS FOUR YEAR COLLAGE OR UNIVERSITY.  50 HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WERE SELECTED. THE STIPEND ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NEBRASKA MAN WILL BE ARRAIGNED NEXT MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  TYLER LINNER OF BEAVER CITY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ALL IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 10TH, 2011 INCIDENT.  HE MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE LAST THURSDAY AND LINNER’S ARRAIGNMENT IS SET FOR APRIL 2ND AT NINE, ACCORDING TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TODAY.  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE  THE ALMENA SENIOR CITIZENS AT NINE.  SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD PRESENTS HIS REPORT AT 10:30.  THERE MAY BE REPORTS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND WALK INS ARE WELCOME.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BEGINS AT NINE THIS MORNING IN THE COMMISSIONERS ROOM ON ... Read More »

KHP Accident

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THREE NORTON WOMEN WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A CAR-SEMI ACCIDENT FRIDAY NORTH OF WICHITA.  A 2003 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS DRIVEN BY CAROL WOODMANSEE OF NORTON WAS SOUTHBOUND ON I-135.  THE OTHER TWO VEHICLES WERE NORTHBOUND.  THE MERCURY LEFT THE ROADWAY IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES, OVER CORRECTED AND WENT THROUGH THE MEDIAN AND COLLIDED WITH A 2002 FREIGHTLINER SEMI, DRIVEN BY ... Read More »

Court Report

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A COLBY MAN WILL HAVE A TRIAL TO THE BENCH MONDAY IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  KYLE WITHINGTON WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF SPEEDING, 71 IN A 55 MILE PER HOUR ZONE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION, AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED NOVEMBER 4TH INCIDENT.  WITHINGTON MADE HIS ... Read More »

LIEAP Applications

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The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through march.  applications must be received in the LIEAP Processing Center or an SRS office by close of business on Friday March 30th.  LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Notes

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THE BURN BAN FOR THE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE UPDATE ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING MONDAY.  THE COMMISSION ADDRESSED THE DRY CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTY.   WITH THE FORECAST OF WARMER TEMPERATURES, THEY CAME TO THE DECISION TO PLACE NORTON COUNTY UNDER A BURN BAN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ALSO MONDAY, JUSTINA SMITH ... Read More »

Tech Scholarships

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THE DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION OF LOGAN HAS NAMED 260 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM 59 NORTHWEST KANSAS SCHOOLS AS WINNERS IN ITS 37TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.  FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS, THE FOUNDATION OFFERED 100 AWARDS OF 2000 DOLLARS EACH.  WINNERS OF THE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS ARE MEGAN WENTZ OF DECATUR COMMUNITY HIGH ... Read More »

Grain Directors

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THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCED THE NAMES OF PRODUCERS FROM THE WESTERN THIRD OF THE STATE WHO WERE ELECTED TO THE STATE’S FIVE COMMODITY COMMISSIONS — CORN, GRAIN SORGHUM, SOYBEANS, SUNFLOWERS AND WHEAT. BALLOTS WERE CAST BETWEEN JANUARY 15 AND MARCH 1 AND WERE COUNTED AT THE OFFICES OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. THE NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONERS TAKE ... Read More »

DUCK in Weather

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NEW ACRONYM TO REMIND CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE THAT THERE ARE KEY SAFETY RULES DURING SEVERE STORMS – ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT MIGHT LEAD TO TORNADOES. THE ACRONYM IS DUCK – SHORT FOR: DOWN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL; UNDER SOMETHING STURDY; COVER YOUR HEAD; AND KEEP IN THE SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED. THESE ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE SELF SERVICE FUELING STATION AND THE RUNWAY PROJECT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  A REPRESENTATIVE OF U-FUEL FROM NORTH CAROLINA WAS AT THE MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE STATION THAT THE BOARD WAS LOOKING AT.  THEY WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE STATION.  IT IS NOT A PUBLIC ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NEBRASKA RESIDENT PLED GUILTY TO DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  KRIS HUFFMAN OF GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED FEBRUARY 10TH INCIDENT.  HOFFMAN PLED GUILTY AND WAS FINED 250 DOLLARS PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76, ACCORDING TO MUNICIPAL JUDGE JERRY HAWKS. Read More »

Library Program

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TO KEEP THE KIDS MINDS ENTERTAINED DURING SPRING BREAK, THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS HOSTING A UNIQUE PROGRAM TODAY.  KARL WARNER WILL BE AT THE LIBRARY AT TWO TO DEMONSTRATE HIS BRAIN TEASER PUZZLES.  THIS IS OPEN TO KIDS OF ALL AGES AND EVEN ADULTS CAN ATTEND A LEARN MORE.  LEARN ABOUT BRAIN TEASER PUZZLES THIS AFTERNOON AT THE NORTON ... Read More »