Past Announcements...

Consumer Confidence Report(CCR)
During the 2016 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.

The National Weather Service and Kansas Division of Emergency Management have designated the week of March 5th – 9th, 2018 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.  The tornado safety drill has been set for Tuesday, March 6th at 10 AM.    In case of inclement weather, the safety drill will be held on Thursday, March 8th at 10 AM.

Santa Comes to Highland’s Snowflake Festival Nov. 24
Highland's snowflake Festival begins on Friday, November 24 at 5:00 PM. Festival Events are:
5:00 - Santa Arrives ~ Christmas & Season Music by Tree
5:00 - Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:30 - Photo Op for parents to take pictures of children with Santa
7:00 - Santa’s Special Mailbox (Children are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa…should have return address on it)
Santa’s Workshop (A Free Will Donation offered by Highland 4-H Club - Serving Soups, Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate) Children’s Sleigh Ride

Senior Center/Branch Library Activities 5-7 pm Highland Branch Library – Open (Stories, cider & donuts) 5-7 pm Highland Senior Center Cookie Decorating  Snowflake Craft Games/Activities Photo op with Special Christmas props Register for Prizes Sponsored by Highland Lions & Highland Pride Activities may change 

Highland City Maintenance Superintendent Position 
The City of Highland is accepting applications for a full or part time maintenance superintendent employee, including position of Maintenance Superintendent.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, and possess the ability to obtain KDHE Water & Wastewater operator certifications. Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, training and not to exceed $50,000.  Position is open until filled.  Applications available at City Hall, 220 W Main St., Highland, KS 66035 - 785-442-3765.  EOE

2017 Highland 4th of July Celebration Information
L:ist of Events
9AM-9:45 - Parade Registration, Line up & Float Judging (DWest Parking Lot)
10AM - Parade Begins (Main Street)
11AM - Frog Races (HCC Front Lawn) Bring your own frog
11AM-1:00 - Ice Cream Social (HCC Stadium Center)
11AM-1:00 - Hamburgers & Hot Dogs (Highland Community Building)
11AM-1:30 - Petting Zoo (HCC Cafeteria Parking Lot)
11AM-2:30 - Inflatables (Walters Wellness Center)
11:30-1:30 - Music by Lisa Scholz (HCC Front Lawn)
2:30-Dusk - Family Time
8PM - Ice Cream Social (HCC Stadium Center)
Dusk - FIREWORKS (Kessinger Field)
 Flyer #1 - Flyer #2

2017 City Wide Garage Sale June 14
Come out to shop and eat at Highland's city-wide garage and food sales, happening on Saturday, June 17th! Food sales will begin at Highland City Hall at 8 AM. Garage sale maps are available at City Hall. See you there! - See Flyer Here

Ice Cream Social And Lawn Games To be on June 20

Minier Park at 7PM - Contact the Highland Library at 785-442-3078
For more information click here.

Emerald Ash Borer Seminar June 7 in Troy (Register by June 2)
Come learn about the Emerald Ash Borer, it’s threat to local trees, and effects on what we can move and do in the county. Learn how to identify the insects, detect when they’re damaging a tree, and what to do about it. Homeowners, landowners, and concerned citizens are invited to attend this informational event. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you RSVP with the Extension Office to ensure we have sufficient refreshments. Please contact Margaret at (785) 985-3623 or Evening Session Available

Memorial Day Celebration Set For May 29
Highland PRIDE is sponsoring a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 29th beginning with donuts and drinks at 9:30 a.m.  at the Highland Christian Church (moved from the Doniphan West High School).  A program honoring our veterans begin at 10:00 a.m. and will continue at the Highland Cemetery for flag raising, pledge of allegiance, wreath placed on unknown soldier’s grave, gun salute and “Taps”.

Highland Cleanup Day 2017
Friday, April 21st has been designated “Highland City-Wide Cleanup Day.”  Student athletes from Highland Community College will be available to assist in the removal of allowed items.  There will be a dumpster in the old depot area from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. that any Highland resident can use to dispose of items.  This is the time to clean out and get rid of old appliances; air conditioners; mowers; furniture; sinks, tubs and toilets; bedsprings and mattresses; etc.  We will NOT be able to help you dispose of hazardous waste.  The burn pile at the bottom of the hill east of Highland is open once again for residents to use for disposal of yard waste and tree limbs but NOT FOR TRASH!  If you need help transferring items to the dumpster, or picking up yard debris, you may ask for assistance from the HCC student athletes by calling City Hall at 442-3765.  - Flyer

Welcome Jesse Marriott to the city council as he will fill the unexpired term which was created due to the resignation of Mayor Scott Sisk.  The vacated council position held by Jerry Twombly, now Jesse Marriott, will expire this year.  Jesse is employed in St. Joseph, MO and is married to the former Taylor Twombly.  Taylor is the daughter of J. P. and Kelly Twombly.

City of Highland is accepting sealed bids for a 1998 Ford F-150 XLT red pickup truck and a 1993 Ford F-Super Duty white bucket truck.  Trucks will be sold “as is”.  Send bids for each item separately in a sealed envelope marked “bids” to City of Highland, PO Box 387, Highland, KS 66035 or bring sealed bids to City Hall at 220 West Main, Highland, KS.  Bid opening is at the council meeting on April 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.  For more information or to view items, please call City Hall, 785-442-3765.  City of Highland reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.  (Flyer)

Highland EMS is looking for anyone in the community interested in volunteering to take an EMT class to contact Ken Stewart (741-1317) or Tanner Veach (741-0992) for more information.

