United Northwest Federal Credit Union, originally United Co-op Credit Union, was organized in July of 1949 by local area farmers of Norton and Lenora. Annual meetings were held at the co-op station in Norton, with 27 members present at the first meeting. In 1975 a name change took place, making it United Northwest Federal Credit Union. A fresh name came with a fresh location, and UNWFCU was relocated to its current place along Highway 36. As the credit union grew the opportunity to expand presented itself, resulting in the opening of a branch office in Oberlin, Kansas. 70 years later, United Northwest Federal Credit Union continues to grow and provide outstanding service to our prospering communities.
United Northwest Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative. We operate solely to serve our members and similar to banks, we offer a wide range of financial products. However, unlike banks, we do this as a service, not as a source of income. That is why you will find that our rates and fees are often significantly lower than those of other financial institutions.
When you become a member of United Northwest Federal Credit Union, you become one of its owners. This gives you the unique opportunity to guide the credit union by electing the volunteer Board of Directors, who oversee the direction of the credit union.
Sept. 2017: TRAVELING KANSAS is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.
Valley Hope of Norton (Founded in 1967) With a 50-year legacy of helping thousands of patients and families, Valley Hope is nationally-known as a trusted provider of addiction treatment and recovery support. Founded in Norton in 1967, Valley Hope provides patient-centered, compassionate treatment to people and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Valley Hope’s residential treatment program includes safe, medically-monitored detoxification from drugs and alcohol, healing therapies, addiction education, family care, relapse prevention planning and long-term recovery strategies. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, get help 24/7 by calling for a free, confidential assessment. Learn more about addiction, treatment and recovery by calling 1-800-544-5101 or visit https://valleyhope.org
MEDIA RELEASE: Governor Laura Kelly Relocates Tourism to the Kansas Department of Commerce to Spur Economic Growth
Norton County Community Foundation Awards $2,500 in March Grant Cycle PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Announces Winter Exhibition in the Gloria A Nelson Cultural Arts Center PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Entities Receive $1.3 Million in COVID -Relief Funding PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Raised Nearly $167,000 December 2020 PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Hospital Recognized in Statewide Competition PRESS RELEASE