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The Sunflower Capital of Kansas

Goodland The Good Life

Sherman County Kansas Visit

Sherman County





“They came to stay” and we hope you will too. Whether its for a short time, a long time or permanently. We want you to feel at home and welcomed here in Sherman County, Kansas

Sherman County Clerk 813 Broadway, Rm 102 Goodland, Kansas 67735 Janet Rumpel • 785-890-4806 Election Records and County Commissioner Minutes Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau 925 Main • P.O. Box 927 Goodland, Kansas 67735 Donna Price • 785-890-3515 Complimentary maps, visitors guides, attraction information Sherman County Economic Development 204 W. 11th St • P.O. Box 614 Goodland, Kansas 67735 Business information for relocation, existing and expanding businesses

Sherman County Treasurer 813 Broadway, Rm 103 Goodland, Kansas 67735 Iris Scheopner • 785-890-4810 District Court 813 Broadway, Room 203 Goodland, Kansas 67735 785-890-4850 Sherman County Health Department 1622 Broadway Goodland, Kansas 67735 Jean Kosmatka • 785-890-4888 Sherman County Sheriff 8131/2 Broadway Goodland, Kansas 67735 Kevin Butts • 785-890-4860

Sherman County Extension Office Fairgrounds information Dana Belshe • 785-890-4880 Sherman County Public Works County maps 1004 West Eighth Goodland, Kansas 67735 Butch Vandiver • 785-890-4865 Sherman County Attorney 813 Broadway, Room 105 Goodland, Kansas 67735 Bonnie Selby 785-890-4823 Sherman County Appraiser 813 Broadway, Room 302 Goodland, Kansas 67735 Terry Ballard 785-890-4825

Goodland, KS Kansas Begins Here Located on the topside of Kansas at the intersection of Interstate 70 and US Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 27, Goodland is a great place to live, work, worship, and play!

• Mile Long Brick Main Street • Air & Rail Service • Carnegie Art Center • Northwest Kansas Technical College • National Weather Service • Steever Water Park • America’s First Patented Helicopter • Industrial Park • Sunflower Van Gogh Painting • 18 Hole Golf Course • Economic Development Opportunities

We’re way out there…in a Good way! Goodland offers something for everyone.

City of Goodland - Sherman County Economic Development P.O. Box 59 • 204 W. 11th St.Goodland, Kansas 67735 785-890-4500 E-mail: Website: •

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Who to contact

Welcome, friends, to the good life in Goodland and Sherman County, Kansas. Welcome to the land of wide open spaces and friendly faces, of beautiful sunsets and star-filled nights. We invite you to visit us and do so soon. Stay a night or a lifetime. Either way, you’ll fondly remember the time you spend with us. How to Learn more: If you want to visit, contact the Goodland Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Goodland, KS. 67735. Call 888-824-4222 or 785-890-3515 or point your browser to: or e-mail at: If you are interested in business opportunities or relocating your business, contact Sherman County Economic Development, 204 W. 11th Goodland, KS 67735, 785890-4500 or

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Tables of Contents Page 1 ..........................................City/Economic Development Page 2 ....................................Welcome letter & contents page Page 3 ....................................... Convention & Visitors Bureau Page 4..........................................................................City Map Page 5 ..............................................................Van Gogh Story Page 6 & 7 ...................................................Calendar of Events Page 8 & 9..................................Housing, Schools & Hospitals Page 10..........................................................................Lodging Page 11 .....................................................................Attractions Page 12..........................................................................Hunting Page 13 ...................................................................Agritourism Page 14 ........................................................Community Profile Page 15..............................................................Weather Profile Page 16-19..........................................Community Information Page 20 -21..............................8 Wonders of Sherman County Page 22 -27 .............................Supporters of Sherman County Page 28 .......................................................................Directory

Special Thanks Cover Photo: Inside Photos: Brittney’s Photography, Helen Brittney’s Photography Dobbs, Donna Price, Mark Scheopner and Tom Betz Publication Design: Special Thanks to Sherman County Lyndsay Price ~ Creative Design Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

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Goodland Map

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Van Gogh Story

T he big easel...

stands 80 feet high, weighs 40,000 pounds

Van Gogh originally created seven paintings during his stay in Arles, France between the years of 18881889. The Big Easle project features a reproduction of one of van Gogh’s seven sunflower paintings, and will be placed in communities where sunflowers are a prominent part of local agriculture or a connection to van Gogh exists. The sculptures serve as a unique attraction for tourists and surrounding communities.

is industrial acrylic urethane enamel. The paint is normally used on ships, fertilizer equipment and machinery that are exposed to extreme heat, acid or chemicals. The paint was chosen for its long-lasting qualities and ultraviolet protection. About 10 layers of acrylic urethane enamel were used to finish the work of art. Each painting takes approximately two months to complete, which involves 10 to 12 hour workdays.

The Steel Easel

The Canvas

The steel easel is 80 ft. tall, with a design wind load of 38 pounds per square foot. The easel weighs 40,000 pounds, with 24 three-foot long anchor support bolts, and 30 foot deep pilings.

