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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,, and enter your contact information along with your specific notification preferences.

A public meeting will be held to discuss the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 36 from Brown Street east to U.S. Highway 283 where a Geometric Improvement project has been scheduled. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Norton Public Library Community Room at 408 North Norton Avenue. The public is invited to attend. Additional details are available here.

Norton's City-Wide Clean-Up will be held Monday-Wednesday, October 6th, 7th and 8th. Details can be found here.

In conjunction with that, the Norton Correctional Facility is looking for bicycles, tricycles, and wheelchairs that need a new home. A trailer will be available at the McEwen Auction parking lot on east Hwy 36 the week of October 6th through the 10th for anyone who has these items to donate. Inmates assigned to Wheels for the World/Bikes for Youngsters will restore these items and send them on to people in need.

The Jr Jays (Pride of Kansas Football League) game schedules are available here: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Fort Hays State University recently launched a free online business planning tool. The "Business Plan Tool" is an impressive online resource to assist individuals in developing a business plan as they prepare to start a business, expand a business, apply for financing, prepare to sell their business, or to redefine their organization and company goals. The Press Release with all the details can be found here.

Tax credits are now available through the Norton County E-Community Fund and the NetWork Kansas Partner Grant Program. Read on...

Norton Public Library events: Week of September 29th

Monday at the Movies for adults will be held September 29, 1:30 pm in the Norton Public Library Community Room. Featured movie this month is "Heaven is for Real," starring Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, and Kelly Reilly. This film is based on a true story. Refreshments will be served.

Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, September 29 from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Norton Public Library. An after-school snack will be provided.

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

Bridge for adults will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the library community room. Everyone is welcome!

Preschool Story-time will be held at the library on Thursday, October 2 at 10:30 am. The library staff will be sharing books, songs, games, and a craft about "Fall Leaves." Come join the preschool fun!

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 still available for 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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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)