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Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 19 at the Norton County Courthouse

1:00 pm Scavenger Hunt for kids grades 4-6. Photos with the Easter Bunny for kids of all ages.

2:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt for kids age 0-grade 3.

Norton Public Library events: April 14 to April 17

Chess Club will meet on Monday, April 14, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. An after-school snack will be provided. Come join the fun!

"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library Tuesday, April 15, 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

Bridge will be held at the Norton Public Library on Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome

Preschool story-time will be held at the library on Thursday, April 17, 1030 am. Visiting author, Stephanie Grace Whitson, will be reading stories to the preschoolers. The library staff will be sharing songs and a craft about "Books, Books, Books" for National Library Week. Come join the fun!

Also, coming to the library for National Library Week:

Special author visit from Stephanie Grace Whitson
National Library Week
April 16 and 17, 2014

Her presentations will be as follows:
Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.-for the Heritage Quilters at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, “Nebraska’s Sod House Homemakers and Their Quilts”

Thursday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.- for the Norton Public Library, Preschool story–time in the Library Community Room

Thursday, April 17, 4:00 p.m.- for the Genealogy Society, ”Stories in Stone,”  in the Library Community Room

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.- for the Norton Public Library, “A Writer’s-Eye View of the West,” in the Library Community Room

Everyone is invited to attend these special National Library Week events. They are all open to the public and are free of charge. Please use the east entrance to the community room.

The Norton City-Wide Clean-Up will be Monday - Wednesday, April 21, 22 and 23. Details are available here.

The Norton County-Wide Cleanup will be Monday - Wednesday,  April 21, 22 and 23.

Details are available here.

Join us in celebrating the Norton Chamber of Commerce's "Spring Fling Week" by taking part in a Storywalk. Children are invited to read the story, "Silly Sally" as they take a walk in downtown Norton the week of April 21st - April 26th. Each of 15 businesses will have a page or two of the story in their store window. The start of the story will begin at the Norton Public Library. A map will be available there to follow the story in the correct order. The end of the story will also require a trip to the Norton Public Library where each participant will be given a prize. Children are encouraged to be a part of this reading adventure. The "Silly Sally" Storywalk is sponsored by the Norton Public Library and the Northwest Kansas Library System.

The Norton County Genealogy Society will host guest speaker Joan Hanlon, from Colorado Springs, at the Norton Public Library Community Room on Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Ms. Hanlon has worked for in the past and should be a breath of fresh air in your quest for knowledge about your family tree. The public is welcome to attend.

The City of Almena will hold a community housing meeting on Wednesday, April 30th, at 7pm in the Almena Community Center. The purpose of this meeting is to decide what type of housing will best meet the needs of the Almena community using the information gathered at the January meeting, census data, and workforce needs. Programs that could possibly provide funding assistance can then be reviewed. The public is encouraged to attend.

The 2014 Elmwood Park Race season is upon us. The next race will be Saturday, May 31. This season's race schedule is available here. Details about the track are available on this website under the COMMUNITY tab, then SPORTS & RECREATION tab, then scroll down to Elmwood Park Speedway.

Norton Archery Club's 2014 schedule is out with their first event scheduled for May 18th. The schedule is available under the COMMUNITY tab, then SPORTS & RECREATION-HUNTING and FISHING.

Are you looking for information about local businesses? The Norton County Business Directory is now on-line and available from the Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development tabs.
The April Business in the Spotlight article features Norton Used Furniture and Norton Coin Laundry. A copy of the article is available here. 

Bricks still available for Norton's Veteran 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

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Chamber of Commerce/
Travel and Tourism

Tara Vance,
Executive Director
205 S State Street
Norton, KS 67654

Norton City/County
Economic Development

Scott Sproul,
Executive Director
205 S State Street
Norton, KS  67654
785.874.4817 (fax)