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Hodgeman County Courthouse in Jetmore, KS

City and County Government

Hodgeman County, and the Cities of Hanston and Jetmore welcome you! We  firmly believe that it is our job to make Hdogeman County the best place to live, work and visit.  

Keep scrolling for our City and County Directories!

Schaffer Furniture  513 Main in Jetmore, KS

Local Businesses

Hodgeman County Businesses are here to serve you!  Hometown friends running local businesses are what make our community special.

Click HERE for our Business Directory.

HorseThief Reservoir, 9 miles W of Jetmore

Travelers

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!

Did you know that we are PET FRIENDLY?  Learn More HERE.

Lodging

Pawnee Valley Lodge

 

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. 

Call Us Today!

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

email:  pawneevalleylodge@yahoo.com

The Guest House in Hanston

 

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  www.rendezvousrvpark.com

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

Restaurants

Bootleggers Main Street Bar and Grill

 

503 Main Street in Jetmore, KS

Hours:  Tues-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Midnight.  
Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight
Closed Sunday and Monday.​

​620-357-3508

Bruce's Country Kitchen (Evie's)

 

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!

620-623-2511.

Judy's WORLD FAMOUS Restaurant

 

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!

620-357-8537

Lock's Restaurant

 

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.

620-357-6310

The Hideout Bar & Grill

 

615 S Main in Jetmore, KS

Hamburgers and daily specials...including famous Taco Tuesdays!

Dine-in or carry-out.

(Special events throughout the week....such as Thursday Night Poker!)

620-357-8888

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) 

Jetmore Food Center: 620.357.6554

Presto:  620.357.8369

Church Directory

United Methodist Churches

 

Pastor Cyd Stein

Jetmore

​205 East Highway in Jetmore, KS

Phone:  620-357-6237  Website:  hodgemancountyumcs.org

e-mail:  info@jetmoreumc.org

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

​Worship Services at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays

Good News on Wednesdays at 3:30 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


Hanston

 201 W Monroe in Hanston, KS

Phone:  620-357-6237  e-mail:  info@jetmoreumc.org

website:  hodgemancountyumcs.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.

Jr High and High School Community Youth Groups on Wednesdays during the school year.  Jr High at 5:30 and High School at 6:30 

Presbyterian Church in Jetmore

 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

Catholic Churches

 

Father Maurice Cummings

Jetmore

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.


Hanston

 Saint Anthony's Catholic Church

106 S. Duglas in Hanston, KS

Phone: 620-623-4791

Masses on 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.

Masses on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Faith Fellowship Church near Hanston

 Pastor Doug Elison

1/4 Mile North of Gray (off of 156) near Hanston, KS

Phone:  620-525-6261

Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

​Worship Services at 11:00 a.m.

Baptist Churches

 Pastor Rob McMillan

Hanston

​203 N. Highway in Hanston, KS

Phone:  620-357-4561

Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

Worship Services at 11:00 a.m.


Jetmore

 521 Clay Street in Jetmore, KS

Phone:  620-640-5601

​Worship Services Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study ...call 620.357.5134

Mennonite Church near Hanston

 Pastor Eugene Thieszen

1 1/4 miles N and 2 1/2 miles W of Hanston, KS

Phone:  620-623-2653

Sunday School at 11:00 on Sunday

​Worship Services at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday

County Directory

 

Appraiser:   Cliff Bliss, RMA

Phone:  620-357-8366

FAX: 620-357-6313

hg_county_appraiser@wan.kdor.state.ks.us

PO Box 247  Jetmore, KS  67854

Click here to visit the Appraiser's Webpage!

