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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

December 2023
December 8

Topside Tip-off Tournament
Location: Max Jones Field House

Topside Tipoff

SCECC - No School

Highschool Varsity Wrestling
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Colby

December 9

Topside Tip-off Tournament
Location: Max Jones Field House

Topside Tipoff

District KMEA
Location: Fort Hays

HS Girls Wrestling
Location: Great Bend

High School Varsity Wrestling
Location: Colby

Women's Basketball
Time: 1:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Garden City Community College

Men's Basketball
Time: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Garden City Community College

December 11

HS JV Basketball
Location: Colby

FFA Ag Sales
Time: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Atwood

JH Basketball
Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Home

JH Girls Basketball
Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Home

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

December 12

HS Scholars Bowl
Time: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Ulysses

December 13

Senior Citizens' Dinner
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

December 14

JV Basketball Tournament
Location: Colby

SCECC - Family Night

High School Scholars Bowl
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Garden City

JH Girls Basketball
Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Holcomb

HS JV Girls Wrestling
Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: McCook

Wrestling at Western Wyoming
Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Mead High School

December 15

SCECC - No School

High School Basketball
Time: 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Home

Polar Express Night
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: West Elementary

High School Wrestling
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Colby

December 16

Holiday Classic
Location: Max Jones Field House

HS Wrestling Holiday Classic
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Home

3rd Annual Downtown Holiday Event - Weekend 3
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm

December 17

Wrestling at UNC Quad Dual
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Greely, Co

X-Pressos Christmas Delight
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Cafeteria

December 19

End of Quarter 2

High School Basketball
Time: 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Home

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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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