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Welcome to the Topside of Kansas! We are excited to share our community with you and want you to enjoy the land of wide-open spaces, quiet sunrises, breathtaking sunsets, and starry night skies. 

Whether you are traveling through or looking to relocate to our community, we invite you to see the sights of Sherman County. From the Kidder Massacre to the Big Easel, Sherman County has many diverse attractions. Visit the High Plains Museum or experience some local art at the Carnegie Art Center downtown. Don’t forget to let your taste buds delight in some of our local favorite eateries. Whether it’s one of our quaint restaurants located on Main Street or opt for the convenience of the many restaurants off the Interstate on Exit 17, there are plenty of choices to satisfy your cravings. 

We look forward to having you in our community and can’t wait to share all that we have to offer. Enjoy and be sure to visit again!

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Community Events

September 2023
September 25

No School - P/T Conferences
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: All Building

Junior High Volleyball - 'B' Team
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Home

JV Football
Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Holcomb

Board of Education Meeting
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

September 26

Varsity Golf
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Syracuse

Junior High Volleyball
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Ulysses

Varsity Tennis
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Larned

High School Volleyball (V, JV, C)
Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Home

Junior High & High School Cross Country
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Oberlin

September 27

SCECC - Spring Pictures Retakes

West Elementary Site Council Meeting
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Library

September 28

JV Golf
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Syracuse

September 29

West Elementary Fall Picture Day

North Book Fair

SCECC - No School

Creede Repertory Theatre
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: West Elementary

Creede Repertory Theatre
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: West Elementary

Flatlanders Fall Festival 2023 - Flatlanders Fall Fusion Evening Event
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chambers Park

High School Football
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Norton

September 30

Flatlanders Fall Festival 2023: Main Event Day (Car Show/Bike Show/ Art Show/ Festival)
Location: Downtown Goodland, KS

SCCD Board of Directors Recruitment Application Closes- TODAY

Men's Cross Country
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Colorado Springs, Co

Women's Cross Country
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Colorado Springs, Co

High School Varsity Volleyball
Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Scott City

High School JV Tennis
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Colby

Varsity Golf
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Lakin

Junior High Volleyball
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Lakin

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To ensure that Sherman County fully focuses on the future and remains an “Open for Business” Community.


To achieve and maintain the most reasonable, dynamic, and robust business climate in the Sherman County community, by aggressively pursuing all avenues of growth for new and existing businesses, towards the goal of maximizing employment opportunities, tax base, and quality of life.

Key Industries

We have identified industrial sectors which are growing and have a higher than average wage for which the region has a strategic advantage over other areas of Kansas and in the United States.



The Goodland Area Business Enrichment Network is a not-for-profit business organization dedicated to creating a business-friendly environment in Goodland/Sherman County. You will find a Business Community in Goodland that is open to meeting your needs and helping their customers to flourish on the Topside of Kansas.

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