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.
NORTON COUNTY MAGAZINE (Est. 2011) Covering the people, life, history and commerce of Norton County! The Magazine is published quarterly. Thanks to great sponsors, the Norton County Magazine is free to Norton County residents in zip codes 67622, 67645, 67653 and 67654 as well as nearby community 67647. If you live in these zip code areas and are not receiving your issue, let us know. To subscribe, send your name, mailing address and email address to Norton County Magazine, PO Box 163, Norton, KS 67654 with your check made payable to Frontier Community Foundation. The rate is $24 per year for 4 issues. Carolyn Applegate, Editor. Contact Information: (785) 877-3968
Annual Chamber Banquet Tickets Available. See our PRESS RELEASE
Rural Leaders Retreat-Caryl Hale, Norton County Arts Council. Click here for PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Raises $145,000 in 2019 MyFoundation Campaign Click Here for Press Release!