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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.

The Norton Farmers Market is now open from 8am - 11am Saturdays in the Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy 36 across from ShopKo. It will close with the first frost. Click here for the flier with all the details.

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.

9th Annual U.S. 36 Highway Treasure Hunt -400 Mile Border-To-Border Garage Sale

The 9th Annual U.S. 36 Highway Treasure Hunt will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 19-21. This is a 400-mile treasure hunt across Kansas on U.S. Hwy 36.

The Norton County maps are available at the Norton Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 205 S State Street. The Norton Map and Listings are available here in PDF format They will also be on the U.S. 36 Association website. On the Treasure Hunt weekend, maps will be available in Norton at the National Guard Armory and at Water Tower Park on West HWY 36 all three days.  Vendors must contact the landowners for space availability and cost. Non Profit Clubs and Organizations can be clustered in Water Tower Park. Contact Tara Vance at the Norton Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.

The Norton County Arts Council will hold their Membership Drive on Saturday, September 27. This is the first event of the season and will be a Downtown Art Walk. Details are available here.  Click here for this season's scheduled events and membership information.

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 22nd

Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, September 22 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 23 at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

Bridge for adults will be held on Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00 pm in the library community room. Everyone is welcome!

Preschool Story-time will be held at the library on Thursday, September 25 at 10:30 am. Special guest, Mary Boller, CHildren's Consultant from NWKLS, will present a program, "Hello School!" Come join the preschool fun!

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.

The Friends of the Library organization is sponsoring a USED BOOK SALE in the library during the U.S. Highway 36 Treasure Hunt weekend. Come inside the library to shop for used books during regular library hours on Friday, September 19 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 20 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

The September Business in the Spotlight article features Hushed Salon and Boutique. Read on...

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)