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.
GARDEN GATE ETC. Fall is in the air and Mum's the word! They have a beautiful selection of garden hearty Mums in all sizes and colors. Find your perfect fall gift or decor for your home, porch, or office at Garden Gate Etc! They are also the only custom framing option available in Norton County for art, prints, posters and mats. They specialize in silk floral arrangements, fresh house plants and up-cycled furniture plus fun candy bouquets, memorial items, wind chimes, and unique gifts.
Norton County Photo Contest Announced
Norton Area Chamber of Commerce / Travel & Tourism, Norton County Magazine, and Norton City/County Economic Development are sponsoring an official Photo Contest. (click for the application) We are seeking photos that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Norton County.