ABOUT

ARGONIA

Argonia is located in western Sumner County, on US Highway 160.  Argonia is located just 19 miles west of Wellington and an easy 40 minute drive to Wichita.  Argonia is located on the BNSF rail line and has ample availability for future developments. Argonia's manufacturing community includes suppliers to the aviation related businesses in the region. 

POPULATION 501

Consistently recognized by Kansas PRIDE for their ongoing tradition of community service, Argonia's swimming pool hosts regular swim meets, and has revitalized many of the community's parks, including a beautiful River Park south of town which adjoins the city via the Memorial Walk.  This paved tree lined biking and walking path gives the community a peaceful place to get fit and enjoy the comforts of this small community.  The River Park, the wonderful deck, pavilion, and RV facilities are enjoyed by many, overlooking the pristine waters of the Chikaskia River.  Argonia is known as the home of the first woman mayor in the US and hosts the International Rocket Launch. 

The Argonia Development Corporation was instrumental in opening the Argonia Mart convenience and grocery store, including a snack bar complete with pizza known throughout the area.

Another project of the Argonia Development Corporation is a 50 acre housing development located around a peaceful 24 acre lake setting.  The Development Corporation will assist new prospective homeowners with the building process to keep building costs well under the average price in the area.  For more information contact Alan Brundage at 620-435-6777.

Major Employers:

Daren Drouhard Distributing Co.  
Kiser Manufacturing
Wills Machine Shop

City of Argonia

210 S. Main Street

Argonia, KS 67004

620-435-6417

Email - argonia@sutv.com
Website - cityofargonia.com

Argonia Chamber of Commerce

Natalie Kollmeyer

620-435-6630
Email - n22ns@yahoo.com

Website - Argonia Chamber of Commerce

Argonia has a medical clinic for non-emergency medical care. It is staffed by physician's assistants under the supervision of a medical doctor in Harper. The clinic also houses dental offices.

Nearby Hospitals -

Sumner County Hospital District #1 - Caldwell, KS 

Various other hospitals and medical facilities are available in Wichita, a short distance from Argonia.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Median Age - 40.8
Bilingual - .08
Average One-Way Commute - 17.4 minutes
Median Household Income - $37,083
Education - H.S. Graduation or Higher - 83.7%
Median House Value - $58,130
Median Gross Household Rent - $659

Crime Rate - 9 Total Offenses - Kansas Bureau of Investigation 2013

Combined State and Local Sales Tax - 8%

  • State of Kansas - 6.50%

  • Sumner County - 0.5%

  • City of Argonia - 1.0%

Argonia High School is classified 1A by the KSHSAA and is a South Central Border League member. Their sports teams have consistently placed well in competition.

 School Statistics*

  • School Enrollment - 169

  • Teacher/Student Ratio - 1:10.5

  • Graduation Rate - 93.3%

The Dixon Township Library is located in Argonia, providing a wide variety of books as well as a year-round reading program and story time for children and internet access for the public.

 

*Data provided by Kansas Department of Education

EDUCATION

The Argonia United School District #359 has a long tradition of excellence in academics and activities. The Argonia Elementary School offers three and four year old preschool and all day Kindergarten. The Jr.Sr. High School's curriculum includes home economics, industrial technology, business computers and Interactive Distance Learning. The IDL supports adult continuing education and college level courses.

The students of USD #359 have achieved Standard of Excellence on Kansas Assessments in all four areas assessed.

River Park provides picnic tables, shelter house and a half mile walking trail - Memorial Walkway. The walkway provides a safe environment for walking, running, or biking. RV and tent camping sites are also available at River Park.

Salter Park provides playground equipment, tennis, and basketball courts. A picnic shelter and benches are located throughout the park. A swimming pool, complete with waterslides and a diving board, is located on the southeast corner of the park.

Argonia's Recreation Commission provides summer baseball and winter basketball.

Holden Park and Wildlife Area is a private nature preserve that includes an observation tower and the famous "rock bottom" crossing of the Chicaskia River. The preserve has a place for picnicing, bird watching, and hiking. It is open April to November.

The Argonia Community Center provides a place for community meetings and events.

The Salter House Museum is the home of the first woman mayor in the United States. The museum is open to the public by appointment.

Argonia is the home of the KLOUDBusters. KLOUDBusters epitomizes the best of High Power Rocketry in the United States. With a consistent paid membership base of over 100 members. KLOUDBusters has hosted the annual Tripoli Rocketry Association national launch four times in the last ten years: 1993, 1994, 1999, and 2003. KLOUDBusters also hosted the inaugural Discovery Channel "Rocket Challenge" in July 2003.

UTILITIES

Gas - City of Argonia - 620-435-6417
Water - City of Argonia - 620-435-6417
Trash - City of Argonia - 620-435-6417
Sewer - City of Argonia - 620-435-6417
Electric - Wheatland Electric - 800-762-0436
Telephone - Haviland Telephone - 800-287-7905
Internet - Sumner Communications - 620-326-8989 

TRANSPORTATION

Highways - Argonia is located on US Highway 160.

Railroad - The Burlington Northern Railroad runs through Argonia and is part of the double-tracking project from Chicago to California.

Airports - Argonia's airport supports small private air traffic and provides a landing area for emergency airlift services. There are also airports in nearby Caldwell and Wellington. Commercial air travel is available at Wichita's Mid-Continent is only 35 minutes away.

CONTACT US

314 N. Washington Ave
PO Box 279
Wellington, KS  67152

Tel 620.326.8779

scedc@co.sumner.ks.us

Stacy Davis
Executive Director

sdavis@co.sumner.ks.us

 

Joslyn Heersche
Admin Assistant

jheersche@co.sumner.ks.us

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