Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Valley Falls, Kansas. Historic town with vision for the future. 

Just after the opening of Kansas territory in 1854, frontier entrepreneurs found a falls on the Grasshopper River that they believed would serve well in powering a mill. Mills would be replaced by elevators and for a century, grinding agricultural produce and serving the farm community was the main commerce. Grasshopper Falls would be platted in 1855 and incorporated in 1869. The grasshopper invasion of the 1870s was devastating and not a good promotional tool for a new and aspiring town. Aided by Legislature, the name of the river was changed to the Delaware (an American Native tribe most dominant in the region) and the twice more named town, eventually became Valley Falls.

  • Betty Wilson 97th!

    Betty Wilson 97th!

  • July 25 Birthdays

    July 25 Birthdays

  • July 27 Birthdays

    July 27 Birthdays

  • Pool Committee breaking ground (2)

    Pool Committee breaking ground (2)

  • New Pool Blg Site

    New Pool Blg Site

  • 2017 Winds storm

    2017 Winds storm

  • Storm hauling

    Storm hauling

  • 2017 May Storm

    2017 May Storm

  • 2017 Arbor Day 6th grade classes

    2017 Arbor Day 6th grade classes

  • Smoke House

    Smoke House

  • Davis Softball Field

    Davis Softball Field

  • Rush Field

    Rush Field

  • Lowry and Johnson

    Lowry and Johnson

  • Heinen Apt

    Heinen Apt

  • Megs


  • VF City Hall

    VF City Hall

  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

  • StewartsOldStore


  • Delaware Township Hall

    Delaware Township Hall

  • Pastense Pretense

    Pastense Pretense

  • Broadway


  • Linwood Place

    Linwood Place

  • Tree Park

    Tree Park

  • G&M Lawns

    G&M Lawns

  • Historic Lutheran Church

    Historic Lutheran Church

  • Haug

    Haug's Pond

  • Welcome to Valley Falls (Copy)

    Welcome to Valley Falls (Copy)

  • Water Tower

    Water Tower

  • Gazebo


  • Scene Uptown Valley Falls

    Scene Uptown Valley Falls

  • Gazebo in Spring

    Gazebo in Spring

  • Monument at Hurst Tower

    Monument at Hurst Tower

  • Rosehill Cemetery

    Rosehill Cemetery

Special Notices

City of VALLEY FALLS to "smoke" sewer system
The City of Valley Falls is concerned about possible leaks in the city's sanitary sewer system.  Leaks in the system can allow 
large amounts of rain water to enter the city's wastewater system.

The City plans to conduct a smoke testing of the system on August 2 & 3, 2017 (weather permitting).

City Utilities Superintendent Paul Burghart has arranged to have the testing completed by the Kansas Rural Water Association, a 
non-profit organization that provides assistance  to cities and rural water  districts.

Homeowners are advised that basement floor drains or any unused drains in homes or businesses should be filled with water on the 
days that the smoking is scheduled. During the testing, workers will be walking through neighborhoods trying to detect any smoke
surfacing over sewer line routes or in homes and businesses.   Anyone who notices any of the smoke in their home or business
during the testing should contact city hall.  

The smoke which is used is harmless; people should not panic if they notice smoke -- just call City Hall at 785-945-6612.



417 Broadway

Valley Falls, Kansas 66088


Phone 785-945-6612

FAX    785-945-3341


vfcity@giantcomm.net – City Clerk
vfcityadmin@giantcomm.net – Administrator
vfcitypolice@giantcomm.net – Police Dept.

vfcitywater@giantcomm.net – Water Dept.

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