The Paint

The paint used for the artwork

The 24-foot by 32-foot canvas consists of 24 sheets of standard fourby eight plywood sheets, two layers of one-ounce matte fiberglass, covered in a layer of industrial gel coat. The canvas is attached to the frame with over 500 high-performance self-tapping (wood to steel) fastener screws.

The Big Easel project began in 1996 when an artist and teacher, Cameron Cross, decided to contribute a work of art to the city in which he was teaching, Altona, Canada. Cross decided an enlarged hand painted reproduction of one of Vincent van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, a public domain painting, resting on an enormous easel would make an appropriate landmark for the city. The project soon began to take on a much larger scope. Cross decided to expand the project to seven easels, with the easel acting as an internationally recognized symbol of art. With two easels already completed (Altona, Manitoba, Canada and Emerald, Queensland, Australia) Cross approached the city of Goodland, Kansas for the third easel site. Cross met with various groups in Goodland, and construction started the following year. The Goodland easel is the third painting in the van Gogh project. Goodland was chosen as a site for the international van Gogh Project due to its close connection to sunflower agriculture. The painting now complete and the easel were erected in June of 2001. The intent of this project is to reproduce all seven of van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, on giant easels in seven different countries spanning the globe.

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C al e n d ar o f E v e n t s

E Fair

is brought to you by the Freedom Festival Committee and local donations.


First week of August – The

annual Northwest Kansas District Free Fair is held the first full week in August. The fair attracts people from Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. 785-899-4886.

• Parade • Demolition Derby • Free Hotdog Feed • Pro Bull Rider - Chute out • Modified Tractor Pull • Home owned Carnival

Last weekend of September — Flatlander Fall Festival,

Main Street from 8th to 17th, Includes street festival, motorcycle rally, car show and other activities. Goodland, 785-890-3515. m/ or email:

Flatlanders Festival • Motorcycle & Car Show • Picnic in Park •Street Festival • Stock Car Races • Talent Contest/Live Music • Scruffy Dog Contest • Chili Cookoff • Tractor Pull

Freedom Fest •Firework Display • Carnival Rides • Watermelon Feed •4-H Junior Leaders •Concession Stands • Live Music

Stock Car Races • IMCA Modifieds • IMCA Stock • IMCA Hobby Stock • IMCA Sport Mods • Econos

Craft Fairs

• NuPhiMu — Gift & Food • VFW’s “We Did It”

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June 24-25 2011 – “Slice of Life" Benefit Auction & Golf (3 person team) Tournament. An auction will be held with the Golf Tournament at Sugar Hills Golf Club. Call 785-890-6036 or 785890-6005 for more information. Corporate sponsorships available. Please call or check website for dates in 2011. http://www.goodlandregional.c om/getpage.php?name=slice

Last weekend of September – Northwest Kansas Motorcycle

Show – Motorcycle show that features American, Asian, European and Custom Classed, Rodeo Bike Games, food, dance and “After Dark Motorcycle Parade.” Contact: Dave or Judy Daniels (785) 890 – 6538 or or

Last weekend of September – Brick Top Cruisers – Pre-

1949; 1949 to 1972; and 1973 to present. Event includes continental breakfast, supper, door prizes and dash plaques. Come to Goodland to enjoy a “Weekend On The Bricks” additional information can be obtained at PO Box 242 Goodland, KS, 67735, 785-890-2447 or

July 4 – Freedom Fest, 785821-2120. An event for the whole family to enjoy. Join us on the Sherman County Fairgrounds for Great Food, Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment, Fireworks, and much more. Watch the best fireworks show from Denver to Hays presented by local talent Joe Diaz. This event m/index.html.

C al e n d a r o f E v e n t s

Last weekend of September - Annual Flatlander Fall Classic,

Sherman County Speedway, 6:30 p.m., 785-399-8041 or 785-821-2137. IMCA modified; IMCA stock; IMCA Hobby Stock; IMCA Northern Sport Mods and Econos. For more information contact or check out the website at:

Third Saturday of November

– Nu Phi Mu Food & Gift Extravaganza – Craft fairs with food and craft booths. Artists in the tri-state area showcase their talents. There is something for everyone. For more information please call (785) 890-5455 (home) or (785) 8211951, email questions to or check out the website at:

VFW “We did it”

Monthly & Special Events

Carnegie Arts Center – Special showings and events take place monthly. More information is available at 120 W. 12th, 785-890-6442. Sugar Hills Golf Club – Tournaments and other timely information, on the only 18- hole golf course between Denver and Hays, can be obtained by calling 785899-2785. Smokey Garden Archery Club – Special shoots and events take

place during the spring, summer and fall months. The range is located east on 18th Street and east of Arcade by the railroad tracks. For additional information call Chuck Engel 785-890-5174 or William McKnight 785-890-5358.

Sherman County Speedway -- Summer Months - Sherman

Craft Fair VFW hall 824 Main County Speedway, stockcar races. Street. For more information 785- For additional information, 785890-3021. Food and craft booths. 399-8041 or 785-821-2137.