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.

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.

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.

The Doniphan County Clerk’s office will offer extended hours Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. for any registered voter who wishes to vote in advance of the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election. County Clerk/County Election Officer Peggy Franken reminds voters to please bring photo ID. - Vote Early Flyer

City of Highland
has a 2001 Bobcat 863 skid steer with backhoe attachment and a 73”W with 8 bolt-in teeth skid steer bucket listed with the Purple Wave Auction for sale.  The sale is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, November 9th Click for direct link to the skid steer and bucket on Purple Wave.

Severe Weather Awareness Week!!!
March 2-6, 2015   Tornado Safety Drill set for Tuesday, March 2 at 1;30 pm.  backup Date Thur. march 4.  For any questions or more information contact: Julie at 785-985-2229

Highland Memorial Day
Highland’s annual Memorial Day service is Monday May 30 at 10 AM at Doniphan West High School with Bill Noll, MAJOR, USA (Ret) speaking about “Memorial Day in Highland.”  The service will end at the Highland Cemetery with a gun salute by the American Legion Color Guard and “Taps” played by Morris Watkins.  Highland Pride will serve coffee and donuts at the high school beginning at 9:30 AM.  All are invited to attend.  See Attached Flyer

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.

2016 Severe Weather Awareness Week Information

Water and Sewer Rates Increase
The council approved ordinances which increased the water and sewer rates an average of 11-15% effective January 21st.  The increase will be seen on the bill due March 1st. An increase was required to provide ongoing maintenance and needed improvements to a 1960 constructed sewer system.  The last rate increase occurred in 2012. The full ordinances may be viewed at City Hall or online at:

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.

Severe Weather Awareness Training
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. 
roy Community Building
1225 Last Chance Road
Troy, KS 66087
3-Midland Portables Weather Radios will be given away Presented by:  National Weather Service and Doniphan County Emergency Management

Boy Scouts Anniversary Week

2014 Snowflake Festival
The Highland Lions Club and Highland PRIDE are sponsoring the Snowflake Festival on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Degginger Park and the Senior Center.  The arrival of Santa and the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Degginger Park which allows a photo op for parents to take pictures of children with Santa.  Also, children are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa and drop it in his special mailbox.  The Highland Lions Club will be serving food from Santa’s Workshop for a Free Will donation.  Across the street in the Senior Center, Highland Pride’s Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe will have all kinds of Christmas goodies to purchase. Other activities in the Center will include Cupcake Decorating, Snowflake Crafts, Games, another photo op with special Christmas props and a Jamberry Nails Booth.  More details to come.  Click here for flyer.

Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
The City of Highland had no violation of drinking water regulations in 2013.  The consumer confidence report is available on line.  The report may be viewed by going to or picking up a hard copy at city hall or viewing a .pdf by
clicking here.

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

Tis The Season ...Snowflake Festival
Snowflake Festival was held Friday, November 29th,
with Santa arriving at Degginger Park; 4:15 pm the coronation of Kindergarten Princes and Princesses; and at 5:00 pm the tree lighting ceremony.  Activities from 4:00 - 7:00 pm included a picture with Santa taken by Lacie Diveley; Highland Lions Club offered a free will donation serving Hot Dogs, Chili, Soup and Hot Drinks at Santa's Workshop; Highland Pride's Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe located in the Senior Center sold Christmas Goodies and Quilt Chances on a Handmade Quilt by Marie Hoffpauer of "The Quilted Heart".  The quilt proceeds will be used by the Highland Historical Society for the restoration of St. Martha's AME Church.  Highland Pride provided a free 4x6 picture with Santa.  Bank of Highland donated free bottled water for the evening, Ernie's BS donated Santa treats for the kids and local stores held holiday specials and drawings.  Plans are underway for the 2014 Snowflake Festival.  Leave comments and/or ideas at city hall.    ...Click for Snowflake 2013 flyers

Highland July 4th Activities
Highland celebrated the 4th of July with Co-ed Youth Fun Softball, Cutest Lil Firecracker Contest, Sheriff Ident-A-Kid & Sidewalk Chalk activities and Water Balloon activities, Parade, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Social, Kid's Games for Pre-K - 3rd grade, Entertainment and FIREWORKS.  A PowerPoint Slide Show of our2013 holiday activities has been created for your enjoyment.  Also the file has been saved as a .pdf.  (The download for the PowerPoint will take several minutes depending on your internet speed.  The .pdf will download quicker but will not have any music.)    Click for 2013 flyer    Click for 2013 PowerPoint Slide Show    Click for 2013 .pdf

Highland Community Garden/Doniphan West FFA Receives Grant
Highland Community Garden/Doniphan West FFA has been awarded a $2,115 grant through the Kansas Community Gardens Project, a joint initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.  Highland Community Garden is one of 35 community garden projects in the state to receive this funding, which will help support the goal of bringing fresh product to Highland since the loss of the local grocery store in 2012.  Full Article

Water Tower & Water Line Update
Approval was given at the March 6th council meeting to Maguire Iron the construction contract to build the new 125,000 gallon elevated storage tank, bid alternate number 3, in the amount of $583,000 and awarded the construction contract to build the new waterline, base bid and add alternate number 1, to Banks Construction in the amount of $450,156.82.  .  Click for tower construction

Community Center Rental
Melanie Hollabaugh, 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

City of Highland | 220 West Main St | Highland, KS 66035
Voice 785-442-3765 | Fax 785-444-2489