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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 October Business in the Spotlight features Fit To Go. A copy of the article is available here.

On Saturday, October 25, the Norton Lions Club is holding a Pancake Feed from 7am to 1pm at the Norton Senior Center. Then, the First United Methodist Church in Norton is holding a Homestyle Chicken & Noodle Dinner from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Details about the chicken and noodle dinner 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.

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 October 27th

This month's "Monday at the Movies"for adults will be held at the Norton Public Library October 27, 1:30 pm. The featured movie is "Relative Strangers," starring Danny DeVito, Kathy Bates, Ron Livingston, and Neve Campbell. Refreshments will be served.

Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, October 27th 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, October 28th at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

Bridge for adults will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the library community room. Everyone is welcome!

Preschool Story-time will be held at the library on Thursday, October 30th at 10:30 am. The library staff will be sharing Halloween stories, snacks, and a movie. Come join the Halloween fun!

Upcoming November Closings at the Norton Public Library: The library will be closed Tuesday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran's Day. The library will also be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from noon on Wednesday, November 26th, through Saturday, November 29th. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 1st, at 10:00 am.

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)