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Story Time

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THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS IS ON AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  THIS WEEK FOR STORY TIME TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30, THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, AND LEADING ACTIVITIES ABOUT CHRISTMAS.  THE CHILDREN WILL BE MAKING A CHRISTMAS TREE TO TAKE HOME.  SANTA CLAUS WILL MAKE A SPECIAL STOP NEXT THURSDAY.  MONDAY CHESS CLUB WILL BE AT FOUR ... Read More »

Early Dismissal for Norton Schools

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THE NORTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WILL BE HAVING EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR TO PREPARE FOR THE MULTI TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT OR MTSS.  THE NEXT EARLY DISMISSAL TIME WILL BE TOMORROW.  DISMISSAL WILL BE AT ONE.  MEALS WILL BE SERVED AND BUSES WILL RUN AT THE ONE O’CLOCK DISMISSAL TIME.  USD 211 THE NORTON SCHOOLS APOLOGIZE FOR ANY ... Read More »

School Board Notes

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THE CHANGES IN SEMESTER FINALS AND THE CONTRACT FOR I-PADS WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  THE BOARD HEARD A PRESENTATION FROM A GROUP OF TEACHERS THAT WORKED TO MAKE SOME CHANGES TO THE FINALS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.  THIS WILL EXEMPT SOME STUDENTS FROM TAKING ALL OR SOME OF THEIR FINALS.  IF THERE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL BE ARRAIGNED LATER THIS MONTH IN NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  JAYME HORACEK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A CLASS B NON PERSON MISDEMEANOR, TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER AN UNCLASSED MISDEMEANOR AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE LANE OF TRAVEL, A TRAFFIC INFRACTION.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON WOMAN WILL APPEAR IN MAGISTRATE COURT FOR WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGES.  CHANDA BUSH HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF GIVING A WORTHLESS CHECK IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INCIDENTS ON NOVEMBER 25TH 2009, AND MARCH 24TH 2011, BOTH AT JAMBOREE, AS WELL AS ON APRIL 22ND, 2011 TO CHAOS SALON.  ALL THOSE CHARGES ARE CLASS A MISDEMEANORS.  BUSH MADE ... Read More »

Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON PROGRAMS AND THE PROGRESS OF A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL HEAR AN UPDATE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND HOW MANY OF THE TAXING ENTITIES WILL BE PARTICIPATING AGAIN.  THEY WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE NATIONJOB.COM.  THE KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION PLANNING GRANT ... Read More »

Norton City Council Agenda

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THE WORK ON THE POOL PROJECT AND THE CONTRACT WITH PRAIRIE LAND WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT.  BOND COUNSEL RICK ENSZ WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND REVIEW DOCUMENTS THAT WILL REQUIRE COUNCIL ACTION AT THE DECEMBER 19TH MEETING.  ALSO, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE CONTRACT WITH PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC FOR APPROVAL.  THE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN PLED GUILTY TO A THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT.  DIANE DANTANO WAS CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR THEFT IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 14TH INCIDENT.  SHE PLED GUILTY.  DANTANO WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE DAYS IN JAIL, SUSPENDED IF THE FINES ARE PAID BY MARCH FIRST OF 2013.  SHE WAS FINED THE MINIMUM FINE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ... Read More »

Library News

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CHRISTMAS WILL BE THE THEME ONCE AGAIN THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  STORY TIME IS TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30.  THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, SONGS AND A CRAFT ABOUT CHRISTMAS.  COMING TO STORY TIME ON DECEMBER 20TH WITH THE SANTA CLAUS.  BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS ARE BEING TAUGHT BY CARLA LATIMER ON TUESDAYS AND TWO AND 6:30. ... Read More »

VA Help

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JODY TUBBS WITH THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS WILL BE MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS TOMORROW IN THE NORTON AREA.  TUBBS WILL BE AT THE TWIN CREEKS EXTENSION OFFICE IN OBERLIN AT NINE TOMORROW MORNING, FOLLOWED BY AT THE LIBRARY IN NORTON AT 10:45 THEN AT THE GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY IN HILL CITY AT ONE.  TUBBS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST ... Read More »

Court Report

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A NORTON MAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF A BATTERY CHARGE IN NORTON MUNICIPAL COURT. KASEY SLATE WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER SECOND INCIDENT. HE PLED NOT GUILTY. AT HIS TRIAL, HE WAS FOUND GUILTY. HE WAS FINED 200 DOLLARS, PLUS COURT COSTS OF 76. SLATE WAS SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR OF PROBATION AND ORDERED TO ... Read More »

Destination Bootcamp

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NORTON COUNTY’S NETWORK KANSAS E-COMMUNITY IS OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS FOR THE JON SCHALLERT DESTINATION BUSINESS BOOTCAMP TO BE HELD IN LONGMONT, COLORADO MARCH 5-7. BUSINESSES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE GRANTS INCLUDE RETAIL OR SERVICE BASED BUSINESSES IN NORTON COUNTY. THE GRANTS WILL COVER THE BOOTCAMP REGISTRATION FEE OF $1,295.00. ALL OTHER TRAVEL EXPENSES WILL BE THE ... Read More »

Norton County Commissioners Minutes

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THE UPDATE ON THE 4-H BUILDING AND THE HOSPITAL WERE ITEMS FOR THE NORTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THEIR MEETING LAST MONDAY.  GIL OTTER AND KATHY HOLSTE FROM THE 4-H BUILDING COMMITTEE ASKED ABOUT THE RENTAL SCHEDULE.  THEY RECENTLY HELD A MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FEES AND HAVE MADE A PROPOSED SCHEDULE TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHARGES.  THERE WAS DISCUSSION ON ... Read More »

Library News

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GETTING INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT CAN BE FOUND THIS WEEK AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.  STORY TIME WILL BE TOMORROW (THIS) MORNING AT 10:30.  THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING SONGS, STORIES, GAMES AND A CRAFT WITH A GINGERBREAD MAN THEME.  CHESS CLUB CONTINUES ON MONDAY AFTERNOONS FROM FOUR TILL FIVE.  A LIGHT AFTER SCHOOL SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED.  BRIDGE ... Read More »

Court Report

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AN ALMENA WOMAN WILL BE SENTENCED AT THE JANUARY MOTION DAY FOR ONE OF TWO CHARGES IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  DIANE DANTANO WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BURGLARY, AND THEFT.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 13TH INCIDENT.  DANTANO ENTERED INTO A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO PLED GUILTY TO BURGLARY ... Read More »