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Residential S C H O O L S A N D H O S P I TA L S C H O O L S A N D H O S P I TA L Schools:

Residential Quote: “Growing up in Goodland was ideal for me as it provided a safe, caring community with many excellent opportunities to develop as a well rounded individual. After attending college and working in larger cities, Melanie and I wanted to raise our family in a place that could give our children the same advantages we had in our youth. At the same time, we wanted to be able to be part of and contribute to the community as active adult members. Knowing the strength and character of the people in the community, moving back to Goodland to establish my medical practice was an easy decision for us, and we couldn’t be happier to call Goodland our home.” Dr. Travise Daise M.D. For a list of houses please check out

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The Goodland School District USD #352, serves all of Sherman County, K12, with elementary schools, a Jr. High and High School. Head Start, works with pre-school ages children 3-4, providing meals, health care, information, academics social curriculum and provides exposure helping students to be ready for kindergarten. For 40 years, postsecondary education in the Tri-State Area has centered around the beautiful, 24 building Northwest Kansas Technical College campus. Throughout Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska students have depended on the Northwest Kansas Technical College at Goodland for quality education encompassing career exploration through job placement. Known as an innovative leader within the state’s education community, the college at Goodland stands ready to provide employers with qualified, professionally trained employees.


Your access to quality health care. The mission of Goodland Regional Medical Center is to provide high quality, community based primary care; access to specialized health services; and help to patients and families during their healthcare experience. Everyone deserves a healthy, relaxing vacation. If an emergency or unexpected illness should occur while you are away

from home, it’s comforting to know professional medical care is available to tend to you and your loved ones. “Goodland Regional Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital, licensed for 25 beds and has a comprehensive consultant program. Thehospital is located at 220 W. 2nd Street in Goodland, KS 67735, phone (785) 890-3625,”


As the first technical education institution established in Kansas, Northwest Tech has a robust history of trailblazing initiatives. is year is no exception. Hands on learning in a whole new way... Northwest Tech is the first two-year institution in the United States to adopt a one-to-one iPad initiative. Our faculty members have embraced this groundbreaking technology to enhance learning opportunities from the classroom to the shop to the field.

Competing in intercollegiate athletics… Northwest Tech is the only technical college in Kansas to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Keep up with the Maverick wrestling, rodeo and women’s golf teams on our website. We are adding soccer and men’s golf to the line up in 2011-2012.

Supporting environmental sustainability… Northwest Tech is the sole Kansas institution training mechanics for hybrid repair in private businesses through our Automotive Technology and Collision Repair curriculum. We further incorporated sustainable technology through the energy-efficient green house constructed by the Carpentry students and producing biofuel from used vegetable oil to power engines in our Diesel Technology program.

"Northwest Tech was ranked for good reason. Our hands on approach to learning coupled with our commitment to incorporating the latest technology makes our education second to none." – Dr. Mills College President

Northwest Tech is truly a unique institution. Our commitment to progress is matched only by our commitment to student success. As a small technical college, we are able to provide individualized, hands-on training to ensure students learn the curriculum and are prepared to excel in workforce upon graduation. Perhaps this is why ranked us in the top three Kansas institutions of higher learning in 2010. For more information about Northwest Tech, please visit 1209 Harrison St. 785-890-3641

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Lodging tay a


Motel 7

811 E. Hwy. 24 Goodland, KS 67735

Phone: 785-899-6614 Motel with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Features: Coffeemakers, Microwaves and Refrigerators. Wireless Internet in lobby and high speed Internet in rooms. Cable Television. Group rates and low daily, weekly, and monthly rates available. All major credit cards and debit cards accepted including direct billing. Pets are Allowed.

Comfort Inn

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Phone: 785-899-7181 Website: Location: I-70 Exit 17 Accommodations: 49 rooms, King/Queen Beds, Suites, Meeting Rooms Special Features: Indoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub, Handicap Accessible, Free Continental Breakfast, Fax and Internet, Non-Smoking Rooms, 24 Hour Front Desk, Free Local Calls, Cable Television, Laundry, Pets Allowed, Free Newspaper, Coffee Pot and Hair Dryers.

Phone: 785-890-9060 Location: I-70 Exit 17 Website: Newly opened in February 2007. This is one of the most recognized hotels in the hospitality industry. This is the newest hotel in Goodland and welcomes guests to enjoy the wonderful amenities that await their arrival. Special Features: Breakfast included, Meeting Facilities, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Exercise Room, Pets Allowed, Wireless Internet, Accessible Parking/Accommodations.

2519 Enterprise Road Goodland, KS 67735

Super 8

2520 S. Hwy. 27 Goodland, KS 67735

Phone: 785-890-7566 Fax: 785-890-7566 Reservations: 800-800-8000 Website: Location: 1-70 Exit 17, Hwy. 27 Accommodations: 47 Rooms, King/Queen Beds, Suites, Meeting Room Special Features: 24 Hour Front Desk, Pets with Permission, Continental Breakfast, Toast Bar, Large Vehicle Parking, Free Local Calls, Cable Televisions, Group Rates, Cribs Free, Weekly Rates, Non-smoking Rooms, Fax.

