Norton County's emergency notification system is 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 so you will be notified of any emergencies.
Road work will begin on Hwy 36 through Norton on Monday, April 18. Here is the information.
Mindy's Magical Playhouse daycare in Almena will have a Sunday Brunch fundraiser on May 1st. Click here for the details.
The Norton County Community Foundation has received 2016 grant funding from the Dane G Hansen Foundation to local non-profits and civic organizations.. Read about the details here.
Norton City/County Economic Development has a new Executive Director. The press release is available here.
The High Plains Journal printed a story about Northwest Kansas communities, including Norton's, efforts to beautify their communities. Click here for the story link.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY... The Almena Cafe' in Almena, Kansas is for lease. Call 785.669.2279.
The Lenora Jubilee Association announces the entertainment for this year's Jubilee. Details are available here.
The City of Lenora has a 1906 Truss Leg Bedstead Bridge (0S125) to give away. Located in Larrick Park in Lenora, this historic bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. The steel bridge is 64 ft long and 17 ft wide, is in fair condition but currently has no deck. Anyone interested in the bridge would be responsible for all work and expense to relocate the bridge, as well as coordination with the Kansas Historical Society to meet their requirements. Serious inquiries may be made to the City of Lenora, 125 E Washington, Lenora, KS 67645, or call 785-567-4860. Click here for photos of the bridge.
The Norton County Small Business Incubator, located at 104 S State Street, is available for lease. An entrepreneur or start-up business may qualify to lease the space at a reduced monthly rate for a period of time not to exceed 2 years, during which the entrepreneur or business owner is required to coordinate with Norton City/County Economic Development (NCCED) to develop a business plan and work toward opening the business. Questions should be directed to NCCED at 785.874.4816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norton Public Library events for the week of May 2:
LEGO Club for Kids will be held on Monday, May 2, 4:00-5:00 pm. Come to the library to see the LEGO creations on display.
"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.
Chess Club for Kids will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at the library from 4:00-5:00 pm. Come enjoy a game of chess!
Art Club for Kids will be held at the library on Wednesday, May 4, 4:00-5:00 pm. Come see our budding artists' creations on display in our Art Club Gallery!
Preschool Storytime will be held at the library on Thursday, May 5 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 10, 6:30 p.m., in the Norton Public Library Community Room. The club will discuss Revival by Stephen King. All adults are welcome.
Summer Reading at the Norton Public Library for children, teens, and adults will begin with sign-up on Tuesday, May 17. The theme for the summer is " On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!" The first program will feature award-winning Norton native Randy Sauer, with Randy's Music Jam on Thursday, May 26, 10:30 a.m.
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 the 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.