Citizens of Paradise!


Please fill out this Water Line Survey and return to the city by June 30, 2024

Official Website Est. 2023

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City of Paradise, KS

Home of a famous 1938 Historical Kansas Landmark, the only functioning Limestone Water Tower in the United States

News from

Paradise Educated Blog

Paradise School Reunion 2024

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2023

“Paradise School Reunion (2024)

Planning has began for the Paradise School Reunion.

Roger Pruter, Dan Hoisington and Deb Maupin are the planning committee.

The date is set for July the 20th, 2024

More on this will be posted, when I receive it from the committee.”


Paradise Educated Blog Site http://paradiseeducated.blogspot.com/2008/05/welcome.html

Stay tuned here on our Website for Updates!

Thank you for joining the 72nd Annual Paradise Turkey Dinner and Bazaar

Annual Events

Saturday, September 21 2024

Thursday, October 31 2024

November 2024

Trick or Treat Trolley 2024

Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar

City of Paradise Population : 34 (2021)

Citizen Spotlight

Joyce Thompson

Born in 1933

Citizen of Paradise since 1958

Owner of

Paradise Grain Company Inc

2 Children (Brett Thompson and Trisha Barenberg)


6 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild

Mother, Lillian Howe founded the Paradise Annual Bazaar (1951)

As a citizen of Paradise for 65 years, Joyce Thompson has gifted the community with her kind spirit, hard work and ambition

In 1951, the first Paradise Annual Bazaar, as described by Joyce...

Lillian Howe, Joyce’s Mother, was the founder of the Paradise Annual Bazaar. Joyce had just graduated from High School, and she remembers the dinner consisted of Ham, which was later switched to Turkey. The Bazaar sold aprons, pillow cases, tea towels, and other hand knitted and crocheted items in efforts to raise money for the Paradise Methodist Church

What is the most valuable life lesson you have learned?

“Don‘t put off doing what you want to do today, because tomorrow might be too late. Enjoy every day.“

116 Main St, Paradise, KS 67658

Phone 785-998-4373

Mon - Fri 7:30 am-11:30 am

Saturday - 7:45 am-9:15 am

Sunday - Closed

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102 East Ave E, Paradise KS 67658

Mailing Address PO Box 115

Phone 785-998-4442

Fax 785-998-4410

Email paradisegrain1970@gmail.com

Mon - Fri 8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday - Closed

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101 B Ave, Paradise, KS 67658

Phone 785-998-4384

Email paradisevalleygracechurch@gmail.com

Sunday Service

Corporate Prayer - 9:30 am

Sunday School - 9:45 am

Sunday Worship - 10:45 am

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PO Box 5 Paradise, KS 67658

Todd Schneider

Phone 785-885-8061

prfd812@gmail.com

A&M Timber


Tree Cutting Service

Brian Angel

Phone 785-639-0691

Kim Mead

Phone 785-998-4325

114 Main St Paradise, KS 67658

Phone 785-998-4313

Paradise, Waldo and Natoma Fire District

Email wpnrfd3@gorhamtel.com

Fire Chief - Quentin Maupin

History of Paradise, Kansas

Historic

Water Tower

Photo Credits : Paradise Educated Blog

“The Paradise Water Tower, a WPA project of 1937 was completed in 1938. This piece of art stands 65 feet tall and holds 58,000 gallons of water. It is the only one of it’s kind in Kansas.

In January of 2007, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior Nationals Parks Service.”


Kennedy Hotel

“One of the earliest buildings erected in Paradise, Kansas, the Kennedy Hotel (1888, 1936) is significant for its association with the early development of Paradise. The construction of the limestone hotel in 1888 was documented in area newspapers including The Waldo Enterprise and The Russell Record. Catherine Kennedy, who also served as postmaster, opened her hotel in September of 1888.”

Paradise Educated Blog, July 2008

View from North East of Town, Early 1900s

Originally the City of Ivamar founded in 1887

“In 1859, a hunting party explored the area, including a small tributary of the Saline River which led them to a site abundant in water, timber, and bison. One of the hunters, James R. Mead, described the site as paradise, and the tributary subsequently became known as Paradise Creek. The first post office in the area opened under the name Paradise in 1875. In 1887, the Union Townsite Company established a town on the north side of the creek northwest of the post office, naming it Ivamar after Iva Marr, the daughter of a local rancher. The Paradise post office relocated to Ivamar the next year, but kept its name.”

Tom’s Brown Store

Hotel Paradise

Paradise Cafe

Paradise Public School, Early 1900s

7th Annual

Fall Festival

Date : September 21, 2024

Location : Paradise City Park


Randy Rohleder Memorial Cornhole Tournament

Kids Activities and Bouncy Houses

Poker Run

Trolley Tours

Food Trucks, and more


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City of Paradise

Contact Us

Mailing : PO Box 14 Paradise, KS 67658

Physical : 112 Main St Paradise, KS 67658

Phone : 785-998-4202

Hours of Operation

City Council Members

Debbra Mead, Council President

Brett Thompson, Mayor

Brynae Thompson, City Clerk

Bonnie Thompson, Council Member

Kim Mead, Council Member

Todd Schneider, Council Member

Bobby Ross, Council Member

Volunteer Opportunities

7th Annual Fall Festival 09/2024

Please contact a City Council Member to sign up as a volunteer

Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar 11/2024

Please contact a City Council Member to

sign up as a volunteer or vendor