Days Inn

2218 Commerce Goodland, KS 67735

Reservations: 785-890-3644 Website: Location: I-70 Exit 17Accommodations: 78 Rooms, King/Queen Beds, Restaurant on site. Special Features: Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Swimming Pool, Dining, Non-Smoking Rooms.

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2631 Enterprise Rd. Goodland, KS 67735

Kurht Ranch Hunting Lodge 2733 Rd. 75 Edson, KS 67733

Phone: 785-899-5306 Website: Email: Accommodations: The lodging quarters can be reserved to fit any size group Kitchen, Dining Area, Bathroom and Bedroom with 2 double beds, up to 3 people. If your group needs more beds, reserve an extra bedroom with 2 double beds. For complete privacy for your group, reserve the entire sleeping quarters up to 8 people. Special Features: Nestled along the banks of the Beaver Creek in Northwest Kansas, this working farm and ranch resort includes contiguous acres of privately owned natural wildlife habitat, grazing land, farm land and conservation reserve land. The varied terrain supports native and liberated ringneck pheasants, quail, chukar, wild turkeys, mule and whitetail deer, coyote, bobcats and wildlife all outdoorsmen enjoy.

Shaps Beaver Creek Ranch

6404 Rd. 23 Goodland, KS 67735

Phone: 785-899-5942 Website: Get away from the fast pace of the city and stay in this rustic cabin. You will have some of the comforts of your home, and all of the view. A wide variety of packages to choose from. Turkey, Quail, Pheasant, Mule and Whitetail deer among the species that you can hunt on our property. Features: Hunting, Hunting Guide Service, Shooting sports, Upland birds, Deer, Turkey.

Campgrounds Goodland KOA 1114 E. Hwy 24

Reservations: 785-890-5701 Location: I-70 Exit 19, Hwy 24 Accommodations & Special Features: Major Credit Cards Accepted, Kamping Kabins, Hot Showers, Laundry, Playground, Clean Restrooms, Swimming Pool, Pets on Leash Welcome, Cable Hookups, Tent Sites, Mini Golf, Convenience, Souvenir and Gift Shop.

Mid-America Camp-Inn 2802 Commerce Rd. Goodland, KS 67735

Reservations: 785-899-5431 Website: E-Mail: Location: I-70 Exit 17, South on K-27 Special Features: Tiled Restrooms and Showers, Large Pull-Through Sites with Concrete Pads, Cable TV, 20-30-50 Amp Electric, RV Supplies, Groceries, Gifts, Souvenirs, Ice, Swimming Pool, Playground, Tents Welcome.

Maverick Inn

830 West Highway 24 Goodland, KS 67735

Phone: 785-890-3621 Website: Location: I-70 Exit 17 a half mile North. 830 West Hwy. 24 Accomodations: 69 room King/Queen beds, suites. Special Features: Continental Breakfast, Swimming Pool, Coffeemakers in all rooms. Refrigerator and microwave available. Cable Television, Pet Friendly, Wireless Internet, Business Center, Free Local Calls, Large Vehicle Parking, Restaurant & Lounce on ste


1717 Cherry 785-890-4595 Home of America’s First Patented Helicopter and early Sherman County history. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. No admission charge, donations welcomed Approx. Time: 1 Hour

Enjoy a guided tour through an exquisite Victorian Home. The home was acquired by the Sherman County Historical Society and is now open for tours and special events. Please call for hours Admission Charged


Business Highway 24 and Cherry St. 785-890-3515 CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER The van Gogh project features a reproduc12th and Center tion of one of Vincent van Gogh’s seven 785-890-6442 New exhibits every four to six weeks. sunflower paintings. The idea for the projHoused in a former Carnegie Library and ect is the brainchild of Canadian Artist, listed on the National Register of Historic Cameron Cross. The painting is painted on a 24 ft. by 32 ft. canvas and sits on an Places. easel which is nearly 80 ft. tall. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 to 3 p.m. No admission charge, donations welcomed. STEEVER WATER PARK 785-890-4565 Approximate Time: 1 hour 1622 Arcade SHERMAN THEATRE Come play in our water park. The park 1203 Main has two water slides, wading pool, water 785-899-6103 fountain feature and of course a large Please call for current showings and pool. events. Please call for hours. Admission charged Admission charged. Approximate Time: 2 hours





N. Caldwell to Armory Road east ½ mile 785-899-7119 Weather predictions and forecasts by latest Doppler System, one of five in Kansas. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call to arrange tours. Group tours are available. No admission charge Approximate Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

785-899-2785 6450 Road 16 The only 18-hole golf course between Denver, Colorado and Hays, Kansas. Take Highway 24 west four miles, and then north at the sign. The course has a driving range, pro-shop, clubhouse, dining room, golf carts and other amenities. Fees Charged.

