Year: 2009

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Planning Commission

Planning Commission Members

  • Kim Blevins
  • Stan Michael
  • Tami Hill
  • Ronald Allenbach
  • Faye Conaway
  • Fred Gillig
  • (vacant)

Note: Meets third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at City Office, or as needed.

Zoning & Subdivision Documents

Zoning Regulations:

Table of Contents
Article 01 – General
Article 02 – R-1A
Article 03 – R-1B
Article 04 – RP-2
Article 05 – CP-0
Article 06 – CP-1
Article 07 – CP-2
Article 08 – CP-3
Article 09 – IP-1
Article 10 – IP-2
Article 11 – PUD
Article 12 – Plan Approval
Article 13 – Perfrm Stand
Article 14 – Parking
Article 15 – Loading
Article 16 – Signs
Article 17 – Chart
Article 18 – Supplmt Hght
Article 19 – CUP
Article 20 – NCU
Article 21 – BZA
Article 22 – Admin
Article 23 – Special Events
Article 24 – Amendments
Article 25 – Penalty
Article 26 – Miscellaneous
Appendix A – Definitions
Appendix B – Illustrations
Appendix C – Zoning Index

Zoning Maps:

Northwest Kiowa Zoning
Northwest Kiowa
Zoning Map

Northeast Kiowa Zoning
Northeast Kiowa
Zoning Map

Central West Kiowa Zoning
Central West Kiowa
Zoning Map

 Central East Kiowa Zoning
Central East Kiowa
Zoning Map

 Southwest Kiowa Zoning Southwest Kiowa
Zoning Map

 Southeast Kiowa Zoning Southeast Kiowa
Zoning Map

Zoning Map - Color Legend

Subdivision Regulations:

Table of Contents
Article 01 – General
Article 02 – Subdvsn Approval
Article 03 – Splits and Shifts
Article 04 – Design Standards
Article 05 – Required Improvements
Article 06 – Administration
Article 07 – Miscellaneous

Manufactured Home & Recreational Vehicle Code:

MH/RV Code

Questions regarding zoning and subdivision regulations may be sent to the City Administrator,

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Elected Officials

Brandon Farney
City Council
Brian Hill
Russell Molz
R.L. Simpson
Bill Watson
Tom Wells


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City Staff



City Offices:  City Hall

618 Main St
(620) 825-4127

City Staff
City Administrator Lou Leone
City Supervisor Gary Johnson
City Clerk Marlo Rugg
Police Chief Steve Johnson
Fire Chief Bill Duvall
Water/Sewer Operator Nathan Lambert
Librarian Gayle Bowden


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USD 255 South Barber Chieftains: 
Kiowa, Hazelton, and Hardtner


Kiowa, KS 67070
(620) 825-4114


Kiowa, KS 67070
(620) 825-4214


Box 124
Kiowa, KS 67070
(620) 825-4115
Fax: (620) 825-4145
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Kiowa Historical Society
Located in the old City Building/Jail
Open: By appointment – call Bob Hays
Kiowa, KS 67070
Phone: (620) 825-4636
Kiowa Historical Society Members
Board of Directors
Sheri Hurley (620) 825-4406
Bob Cox (620) 825-6330
Pam Cox (620) 825-6329
Bobbie Parker (620) 825-4673
Jim Parker (620) 825-4673
Gayla Reed (620) 825-4869
2013 Officers
President Bob Hays (620) 825-4636
Vice President Lou Stone (620) 825-4360
Secretary Darlene Cloyd (620) 825-4884
Treasurer Buford Cloyd (620) 825-4884
Note: Historical Society meets third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the museum.
Kiowa School Museum
Open: By appointment – call Bob Hays
5th and Miller
Kiowa, KS 67070


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Local Media

Kiowa, KS 67070-1414
(620) 825-4229


543 Main St
Kiowa, KS 67070
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Local Events

Kiowa celebrates Pioneer Days in April every year.  This event typically includes a parade down Main Street, which on good years includes a cattle drive.  This event helps celebrate and remember the history of Kiowa.

The Labor Day celebration, spanning the Sunday before and the first Monday of each September, includes a bean feed that has happened most every year since the Great Depression era.  Also included in this event: a 5K run, a classic car show, craft vendor booths, sporting tournaments (sand volleyball, tennis, invitational softball and horseshoes), cake walk, bingo, musical entertainment and, in years past, modest carnival rides.    Local church organizations are invited each year to setup food vending booths, serving as a good fundraiser for their yearly efforts.

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KIOWA 1873

Kiowa, Kansas

Eds. Cresset: As some of the most exciting events in the history of Barber county occurred in this vicinity, I thought a few reminiscences from an old settler’s leaves of memory, might interest your readers. So with out much regard to chronology, I will briefly recount some of the leading incidents connected with this portion of the vineyard.

