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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 Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the 7 finalists selected for the site of a proposed Kansas transload shipping center. Norton County is 1 of the 7 sites selected. The press release is available here.

Norton Area Chamber of Commerce upcoming events

July 30th - Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 pm at the Norton Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, for Compassionate Friends, a new grief support group. The public is invited to attend.

Two Business Valuation Workshops will be held in Lindsborg, Kansas on Wednesday, July 29th. The flyer with details is available here. The workshop is applicable for all kinds of rural businesses to begin the process of determining the value of their business, and learning ways to increase that value. This information will be extremely helpful when building an exit strategy. Please make reservations to attend - details are available on the flyer.The workshops are sponsored by NetWork Kansas and McPherson County E-Community.

The Norton County Arts Council is sponsoring a melodrama, STOP THAT VILLAIN!, on Saturday, August 1st, at 6:30pm (a dinner theater), and on Sunday, August 2nd at 2pm (a dessert matinee). Details can be found on the poster here. Tickets for NCAC members will be $15 for Saturday's performance and $5 for Sunday's performance. Non-member ticket prices are $25 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. Tickets will only be sold in advance and are available at the Norton Chamber of Commerce office or at the Norton Senior Citizen Center. Both programs will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 16614 Eagles Road, Norton. The cast is comprised of local citizens... don't miss this great performance!
The 10th Annual U.S. 36 Highway Treasure Hunt will be held on Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.  Click here for the press release.  The sale location registration form is available here and copies can also be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office at 205 S State Street in Norton.

The Norton County Small Business Incubator, located at 104 S State Street, is now available for lease. An entrepreneur or start-up business may qualify to lease the space at a reduced monthly rate for a period of time not to exceed 2 years, during which the entrepreneur or business owner is required to coordinate with Norton City/County Economic Development (NCCED) to develop a business plan and work toward opening the business. Questions should be directed to NCCED at 785.874.4816 or

The July Business in the Spotlight article features Kansasland Realtors. A copy of the article is available here.    
Norton Public Library events for the week of July 27th    

"Monday at the Movies" for adults will be held at the Library on Monday, July 27th at 1pm.

LEGO Club for Kids will be held at the library on Monday, July 27th, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Come to the library to see the kids' LEGO creations on display! 

"Mother Goose Moments," an interactive story-time for babies through age 2, will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 28th at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones for musical games, stories, and snacks.

Special guest, Dr. Glenda Mauer, Norton Medical Clinic, and Jane Wyatt, Norton County EMS, will present two programs at the library entitled "Doctors and EMS Workers Are Heroes" on Thursday, July 30th. At 10:30 am a program is planned for preschoolers through 1st graders, and at 2:00 pm a program is planned for 2nd through 6th graders. Come join the Super Hero fun!

"Teen Fun Night" activities are completed for this summer.

Summer reading presentations for preschool through grade 6 will continue through August 13. Reading lists for all ages need to be returned to the library by August 11. Prize drawings will take place on Wednesday, August 12. 

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 the 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)