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Norton Co. judge reappointed to Kan. Supreme Court Task Force

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed two people to the Supreme Court Task Force on Permanency Planning and reappointed three others. Kristen Powell, Wichita, was appointed to a four-year term to begin July 1 and end June 30, 2025. She succeeds Daniel Martin, Topeka, whose term expires June 30. Caitlyn Eakin,...
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Norton Co. foundation, chamber announce 'Station 15' podcast

NORTON — Norton County Community Foundation and Norton Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the launch of Station 15: The Podcast for Life in Norton County, Kansas.Season One episodes will be released every Tuesday, starting June 1 through July 6. Station 15 Podcast highlights human interest stories from Norton County,...
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Former Kan. school resource officer sentenced for child sex crimes

NORTON – A Norton man has been sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes and rape, according to Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Mark Scheetz, 32, was sentenced Tuesday in Norton County District Court to two Jessica’s Law counts of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child younger than 14 years of age, as well as two counts of rape. District Judge Preston Pratt sentenced Scheetz to life in prison.
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Former Kansas school resource officer sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes

NORTON, Kan. (KAKE) - A former Kansas City school resource officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for child sex crimes and rape. Kansas Attorney General said Mark Sheetz was sentenced for two Jessica's Law counts of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child younger than 14 and two counts of rape. Scheetz was sentenced to life in prison and he will not be eligible for parole for at least 50 years.
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Kansas man sentenced to over 43 years in prison for kidnapping, killing wife

NORTON, Kan. (KAKE) - A 44-year-old Norton man will serve more than 43 years in prison for the murder and kidnapping of his wife. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday said Damien Shields was sentenced in Norton County District Court to 460 months for second-degree murder and 60 months for kidnapping. The sentences are to be served consecutively in the Kansas Department of Corrections.
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Norton's Vance receives We Kan! award

Tara Vance, Executive Director of the Norton County Community Foundation, was presented with a We Kan! award May 20 in a surprise presentation in the Heaton Building during a recent event with regional and statewide resource partners. The presentation was made by Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. The...
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Norton man gets prison time for murder, kidnapping

NORTON, Kan. - A Norton man was sentenced to over 43 years in prison for second-degree murder and kidnapping. After pleading guilty to the charges in February, Damien Shields, 44, was sentenced on Tuesday to 460 months for second-degree murder and 60 months for kidnapping. The sentences will be served consecutively in the Kansas Department of Corrections, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
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Norton man gets life in prison for child sex crimes, rape

NORTON, Kan. - A Norton man was sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes and rape. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Mark Scheetz, 32, was sentenced on Tuesday for two Jessica's Law counts of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child younger than 14 years of age and two counts of rape. The crimes happened between 2012 and 2015 in Norton County.
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