Category: Community

St. Francis Swim Lesson Registration

St. Francis Aquatic Park is happy to announce its 2023 Swim Lesson schedule.

Swim lessons are offered by instructor, Morgan Sherlock, and certified by the American Red Cross.

There will be two swim lesson sessions offered for $35 per participant per session.

Session 1: June 12th-16 and June 19th-23rd

Session 2: July 10th-14th and 17th-21st

Please call or text Morgan Sherlock at (785) 772-7014 for additional registration information. Informational Flyer and Registration Application attached.

Story Hour @ the Library

St. Francis Public Library would like to invite children up to Pre-K, to join them the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm – 4:20pm, starting in April, for Story Hour, lead by Terri Finley. The library will have stories to read, crafts to do, and snacks for the children. It is asked that parents with children 2 years of age or younger, remain with your children during the activities. If you would like further information or sign up your child, please contact the St. Francis Library @ 785-332-3292. 

You may also download the flyer with information from the link below.×1024.png

Senior Center Lunch

The St. Francis Senior Center is open for lunch!

Lunch for seniors 60 years or older is $3.50, and anyone under 60 is $6.50.

The great people at the St. Francis Senior Center is serving lunch to the public every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They request that anyone that is wanting to attend please RSVP by contacting them at 785-332-2945.

Match Month – Invest in Cheyenne County’s Future!

During the month of December, donations to the Cheyenne County Impact Fund will be DOUBLED! 

  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match $1 for $1 (up to $50,000 total, maximum of $5,000 per household) to grow this county-wide endowment fund.
  • If the full $50,000 is matched, the Hansen Foundation will also donate an additional $50,000 to the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation.

So, if $50,000 or more is raised, $150,000 in total donations will be made to Cheyenne County funds!

For more information or questions about this fund, please contact Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation at 785-772-5124.

Your charitable donation may be dropped off at CCKCF 209 E. Washington, or mailed to:

CCKCF, PO Box 967, St. Francis, KS  67756

Donate online at: or at

**** Gifts of cash, check or grain accepted ****

Your county. Their future.  Let’s reach for the sky and exceed $50,000!  Donations beyond $50,000 still benefit Cheyenne County!

Goodwill Donation Drive

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is having a donation drive in St. Francis, Kansas beginning after noon on Friday, October 15, 2021 and continuing daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until noon on Friday, October 22, 2021, or until the trailer is full.  People living in St. Francis Kansas and the surrounding area can drop off their donations at the Goodwill Donation Trailer parked at the Community Recycling Center.

Virtually anything in your home or garage that you no longer use is accepted; clothing, household items, shoes, boots, purses, belts, hats, books, computers, printers, monitors and all computer accessories can be placed inside the Goodwill trailer. Due to limited storage space, furniture, televisions and large appliances are not accepted. Tax donation receipts are available at the trailer.

Goodwill appreciates the generosity of the people of St. Francis and the surrounding area. Revenue generated through the sale of donated items at Goodwill’s retail stores supports services for people.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska’s mission is to help people with disabilities or barriers achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. The organization fulfills this mission every day by supporting people to find jobs that match their talents and gifts, teaching skills leading to increased independence, helping people through the process of recovery and empowering people to focus on their strengths and abilities rather than a diagnosis or disability.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska Inc. serves 55 counties in Central and Western Nebraska. Goodwill serves over 1,600 people every year. Donation centers/retail stores are located in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte and Scottsbluff. Service office locations are located in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte and McCook.

For questions please contact Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc. at (308) 384-7896.

Street Improvements Begin

July 21, 2021 – The Street Improvements Phase 1 project has begun! This $1.2 Million project was funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant of $600,000. The remaining cost is funded by General Obligation Bonds with a portion of the 1% local sales tax going towards repayment of the bonds.

Below is a map of the streets being repaired/updated in phase 1:

Benton: Spencer to Emerson

Denison: Spencer to Whittier

Frances: Second to First

Frances: Washington to Emerson

Parkway Drive: Fourth to Frances

Scott: Whittier to North

City of St. Francis Snow Routes

The City of St. Francis Snow Routes are as follows:

  • College Street from Highway 36 to North Street
  • Benton Street from Highway 36 to North Street
  • River Street from Highway 36 to Jackson Street
  • First Street from Quincy Street to Adams Street
  • Quincy Street from Highway 36 to Washington Street
  • Adams Street from First Street to Spencer Street
  • Washington Street from College to Valley (6:00 pm to 7:00 am)

Signs are installed along streets designated as emergency snow routes. If you have questions, please call the Police Department 332-3385, City Hall 332-3142, or the Power Plant 332-3031.

For more information regarding Emergency Snow Routes, reference City Code Chapter 13 Article 5.

Weatherization Assistance Program Offered by North Central Regional Planning Commission

The North Central Regional Planning Commission operates a Weatherization Assistance Program that helps reduce energy costs for low-income households (see maximum income guidelines below) by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The 41 counties in the NCRPC service area include: Barton, Cheyenne, Clay, Cloud, Decatur, Dickinson, Ellis, Ellsworth, Geary, Gove, Graham, Greeley, Jewell, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mitchell, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Rawlins, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, and Wichita. Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).


Eligibility for the Weatherization Program is based solely on income; verification is required (i.e. paystubs, unemployment, public assistance documents). All weatherization work is done at no cost to the individual resident. If the dwelling is a rental unit, the landlord must sign a landlord release form before any materials will be installed. Homes weatherized since September 30, 1994 are not eligible.

What Weatherization Includes

Weatherization of a home consists of the following:

  • A pre-inspection to determine the amount of work necessary to weatherize the home, in addition to checking heating appliances for safety and efficiency.
  • Furnaces found to be unsafe will be repaired, if possible, or replaced.
  • Infiltration work such as patching foundation, caulking and weatherstripping windows and exterior doors; sealing or replacing broken glass.
  • Wall and attic insulation will be considered. This is dependent upon the condition of wiring, roof condition, the amount of existing insulation, type of wall construction and siding.
  • Gable or roof vents will be installed, as required.
  • A final inspection will be conducted to determine if all the work has been completed.

2019 Weatherization Maximum Income Guidelines

Family Size Income Maximum
1 $24,980
2 $33,820
3 $42,660
4 $51,500
5 $60,340
6 $69,180
7 $78,020
8 $86,860
9 $95,700

How to Apply

To apply for household weatherization call the NCRPC at (800) 432-0303 to receive an application by mail.