About Wellsville, KS

Established in 1884, Wellsville, Kansas is a community located in the heartland of the nation. Less than an hour from Kansas City, it offers both a simple small town environment and close proximity to the city. With a focus on Midwest values and small town charm, Wellsville offers you everything you need to raise a family or start a business. Learn more.

City News

January 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – Wellsville City Council Study Session

On January 22nd 2020 at 6:00 p.m. the Wellsville City Council will hold a study session with

  • Scott Sewell, Director, Kansas Main Street Program
  • Barbara Anderson, Southeast Kansas Regional Project Manager, Business and Community Development Division

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss possible opportunities that Wellsville can take advantage of.


Please make sure to set your trash out by 6:00 A.M. on your trash day’s to ensure pickup.


This is formal notice that the City of Wellsville City Council intends to fill a City Council vacancy caused by the resignation of Kiel Lasswell due to Kiel moving outside of the City limits. Mr. Lasswell’s resignation is effective January 8, 2020. The City Council intends to appoint a replacement at 6:00 p.m. on February 26, 2020 at City Hall during the regularly scheduled council meeting. This will be an open meeting and members of the public are invited to attend.

This notice is posted until February 14, 2020 at City hall and the City web site.

Minimum requirements to be considered are:

  1. Be United States Citizen and a registered voter over 18 years of age, with primary residence inside the City limits of Wellsville, Kansas.
  2. Not be a convicted felon
  3. Written submission declaring your desire to fill the vacant Council seat.

Please submit a one page cover letter expressing your desire to serve as councilman to: City Clerk, Attn: Council application, P.O. Box 455, Wellsville, KS, 66092. This declaration of candidacy and any related materials you wish to submit must physically be received by February 14, 2020 not later than 5:00 PM.

Also be advised that whoever is selected will be appointed through December 31, 2021. If they wish to serve after that point, they will be required to file in the next general election.


As of December 12th, 2019 the City will no longer be accepting leaves, brush, and yard debris at the City lot. We have had numerous complaints regarding smoke and blowing ash from residents who live nearby that location. That along with the illegal dumping in the brush pile has moved council to ban dumping altogether.

The City is working on an ordinance to allow residents to burn leaves with a permit in their ditches certain times of the year. The Ordinance will be posted when it has passed at a later date.

Cram A Cruiser

Join Wellsville Police Department and surrounding area Emergency Responders in helping us to “Cram a Cruiser” to fight hunger. Bring your non-perishable food donations to the Dollar General Parking lot. All donations will go to our local Humping Hands Food Pantry.


The Live Healthy Franklin County Coalition, which operates under the direction of the Franklin county Health Department, is currently executing on a 3-year Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The grant’s purpose is to invest in communities to create sustainable, healthy places where Kansas can live, work, and play in ways that improve the quality of their lives. Specifically, the project aims to increase awareness and community engagement in leading healthy lifestyles through improved access to healthy foods and safe environments for physical activity across seven “pathways”.

The City of Wellsville has been awarded a total of $45,000 in grant money for sidewalks at 4th street and Pendleton. Fourth Street was awarded $30,000 in grant money the City matched funds was $43,500 for a total sidewalk project of $73,500

NewCo Concrete LLC replaced the narrow sidewalks in disrepair with new 5- ft sidewalks along the north side of W. 4th St from Walnut to Ash. The City also put a sidewalk along the South side of 4th from the School parking lot to Walnut.

The second part of the grant is Pendleton, the City received $15,000 in grant money for that project the estimated total cost is $64,805 to install a 5-ft sidewalk on the south side of Pendleton Rd from K33 to Main. This sidewalk will provide safe walking/biking access to the recreation complex, new Casey’s and will connect to 2 main N/S corridors of K33 and Main Street. Project estimated to occur in 2020.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Wed 5-7p.m., Sat 8-11 a.m.
Will run thru September!

Pictures from the Farmers Market

Click on a thumbnail below to view the detailed image.