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Mayor Scott Sisk (Standing Left) and the 2015 council members would like to welcome you to Highland, KS. Highland is nestled in the very Northeast county of Kansas, a small community with a big heart.  With education at an utmost importance, Highland Community College gives many opportunities to community personnel and many others.  Being the “oldest college in Kansas,” Highland Community College gives a solid base to individuals wanting to further their education.  If adventure is your call, then Highland can give you that too.  Fishing, hunting and boating can all be done within a 5 mile radius from town.  Come visit Highland where Learning to Live is Living to Learn!


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Highland Pride’s Snowflake Festival Celebrates Christmas Season
Santa Begins the Celebration in Degginger Park, Senior Center, and Library Nov. 27 from 5-7 pm.  Santa, Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s mailbox, Christmas tree lighting, Christmas carols in the park, cookie decorating, a snowflake craft, and enjoying the season with friends and neighbors—Highland’s Snowflake Festival will again usher in the Christmas season Friday Nov. 27 from 5-7 pm.

At 5 pm, festival attendees may gather around the Christmas tree in Degginger Park to wait for Santa and the tree lighting ceremony. Sisters Kayla and Keshanna Cook will perform and lead carols for those gathered around the tree.

As part of the Snowflake Festival tradition, the Lions Club will be selling soup, chili, hot dogs, and hot drinks at Santa’s Workshop.

Santa’s Highland house and a sleigh in the park will provide parents with photo opportunities to take pictures of their children with Santa.

Santa’s mailbox will sit near the sidewalk on the northwest corner of the park, ready for the children to send their letters to Santa. (Santa plans to answer each letter!)
Across the street from the park in the Senior Center, many other activities are planned. Elves will help children decorate cookies, make a snowflake craft, and get “winter” tattoos. Pride will provide another photo op for parents to take pictures of the children with Christmas props.

A new activity this year happens at the Highland Branch Library where children may listen to stories every 15-20 minutes as well as enjoy a drink and snack.
The Women’s Council of the Highland United Methodist-Presbyterian Church will sponsor a quilt raffle to benefit the Help Your Neighbor West Food Pantry with the drawing at 6:45 pm in the Senior Center for the winner of the quilt. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Bank of Highland, the Senior Center, or from Women’s Council members of the church for $1 each or 6 for $5.

Highland Pride invites all children, young or old, to come enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season.
   Click here for flyer.

Drinking Water Notice

The City of Highland public water supply system violated a drinking water standard.  Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis.  Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards.  During June 1 to September 30, 2014, we did not complete triennial monitoring for lead and copper as required by Kansas Administrative Regulations…  click here for the complete notice  OR  Call city hall or stop by city hall for a hard copy  785-442-3765.

Open Letter to USD #111
RE: Buildings, Union Square/City Park and 99 year lease
The following letter to the USD #111 Board of Education was approved unanimously during a May 14th special meeting of the city council.
Click here for the letter

Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
The City of Highland had one violation of drinking water regulations in 2014.  During July 2014, we did not complete some required monitoring or testing for coliform bacteria and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.  As noted in the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report, the bottom line is that the water that is provided to you is safe.  The Consumer Confidence Report is available direct on line after April 1, 2015, by going to or anytime you may pick up a hard copy at city hall or view a .pdf by clicking here.

Notice to All City of Highland Dog Owners
City Hall is currently accepting registration for 2015 Registration – The owner, keeper, harborer of any dog over two months of age must register the dog within 30 days of acquisition and must pay an annual registration fee on or before January 31 of each calendar year.  After February 28th, the penalty for late registration will increase $2.00 for each dog and law enforcement officials may issue a citation for non-registration.  The following registration fees apply: For each non-spayed female, $6.00. For each spayed female and each male, $3.00. click here for the complete notice  OR  Call city hall or stop by city hall for a hard copy  785-442-3765.

NOTICE to Highland Residents:
The City of Highland will soon begin more vigilant enforcement of Dog Ordinance #393, which requires that all dogs must be confined to their owner's property or otherwise remain under the direct control of their owner.  Citations will be issued in municipal court for dogs running at large and, if captured, dogs will be impounded.  Owners are subject to fines and associated costs.  Click for Full Ordinance

Community Center Rental
Melanie Hollabaugh, Assistant City Clerk, is now in charge of scheduling dates at The Highland Community Center.  Contact her at City Hall (785.442.3765) or cell phone (785.850.1633).  For more details, click here

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snowflake1In January of 2011, Highland PRIDE voted to raise $7,000 to purchase lighted snowflakes for the downtown streetlights and become the self-proclaimed “Snowflake City of Kansas.”  Full Article

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