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LIVING IN CHASE COUNTY

When you explore Chase County, you will discover the rolling Flint Hills hidden amongst the prairie plains. This Tallgrass wonderland is ideal for pasture-raising cattle and harkens back to a forgotten time. The views are breathtaking, and the towns are vibrant and friendly.

Move to Chase County...

  • Population: 2,757

  • Population per square mile: 3.9

  • Distance to nearest city: 23 miles (Emporia)

  • Distance to major metro: 74 miles (Topeka)

  • Newspaper: Chase County Leader News

  • Airport: FAA LID: 9K0

  • Major Highways: Scenic Byway 177, US 50, I-35

  • Average High Temp in January: 28.7

  • Average High Temp in July: 79.6

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Chase County has been designated as a Rural Opportunity Zone. Moving to Chase County may qualify for a Kansas income tax waiver for up to five years. To be eligible for Kansas income tax waivers, individuals must have:

  • Established residency in Chase County on or after July 1, 2011

  • Lived outside Kansas for five or more years immediately before establishing residency in a Chase County

  • Earned less than $10,000 in Kansas Source Income in each of the five years immediately before establishing residency in Chase County

Jobs...

Local industries include livestock/ranching, light manufacturing, tourism, and Agricultural support services. Our large employers include:

 

Housing...

There are many benefits to calling Chase County "home" : Breathtaking Flint Hills vistas, thriving communities, affordable housing, excellent schools, and more. If you're considering a move to Chase County, begin your journey by utilizing the resources below.

Cottonwood Falls Housing Authority
620-273-6459
https://cwfks.org/services-for-the-elderly/
EK Real Estate
620-342-3366
http://www.eksellsks.com/
Griffin Real Estate & Auction
620-273-6421
http://griffinrealestateauction.com/
Lyon County Title, LLC
620-343-1490
http://lycotitle.com/
Strong City Housing Authority
(620) 273-6694
http://www.officialhousingauthority.com/kansas/strong-city-housing-authority/
 

Health Services...

Chase County has excellent, safe public schools. Our Elementary school won the 2014 Kansas Green School of the Year award for its Outdoor Learning Center. Higher education opportunities are available nearby in Emporia, 20 minutes from Chase County, at Flint Hills Technical College and Emporia State University.

All in Fitness 24/7, LLC
620-481-1320
Angels Care Home Health
620-340-1088
https://www.angelscarehealth.com/
Chase County Care & Rehabilitation Center
620.273.6369
https://www.missionhealthcommunities.com/chase-county-home/
Chase County Emergency Medical Services
911
https://chasecountyks.com/index.php/health-emergency-services/ems
Chase County Family Health Center
620-273-6131
http://www.mrcohosp.com/satellite_clinics.shtml
Chase County Health Department
620-273-6377
Cottonwood Falls Fire Department
911
https://cwfks.org/fire-department/
Haag Pharmacy
888-342-1242
Ryan Kohlmeier, DDS, LLC
620-342-9555
http://www.emporiasmiles.com/
SOS
620-767-8239
United Way of the Flint Hills
620-342-7564
https://www.unitedwayoftheflinthills.org/

Assisted Living...

It’s important to know your options as you get older. Many people choose to age peacefully at home, and often their sons, daughters or other relatives help to take care of them. However, this isn’t always possible, as senior citizens’ needs often change and require skilled caregiving.

Chase County Care & Rehabilitation Center
620.273.6369
https://www.missionhealthcommunities.com/chase-county-home/
 

Churches...

Cedar Point Community Church
Cedar Point
(620) 274-4383
Elmdale United Methodist Church
Elmdale
(785) 564-7103
Fire on the Prairie H20 Church
Cottonwood Falls
620-794-3340
First United Methodist Church
Cottonwood Falls
620-273-8568
First United Presbyterian Church
Cottonwood Falls
620-273-6650
Flint Hills Community Church
Cottonwood Falls
620-273-6777
Grace Lutheran Church
Strong City
620-273-8685
HeBrews CoffeeHouse
Cottonwood Falls
620.794.3340
Matfield Community Church
Matfield Green
620-753-3487
Saffordville United Methodist Church
Emporia
(620) 412-9455
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Strong City
620-767-6412
United Methodist Church
Strong City
620-273-8578
 

Utilities...

Electric...

