Pawnee Valley Lodge, an American owned and operated motel where we try to make our guests feel at home from the very moment they arrive. Comfort, convenience, friendly staff, and clean rooms—that’s why our customers keep coming back to Pawnee Valley Lodge located at the intersection of Highways US 283 and KS 156 in Jetmore, Kansas.
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A unique B&B...when you make reservations at The Guest House in Hanston you will have the entire house to yourself!
Great for families, business travel, hunting groups and leisure travelers as well...The Guest House has two bedrooms; fully appointed kitchen and laundry facilities; shared bath, full living room with a sleeper-sofa; TV/DVD; Netflix & wireless internet. Supplies for your breakfast and evening snacks are provided.
Outdoor amenities include a grill, outdoor furniture, life-sized games such as dice, checkers and a "Jenga-type" game, a fire pit for stargazing and S'more making!
Member of the Kansas Bed & Breakfast Association, registered Kansas Agri-Tourism Site and Airbnb Superhosts! Call us at 620-357-5561 or www.theguesthouseonline.com
RV's and Camping
We now have several RV Parks in Hodgeman County to choose from, along with RV parking at both HorseThief Reservoir and the Jetmore City Lake.
Chip Shot RV Park in Jetmore: 620-357-8416 or 357-5674
Old Timer's RV Park in Jetmore: 620-357-8735
Lazy Lane's RV Park in Hanston: 620-793-2320
Rendevous RV Park in Jetmore: 620-357-8688 or 620-789-0044
NEW! RendezVous RV Park now has a fully furnished, 2 bedroom guest cottage for rental by the week or month! Great for Hunters, Contractors and out-of-town visitors!
Hamburgers and daily specials...including famous Taco Tuesdays!
Dine-in or carry-out.
(Special events throughout the week....such as Thursday Night Poker!)
Food in a HURRY!
In addition to our selection of restaurants, you can also find Deli sandwiches and Pizza at both Jetmore Food Center and Presto Convenience Store. And during the summer...Tropical Sno and Hawaiian Shaved Ice! (All along Main Street in Jetmore)
All new customers and reconnections are required to complete a utility contract. There is a $50 connection fee to begin service.
Utilities provided by the City of Hanston include Water and Sewer
Sewer is a base $16 per connection.
Water is a base $15 for the first 4000 gallons -- Any usage over 4000 gallons is charged .75 cents per 1000 gallons.
Utility bills are due on the 20th of each month. A late fee of $10 is charged if the full payment is not received on or before the 20th. If the payment has not been received by the 28th of the month...services will be disconnected.
If services are disconnected, a reconnection fee of $50 is required, along with the past-due amount and late fees, to be reconnected.
Payments can be mailed, or dropped off at Hanston State Bank.
The newest reservoir in the state, but not a State Reservoir. We think we have the best of both worlds with HorseThief Reservoir! Boating, fishing, swimming...even Zombie Hunting! HorseThief is only 9 short miles West of Jetmore on Hwy 156.
Only a few miles SW of Jetmore, you will find Jetmore City Lake with RV and camping hookups, fishing, swimming and boating opportunities, and a new shooting range. Call 620.357.8344 for more information.
Cheyenne Municipal Golf Course
600 N. Cheyenne Dr Jetmore, KS
Beautiful 9 hole golf course in Jetmore, KS! Spacious new clubhouse opened in 2012 with many amenities. Golf carts for rental and storage space for carts available. One of the ponds even allows fishing for members!
Kenyon Nature Park
A refreshing touch of nature nestled into the heart of the community, Kenyon Nature Park is a hidden gem! You will meet locals walking their pets, kids riding bikes, and others just out getting a stretch. A nice spot to stop and breath....Pet Friendly.
City Parks and Ballfields
The City of Jetmore understands the importance of green space and has a number of places to get out and enjoy nature. The City Park, Sunshine Park (where the Jetmore Downtown Farmers Market is held), Kenyon Nature Park, and the 4-H Grounds and Ball Park are all located within the City limits and easily accessible.
Hodgeman County Swimming Pool
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day (Weather permitting)
The Pool Hours are
Mon-Sat 1-6 p.m.
Sun 2-7 p.m. & Night Swim from 7:30-9 p.m. for Adults
Rates: PreK .50 cents
K-12: $1.50 and Adults: $2.00
12 Day and Seasonal Passes Available
Lessons & Pool Parties
Hunting and Hospitality
Hodgeman County is well-known for it's abundant wildlife and exceptional hospitality. Upland game, deer, and now (with the addition of HorseThief Reservoir) waterfowl and fishing. We welcome generations of outdoorsman year after year.
