Grainfield

Kansas

Imagine a place where the serenity of the Kansas Plains and the majestic charm of the community are the essence of rural life. People are proud of an honest day’s work, and a handshake and a friendly smile are what you’re greeted with downtown. You don’t have to imagine. This place is Grainfield, Kansas. Children grow up in a safe, clean, and active community. Townspeople welcome the opportunity to share their neighborhood with new families. Come and see why many call Grainfield home. Centrally located between Kansas City, Denver, and Wichita, Grainfield cultivates thriving businesses both along Interstate 70 and in the busy downtown district. If you’d like to prosper and grow, just like the residents, businesses, and crops of this charming community, consider Grainfield, Kansas.

The name “Grainfield” was taken from a comment made by a young settler girl who said, “Oh, what a pretty green field!”. In June of 1879 the Kansas Pacific Railway Company plotted a town site, giving it the name “Town of Grainfield”. Just like the name Grainfield suggests, wheat grows right up to the town’s back door!

Honors

2015 1A State Volleyball ChampsWheatland High School

Sportsmanship Award – Kansas State High School Activities Association recognized Wheatland/Grinnell cheerleaders, student-althetes, coaches and the entire Wheatland/Grinnell community during both the girls’ & boys’ basketball team qualifications of the State Tournament for 2015!

Blue Aces Softball – 2006 ASA 16U Silver Division Champs & 2009 ASA 16U Class C Division State Champs

Herbert F. Queen – National WEather Service Length of SErvice honoree (20 years)

Layton KaiserWheatland High School teacher and coach (32 years of service)

  • 2009 KSHSAA Hall of Fame inductee
  • 1999 Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame inductee

Famous or Noteworthy People

Skip Yowell – Co-founder of JanSport and author of “The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains: How JanSport Makes It Happen”

George M Scott – American Legion Post 301 is named after George M Scott, the first WWI Veteran from Gove County to lose his life in the war.

Paul Heier – Entertainer/Comedian/Actor

Landmarks

Grainfield Opera House – Built in 1887, the only two of its kind with this type of facade manufactured by the Mesker Bros.

Founded: 1879

Population: 280

County: Gove

Zip Code: 67737

Elevation: 2,813 ft

Average Temperature:
Summer: 75.1″
Fall: 53.3″
Winter: 30.8″
Spring: 51.4″

Average Annual Rainfall: 22.28″

Days of Sunshine: 237 days

Location: Centrally located between Denver, CO and Kansas City, KS, on I-70 & HWY 23 in Western Kansas

Recycling Available:
Recycling Trailer 
584 Oak

City Council Members:
Harvey Heier, Mayor
Mike Bainter
Cammie Heier
Alan Kaiser
Adam Brett Weber
Ken Wood

Churches

Methodist Church
PO Box 138
211 E. 3rd St.
Grainfield, KS 67737
785.673.4265

St. Agnes Church
266 Cedar
Grainfield, KS 67737
Fr. James Maruthukunnel
Sunday Mass: 8am
Tues & Thurs Mass: 8am

Parks

Grainfield City Park – Main St
Sand volleyball court, basketball courts, horse shoe pits, covereed picnic tables, bar-b-que facilities, benches, bathrooms, modern playground

Wheatland Elementry School Playground – 436 Elm St
Basketball courts, baseball field, soccer goals, large grassy play area, playground equipment with soft rock foundation

Beougher Field – 6th & Cedar
Baseball/softball field with practice areas, concession stands, picnic area and bathrooms

Clubs & Organizations

American Legion, SAL & Auxiliary
235 Main Street
Grainfield, KS 67737
785.673.4832
Stag/Stagette Supper: Every last Wed of month; 5:30-7:30pm

Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Laura Shoaff
Hays Office
1.888.811.8832 Ext 4506

Grainfield Community Development Committee (GCDC)
PO Box 25
Grainfield, KS 67737

Grainfield Opera House
PO Box 116
Grainfield, KS 67737
To tour, rent or volunteer, call Diana Kaiser (785.938.4416) or for bookings call Herbert Queen (785.673.5585)

Knights of Columbus

St. Agnes Ladies
St. Agnes Education Center – 785.673.5550

Community Services

Emergency: 911

Fire: 911

Ambulance: 911 or 785.754.2288

Sheriff: 911 or 785.938.2250

City Office:
220 Main St.
785.673.4759
Hours:
Mon/Wed/Fri: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
1st & 4th Sat: 9am-12pm

Post Office:
205 Main St.
Grainfield, KS 67737
785.673.4686

Library:
242 Main St.
Grainfield, KS 67737
785.673.4770

Cemetery:
Grainfield Cemetery
Harvey Heier: 785.673.

Golden Prairie District – K-State Research and Extension

Recreation

Blue Aces Machine Pitch

Blue Thunder Machine Pitch

Summer T-Ball

Summer Weight Lifting: Grades 5-12 @ WHS

Horse Shoes: City Park

Open Basketball: City Park

Mens Basketball: Wed Nights @ WHS

Sunday Open Gym (Fall/Winter): Shooting hoops @ WHS

Sand Volleyball: City Park

Area Attractions

Hays Regional Airport – 60 miles

Camping – 15 miles

Fishing – 30 miles

Hunting – Local

Movie Theaters – 20 minutes

Swimming – 20 minutes

Waterskiing – 60 minutes

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