Norton County has a new emergency notification system called CivicReady. This Interactive Emergency Preparedness and Notification Solution is a great tool that will allow Norton County to communicate with citizens quickly and efficiently before, during and after an emergency. Citizens can be reached through the website, email, SMS, voice calls and social media platforms. FEMA-sourced emergency preparedness content is easily accessible to citizens to keep our community informed in the event of an emergency. Please log-on to the website now, http://ks-nortoncounty.civicready.com/, and enter your contact information along with your specific notification preferences.
Norton Area Chamber of Commerce upcoming events:
The 13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 8th. Details are available here.
The United Parish of Lenora, Ks is proud to announce The Davis Brothers from Alma, Nebraska will be performing at 140 E Iowa in Lenora on Sunday, May 3 at 4pm. Details are available here.
National Small Business Week is May 4-8, 2015 and to celebrate, there will be a Business Scavenger Hunt starting May 4th and a Ladies Night Out on Thursday, May 7th. Click here for the flyer. Businesses interested in participating in the Scavenger Hunt to promote their businesses click here for more information.
Tech Edge 2015 is coming and Nex-Tech is getting their geek on June 11 on the campus of Fort Hays State University! Click here for an event flyer. This is the largest business technology event of its kind in Kansas. Don't miss out!
The Valley Hope HOPE IN COLOR 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be Saturday, June 13th. Click here for the flyer with all the details... click here for the registration form. Registration forms may be obtained and/or returned to the Norton Chamber of Commerce office. You may also register at: https://valleyhope.org/special-events.
The May Business in the Spotlight article features Gil's Barber Shop. A copy of the article is available here.
The Post Rock Opportunities Foundation and Kansas Originals Market & Gallery are proud to announce the 2015 Kansas Originals Photo Show. This show will be held at Kansas Originals Market & Gallery near Wilson, Kansas, from Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Saturday, June 13, 2015. Kansas Originals Market & Gallery is located just north in I-70, Exit 206, along Kansas Highway 232, the Post Rock Scenic Byway. The opening reception will be on May 9th and close on June 13th. Entries being released following the presentation of awards. Details about rules/regulations and class is available here.
Norton Public Library events for the week of May 4th
Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, May 4th from 4-5pm at the library. An after-school snack will be provided.
"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library on Tuesday, May 5th at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.
Preschool Story-time will be held at the library on Thursday, May 7th at 10:30 am. The library staff will be sharing stories, songs, games and a craft about "Mother's Day." Come join the fun!
"It's All About the Books" Book Club will meet Tuesday, May 12th in the Norton Public Library Community Room. The book the club will read and discuss is "Bailey's Cafe" by Gloria Naylor. All adults are welcome to attend.
Summer Reading will be starting soon! This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Sign-up begins on Thursday, May 14 with special presentations each week beginning May 21.
Are you looking for information about local businesses? The Norton County Business Directory is now on-line and available under the Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development tabs.
Bricks are still available for Norton Veteran's Memorial: The Norton Veteran’s Memorial, located on west Highway 36 in Water Tower Park, was dedicated in May, 2012. A granite memorial stone was erected and the memorial includes paving bricks etched with veteran’s names, military branch and years of service. Bricks can still be purchased to honor Norton’s Veterans. Contact Gary or Carol Erlenbusch at 785-877-5611, or email email@example.com.