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Court Report

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A Norton man will have a jury trial in February in connection with burglary charges in Norton County District Court.  Jeremiah Johnson has been charged with one count each of burglary, criminal damage to property and felony theft.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged May 16th incident at the Ag Valley.  Johnson pled not guilty.  His jury trial ... Read More »

Economic Development Board Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE THE UPDATES ON THE AG VALLEY PROJECT AND THE ROADS TO THE FACILITY.  THEY WILL HEAR ABOUT THE BUSINESS INCUBATOR SPACE AND THE COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTON CAMPUS.  IN NEW BUSINESS, THE DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR REVIEW ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS AND THE SURVEY FOR FACILITIES WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG MANN PRESENTED A LIST OF PROJECTS THAT THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE TO SEE DONE.  THE LIST INCLUDES REPLACE THE BLACKTOP AT EISENHOWER WITH CONCRETE, EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR THE EISENHOWER GYM, ADDITIONAL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, CARPETING FOR THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced in two cases in Norton County District Court.  BILLY TALLENT WAS CHARGED WITH THIRD OFFENCE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, IN CONNECTION with AN ALLEGED MAY 28TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH ANOTHER 3RD OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 29TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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A short agenda will face the Norton City County Airport Board at their meeting tonight.  Tom Bennett from B.G. Consultants will meet with the board.  The bills and minutes from the last meeting will be presented.  The meeting of the Norton City County Airport Board will be tonight at 5:30 in the Airport Office.  All meetings are open to the ... Read More »

Norton School Board Agenda

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  THE PROPOSAL FOR A FACILITY SURVEY AND THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT.  Gary Brinker from the Docking Institute gave the board an overview of the services available through the institute last month and he prepared an official proposal for the board.  They will consider it tonight.  The board ... Read More »

AYSO Soccer sign up

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Registration for the Norton AYSO soccer will be TODAY and TOMORROW at the Norton Public Library.  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 40 dollars and ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced for a driving under the influence charge in Norton County District Court.  JONATHAN DAVIS was CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE A FELONY FOR HIS THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE AND TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 31ST, 2010 INCIDENT.   Davis changed his plea to ... Read More »

Commissioners Notes

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THE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND THE UPDATE ON THE ROAD DEPARTMENT WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MONTH END MEETING LAST FRIDAY.  JOHN MAPES FROM MAPES AND MILLER PRESENTED THE AMENDED BUDGET HEARING FOR NORTON COUNTY.  THEY ADDRESSED THE VARIOUS BUDGETS THAT WERE AMENDED AND THERE WERE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS SO THE AMENDED BUDGET WAS APPROVED.  SANDY SMITH ... Read More »

Coupon 101

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Clipping coupons hardly sounds like a lesson on high finance.  Save fifty cents on cat litter, dish soap, a few boxes of cereal.  Who has the time?  In the United States, we redeemed 3.3 billion coupons last year – a remarkable 27 percent leap from 2008, according to a report listed by Inmar, a coupon processing agent.  The individual amounts ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA MAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE JANUARY MOTION DAY FOR A FORGERY CHARGE.  JESSE LENTZ PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF FORGERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.  ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY WAS DISMISSED.  A PRE-SENTENCE REPORT AND CRIMINAL HISTORY WILL BE DONE.  LENTZ WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE JANUARY 9th  MOTION DAY, ACCORDING TO COUNTY ... Read More »

Council Notes

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A STUDY ON A DRAINAGE PROBLEM AND THE FILING DEADLINE FOR COUNCIL ELECTIONS WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON PRESENTED A QUOTE FROM PENCO ENGINEERING TO DO A STUDY ON THE DRAINAGE PROBLEM OFF ARMORY DRIVE AND SOUTH.  THE COST WILL BE 35 HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE in the SPECIAL ... Read More »

Committee Election

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  Norton County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Carl R Warner, announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in.  Ivan Kingham of Norton was elected to represent LAA 2 and Melinda Harting of Norton will serve as the first alternate. Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible ... Read More »

Court Report

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Rooks County Sheriff, Randy Axelson was arrested last Friday on probable cause of methamphetamine distribution.  Sheriff Axelson was arrested by agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation following an investigation into the alleged drug distribution conducted by KBI Agents, Rooks County Sheriff Deputies, Stockton Police Department Officers and Plainville Police Department Officers.  Rooks County Attorney Ed Hageman made the official ... Read More »

Council Agenda

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AN AGREEMENT WITH AN ENGINEERING FIRM AND THE ELECTION DEADLINES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON WILL ASK THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AN AGREEMENT WITH PENCO ENGINEERING ON THE GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.  HE WILL ALSO PRESENT HIS REPORT.  THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE RESOLUTIONS ON THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES ... Read More »