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


Starting Tuesday, April 27th East 7th street at K-33 Hwy will be closed for up to 4 months for water and sewer extension.

Orange road closed sign


The Wellsville Police Department is seeking an intelligent, self-motivated, and community oriented individual with excellent problem-solving skills to join our Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer. Click here to learn more.

Wellsville Police Badge


On Wednesday, February 10th the City Council promoted Officer Danny Hackler to Assistant Police Chief. Assistant Chief Hackler will assume the Chiefs position upon Chief Blair’s retirement June 1st. Assistant Chief Hackler has been in law enforcement over 15 years, served as the Chief of Police for the City of Melvern in a part-time capacity, and has been with the Wellsville Police Department since 2015. Assistant Chief Hackler is community oriented and has been the driving force behind a number of community programs in Wellsville – Cram the Cruiser – (a food drive for the local food bank), Shop with a Cop, and a Holiday Dinner basket program. Please join us in congratulating Assistant Chief Hackler and welcoming him to his new role in our growing community.

Important announcement


There has been a slight change in the format for the upcoming WJRC basketball league. WJRC joined the East Central Kansas Youth Basketball League. This season, WJRC will play games with Baldwin, Ottawa, Princeton, and Garnett. When the opportunity to play other towns was presented to us, we felt it would be better for the youth in our community. The rules and guidelines the league will play by have been uploaded to the WJRC website. If you have already registered and feel you no longer want to play, feel free to email us at wellsville.wjrc@gmail.com and we will refund your registration.

Wellsville Joint Recreation Commission logo

By joining this league, we have had to move up our registration deadline to Sunday, November 29th. This will make sure we are able to separate teams and begin practicing prior to the first games scheduled on January 2nd. To register go to wjrc.recdesk.com.

Utility Terrain Vehicle

UTV Equipment Checklist
(please refer to Ordinance 913 for further operating guidelines)

4th & Walnut Project

4th & Walnut storm sewer project consisting of approximately 800 lineal feet of storm sewer pipe ranging in size from 12″ to 60″ diameter, with associated inlets and junction boxes; plus the construction of approximately 400 lineal feet of open channel storm sewer improvements

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Pine Street Project

Pine Street Sanitary Sewer Project consisting of approximately 620 lineal feet of 8″ sanitary sewer replacement, plus the interior lining and rehabilitation of approximately 660 feet of 8″ sanitary sewer, plus the rehabilitation of sewer manholes.

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The 2020 Chip & Seal project will begin May 26th the following streets will be affected. Cedar Lane, Benton, Prairie Lane, Hunt, Oak (between second and fourth), Third Street, Fifth Street, Sixth Street, 10th street, W Second Terrace, W. Third Terr., Walker Drive and South Main Street.

Do not bag recyclables


Attn: Ottawa Sanitation has informed us that recycling CANNOT be in Wal-Mart bags or trash bags per the recycling company due to the fact that their machine cannot process them. We were informed the recycling company may stop our recycling service if this keeps happening. This includes the recycling bin at the Public Works Department. Please dump all recycling from the bags into the container and keep the bags. DO NOT put the bags in the container. Thank you for your help with this matter!

Do not flush wipes


You may have seen all the ads on TV lately for “flush able” wipes. Well, it turns out that isn’t exactly the right word to use. That’s because, like a lot of other items would, they’ll flush but they don’t ever dissolve. The Public Works Department says these wipes don’t break down in water, so their treatment plant has to use equipment to pull plastic, wipes (even flush able) rubber gloves, rags, or paper towels out because our sewer system is not designed to handle these items, sometimes their equipment gets clogged or broken by all the wipes and other trash.

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March 3, 2020: The City of Wellsville is excited to name Natalie Patton as our newest councilmember. Natalie is taking Kiel Laswell’s place. Natalie has been a resident of Wellsville since 2009. She currently works on a grant funded project under the Kansas State Department of Education called Kansas MTSS & Alignment. Along with her husband Kyle Patton, who works for the City of Olathe and has been the head coach for the WHS Wrestling Team for the last 5 years. Kyle and Natalie have two boys. Natalie has been a member of the Wellsville Days Committee since 2013, and a member of the Family Church since 2014.


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


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.


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

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