8 miles east on Highway 24 to County Road 28 – North 18 miles. 785-890-3515 The site of 1867 Battle on the Beaver Creek, brochure with map available. Hours: Daylight No Admission Charge

For information and brochure for the selfguided tour please contact High Plains Museum at 1717 Cherry or call 785-890-4595. No charge


785-890-5461 812 Broadway Hours: Monday – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

202 W. 13th 785-899-6773


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Hunting licenses and walk-in hunting atlas’ are available online at Walk – in hunting atlas’ are also available at a Kansas Travel Information Center. Do you love to hunt? If so, you’re looking at the right place – Sherman County, Trophy Capital of Kansas. From pheasants to buffalo, prairie dogs to deer and antelope, hunt in Sherman County and bring home the trophy of a lifetime. Pheasant hunting has always been a hunting mainstay in Sherman County. Along with the game mentioned above, turkey and rabbits continue to gain in popularity. Mule deer are especially well adapted to the area. Walk-In Hunting Area (WIHA) acres abound in Sherman County with more than 15,000 acres with 25 tracts of land registered. Many WIHA sites are also in the Conservation Reserve Program and offer wonderful upland bird hunting opportunities. Other areas include stubble fields bordered by woodlands, which is excellent deer habitat.

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If land is not posted as a WIHA, hunters must ask permission before hunting that land. All firearms hunters must wear at least 200 square inches of blaze orange and an orange cap. Licenses are required for all furbearing animals, including prairie dogs. Hunters who want a guide can find top professionals in Sherman

County ready to assist them in finding the perfect trophy. Local outfitters are available. Call the Goodland/Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 785-890-3515 additional information on Kansas hunting regulations may be found on the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website,

Agri tourism W HAT TO SEE AND DO Enjoy our oceans of beautiful yellow sunflowers and know their beauty is more than just skin deep. Mid-August is the best time to photograph sunflowers, as they reach full bloom during that time. Full bloom is a very short period. For photography, light is best early morning or before twilight. Late in the High Plains summer, the sunflowers come into bloom, covering fields with a carpet of huge yellow flowers. Two types of sunflowers are cultivated in Sherman County, oil and confectionary. Oil sunflower seeds are dark and are smaller than the striped confectionary seeds. Confectionary seeds are used as edible sunflowers seeds and bird seed. Oil sunflowers are crushed for oil. Recently the United States has ranked among the world’s top six nations in sunflower production. In the U.S., sunflowers are grown primarily in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, the Dakotas and Minnesota, with the majority in Kansas.

Goodland is one of two U.S. marketing centers. In 1990, Kansas produced 75,000 bushels of sunflower seeds, while the rest of the Great Plains states produced 95,000 bushels. In 1999, Kansas produced 290,000 bushels while the other states produced 635,000. Production continues to grow. The majority of the crop continues to be exported for oil, but as the oil’s benefits continue to be explored, U.S. consumption is growing. Goodland has two processing plants, both confectionery and oil processing. Other agritourism adventures in Sherman County include Kuhrt Ranch and Shaps Beaver Creek Ranch.

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Community profile




Air – Renner Field (GLD) is equipped for corporate jets with two (5,499’ and 3,501’) lighted runways and an instrument-landing system. Charter service is available, 785-890-7531. Highway – Goodland sits at the intersection of Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 27. Rail – Rail service is available with Kyle Railroad, 800-432-0572

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Facts and Figures Elevation . . . . . . . . . . 3,565 ft. above sea level at Renner Field (Airport) Population (est.) City of Goodland:4,361; Sherman County 5,959; City of Kanorado 221 Annual Average Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 inches Annual Average Snowfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 inches Average Yearly Days of Sunshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodland Regional Medical Center, 49 beds Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar Hills Golf Club, 18 holes College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northwest Kansas Technical College Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Goodland Star-News (bi-weekly) Radio Stations . . . . . . . . .KLOE 730 AM, KKCI 102.5 FM, KWGB 97.9 FM Cable Television/High-Speed Internet . . S&T Communications, Eagle Cable Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 city, 2 county Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain

Important Phone Numbers All numbers start with area code 785 and all street addresses are in Goodland unless otherwise noted. Emergency services Ambulance, Fire, Police, Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Goodland Regional Medical Center . . . . . . . . .890-3625 • 220 W. Second Prairieland Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 899-6166 • 204 N. Caldwell Weather Forecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 899-7119 Kansas Road Condition Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511 Tourist information Goodland/Sherman County Welcome Center . . . . . . . 890-3515 • 925 Main State of Kansas Tourist Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 899-6695 Eastbound Interstate 70, milepost 7, east of Kanorado Community information Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau. . . . .925 Main • 890-3515 Sherman County Economic Development . . . . . . . . 890-3743 104 E. 10th Goodland Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 899-7130 Local government City of Goodland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 890-4500 • 204 West 11th City of Kanorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399-2355 • 404 Center, Kanorado Sherman County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .890-4800 • 813 Broadway USD 352-Goodland (school district) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 890-2397 • 1312 Main

Weather profile Weather facts • Goodland, KS climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30's. • The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 89.10 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 15.80 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. • The annual average precipitation at Goodland is 19.76 Inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 3.54 Inches.

