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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 First State Bank will hold a Tailgate Party on Thursday, April 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00 pm - pork burgers, beans and chips will be served. The Tailgate Party is First State Bank's celebration of Customer Appreciation/Community Bankers Week. The First State Bank, Platinum Member of the Norton Area Chamber of Commerce, invites the public to join them on the west side of their building, in the parking lot/alley. In case of rain the event will be held in the drive-through.

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. 

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 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.

Norton Public Library events for the week of April 20th    

Chess Club for kids will be held on Monday, April 20th 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 21st 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 23rd at 10:30 am. The library staff will be sharing stories, songs, games and a craft about "Earth Day and Rain." Come join the fun!

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.

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

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Chamber of Commerce/
Travel and Tourism

Darla Beasley,
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)