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Mayor Scott Sisk (Standing Left) and the 2016 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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Open Council Position
Council President Jerry Twombly was sworn in as Mayor during the January 11, 2017, council meeting due to the resignation of Mayor Scott Sisk which leaves a vacant council seat.  A qualified elector with interest in serving the community as a council member, text Mayor Jerry Twombly (741-1105) or call city hall (442-3765) to be considered for the appointment of the unexpired term which will expire this year.  A brief 1-2 minute statement to the council at the February 8th meeting detailing your desire to be appointed will be allowed.  The Mayor/Council expects to fill the vacancy during the meeting.

City of Highland water/sewer customers:  City of Highland is applying for grant funding to make improvements to the water distribution system.  The city needs your help in replying to the income survey.  Information you provide will be held in strict confidence; no names are to be entered on the income survey.  The survey is being conducted for the city by the Kansas Rural Water Association and USDA Rural Development will tabulate the surveys.

The reference to “income” is your net income as defined for the purpose of reporting under IRS Form 1040.

If you have questions about the survey or need assistance, please call Rita Clary, KRWA, at 785-850-0192.  Extra surveys are available at City Hall.

Santa Comes to Highland’s Snowflake Festival Nov. 25
Following tradition, Santa will greet area youngsters and help light the Christmas tree in Degginger Park as a beginning to the annual Snowflake Festival Nov. 25 from 5-7 pm.

The Festival will feature lots of activities for the young at heart.  In Degginger Park, Santa will arrive about 5 p.m. to greet youngsters and help light the town tree.  Christmas music will fill the air.  The Lions Club will be busy in Santa’s Workshop preparing soup, chili, hot dogs, and hot drinks-- all for a free will donation. Children may leave a letter for Santa in his special mailbox and expect an answer (Santa needs a return address to aid him).  A special children’s sleigh ride will top off the outdoor activities.

Inside at the Senior Center, youngsters may play games, make a craft, pose in Christmas props for their parents to take pictures, and decorate a Christmas cookie. At the Highland Branch Library, children can find treats and listen to stories.

Both the Highland Lions Club and Highland Pride hope that many youngsters will be able to begin the holiday season with the Snowflake Festival Nov. 25.

Online Payment Now Available!
City of Highland is offering another option to make your municipal court or utility payments.  The city is using Kansas Information Consortium, LLC (dba for online payments.  Click here to make a payment.
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About Third Party Links on Our Site:  The links provided in our website are provided solely for your convenience and may assist you in locating other useful information on the internet.  When you click on these links you will leave the City of Highland’s website and will be redirected to another site.  These sites are not under the control of the city.  The city is not an agent and we do not endorse or guarantee their products.  We make no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the information contained in the linked sites.  We suggest that you always verify the information obtained from linked websites before acting upon this information.
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Consumer Confidence Report(CCR)
During the 2015 calendar year, the City of Highland had no violations of drinking water regulations.  Because of the sampling schedules, some of the results are more than one-year-old.  The Consumer Confidence Report is available directly on line by going to or anytime during business hours, you may pick up a hard copy at city hall or view a .pdf by clicking here. 

Doniphan County's Recycling Program
Please feel free to share this and help spread the word. In addition, paper versions of this brochure will be available at various locations across the county for citizens to pick up, including the County Clerk's office at the courthouse in Troy. Thank-you for recycling!  Sheet #1 - Sheet #2

Notice to All City of Highland Dog Owners
City Hall is currently accepting registration for 2017 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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