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, http://ks-nortoncounty.civicready.com/, and enter your contact information along with your specific notification preferences.
Norton Area Chamber of Commerce upcoming events:
Sander Furniture Company will have a Ribbon Cutting in conjunction with their Grand Opening . The Ribbon Cutting will be on Thursday, April 30th at 11am at their new location on North Highway 283. The public is invited to attend.
The 13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 8th. Details are available here.
Norton County Arts Council presents The Prairie Rose Harmony and Uncalled Four on Saturday, April 25th, 7pm at the East Campus Auditorium. Come out for a great evening of the best Barbershop Music in NW Kansas. These groups are from Colby and are great entertainers. Adults: $5, Students: $2, NCAC members free with paid membership.
The United Parish of Lenora, Ks is proud to announce The Davis Brothers from Alma, Nebraska will be performing at 140 E Iowa in Lenora on Sunday, May 3 at 4pm. Details are available here.
National Small Business Week is May 4-8, 2015 and to celebrate, there will be a Business Scavenger Hunt starting May 4th and a Ladies Night Out on Thursday, May 7th. Click here for the flyer. Businesses interested in participating in the Scavenger Hunt to promote their businesses click here for more information.
Tech Edge 2015 is coming and Nex-Tech is getting their geek on June 11 on the campus of Fort Hays State University! Click here for an event flyer. This is the largest business technology event of its kind in Kansas. Don't miss out!
The April Business in the Spotlight article features Miltech Machine Corporation. A copy of the article is available here.
The Post Rock Opportunities Foundation and Kansas Originals Market & Gallery are proud to announce the 2015 Kansas Originals Photo Show. This show will be held at Kansas Originals Market & Gallery near Wilson, Kansas, from Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Saturday, June 13, 2015. Kansas Originals Market & Gallery is located just north in I-70, Exit 206, along Kansas Highway 232, the Post Rock Scenic Byway. The opening reception will be on May 9th and close on June 13th. Entries being released following the presentation of awards. Details about rules/regulations and class is available here.
The Story Walk Project is coming to the Steve Mathes Trail at Prairie Dog State Park. Kickoff of the April Story Walk and enhanced trail will begin at 1pm on Saturday April 25. The flyer is available here. A new story will be posted in May and in June. A brochure about the project is available here.
Norton Public Library events for the week of April 27th
Monday at the Movies for adults will be held April 27, 1:30 pm. The featured movie for April is "The Namesake," starring Kal Penn, Irrfan Kahn, and Jacinda Barrett. Refreshments will be served.
Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, April 27th from 4-5pm at the 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 on Tuesday, April 28th 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, April 30th at 10:30 am. The library staff will be sharing stories, songs, games and a craft about "Jungle Animals." Come join the wild fun!
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 are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.