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Kansas Travel Information For road conditions, closures, construction/detours and travel weather information: • 511 Phone: Call 5-1-1 from any phone in Kansas or 1-866-511KDOT (5368) from anywhere in the U.S. • 511 Web: • 511 Mobilie:

January 42 February 45 53 March 64 April 72 May 83 June 90 July 87 August September 78 October 67 November 52 December 42

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Community info

Goodland, Kansas

Some opportunities for youth include 4-H clubs, Boy/Girl Scouts, baseball, swimming, tennis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and many neighborhood parks. Page 16

Welcome to the Sunflower Capital of Kansas where the sunrises and sunsets are unsurpassed, the stars shine at night and the air is clean. This is the perfect place to visit or to expand or relocate your business. • Sherman County was settled in the 1880’s, and is home to Kanorado on the west, just one-half mile from the Colorado State line and 198 miles to Denver, Edson is east of Goodland and just minutes from the Central Time Zone. Goodland sits in the middle of the county and serves as the county seat. • Kanorado, with a population of 221, houses a museum which is open “on call”, a Senior Citizen Center, which is also the community center with recreation room and kitchen. Several small businesses call Kanorado home. The United Methodist Church, and U.S. Post Of-

fice are also part of the communty. The largest event of the year is Kanorado Days. • Just outside of Kanorado is the Beaver Creek excavation site, where artifacts have been found dating back to 12,200 years, making it the oldest evidence of humans on the High Plains and possibly in all of North America. • The unincorporated, peaceful, quiet farming community of Edson, is home to the Kuhrt Ranch a Historic Resort Lodge, Armstrong’s Pump and Well Service, Cochran Farm Supply and a United States Post Office. With easy access from I-70, this area is a prime location for growth. • Goodland is located at the crossroads of two major highways, Interstate 70 and K-27, and only 45 miles to Nebraska and 17 miles to Colorado.

Community info • Head Start, works with pre-school aged children 3 to 4, providing meals, health care and information, academic social curriculum and helps prepare students so they are ready to enter kindergarten. The Goodland Community Learning Center is a skills based High School completion program, which also offers computer programs to the community. • A large 4-H Building at the fair grounds is also used for community activities. On the west side of Goodland, Centennial Park houses a softball complex and Memorial Baseball Park. • Sherman County offers area residents a choice of doctors at its newer medical clinic. The community also has a good selection of optometrists, chiropractors, and dentists. Goodland’s Regional Medical Center is a general acute care hospital, licensed for 49 beds and has a comprehensive consultant program. The American Red Cross is active with regular blood drives and fund raising in the county. • Sugar Hills Golf Course, just minutes west of Goodland, features a professionally designed, 18-hole course which includes clubhouse, dining, green fees and cart rental.

The Goodland School District USD 352, serves all of Sherman County, K-12, with 2 elementary schools, a Jr. High and a High school. • The Sherman County District Free Fair is held at the end of summer and includes a home-owned carnival with rides and games, along with open class and 4-H entries, animal activities and a livestock auction. Nightly activities at the grandstand include a tractor pull, demolition derby, and Professional Bull Riders rodeo.

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Community info

Agriculture is the main industry in Sherman County with wheat, alfalfa, pinto beans, soybeans, milo, sunflowers, and corn.

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• Sherman County is a wildlife lovers paradise with turkey, deer, antelope, buffalo, upland birds all plentiful in the area for both consumptive and non-consumptive hunters. Walk-in Hunting Area (WIHA) abound in Sherman County with more than 15,000 acres of land registered. A Walk-in Hunting Atlas is available from Kansas Wildlife and Parks or at • Over 39,000 volumes are at home at the Goodland Public Library, with computers available to patrons for Internet access and materials not available can be ordered on interlibrary loan. • Carnegie Arts Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sponsors community

arts and entertainment, with a monthly display of area artists. • Sherman County Speedway, located at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, features a 3/8-mile track with bombers, cruisers, superstock and modified.


The Goodland Senior Center at 208 W. 15th St. belongs to all Seniors living in Sherman County, with no required membership. Call before 8:00 a.m. if you would like to join us for lunch which is served at 11:30 a.m. every weekday. The menu is published in the Goodland Star New on the Friends Page. For those over 60, there is a donation of $2.75 for each meal, and those under 60 are welcome to join the Seniors for only $5.75. Activities include Pinochle or Pitch on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:15, and Bingo at 12:15 on Fridays. The second Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. is The Birthday Party and Finger Food is served the third Sunday of the month at 5:30 p.m. On the last Saturday of the month a Pot Luck is held at 11:30 a.m. More information about the Goodland Senior Center can be obtained by stopping by or calling 785-899-5082.


Bus services are available within the city limits of Goodland, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MST. A donation of 50 cents is suggested for each way. The bus is Handicap Accessible and is a project funded in part by the KDOT Public Transit Program and is available to anyone. To schedule a ride call 785-899-5082.

Seniors have many options to enjoy their quality of life in Sherman County. Including many activities for everyone.


