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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,, and enter your contact information along with your specific notification preferences so you will be notified of any emergencies. 

It is time to get signed up to compete in this year's Norton Idol at the Norton County Fair (July 26-30). The deadline for Contestants to sign up and submit music is July 22. Call Rhonda at 785.877.3221 with questions.

The Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc press release about 3 Norton Interns is available here.  Photos of the Interns can be viewed here:  Wilson Ellis and Jeff Wolf (City of Norton), Brooke Hammond with Meagan Zampieri (Northwest Kansas Library System), Raenee Patterson with Tara Vance (Norton County Community Foundation.)

Norton County Hospital / Norton Medical Clinic is excited to announce they are adding an orthopedic service line. A flyer with details can be viewed here.
Logan Medical Clinic Pursuing Opportunities with Norton County Hospital and Norton Regional Health Foundation -  joint press release from the City of Logan and Norton County Hospital is available here. 

Road work will begin on Hwy 36 through Norton on Monday, April 18. Here are 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

Hats By Grizz is a new business in Norton County. View the press release here.

The 4th of July Fun Run, sponsored by Live. Well. Norton and the Norton Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Prairie Dog State Park. The flyer / registration form with all the details is 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 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

Norton Public Library events for the week of July 4:

The library will be closed on Monday for the Independence Day holiday.

LEGO Club for Kids - no LEGO Club on Monday, July 4. .

"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

Art Club for Kids will be held at the library on Wednesday, July 6, 4:00-5:00 pm. Come see our budding artists' creations on display in our Art Club Gallery!

Guest Readers, Coach Melvin & Angela Melvin, will present "Sportstacular" on Thursday, July 7, 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.

Teen Night will be held Thursday, July 7, 7:00-8:00 pm. This week will be Relay Night and the book/movie to be discussed is The Running Dream. Snacks will be served! All 7th-12th graders are welcome. 

Stop by the library and sign up to start reading during our Summer Reading Program, "On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! All ages 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

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Contact Us

Chamber of Commerce/
Travel and Tourism

Darla Beasley, Executive Director
205 S State Street
Norton, KS 67654

Norton City/County
Economic Development

Keli Habiger, Executive Director
205 S State Street
Norton, KS  67654
785.874.4817 (fax)