Evergy
http://www.evergy.com
800-544-4857 ... Power Outage Reporting

800-383-1183 ... Residential/Business

Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative
http://www.flinthillsrec.com

620-767-5144 ... Residential/Business

Gas...

Atmos Energy

http://www.atmosenergy.com
888-286-6700
800-322-8667 ... Gas Emergency

Internet & Telephone...

Ideatek Telcom
http:/www.ideatek.com

855-433-2835

AT&T

https://www.att.com

464-7928 ... Residential
800-499-7928 ... Business

Water...

City of Cottonwood Falls

220 Broadway
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

620-273-6666

City of Strong City

420 E 4th St. (PO Box 208)
Strong City, KS 66869
620-273-6345

Cable...

Sparklight

https://www.sparklight.com/sparklighttv

877-687-1332

Direct TV
https://www.directv.com

855-678-2754

Dish TV

https://www.satellitesolutions.com

877-894-7575

 

Chase County Schools...

Did you know that Chase County Elementary is one of a handful of schools nationwide with an interactive Outdoor Learning Center?

 

Here children can experience unique, hands-on education. In addition to traditional classrooms, the elementary school has a teaching barn with animal pens, a chicken coop with a classroom, a greenhouse, and a recycling/composting operation.

 

The Outdoor Learning Center's project-based model is an invaluable supplement to traditional instruction. For example, third-graders tend a flock of chickens, collect, wash and sell their eggs, then calculate the feed cost and their profit. The proceeds from the egg sales go back to the third-grade classroom.

Raising Hands

In the greenhouse, science classes learn about soil types and varieties of tomatoes, and social studies classes learn about the origin of tomatoes. Math students chart the plants’ growth and use measurements to make tomato sauce. To enhance public speaking skills, the students give presentations on their projects and lead tours for visitors to the school. Read more about Chase County Elementary's Outdoor Leaning Center at the Topeka-Capital Journal.

 

In addition to unique educational opportunities, Chase County (USD 284) has a low student-teacher ratio. Chase County Elementary and Chase County Junior Senior High School currently exceed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals and are well above state averages in Reading and Math.

Chase County has excellent, safe public schools. Our Elementary school won the 2014 Kansas Green School of the Year award for its Outdoor Learning Center. Higher education opportunities are available nearby in Emporia, 20 minutes from Chase County, at Flint Hills Technical College and Emporia State University.

Educational Institutions...

Kindergarten - 6th Grade 410 Palmer Street Strong City, KS 66869 620-273-6676 The district’s focus is on its students. We strive to provide a safe and healthy learning environment while working toward student success. The staff is dedicated to providing learning experiences and a number of activities that will help students achieve their goals and work toward their future. We can’t do it alone; we need your participation and support. Take advantage of all the opportunities provided, and make the most of every opportunity.

7th - 12th Grade 600 Main St (PO Box 101) Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6800 The district’s focus is on its students. We strive to provide a safe and healthy learning environment while working toward student success. The staff is dedicated to providing learning experiences and a number of activities that will help students achieve their goals and work toward their future. We can’t do it alone; we need your participation and support. Take advantage of all the opportunities provided, and make the most of every opportunity.

219 Broadway St Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6303 Welcome to Chase County Schools! The goal of our educational team is to unite students, teachers, and parents to work as a team to enhance student achievement. We believe in our students, and it is the intent of USD 284 to develop responsible, self-directed, and good citizens for our communities.

Contact: Sharon Rogers 901 S. Haverhill Road El Dorado, KS 67042-3280 316-322-3219 Mission : Butler Community College exists to develop responsibly, involved lifelong learners, and contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves. Vision : Butler will be the Learning College of Choice for the Region, engaging students and other stakeholders in exceptional instructional programs and services that directly relate to their needs and prepare them for success.

P.O. Box 101 Cottonwood Falls, Ks 66845 620-273-6800 Email : cchs.alumniassn@yahoo.com To become a member of the Alumni Association, send a $10 check to Chase County Alumni Assn., PO Box 101, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845–or better yet, send in $100 to become a lifetime member! Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on events and members.

 

Chase County Courthouse...

All offices (except the County Extension Agent) are located in the Chase County Courthouse. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

  • District Court... 620-273-6319

  • County Clerk... 620-273-6423

  • County Engineer... 620-273-6386

  • Register of Deeds... 620-273-6398

  • County Treasurer... 620-273-6493

 

County Extension Agent

205 Broadway St. Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

620-273-6491

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