The Kanorado Senior Center is located at 212 Main Street in Kanorado, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MST. Lunch is served weekdays by Homestead Nutrition at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $2.75 for those over 60 and $5.75 for those under 60. Please call before noon the day before to make a reservation. Bingo is held each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and Game night is held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. The Center holds a fundraiser meal each month and an Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is served on Thanksgiving Day for those wanting to join others in celebration. For more information, please call 785-399-2348.

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8 Wonders


No. 8 Kidder Massacre Site Many kids play "Cowboys and Indians," but a true cowboys and Indians fight ended in a tragic and bloody massacre more than 140 years ago in Sherman County. The Kidder Massacre site northeast of Goodland is marked with silhouettes of a cavalryman with a gun and an Indian on a horse, shadows of the battle that prevented Lt. Lyman S. Kidder and his men from delivering messages from Gen. William T. Sherman to Lt. Col. George Custer in July 1867. The site is north of Edson on County Road 28To reach the site from I-70, take exit 27 at Edson to old U.S. 24 and go west about one mile to County Road 28 and turn right (north) and go about 12 miles. The marker is on the east side of the gravel road just south of Beaver Creek.

No. 7 Dr. A.C. Gulick's house The Victorian Gulick House in Goodland was built in the early 1890s by Dr. A.C. Gulick, who lived and practiced medicine in Goodland for 47 years. The grounds and the house have been restored by Goodland businessman Rod Cooper. The interior has not been refinished, but the backyard has been used for a few outdoor weddings. The outside has been beautifully restored with a gazebo, fountain, fish pond, bird cages and stable. The house can be seen at the corner of 11th and Grand Ave.

No. 6 Historic Brick Streets The red bricks that decorate Main Avenue and downtown Goodland have lasted for more than 87 years. This unique attraction was originally laid by a single Oneida Indian, Jim Garfield Brown. In 1920 the city awarded the paving contract to Cook and Ransom. Cook and Ransom advertised their Indian brick layer, that he could lay brick as fast as eight men could bring them to him. Work started June 7, 1921, and was finished in December. In the past seven years the bricks have been replaced at seven Main Ave. intersections from Sixth to 13th with new crossing designs in the main downtown area.

No.5 Van Gogh Painting You can't miss it - it's 24 by 32 feet and rests on an 80-foot easel that weighs about 40,000 pounds. It is the reproduction of a Vincent van Gogh sunflower painting which was erected more than six years ago in Goodland. The Van Gogh replica was painted by Canadian artist Cameron Cross as part of his Van Gogh Project, a series of Big Easel paintings based on Vincent van Gogh's series of sunflower paintings. Sunflowers USA, a local nonprofit group, raised money and received a state grant for the painting and the 80-foot easel that stands facing I70 east of Cherry Ave. and north of Business U.S. 24.

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8 W o n d e r s OF SHERMAN COUNTY No. 4 Carnegie Arts Center It could be the best bargain on your trip -there is no charge to view art exhibits in a historic building in Goodland. The 94-year-old Carnegie Library Building, which is on the State and National Historic Registries, houses a different art exhibit each month at 120 W. 12th in Goodland. The building, which marked its 90th birthday in March 2003, has been the Carnegie Arts Center since June 10, 1984. Each month brings a different exhibit. In August 1908, Goodland's library association approached Mayor P.J. McBride about contacting Andrew Carnegie for grant money to build a library. Carnegie, founder of what is now U.S. Steel Corp., was building libraries in communities across the nation.

No. 3 Kuhrt Ranch Kuhrt Ranch, owned by Brent and Diana Flanders, began as a one-room sod house known as Shermanville in the 1880's. The property was purchased by William and Pauline Kuhrt in 1891, and renamed the Kuhrt Ranch, which is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1934, Pauline Kuhrt fashioned the house after German castles, remodeling the house and facing it with native limestone, and it quickly became known as the Prairie Castle. Kuhrt Ranch is about 20 miles northeast of Goodland.

No. 2 High Plains Museum Today helicopters fly everywhere and carry critical patients to hospitals, tell commuters where the accident and slowdowns are, and all branches of the military use them to haul soldiers and protect naval ships. That was not true about 100 years ago as man was making his first attempts at powered flight. While the Wright brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk was big news, two machinists from the Chicago Rock Island Railroad shops in Goodland decided to build a "gyrocopter." A replica of the first helicopter can be seen at the High Plains Museum in Goodland and is the earliest patented helicopter. The Museum is located at 1717 Cherry in Goodland.

No, 1 Ennis-Handy House The 100-year-old historic home at 13th and Center, also known as the Handy House for its last owners, has been open to tours and the site of events including Flag Day cookouts, Victorian high teas, private parties and weddings. The house is used to display and preserve Sherman County History. The house, built in 1907, is an example of Queen Anne architecture. The house is on the state and national historic registers. The society has restored the gingerbread trim and recently added period style fencing to the outside. The Ennis-Handy House is located at the corner of 13th and Center Ave.

