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Tag Deadline

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Next Wednesday is the deadline for the renewal of heavy truck and trailer tags and all persons whose last name begins with “A” at the Norton County Treasurer’s Office.   When renewing your vehicles, remember to include your current proof of insurance for all vehicles. For trailers proof of insurance, the office staff needs insurance for the vehicle that will pull ... Read More »

WIC Program

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PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING AND NEW MOTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OR THE WIC PROGRAM AT THE NORTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WOMEN WHO ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO AFFORD THE FOODS NEEDED FOR GOOD HEALTH MAY QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. THE WIC PROGRAM PROVIDES FOOD VOUCHERS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION ... Read More »

Cold Weather Rule

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THE COLD WEATHER RULE IS IN EFFECT FOR ANOTHER MONTH.  THE KANSAS CORPORATION COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY FOR THAT SERVICE. THE COLD WEATHER RULE WAS DESIGNED IN 1983 TO ENSURE THAT BOTH GOALS ARE MET. ANY RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER WITH A PAST DUE BALANCE WILL QUALIFY FOR PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS UNDER THE RULE. HOWEVER, IT IS ... Read More »

Court Report

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A California man was sentenced for a drug charge in Norton County District Court.  GERALD SALDO OF SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF POSSESSION OF A HALLUCINOGENIC DRUG WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITHOUT A TAX STAMP.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 6TH 2010 INCIDENT.  IN A ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Agenda

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THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING MONDAY.  ON THE AGENDA WILL BE NOXIOUS WEED SUPERVISOR REGGIE BECKMAN AT 9:30, SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR CURT ARCHIBALD WILL PRESENT HIS REPORT AT 10:30 AND SANDY SMITH FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE WILL MEET AT 11.  THERE MAY BE REPORTS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND WALK INS ARE WELCOME.  THE MEETING OF ... Read More »

House Fire

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A NORTON MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN A HOUSE FIRE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN NORTON. THE NORTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO THE HOME OF JAMES HARPER AT 411 NORTH ARCHER AT 11:49 WEDNESDAY MORNING.  THE FIRE STARTED IN THE DRYER AND HARPER WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE THE DRYER OUT OF THE HOME.  THE FIRE CREWS CONTAINED THE FIRE TO ... Read More »

Airport Board Notes

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THE CONTRACT FOR THE RUNWAY REPAIR AND A REQUEST WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD MONDAY NIGHT.  THE BOARD ATTORNEY REVIEWED THE CONTRACT WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THEIR PORTION OF THE 90/10 MATCH FOR THE REPAIR OF THE CONCRETE PANELS AT THE NORTH END OF THE RUNWAY.  THE BOARD APPROVED THE CONTRACT.  THEY ALSO ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN IS ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A YEAR FOR A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  DANIELLE RICHARD WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF MISDEMEANOR THEFT IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 13TH INCIDENT.  SHE ENTERED INTO A ONE-YEAR DIVERSION AGREEMENT AND PROBATION TO THE COURT.  RICHARD WAS ASSESSED A 100-DOLLAR DIVERSION FEE, 100-DOLLAR ASSESSMENT AND COURT ... Read More »

Republic Caucus

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THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS FOR NORTON COUNTY WILL BE COMING UP SATURDAY MARCH 10TH IN NORTON.  THE CAUCUS GIVES ALL REGISTERED REPUBLICANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CAST THEIR BALLOT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OF THEIR CHOICE AND HELP DETERMINE WHICH CANDIDATE RECEIVES THE VOTES OF KANSAS 40 DELEGATES AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.  THE CAUCUS WILL BE HELD AT THE ... Read More »

A.T.V. Accident

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A LENORA MAN WAS INJURED IN AN A.T.V. ACCIDENT SUNDAY NIGHT SOUTH OF NORTON.  A YAMAHA GRIZZLY, DRIVEN BY ALVIN HARDY OF LENORA WAS BEING USED TO GET CATTLE BACK INTO THE FENCE.  HARDY APPLIED THE BRAKES AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE DOG THAT WAS ONE THE BACK OF THE A.T.V. GOT THROWN FORWARD.  HARDY TRIED TO CATCH THE ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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The options for the pool financing and the website design were items for the Norton City Council last night.  Rick Ensz from Cooper, Malone, Mcclain, security brokers was at the meeting to discuss the various options available for designing and building a new pool.  He used figures from 4 to four and a half million dollars.  Ensz met with the ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN INMATE OF THE NORTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WILL APPEAR NEXT WEEK IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  MICHAEL STEVEN LEEPER 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.  LEEPER MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE JANUARY 20TH.  HIS PRELIMINARY ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE OPTIONS FOR FINANCING THE POOL RENOVATIONS AND THE BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTICS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  THE POOL DESIGN COMMITTEE MET MONDAY NIGHT AND TONIGHT RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE, MCCLAIN WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO DISCUSS POOL FINANCING OPTIONS.  THEY WILL ALSO HEAR A REPORT ON THE BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTICS FROM ... Read More »

Economic Development Board Notes

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THE UPDATE ON THE E-COMMUNITY AND THE AG VALLEY PROGRESS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SIGNED THE AGREEMENT FOR THE E-COMMUNITY.  THE 125 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TAX CREDITS HAVE BEEN SOLD, AND AMOUNTED TO AROUND 150 THOUSAND.  THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE HAS BEEN RETURNED TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR PAPERWORK, ... Read More »

Hospital Board of Trustees Agenda

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THE REVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY TOWN HALL AND THE APPOINTMENTS TO THE MEDICAL STAFF WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW NIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL REVIEW THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT TOWN HALL THAT WAS HELD ON MONDAY FOR THE HOSPITAL AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.   THEY WILL CONSIDER THE APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE MEDICAL ... Read More »