Sun sets behind sunflower field

Sunflower spectacular

View the annual sunflower spectacular in Sherman County As Kansas’ Sunflower Capital, Goodland residents and visitors look forward to the annual display of the state’s signature flower. This field was planted along Highway 27 north of Goodland. It was one of several fields along the proposed High Plains Scenic Byway. More fields were visible from…

Goodland to be featured on SHPTV

In front of Smoky Hills Public Television’s camera, Donna Price, Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director (center), welcomes visitors to Goodland. SHPTV films a Goodland episode of “Traveling Kansas” Goodland and Sherman County will be featured in Smoky Hills Public Television’s (SHPTV) “Traveling Kansas” series. Flatlander Festival will be featured in a program…

A military plane stands in front of the hangar during a fly-in.

Historic hangar preserved by determined sisters

The historic hangar barely escapes demolition Renner Field’s barrel hangar was a 1934 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project and it was nearly demolished. In 2006, then-Goodland City Manager Wayne Hill estimated restoration costs at $150,000 to $200,000. He said it wasn’t “historic enough” to save. Watson Hevner’s daughters stepped in. Hevner managed the airport from…

United Telephone Building

Say hello to United Telephone Building

The United Telephone Building stands at 1003 Main. According to Kansas Sampler Foundation,” it’s one of the state’s most colorful buildings.” Goodland gets a new telephone building Goodland’s United Telephone Building, an Art Deco masterpiece, was built in 1931. At that time, Goodland’s exchange had more than 1,000 telephones. The system was overloaded. Goodland officials…