Attorney:  Mark A. Cowell
Phone:  620-285-7446

FAX:  620-285-7486

PO Box 75  (412 Broadway)  Larned, KS  67550

Clerk:  Sarah Rains

Phone:  620-357-6421

hg_county_clerk@wan.kdor.state.ks.us

PO Box 247  Jetmore, KS  67854


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County Commissioners:

Marsha Ewy, District 3  620-357-6417 FAX: 620-357-6313

Emmett Aistrup, District 4  620-623-2017 FAX: 620-357-6313

Darrell Craghead, District 5  620-357-8744 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

hodgeman1@unitedwireless.com
PO Box 121  Jetmore, KS  67854


EMS Director:  Brent Unruh
620-357-8500
PO Box 247  Jetmore, KS  67854


Extension Office:  DeWayne Craghead, Agent
Rhonda Stithem, Office Professional

620-357-8321  FAX:  620-357-8323

www.hodgeman.ksu.edu


Health Department Administrator:  Jenette Schuette, RN
620-357-8736 FAX:  620-357-8846

hghealthdept@hotmail.com

https://hgcohealthdept.com/


Noxious Weed Director:  Brian Nuss    

(This is the same contact for Recycling & Landfill.)
620-357-8347  FAX:  620-357-8347

hgcountyweed@yahoo.com

PO Box 428 

Jetmore, KS  67854

Landfill and Recycling Web Page


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

Link to Road Permits and Maps


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Mike Burke

620.357.4141​

Office located in Elk Plaza Business Incubator at 203 N West Street  Hanston, KS 67849

Suite #

hgcoem@yahoo.com

LINK to Local Emergency Management Page

Sheriff:  Jared Walker

620-357-8391  FAX:  620-357- 8300

e-mail:  hodgemancountysheriff@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hodgemansheriff?fref=ts


Treasurer: Melody Vieux

620-357-6236  FAX:  620-357-6161

PO Box 247  Jetmore, KS  67854

 

Jetmore Housing Authority

​620-357-8535

Susan Smith, Executive Director

412 E Bramley    Jetmore, KS  67854

City of Jetmore

City of Hanston

 City Hall:  203 N West Street   Ste. 100A, PO Box 165  Hanston, KS  67849

Phone:  620-623-2796   FAX:  620-623-2223

e-mail:  hanston@ucom.net

City Superintendent:  Chris Antonelli

Cell:  620.682.5447   email:  cacityhanston@gmail.com

City Clerk:  Michelle Walters

Treasurer:  Carol A. Soukup

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

​Phone:  620-623-2798

Find us on FaceBook!  


 

The City Ordinances have been under review and some changes​

have been made.  Please read the full Ordinances here:

Ordinance #170 -- In Reference to Housing Standards

Ordinance #171 -- In Reference to Unsanitary Building Codes

Ordinance #172 -- In Reference to Animals

Ordinance #220 -- In reference to Door to Door Sales 

 

2017 Hanston CCR.pdf​​​   



 

City of Hanston Utilities FAQ:

  • 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.

 City Utility Questions?  Call 620-623-2796. 

Parks and Recreation

HorseThief Reservoir

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.

http://www.horsethiefres.com

Jetmore City Lake

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

Call 620.357.6116

Hunt Hodgeman

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. 

Walk-In Hunting

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.

Rooster Roundup

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!

Lodging

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.

Learn more HERE.

Jon Schallert's Destination Bootcamp

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.


Business Loans

 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!

The Mission of Hodgeman County E-Community

It is our mission to to inspire, educate and support entrepreneurism.

Health in Hodgeman County

Hodgeman County Health Center

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.

O'Shea Memorial Clinic

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 Hodgeman

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.

Haun Museum

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. 

and 

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.

Military Artifacts

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Location

Located at 203 N. West Street in Hanston, KS  67849.

Amenities

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.

Coming Soon!

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.  

Contact Information

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.  

Additional Community Amenities

Hodgeman Fest

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.

Farmers Market

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!

https://www.facebook.com/JetmoreFarmersMarket/

Lions Club Community Garden

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.


Christmas on Main

Hodgeman County kicks off the Christmas Season on the first Saturday of December every year.  Make plans to join us in 2018 on Saturday, December 1st.  More Details coming soon.....or call 620.357.8831.

GROW Hodgeman Video

We were recently selected as Community Health Champions for the Kansas State of Wellness....watch and see why!

Hodgeman Community Foundation

This portion of the website will not be migrated until July 9th.

Keep 5 in Kansas!

 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. 

Go HERE to learn more!

FAQ:

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.

Contact Us

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!

Hodgeman County

(620) 357-8831