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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 »

Court Report

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A Norton man has been sentenced in a plea agreement for a drug related charge.  NICHOLAS PHILLIPS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, and PEDESTRIAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION with AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.   In a plea agreement, Phillips pled guilty to one count of possession of marijuana and the other charges ... Read More »

Lottery Scam

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Consumers should watch out for foreign lottery scams, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and officials from the Kansas Lottery warned.  The Attorney General’s Office and the Lottery have received an increasing number of complaints regarding foreign lotteries in the past few days, and Kansans should be aware that these are scams.  Most frequently, scammers will contact a consumer, saying he ... Read More »

Walk Kansas

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The annual eight-week fitness challenge encourages teams of six to compile miles equivalent to walking the 423 miles across the state of Kansas.   Though introduced as a walking program 10 years ago, the challenge has grown to also include other exercise, such as swimming, biking, playing team sports and pushing a lawnmower.  Walk Kansas typically draws about 20,000 participants, with ... Read More »

Business in the Spotlight

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THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALUTES A NORTON COUNTY BUSINESS As THE BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT EACH MONTH.  THIS MONTH IS DOCTOR LAMONT SHIRK.  Dr. Lamont Shirk started practicing in Norton in July of 1985.  He purchased the dental practice of Dr. Rex Keener who had practiced dentistry in Norton for 35 years.  Dr. Shirk decided he wanted to ... Read More »

VA Claims Help

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Tuesday, Joy Tubbs from the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs will be in the Norton area.  She will stop at the Decatur County Extension office at nine Tuesday morning, then travel to the Norton Senior Center at 10:45 and end the day in Hill City at the courthouse at one.  She will be able to assist veterans or their dependents with VA ... Read More »

Unclaimed Property Tour

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  As a part of the Treasurer’s “Unclaimed Property Returns” tour Treasurer Ron Estes and staff members traveled throughout Kansas talking about and searching for Kansan’s unclaimed property.  Treasurer Estes pledged to visit all 105 counties in his first year in office and fulfilled that promise.  So far in 2011 65,913 claims totaling $14,433,929 have been returned to Kansans. the ... Read More »

Library activities

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Activities have been planned for the Norton Public Library for the older kids during the Christmas break.  Today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. all High School and Junior High Aged Girls are invited for a Girls Afternoon at the Library! Come and learn about easy tips on doing nail art, secrets for great skin, and making scarves, necklaces, and bracelets ... Read More »

Council Notes

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An extremely short agenda faced the Norton City Council at their recessed meeting yesterday.  The council recessed their December 21st meeting to yesterday to pay year end bills and to address any other issues that came before them.  The council paid the year end bills and had no other business come before them so they adjourned.  The next meeting of ... Read More »

Court Report

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  A  Norton man changed his plea in a battery case in norton county magistrate court.  Casey Sate wascharged with one count of battery.  That is in connection with an alleged July 21st incident  involving Leif Carlson.  at his arraignment, Slate pled not guilty.  He changed his plea to guilty.  Slate was sentenced to 6 months in jail, suspended to 12 months ... Read More »

Emergency Alert Test Scheduled For Today at 1 PM Central

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On November 9, 2011, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the federal government will conduct the first-ever end-to-end national test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. Though an emergency warning system has been in place in the U.S., in one form or another, since the 1950s, and is tested in each state on a weekly and monthly basis, there ... Read More »

Court Report

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A Norton man will be sentenced for amended charges in Norton County District Court. Richard Estes was originally charged with sale of a narcotic drug, in connection with an alleged July 12th incident.  He was also charged with conspiracy and unlawful use of a communication facility.  Those charges are in connection with an alleged July 21st incident.   In a plea ... Read More »

Airport Board Agenda

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THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT.  THE BILLS AND MINUTES WILL BE PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.  THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD WILL BE TONIGHT AT 5:30 IN THE BASEMENT OF CITY HALL.  ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Read More »