Always one of the top three counties in Kansas with WIHA acres, we welcome you to Hunt Hodgeman.
Outfitters and Guided Hunts
We are pleased to be home to Gunsmoke Hunting; Pointed Rock Outfitters and Pro Gun Dogs and Ruff Outfitters...all local people who know hunting and are passionate about making your next hunting trip a great memory!
Longest Tailfeather Contest
Haskell Pack, Jr. Memorial Longest Tail Feather Contest opens annually on the first day of hunting season...ends on the last day...and culminates with a banquet for the winners! More information for the 2018-19 Contest to be added soon.
What began as a way to bring attention to the Awesome Hunting in SW Kansas has grown to be a fun annual event! Tagged birds are released in various places throughout the County and you have the opportunity to win $500 in Hodgeman Bucks. Go on, Give it a Shot!
Because of our popularity among outdoorsmen from all over the Nation, we suggest that you make your reservations early. We offer a variety of lodging in a good mixture of price-points. We are happy to provide you with all types of information such as WIHA maps; where to purchase licenses, etc. Call Lea Ann at 620.357.8831.
Network Kansas E-Community
What is an e-community?
Hodgeman County is an e-community ....a partnership with Network Kansas. The program was created through a Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship Tax Credit Program in 2015 and encourages entrepreneurial activity in the communities of Hodgeman County.
Qualifying entrepreneurial projects may include business startup businesses, as well as existing business purchases and/or expansions.
Quit hiding your uniqueness...Through our e-community partnership, we are able to offer scholarships to local businesses that want to shine! Attend Jon Schallert's Destination Bootcamp and get "unstuck on the road to reinvention". Jon is a professional speaker and business consultant that "has worked with over 10,000 small business owners in more than 500 communities, helping them learn to make their businesses Consumer Destinations." taken from Successful Independent Business magazine.
Qualifying entrepreneurial projects may include startup businesses, as well as existing business purchases and/or expansions. The minimum loan request is $2,000 with a $75,000 maxium amount available per applicant business. Who qualifies? Anyone wishing to start, purchase or expand a for-profit business in Hodgeman County. Use of Funds: Purchase of business equipment; Purchase of business inventory; Purchase of real estate; Working capital; or Existing Inventory.
Contact the Economic Development Office for more information and an application. 620.357.8831
Ice House Entrepreneurship Classes
Based off of the book, Who Owns The Ice House?, we are able to offer the ELI program on developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset. We use ELI's online curriculum; together with a local facilitator and the insight of many successful entrepreneurs, to create this life-changing course for students of all ages. Contact 620.357.8831 for information on the next course!
YEC - Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Do you like Shark Tank? Are you always looking for ways to make a difference and be a problem solver? Do you just need some cash to make your business idea a reality? If so, you need to be part of this year's YEC! This is where area youth (7-12th grades) have the opportunity to develop their ideas and compete for thousands of dollars that will help them get their businesses rolling. Call 620.357.8831 for more information!
In 2018/19 students have the choice of competing on November 28th at 9:00 a.m. in Kinsley or February 6th at 9:00 a.m. in Larned.
Small Business Loans and technical assistance ARE available from the Economic Development Office.
The Mission of Hodgeman County E-Community
It is our mission to to inspire, educate and support entrepreneurism.
In addition to the YEC, we have recently been accepted into the Acton Children's Business Fair network. Learn more at our ACBF Event Website:
Hodgeman County Health Center (HCHC) emphasizes an environment of care where your health is our concern. We provide acute-care/in-patient facilities, an emergency room, a medical clinic, on-site long term care and an independent living complex.
Located directly North of the Hospital, O'Shea Memorial Clinic's staff includes Dr Robert Clark, MD; Dr. Kristie Clark, MD (Pediatrics Specialty); and Mike Clements, PA.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 620.357.8354.
GROW (Growing Rural Opportunity Works) Hodgeman is the county-wide health and economic vitality council that encourages the offering of healthy local food available to Hodgeman County residents; supports growth, businesses and the local economy; encourages local food production and agriculture; encourages physical activity through enhancement of places for physical activity and outdoor recreation; and promotes educational resources for the local population. Come GROW with us!
Work Well Kansas
Now locally folded into GROW Hodgeman County...we believe that Living and Working in Hodgeman County should equal a Healthier Life. A number of area businesses and local employers are dedicated to making the healther choice the default...and hope that you will join us.
