Groundwater Contamination

Officials say groundwater near the former American Cleaners in the 400 block of West Grand has been contaminated by “volatile organic chemicals.”

The health department says more than 100 wells have been tested and about 60 show some level of contamination.

Officials said they don’t expect this to have negative health effects.

Officials say the entire project will cost between $6 and $7 million.

Haysville City Wide Garage Sale 2017

Haysville’s 37th annual citywide garage sale is the oldest citywide sale in the nation!
Permits for the Annual City-Wide Garage Sale are sold at the Haysville Community Library. The permits cost $10 and will be good for both Saturday and Sunday (you can use it for both days, or either day).
The City of Haysville will NOT be selling permits for the Friday prior to the City-Wide Garage Sale.
Questions may be directed to the library at (316) 524-5242.
All proceeds from permit sales benefit the Friends of the Library.

Haysville To Name Park After Public Works Director

Randy Dorner
Randy Dorner
After a recommendation from the Haysville Park Board, Haysville City Council approved a park naming application for the 79th Street Park during their meeting on Monday, December 12th. The park will bear the moniker “Randal L. Dorner Park” in honor of Public Works Director Randy Dorner, who passed unexpectedly on November 23rd. Randy worked for the city for more than 26 years, the last 20 as Public Works Director.

In the application, Recreation Director Georgie Carter explains that “during his time with the City, (Randy) worked countless hours making Haysville a better place to live.” It seems particularly fitting to name the 79th Street complex after Randy. Many who knew him recall that when feeling stressed, or when simply yearning for a bit of relief from the rigors of office work, Randy would seek solace in a piece of heavy equipment, working dirt around the complex as a way to relax. A footbridge that was recently installed for easy access to the park from the South Brooke Addition was the last project Randy completed before his passing.

The Park Naming Nomination Form goes on to list some of the projects Randy and his crew brought to fruition over his 26 years at the City. Many projects throughout town bear his stamp, including expansions to our park system (such as a splash pad, ADA accessible fishing docks, two disc golf courses and numerous playground upgrades) and hike/bike paths, the daunting task of cleaning up after the ’99 tornado, the East Grand Reconstruction Project, the Plagens–Carpenter Sports Complex and, most recently, the PRIDE Park fountain, new
Haysville Activity Center and the 79th Street Recreation Complex.

Haysville Marco’s Pizza And Family Video Kick Off Summer With Aniversary Celebration

HAYSVILLE, KS – After almost two years of proudly serving the Haysville community, Marco’s Pizza is inviting residents to its Anniversary Celebration THIS Sunday, June 26th. Festivities begin at 1:00 PM at 521 W. Grand Avenue, next Family Video. The event will feature music, food and activities including Slip & Slide races, Balloon Tosses, Face Painting, and Balloon Animals.

Community outreach is at the core of Marco’s Pizza’s business and sets them apart. The Haysville location has participated in numerous fundraisers, collecting over $1500 for local charities. Their efforts also support Round It Up for Lymphoma. This annual cancer research fundraiser has raised over $5.85 million in the past five years. In conjunction with Family Video, students and teachers are awarded FREE pizza during the annual Report Card A program. Employees have also dedicated time outside the workplace for volunteering.

“Family Video & Marco’s Pizza are proud to be a part of the Haysville community,” said Family Video & Marco’s Pizza District Manager, Rebecca Willis. “Our Anniversary Celebration is the opportunity to welcome back our oldest customers and introduce new ones to our delicious food. This weekend is the perfect kick-off to summer and Family Video and Marco’s Pizza look forward to continuing this tasty partnership in Haysville.”

Hoogland Foods, dba Marco’s Pizza is owned by Highland Ventures Ltd, parent company to Family Video. This location is one of over 130 locations open next to a Family Video since June of 2012 – making it the largest franchisee of Marco’s Pizza. The company plans to welcome another 50 locations nationwide in the next 4-8 months.

Marco’s Pizza offers both carryout and delivery services. The proximity to the Family Video store gives customers the unique ability to pick up their movies and dinner without having to make multiple stops. The authentic Italian pizza chain has an order window inside most Family Video locations for easy carryout service. Families can also order a movie for delivery with their pizza, by going on-line at and placing their order for both pizza and a movie.

Family Video and Marco’s Pizza both pride themselves on the exceptional experiences and value offered to their customers. Marco’s Pizza’s menu features the company’s Ah!thentic Italian pizza, Cheezybread, chicken wings, fresh-baked subs, meatballs, handmade salads, soft drinks and more. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and is committed to making Italian Pizza with fresh, never frozen cheese or dough.

“This exciting partnership has transformed Family Video into a ‘one-stop shop’ for dinner and entertainment, while maximizing the potential of our locations” said Keith Hoogland, President of Highland Ventures, Ltd. “Reaching this milestone signifies a bright future as we continue to revolutionize the movie rental industry with the backing of the nation’s fastest growing pizza franchise.”

About Highland Ventures, Ltd..
Highland Ventures, Ltd. is parent company to five national brands including; Family Video (769 locations), Marco’s Pizza (130 locations), Stay Fit 24 (11 locations), Digital Doc (33 locations), Highland Pure Water & Ice (3 locations) and Legacy Commercial Properties. Highland Ventures Ltd.’s vision is to grow and leverage our national portfolio of premium commercial properties. Mr. Hoogland stated “at Highland Ventures Ltd. it is always about our people. We are committed to hiring people who share our core values and who will thrive in our entrepreneurial system. Fun, friendly, motivated people who provide exceptional customer service are the foundation of all our successful businesses.

We will continue to own and operate retail oriented businesses and offer prime retail space to hundreds of other tenants. This strategy allows for the acquisition of additional commercial properties and enables the expansion of innovative retail, restaurant, and service operations.” To learn more about Highland Ventures LTD. visit our website

Riding With The Mayor

This past Tuesday 60 + people along with Mayor Armstrong took to Haysville’s bike path for a leisurely ride. Following the ride a bicycle and many prizes were given away.

Some of the attendees at the meet-up location
Some of the attendees at the meet-up location
On the newest section of path in town.
On the newest section of path in town.
The Mayor and the winner of the bike.
The Mayor and the winner of the bike.
The bike and prize winners.
The bike and prize winners.

Haysville Recognized for 16 years as Tree City USA

Pictured: Park Board Committee with the special flag they received from the NADF commemorating this accomplishment.  From left, those members are:  Park Board Chair Russ Kessler, Rich Meyer, Kelly Sullivan, Tom Coleman and Ken Bell.
Pictured: Park Board Committee with the special flag they received from the NADF commemorating this accomplishment. From left, those members are: Park Board Chair Russ Kessler, Rich Meyer, Kelly Sullivan, Tom Coleman and Ken Bell.
Haysville has been recognized for 16 years of participation in the Tree City USA program. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters and encourages cities to make the planting and care of trees a priority. Approximately 100 cities in Kansas participate in the program.
Haysville achieves Tree City USA recognition each year by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
As part of the recognition program, the Haysville Park Board received a special flag commemorating 16 years of participation. It flies below the Kansas state flag at PRIDE Park.
Although Arbor Day is nationally recognized on the last Friday in April, Haysville’s Arbor Day ceremonies occur on or around May 3rd, in honor of the anniversary of the 1999 tornado that devastated the city. The Haysville Park Board has planted 21 trees during Arbor Day ceremonies over the last 15 years.
This year’s Arbor Day celebration will take place at the W. W. Hays Historic Village, where three trees will be planted on Tuesday, May 3rd at 5:15 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.