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

2019 City Council positions up for re-election:

Councilmen: Tony Stanton, Cory Cunningham

Mayor: Bill Lytle

All positions are four-year terms and will expire on the second Wednesday, January 2020.

Filing deadline is June 3rd at Noon at the County Clerk’s office in Ottawa, KS. And the cost is $20.00


Free summer lunch provided to children (K-12th).
Starting: Tuesday, May 28th
Ending: Friday, August 9th

Wellsville, Swimming Pool Park Shelter

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Wellsville United Methodist Church, Student Support Services, Wellsville Joint Recreation Commission

Contact Numbers:
Church phone: 785-883-2737
Parsonage: 785-883-2128

Inclement weather location:
United Methodist Church, 302 Locust

Temporary Display of Plants, Flowers & Artificial Arrangements at the Cemetery:

As Memorial Day approaches and flowers are placed at the cemetery The City would like to remind everyone of the cemetery rules.

Shrubs, bushes, flowers or plants are not permitted. The City of Wellsville assumes no responsibility for plants or flower arrangements or any other items. No glass containers are permitted.

All flowers and decorations set out for Memorial Day shall be removed and discarded by the seventh day after Memorial Day.

Hanging plants and other decorations may be displayed on “shepherd hooks” or similar devices placed directly next to (touching) or attached to the monument or headstone; but shall not interfere with maintenance or made of glass. A maximum of one shepherds hook per grave.

The City will remove any items found to interfere with maintenance.


The Governing Body of the City of Wellsville, Kansas, has heretofore, pursuant to resolution duly adopted, declared it advisable to impose a new half (.5) of one percent sales tax for general purposes. Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the City that a special question election has been called and will be held on June 4, 2019 for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the City the following proposition:

Shall the following be adopted?

Shall the City of Wellsville, Kansas, be authorized to impose a one half (.5) of one percent City-wide general purpose retailers’ sales tax in the City, the revenue from which will be used for the benefit of the general public and for public purposes to enhance community and quality-of-life services offered within the corporate boundaries of the City, including but not limited to library services, and to assist persons or entities within the City in preserving significant historical elements of the City for future generations to enjoy, with commencement of collection of the new half of one percent sales tax to occur on January 1, 2020; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., as amended?

Full Resolution available at City Hall.

City Wide Garage Sales

Garage Sale

City Wide Garage Sales will be June 7 & 8, 2019


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.