During the spring months of 1872, Wm. Leonard and family, accompanied by the celebrated frontiersman, Ed. Mosley, started from Allen county, Kansas, to seek a home in the then unbroken wilds of the Medicine country. At Greenwood, Kansas, they fell in company with a family by the name of Lockwood, and persuaded them to accompany them to their new home.

Striking camp in a shady grove on the banks of the silvery Medicine, they at once commenced breaking sod and planting a crop of sod corn, which proved a very profitable proceeding, as the season was a very wet one and the corn averaged about forty bushels per acre.

Of the principal event of that year, viz: The attack by the Osage Indians, every one that has made the acquaintance of Uncle Johnny Leonard, since that time, is acquainted with all of the details, and especially with the fact that Leonard killed all the way from six to twenty Indians, and thus saved the day. The exact casualties of the Indians on that July day, will never be known, but when the smoke of the battle cleared and the war whoop died away, the little community gathered round the stiffening form of one whom they all revered, and prepared to show their last tokens of respect to their companion and leader, Ed. Mosley, who was shot dead within a few feet of the door of their cabin in the early part of the engagement. No other casualties were sustained by this plucky little band of pioneers at this time.

The winter and spring of 1873, opened auspiciously for the lower Medicine. Immigrants came in rapidly. Lee Davis began the erection of the first house in Kiowa. Gus Hegwer built small house on his present claim, east of Kiowa. Eli Smith squatted near the State line, where the Blackstone Ranch is now located. Milton Davis, the man from O-h-I-e-r, located on the east side of the Medicine river, three miles north of Kiowa. The same man who afterwards sold the “buzzard” to Cap. Ayers for five dollars. The Armstrong boys set their stakes some two miles further up on the west side and began breaking prairie vigorously. The town site of Lawranceburg was located and one building partially erected. Dr. Sherrod Dutton and T.P. Calaway seemed to be the head and front of this town company, and made their headquarters at Dad Wolverton’s.

The question of organizing the county began to be agitated at Medicine Lodge, when the good looking fellow, J.C. Kirkpatrick, made his appearance and located one mile north of Kiowa, for what purpose, future events clearly showed. Organization, like most subjects, found many opponents, headed by the old Stevenson town company. Dick Stevenson and Mike Sutton, mounted on two little sore backed bronchoes, made a canvass of this section against organizing the county, and in order to stir up enthusiasm, appointed a mass meeting to be held at Lawranceburg; Mike to orate against W.E. Hutchinson and C.W. Ellis for organization. Impromptu speeches were made by J.C. Kirkpatrick, Doc Jarvis and others. The reply of Jarvis to Kirkpatrick, was interspersed by side remarks of “liar”, “bond thief”, etc., but no bloodshed.

However, there seemed to be a power behind the throne, that must be obeyed. The Stevenson town company sold out to Medicine Lodge the evening before election, and Medicine Lodge was declared the county seat. The season was dry, nothing raised, and by fall, everybody around here went into the business of hunting buffalo, which were plenty south of Kiowa from twenty to fifty miles.

Let this rambling account suffice for 1873. Next week I may follow the story another year.

State Liner.

Cherokee Run

Kiowa was one of the five official Kansas starting points for the Cherokee Strip land rush of 1893. Kiowa was also the place where Carrie Nation began her hatchet-wielding campaign against “demon rum” and the musuem still has her chosen weapon.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,055 people, 467 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 995.3 people per square mile (384.3/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 536.8/sq mi (207.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.83% White, 0.28% African American, 1.23% Native American, 1.71% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.27% of the population.

There were 467 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,141, and the median income for a family was $41,806. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $21,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,670. About 9.7% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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file0167.jpg Apostolic Christian Church
823 Holmes St
(620) 825-4712
Grace Bible Fellowship Church Grace Bible Fellowship
705 N 7th St
file0133.jpg Christian Church
220 S. 7th St
(620) 825-4830
file0042.jpg Kiowa Southern Baptist Church
647 Main St
(620) 825-4512
file0118.jpg Kiowa United Methodist Church
205 N 9th St
(620) 825-4933
file0120.jpg St. John the Apostle Parish
920 Main St
(620) 825-4361


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Kiowa Recycling Center


First Thursday of the month 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Third Saturday of the month 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Every Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Accepted Materials:

#1 Plastics – any color
#2 Plastics – no color
Telephone Directories
Chipboard – cereal boxes, soda/alcohol cartons, frozen food boxes, etc.
Magazine/Slicks – coupons/newspaper inserts, etc.
Cardboard – corrugated
Newspapers – remove all slick paper inserts
Office Pack Paper – no sticky labels or cellophane
White Paper – no color
Shredded Paper
Aluminum Cans
Tin Cans
Clear Glass
Green Glass
Brown Glass

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