Hodgeman County, and the Cities of Hanston and Jetmore welcome you! We firmly believe that it is our job to make Hodgeman County the best place to live, work and visit.
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Hodgeman County Businesses are here to serve you! Hometown friends running local businesses are what make our community special.
We're so glad you're here...Hodgeman County is the Sunset Capital of Kansas and we are well known for our hospitality...we hope you can stay awhile!
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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Please contact us anytime! Ask about room availability and rates. We look forward to hearing from you.
PH: 1-877-357-6330 or 1-620-357-6330
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
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!
The Nature RV Park: 620-357-6507 OR 620-393-5139
Jetmore City Lake: 620-357-8334
HorseThief Reservoir: 620-253-8464
Check out http://www.helpusrv1.com/
The newest adventure of Gerald and Peggy Martin....a great online resource for all things RV and growing by the day!
503 Main Street in Jetmore, KS
Hours: Tues-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Midnight.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight
Sunday 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Extra space for large parties downstairs and next door!
206 Washington in Hanston, KS
Open Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. Closed on Sundays
Breakfast served all day, an assortment of grilled sandwiches, pizza, salads and chili in season.
Pool Table, Fooz-ball and old-fashioned juke box for your entertainment!
303 Main in Jetmore, KS
Breakfast, lunch and supper Monday - Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
Known for their unbelievable servings of french fries...you gotta try them! Recently rennovated....with new menu items such as the Longhorn Burger!
509 Main in Jetmore, KS
Open Tuesday - Sundays...Closed on Monday
Thai, Laos Vietnamese and American Cuisine
Lunch Buffet Special 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Dine-in & Carryout 4 - 8:00 p.m.
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)
Jetmore Food Center: 620.357.6554
Pastor Peter Mtuamwari
205 East Highway in Jetmore, KS
Phone: 620-357-6237 Website: hodgemancountyumcs.org
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Services at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays
CIA Youthgroup on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. during the school year.
Jr High and High School Community Youth Groups during the school year....Jr High at 5:30 and High School at 6:30
201 W Monroe in Hanston, KS
Phone: 620-357-6237 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Services at 9:30 a.m.on Sunday
Sunday School following worship services
Good News on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. during the school year.
Rev. Mark Durham
303 W Best in Jetmore, KS
Phone: 620-357-8739 Cell: 620-357-1137
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Worship Services at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday
Father John Forkuoh
Sister Catherine Therese, Pastoral Minister
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
413 Niederacher in Jetmore, KS
Rectory Phone: 620-357-8791
Masses on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Masses on 2nd, & 4th Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Saint Anthony's Catholic Church,
106 S. Duglas in Hanston, KS
Masses on 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Masses on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Doug Elison
1/4 Mile North of Gray (off of 156) near Hanston, KS
Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.
Worship Services at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Rob McMillan
203 N. Highway in Hanston, KS
Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.
Worship Services at 11:00 a.m.
521 Clay Street in Jetmore, KS
Worship Services Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study ...call 620.357.5134
1 1/4 miles N and 2 1/2 miles W of Hanston, KS
Sunday School at 11:00 on Sunday
Worship Services at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday
Hodgeman County would like to encourage the public to help protect our community health as well as our workforce. In light of the ever changing environment of COVID-19, the Courthouse is issuing a Memorandum for Closure effective 03/20/2020.
Appraiser: Cliff Bliss, RMA
PO Box 247 Jetmore, KS 67854
Attorney: Mark A. Cowell
PO Box 75 (412 Broadway) Larned, KS 67550
Clerk: Sarah Rains
PO Box 247 Jetmore, KS 67854
Marsha Ewy, District 3 620-357-6417 FAX: 620-357-6313
Emmett Aistrup, District 4 620-623-2017 FAX: 620-357-6313
Alan Ochs, District 5 620-357-1083 FAX: 620-357-6313
Michael MacNair, District 1 620-357-8566 FAX: 620-357-6313
Jeff Rydquist, District 2 620-805-9986 FAX: 620-357-6313
Economic Development Director: Lea Ann E. Seiler, CPM, KDS
Office: 620-357-8831 Cell: 620-357-5561 FAX: 620-357-8323
PO Box 121 Jetmore, KS 67854
Hodgeman County Resolution Regarding Tax Exemptions for Eco Development
Adopting A Policy For The Granting Of Exemptions From Ad Volorem Taxation For Economic Development Purposes.(EDX)
EMS Director: Jason Lonnberg
PO Box 247 Jetmore, KS 67854
Extension Office: DeWayne Craghead, Agent
Rhonda Stithem, Office Professional
620-357-8321 FAX: 620-357-8323
Health Department Administrator: Jenette Schuette, RN
620-357-8736 FAX: 620-357-8846
Noxious Weed Director: Brian Nuss
(This is the same contact for Recycling & Landfill.)
