Norris City’s plat was recorded on August 17, 1871. For more information about that see my article “Norris City Sesquicentennial” in the Villagers Voice dated January 18, 2021. [Read more...]
Fire Chief Richard Noel tendered his resignation sometime in the past month and President Mike Nelson appointed Terry Crowe as the new Fire Chief. Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Weir also turned in his resignation. [Read more...]
Norris City board member Joe Skaggs volunteered to chair the Sesquicentennial committee last night at the monthly board meeting. Skip Land volunteered to assist him. 2021 is the Sesquicentennial year of Norris City’s founding, which was in 1871. [Read more...]
By Edward Oliver
It does not seem like it has been fifty years since Norris City celebrated its Centennial in 1971. We had a year long celebration starting with Dairy Days in 1970 until the final celebration on Dairy Days in 1971. Because of the Coronavirus during most of 2020, we did not have Dairy Days in September, so that has shortened our time to celebrate our Sesquicentennial. [Read more...]
Mike Ray addressed the Norris City Village board on Monday night, stating that Norris City Industries was kicking off the Village’s sesquicentennial by minting commemorative coins. Ray passed out $10 bronze coins to all the board members and the media. Silver/nickel coins will also be available for $20. Ray asked the board to be thinking about events to mark the year, such as a beard-growing contest, a bonnet contest, and dressing in period costumes.
“Norris City has been here 150 years. Let’s try to celebrate it,” Ray said.
Ed Oliver also asked the board about appointing someone to spearhead the planning for a celebration and putting a committee together. The original plat for Norris City was filed in the White County Courthouse on August 17, 1871. [Read more...]