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 are the details.
The City of Almena Garage Sales will be on Saturday, May 28. Click here for the flyer.
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.
The Lenora Jubilee Association announces the entertainment for this year's Jubilee on June 17-18. Details are available here. Tickets will be available June 1 and the list of locations where they can be purchased will be available here at that time.
The Norton Correctional Facility's 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 25. Details and registration are available here.
The 13th Annual Classic Cruisers Car Show will be held Friday and Saturday, July 8 / 9. The flyer/registration form is available here (legal size).
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY... The Almena Cafe in Almena, Kansas is for lease. Call 785.669.2279.
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 30:
Norton Public LIbrary will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.
There will be no LEGO Club for Kids on Monday, May 30. LEGO Club will be held on Monday, June 6, 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 31 at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.
There will be no Chess Club for Kids until this fall.
Art Club for Kids will be held at the library on Wednesday, June 1, 4:00-5:00 pm. Come see our budding artists' creations on display in our Art Club Gallery!
Mary Boller, Children's Consultant for NWKLS, will present programs, "Healthy Me, Healthy You" on Thursday, June 2, at 10:30 and and 2:00 pm. When two programs are scheduled per day, the morning program is planned for pre-K through 1st graders, and the afternoon program is planned for 2nd through 6th graders.
The first Teen Night for the summer will be held Thursday, June 2, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This week will be Board Game Night and the book to be discussed is Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Pizza will be served! All 7th-12th graders are welcome.
Stop by the library and sign up to start reading during our Summer Reading Programing, "On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! All ages are welcome!!
It's All About the Books Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm, in the Norton Public Library Community Room. The Club will discuss Mrs. Kennedy & Me by Clint Hill. All adults are welcome.
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.