Location and Hours
Haun Museum is located in the heart of the downtown in Jetmore, KS. Open on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day:
Sat 9-noon and 1-4 p.m.
on Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Other times we will gladly open by appointment and special request. Call 620.357.8831.
Life on the Prairie
Haun Museum will surprise you! Numerous displays of life on the Prairie -- get a closeup glimpse the pioneers daily lives.
This little museum has an impressive display of Military artifacts from the Civil War forward.
What Might Have Been?
Could Jetmore have been the Air Capital of Kansas? Come see this amazing flying machine and decide for yourself!
Treasures of HorseThief
Before digging began at HorseThief Reservoir, a team of archeologists performed a dig at the location and the artifacts they discovered are now on loan to Haun Museum from the Kansas State Historical Society. You just might be surprised...we were!
It is a monumental undertaking to operate and maintain Haun Museum, and budgets are always tight. If you would like to help, there are many ways! Some things we currently need assistance with are: Docent duties; cleaning and dusting; data entry; maintenance; trimming grass and weeds near the back patio; and funding donations. Please contact Lea Ann Seiler at 620.357.8831 for more information.
Elk Plaza Business & Culinary Incubator
Located at 203 N. West Street in Hanston, KS 67849.
The Elk Plaza Community Center, Business and Culinary Incubator is an amazing place! Once a High School, it now serves the Community in a variety of ways. The City of Hanston offices, Little Tracks Pre-School, and a number of businesses now call these hallowed halls home. The former Home-Ec room and Concession Stand is utilized as a Licensed Culinary Incubator, and the community uses the property for an assortment of uses, including camps, exercise groups, and youth group meeting space. In addition to on-site mail boxes, break room equipment (coffee pot, microwave, and refrigerator), and conference meeting room, occupants and community members also have access to the new "Circuit style" exercise equipment.
Generous gifts from ITC Great Plains and Network Kansas have allowed us to develop a new Maker Space for innovators and makers of all ages. We are purchasing the equipment and training on it this summer, and it should be available to the public in the Fall of 2018.
There are several numbers for you to contact for Elk Plaza. Kelli Reece can be contacted to reserve locations for events at 620.525.1700; Lon Ruff can be contacted at 620.623.0123 for rental space; and Lea Ann Seiler can be contacted for questions about the Culinary Incubator or Maker Space at 620.357.5561.
History...How did a tiny town get an AWESOME SPACE like this???
In 2010, the two Unified School Districts in Hodgeman County consolidated and this building was left empty. The School Board, Marena Township and community members had the foresight to turn the property into a Community and Business Center. In 2015 the Culinary Incubator was added. And now, in 2018...we are adding the Maker Space!
Additional Community Amenities
A new, annual community festival that takes place every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. We will put on the show...and you make plans to bring family and friends together for a great time. (Also doubles as an all-school renunion!) 2019 Hodgeman Fest will take place on Saturday, May 25th. More information will be added to the Facebook page (Hodgeman FEST 2019) as we get closer to the event. Call 620.357.8831 for more information.
Jetmore Downtown Farmers Market usually starts towards the end of July and goes until mid October. (It depends on the growing season.) We operate on Thursday evenings...but sometimes it's not EVERY Thursday evening....so check out our Facebook page for updates and details about what will be offered each week!
The Jetmore-Hanston Lion's Club provides the Lion's Club Community Garden as a service to the community (among the many other good things they do!). To reserve a spot, contact Lion Leet at 620.623.0025.
Journey to Bethlehem
The Journey to Bethlehem is an experience not to be missed! Over 75 costumed actors and actresses, complete with camels, donkeys and other assorted animals. The second weekend in December...Dec 8th and 9th in 2018. Located one block East of the Courthouse in Jetmore. No charge. For more information, contact 620.357.6237.
Simply contact any Foundation Member....or call the Economic Development office at 620.357.8831 and we will provide you with more information and the date of the next meeting!
2) How can I make a Difference?
There are lots of ways to make a difference! By giving your charitable donations through the Foundation, you may have a tax deduction and we can help you specify your gift towards an area you or your loved ones are passionate about....or to the general account to be used as needs arise.
3) Is this a LOCAL Foundation? How can I make sure that my gift stays local and does the most good?
The Hodgeman Community Foundation is a local Foundation with a local Board. However, we have partnered with the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas to be able to provide our donors with the best interest rates and legal services available. We are also proud members of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations.
Please give us a call or shoot us an email if you have any questions we can answer. Hey! Just let us know when you'll be in the area and what you're looking for and we'll package something up for you!