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Old 08-22-2006, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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I posted this twice, Sorry. Anyway, someone posted that they live outside Winfield and have a 4 day school week. Is this true? Are there any other counties in Kansas that do this? Also how is the snowfall? I would like my 12 year old and 2 year old to be able to play in the snow and make snowmen etc. And my husband owns a small carpentry business here in Atlanta but is also interested in truck driving, so we need to know what the industries are like in Kansas. Thanks for the info even if you can only answer one question!=)
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:45 PM
 
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I don't know anything about that area. I only know about Lansing, Leavenworth, Atchison, Lawrence. recently the snowfall hasn't been much to talk about. A little power here and there. Nothing in these cities o make snowmen. I adore lots of snow, so am looking to relocate back to the northeast. If you want any info about these cities, then PM me and I'll be glad to help.
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:32 AM
 
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Default Ellsworth, Kansas

Try Ellsworth, Kansas. Free lots available. Has all you are looking for.
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:54 AM
 
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Try Ellsworth, Kansas. Free lots available. Has all you are looking for.
With great schools, three beautiful parks, a golf course, an airport, a swimming pool, great hunting and fishing Ellsworth is now home to almost 3,000 people. Ellsworth is a small but bustling community that prides itself in its innovative and progressive approaches to growth and development balanced with small-town charm and friendliness. As the county seat of Ellsworth County, Ellsworth is located just seven miles south of I-70 and is accessible by Kansas highways 14, 140 and 156.

The community takes pride in its storied past. The county, a fort, and our City were named for Lt. Allen Ellsworth. Fort Ellsworth, later to be known as Fort Harker, was established in 1864. As rumors spread that the Kansas Pacific Railroad would establish their western terminal near the fort, speculators flocked to Ellsworth to seek their fortunes. The cattle drovers brought many people and livestock to the City via the Ellsworth Trail and played a key role in Ellsworth's early development. During this surge of population, the City of Ellsworth was established on May 8, 1867. Severe flooding forced the City upstream a few miles to its present site where it has evolved into a great place to raise a family and an even better place to call home.
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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Thanks to both of you, I'm definately researching Ellsworth. Sorry Sevdie, but I need the snow. I mean, MY Kids need the snow.=)
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Here's a few snowfall graphs from City-Data for various cities in Kansas.

Coffeyville (Southeast):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw7994.png (broken link)

Ft. Scott (Southeast):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8075.png (broken link)

Emporia (East-Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8056.png (broken link)

Olathe (Northeast):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8316.png (broken link)

Atchinson (Northeast):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw7909.png (broken link)

Manhattan (Northeast):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8247.png (broken link)

Concordia (North-Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8001.png (broken link)

McPherson (Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8242.png (broken link)

Great Bend (Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8109.png (broken link)

Winfield (South-Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8507.png (broken link)

Dodge City (Southwest):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8027.png (broken link)

Syracuse (Southwest):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8444.png (broken link)

Hays (West-Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8133.png (broken link)

Scott City (West-Central):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8408.png (broken link)

Oberlin (Northwest):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8312.png (broken link)

Goodland (Northwest):

http://pics.city-data.com/w5/snw8104.png (broken link)

There you have it, pretty good overview of snowfall in Kansas. One of your best bets for most snow would be Goodland or Concordia probably. By the way, Ellsworth would be compareable to Great Bend or McPherson.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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Thankyou Thankyou, this really helps alot. That's the kind of snowfall I was talking about. Right now, outside of Atlanta, we get less than an inch maybe every other year. Barely enough to see let alone play in. =) And just out of curiosity, does anyone know why the snowfall spikes in March in the western part of Kansas? Was it some huge blizzard that threw the averages off or does it regularly snow more in March? Weird. Maybe I ask too many questions, but I was still wondering about 4 day school weeks too. Thanks everyone for the help, the information is very interesting and helpful to me.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I'm from Oklahoma, so I can't tell you about the school situation. The only explanation I can think of for western Kansas having a spike of snow in March is because of the higher elevation. Because Denver, Colorado sees the most snow in March. Most of western Kansas is 2000 - 4000 feet above sea level. Since you sounded interested in Ellsworth, it's 1500 - 1600 feet elevation. And about Winfield, you'll get snow there. Usually a good storm (4-6 inches) each year. But you very well could see blizzard conditions in Northern and Western Kansas.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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I lived for a few years in Montana so lots of snow doesn't bother me, blizzards are tolerable as long as you have 4 things : A strong roof,A Fireplace ,Extra food,and Nowhere you have to go.=) I guess I shouldn't be overly concerned about 4 day school weeks, it was also just interesting to me and when I told my 12 year old she said she would try to recruit all of her friend's families to move there too. Kids.=) And I saw that the probability of a tornado is pretty low too. That was strange to learn I have a greater chance of being hit by a tornado here than in some places in Kansas. Anyway thanks again for the info, I love statistics and demographics etc.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:42 PM
 
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I live in a small town Called Cheney. We are just 25 min west of wichita. The schools are great and the people are friendly. crime rate is low. Alot of the people that live in Cheney work in Wichita. Other towns west of wichita are; Goddard and Garden Plain. They are all good communities and i think they all have websites that you can check out. If you have any specific questions about this area let me know. Good luck!!
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