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.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the 7 finalists selected for the site of a proposed Kansas transload shipping center. Norton County is 1 of the 7 sites selected. The press release is available here.
Norton Area Chamber of Commerce upcoming events
Monday, August 17th - Ribbon Cutting for Walter & Walter, LLC at 115 N Kansas Avenue. The time has not yet been scheduled. Keep checking this website.
A public forum regarding changes to pet euthanasia policy, and addressing pet overpopulation and feral cat issues in Norton County will be held on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 pm in the Norton Public Library Community Room. The public is welcome to attend.
A Youth Archery Shoot will be held on Saturday, August 8th beginning at 10:00 am at the Prairie Dog State Park Archery Range. Click here for the flyer with all the details.
The 10th Annual U.S. 36 Highway Treasure Hunt will be held on Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. Click here for the press release. The sale location registration form is available here and copies can also be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office at 205 S State Street in Norton.
The Norton County Small Business Incubator, located at 104 S State Street, is now 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 August 3rd
LEGO Club for Kids will be held at the library on Monday, August 3rd, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Come to the library to see the kids' LEGO creations on display!
"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library on Tuesday, August 4th at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.
Hero Movies will be shown at the library on Thursday, August 6th. "Higgly Town Heroes," a movie for preschoolers through 1st graders, will be shown at 10:30 am. "Everyone's Hero," a movie for 2nd through 6th graders, is scheduled at 2pm. Come join the popcorn and movie fun!
"Teen Fun Night" activities are completed for this summer.
Summer reading presentations for preschool through grade 6 will continue through August 13. Reading lists for all ages need to be returned to the library by August 11. Prize drawings will take place on Wednesday, August 12.
"It's All About the Books Book Club" will meet August 11 at 7pm in the Norton Public Library Community Room. The book the club will discuss is The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. All adults are welcome to attend.
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.