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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.

NORTON COUNTY LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS need to apply for 2012 and 2013 Livestock Forage Program (LFP) ASAP. Call 785.877.5156 now for an appointment (you must call before September 15, 2014  Click here for a flier that tells you what you need to bring to your appointment.

The Norton Farmers Market is now open from 8am - 11am Saturdays in the Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy 36 across from ShopKo. Vendors are wanted! 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 Norton Chamber of Commerce Winner's Circle will be held Saturday, September 13th at the Norton Eagles Lodge. Details are available here. 

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

Deadline: Noon on August 29, 2014

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.

To be listed on the map, the U.S. 36 Association website ( and, contact the Norton Area Chamber of Commerce office at 785.877.2501 or e-mail by noon, August 29th. There will be a $5 charge to cover printing and distribution. Maps will be available in Norton at the National Guard Armory and at Water Tower Park on West HWY 36 all three days. Maps will also be available on six different websites. 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.

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 August 25th

"Monday at the Movies" will be held at the Norton Public Library on August 25, 1:30 pm. The featured movie this month is "The Magic of Belle Isle," starring Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen. Refreshments will be served.

"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library Tuesday, August 26 at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

Preschool Story-time will be held at the library on Thursday, August 28 at 10:30 am. The library staff will be sharing stories, songs, games, and a craft about "The Alphabet." Come join the A-Z fun!

The Norton Public Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. Regular hours will resume on 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 2.

Chess Club for kids will begin for the school year on Monday, September 8, 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the library. An after-school snack will be provided.

Bridge for adults will resume on Wednesday, September 10, 2:00 pm, in the library community room. Everyone is welcome! 

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)