620-357-8347 FAX: 620-357-8347
PO Box 428
Jetmore, KS 67854
As of 03/19/20, Hodgeman County * * Recycling has been CLOSED until further notice.
Register of Deeds: Paula Lonnberg
620-357-8536 FAX: 620-357-8530
PO Box 505 Jetmore, KS 67854
Roads : Darrin Boger
620-357-8346 FAX: 620-357-8819
See Link below for Road Permits
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Mike Burke
Office located in Elk Plaza Business Incubator at 203 N West Street Hanston, KS 67849
Sheriff: Jared Walker
620-357-8391 FAX: 620-357- 8300
Jetmore Housing Authority
Susan Smith, Executive Director
412 E Bramley Jetmore, KS 67854
Treasurer: Melody Vieux
620-357-6236 FAX: 620-357-6161
PO Box 247 Jetmore, KS 67854
As of 03/19/2020, the Hodgeman County Treasurer's Office encourages you to go online to pay your tags and taxes if possible. The link to ipay is below. (This is an app that you can download to your phone.)
Files coming soon.
City Hall: 203 N West Street Ste. 100A, PO Box 165 Hanston, KS 67849
Phone: 620-623-2796 FAX: 620-623-2223
City Superintendent: Chris Antonelli
Cell: 620.682.5447 email: email@example.com
City Clerk: Michelle Walters
Treasurer: Rhonda Hardiman
Mayor: Gary N. Seiler
Council: Haley Hahn; Dustin Lee ; Brett Horyna; Brad Shank; and Levi Salmans
The Council meets on the second Monday of every month in the City Hall, located in the Library at Elk Plaza. 8:00 p.m. in the Summer and 7:00 p.m. during the Winter.
HANSTON CITY LIBRARY: 105 N. Logan, Hanston, KS
Librarian: Jaimi Burke
The City Ordinances have been under review and some changes
have been made. Please read the full Ordinances here:
City of Hanston Utilities FAQ:
City Utility Questions? Call 620-623-2796.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Opens Memorial Day Weekend
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
Water Aerobics TBD
Pool Parties and Swim Lessons TBD
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.
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!
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 HERE!
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!
If you happened to snag a bird with an ankle bracelet....call 620.357.8831 and claim your prize!
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.
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 $45,000 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
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!
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 (6-12th 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!
We can't wait for next year's event!
It is our mission to to inspire, educate and support entrepreneurism.
In addition to the YEC, we are part of the Acton Children's Business Fair network. Learn more at our ACBF Event Website:
And look at the useful Resources Page for inspiration!
You MUST register your booth/business by November 5th and you CAN operate in small groups of two or three if you prefer partners.
Register by calling 620.357.58831 OR emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For more information, call 620.357.8361.
In 2019, Hodgeman County Health Center ISB (Nursing Home) was the recipient of the Best Nursing Home in Kansas Award, as published in the US News and World Report! Of course, we already knew that....but it was certainly nice that the rest of the world recognizes it as well!
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 community 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!
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.
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.
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.
Could Jetmore have been the Air Capital of Kansas? Come learn about this amazing flying machine and decide for yourself!
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.
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.
There are several numbers for you to contact for Elk Plaza. Michelle Walters can be contacted to reserve locations for events at 620.623.0108; 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 or by emailing email@example.com.
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 2020...we have added the Maker Space! Yes....I guess we are kinda cool!
A really great grant from BCBS of Kansas and Network Kansas have allowed us to use our Maker Space to provide PPP for our local businesses and Health Care facilities to help fight COVID-19.
Hodgeman FEST Cancelled for 2020
due to COVID-19
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) 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.
CANCELLED FOR 2020
DUE to COVID-19
HorseThief: The Festival is a joint effort of Rocking M Radio and HorseThief Reservoir. This year's Festival is set to take place on June 12 and 13, 2020.
We were recently selected as Community Health Champions for the Kansas State of Wellness....watch and see why!
The concept is simple: By remembering your community in your legacy — by leaving just 5% of your estate to your local community foundation — you will help ensure your community’s future.
1) How do I get involved?
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!