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Directory Restaurants



Activity Centers

• 24/7 2710 Commerce Rd. 899-7179 • Buddy’s Barbeque 1016 Main Street 890-5296 • Butterfly Café Renner Field 890-2085 • China Gardens 1108 Main 899-3345 • Crazy R’s Bar & Grill 1618 Main 890-3430 • Dairy Queen 2402 Commerce Rd. 890-2041 • Daylight Donuts 1222 Main 890-2219 • El Reynaldo’s 2320 Commerce Rd. 899-7077 • Frontier Equity 1202 W. Hwy 24 899-3681 • Gambino’s Pizza 402 E. 17th 890-5988 • Hank's Café 118 E 17th Street 785-890-4265 • McDonald’s 2325 Enterprise Rd. 899-7371 • Mexico #3 910 Hwy 24 899-5970 • Pizza Hut 1803 Cherry 899-3611 • Travel Shoppe 2510 Commerce Rd. 899-7527 • Taco John’s 2304 Commerce Rd. 890-8226 • Subway 2217 Enterprise Rd. 899-5245 • Sugar Hills Golf Club 6450 Rd. 16 899-2785 • WalMart Deli 2160 Commerce Rd. 899-2111 • Wendy’s 2219 Enterprise Rd. 890-5948 • Wonderful House 2218 Commerce Rd. 899-6288 • Bible Baptist Church 424 Broadway Av. 890-7368 • Calvary Gospel Church 402 College 890-3605 • Church of Christ 401 Caldwell 890-6185 • Church of Nazarene 305 Caldwell 899-2080 • Emmanuel Lutheran Church (13th & Sherman) 222 W. 13th 890-6161 • Harvest Evangelical Free Church 104 E. Hwy. 24 890-6423 • First Baptist Church 12th & Main 890-3450 • First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ 711 Arcade 890-5233 • First United Methodist Church 12th & Sherman 899-3631 • Goodland Bible Church 109 Willow Rd. 899-6400 • Iglisia Del Dios Vivo 722 W. 16 /1601 Texas 899-5275 • Kanorado United Methodist Church 312 Lamborn 399-2468 • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 808 Wyoming 890-6421 • Lutheran Church Emmanuel 222 W. 13th 890-6161 • Nazarene Church 305 Caldwell 899-2080 • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 307 W. 13th (13th & Sherman) 899-7205 • Pleasant Home Church 3190 Road 70 (5 miles north of Edson) 694-2807 • Promise Land Baptist Church 225 W. 16th 890-7944 • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 121 W. 13th 890-2115 • Seventh Day Adventist Church 1160 Cattletrail St. 899-7522 • Word of Life Foursquare Church 223 E. 10th 899-5250


• KLOE/KKCI/KWGB 3023 W 31st 899-2309

Senior Center

• Senior Adult Center 208 W. 15th Goodland 890-5082 • Kanorado Senior Citizen 212 Main 399-2348

Post Offices

• Goodland 124 E. 11th 899-7212 • Edson 6419 Main 899-5890 • Kanorado 202 Main 399-2790

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Optometrists • Newman Vision Care 919 Main St. 890-3937 • Dr. David Schnee 601 E. Hwy 24 899-5501 or 1-800-864-4612 • Vision Source of Goodland 110 W. 10th 899-3654 Dentists • James Baker 1009 Main 890-2562 • Goodland Dental Arts 504 Main Ave 899-6222 Orthodontist • Christopher Lovell DDS 1014 Main 899-3025 Physicians • Goodland Family Health Center 106 Willow 890-6075 • Pioneer Health 910 Main 890-7950 Chiropractic • AL Goalden, DC 1119 Walnut 890-2076 • Clifton Porterfield DC 2233 Caldwell 899-2500 • Gleason Chiropractic 1015 Main 899-2225 • Poling Chiropractic 1109 Main 728-7282 Pharmacies • Medical Arts Pharmacy 202 Willow Rd. 890-5111 • Wal-Mart Pharmacy 2160 Commerce Rd. 899-2266 Oxygen • Lincare, Inc. 1013 Main 899-6848 or 888-966-4565 Goodland Activities Center 808 Main 890-7242


Bankwest of Kansas 924 Main St. 899-2342 First National Bank 202 E. 11th 890-2000 Peoples State Bank 1302 Main 890-2224 State Farm Bank 1007 Main 899-5592 Western State Bank 815 Center 899-2393


Goodland 812 Broadway 899-5461

Liquor Stores

Garrett’s Liquor Store 918 Main 899-5972 Kears Quality Liquor 403 E. 17th 890-3276 Avalanche Liquor Mart 2213 Enterprise Rd. 890-7350

Locksmith • Towing

AAA Stage Stop Sinclair Towing 821-1509 Alex’s Radiator & Auto Repair 531 W. 17th St. 899-7554 McB’s Motor Repair 421 E. 17th St. 899-7375


Goodland Star News 1205 Main St. 899-2338

Telephone Companies

AT&T 800-288-2020 Eagle Communications 114 W. 11th 899-3371 S&T 1318 Main Goodland 890-7400/1-866-790-0243


Black Hills Energy 1-800-303-0752 City of Goodland 204 W. 11th 890-4500 Midwest Energy 1-800-222-3121


Prairieland Animal Clinic 204 N. Caldwell 899-6166

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