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Court Report

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A Norton man was found guilty of a criminal trespass charge in Norton Municipal Court.  Roger Thomas was charged with criminal trespass in connection with an alleged January 9th incident.  He pled no contest and was found guilty.  Thomas was fined 1000 dollars suspended to 100 dollars and court costs of 76 if there is no trouble during probation.  He ... Read More »

CAFO Regulations

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt last week submitted a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap a proposed regulation on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Brownback and Schmidt cited concerns that the rule would place an undue burden on Kansas livestock producers. The proposed rule, known as the CAFO Reporting Rule, would require all CAFOs ... Read More »

Norton City Council Election Slate

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  THE SLATE OF NOMINEES FOR NORTON CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS HAS BEEN SET AFTER THE DEADLINE EXPIRED AT NOON TODAY.   IN WARD ONE, THE POSITION HELD BY JEFF OTTER, HE DID NOT RE-FILE.  HARRIETT GILL FILED FOR THE POSITION.  IN WARD TWO, A POSITION HELD BY DONNA FOLEY, SHE RE-FILED FOR THE POSITION.  IN WARD THREE, A POSITION HELD ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  MATTHEW MEHMEL WAS CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR THEFT, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 12TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED GUILTY.  HE WAS FINED 100 DOLLARS, PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76.  MEHMEL WAS SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED IF THE FINES ARE PAID WITHIN THREE MONTHS AND RESTITUTION ... Read More »

Commissioners Notes

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THE UPDATE ON DEPARTMENTS AND THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  KAREN GRIFFITHS FROM THE COURT TRUSTEE OFFICE UPDATED ON THE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS AND POSSIBLE CHANGES THAT ARE BEING DISCUSSED.  THE COURT TRUSTEES DOES CHILD SUPPORT FOR THE SIX JUDICIAL DISTRICT AND RUSSELL COUNTY.  THEY ADDRESSED THE HR AND ... Read More »

Business Incubator has a tenant

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Elements of Massage will open their Norton location on February 1st in the Norton Business Incubator located at 104 S State Street.  Ceena Owens, owner, is a Registered Nurse as well as a Registered Massage Therapist. Working with her will be Amber Nuttycomb who is a Certified Massage Therapist. The first Business Incubator program was started in New York in ... Read More »

Council Election Deadline

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THE DEADLINE TO FILE FOR NORTON CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS COMES UP today.  POSITIONS HELD BY JEFF OTTER IN WARD ONE, DONNA FOLEY IN WARD TWO AND TOBY KUHN IN WARD THREE ARE UP FOR ELECTION.  THE FILING DEADLINE FOR THE APRIL 3rd GENERAL ELECTION IS TODAY AT NOON AT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE.  A Primary election will be held on ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR A FORGERY CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  JESSE LENTZ PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF FORGERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.  ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY WAS DISMISSED.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH A 75 DOLLAR CHECK INVOLVING THE ALMENA STATE BANK.  LENTZ WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS WITH THE ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Funding

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined with attorneys general from 46 other states in asking Congress to reauthorize federal programs directed at keeping women and families safe from domestic violence.  The law, known as the Violence Against Women Act, was first passed in 1994. The law was last reauthorized in 2006. In their letter of support, the attorneys general ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN EMPORIA MAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE FEBRUARY MOTION DAY FOR A LIST OF CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DARRELL MOORE WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF THIRD OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A FELONY, FAILURE TO STOP AND REMAIN AT AN INJURY ACCIDENT, FAILURE TO REPORT AN INJURY ACCIDENT, INTERFERING WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICErS, ... Read More »

AYSO Soccer

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FINAL registration for the Norton AYSO Soccer will be TOMORROW in NORTON.  Kids from 4 through 13 as of January first are eligible to play.  Those 15 and over and who have played at least one year on a U-14 team will be eligible for the U-19 traveling team.   The registration fee is 45 dollars.   The fee includes the complete ... Read More »

Norton County Hospital Notes

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The tour of the second floor of the Hospital and the newest board member were items for the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Wednesday night.  Jean Ann Wilson, the director of the Colby Community  College Nursing program gave a tour of the area that the College has been using for years.  They will be moving to ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WILL HAVE A BENCH TRIAL IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT IN APRIL.  JASON MAJORS WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED MARCH 7TH INCIDENT.  HE PLED NO CONTEST AND WAS FOUND GUILTY.  HE APPEALED THAT DECISION TO THE DISTRICT COURT AND A BENCH TRIAL WAS SET.  HE REQUESTED A JURY ... Read More »

Winter Weather Tips

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is encouraging all Kansans to be safe when temperatures drop and offers Safety Tips to help prepare for hazardous conditions. Many of us have been surprised at the inconsistent weather pattern over the last few months. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

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Girl Scout entrepreneurs will be out and about in uniform beginning Saturday selling your favorite cookies: Thin Mints; Caramel deLites; Peanut Butter Patties; Thanks-A-Lots; Peanut Butter Sandwiches; Lemonades; Shout Outs and Shortbreads. This sweet tradition also marks the beginning of Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary celebrations in Kansas.  Girl Scout Cookies are available for $3.50 per box and all of the ... Read More »