Sylvan Grove

Sylvan Welcome Sign

A sunny summer afternoon along the main street of Sylvan Grove. Photo credit: Kelly Larson

A sunny summer afternoon along the main street of Sylvan Grove. Photo credit: Kelly Larson

Home of the Sylvan-Lucas Mustangs, Sylvan Grove is the second largest city in the county. Settlement began in 1867, and the town was platted in 1887.

On the western edge of Lincoln County, Sylvan Grove is only 12 miles from Wilson Lake, boasting some of the top boating, swimming, fishing, and camping in Kansas.

Sylvan Grove is home to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, where the county fair is held each summer. Livestock exhibits, a demolition derby, food, and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions at the Lincoln County Fair.

Sylvan Grove offers a beautiful city park, a library, a historical museum, Hometown Cafe, Bennington State Bank, the popular Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, and other independently owned and operated businesses.

The first Sunday of June the city park plays host to the annual Sylvan Community Day which features old fashioned fun with events ranging from turtle races to 3-on-3 basketball. Home made ice cream and traditional entertainment round out the day.

Sylvan Grove is home to the recently expanded Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District known for exceptional student performance, both on the field and in the classroom. The Mustangs have fielded several championship teams in both girls and boys athletics and have also earned the Standard of Excellence in several categories, including recognition from US News and World Report as one of the America’s Best High Schools in 2008.

It was in Sylvan Grove that the Post Rock Community Foundation began their mission to meet charitable community needs across Lincoln County through leadership, grants, and volunteer initiatives.

In Sylvan Grove, everyone is your neighbor.

For more information on government, utilities, and services, please visit the city’s website at www.sylvangrovekansas.com.

 


More Sylvan Grove News

  • Local family cattle business selling homegrown beef across the country Approximately three miles southwest of Sylvan Grove is the home of Ringler Ranch, where Post Rock Beef is operated by Justin Ringler and Shawn Elder, with their families.  Post Rock Beef, Ringler and Elder’s beef business, has served over 100 customers with approximately 5,000 pounds of beef sold, according to the Post Rock Beef website.  (Courtesy photo) Continue ... Read more...
  • LCEDF announces Downtown Revitalization Projects By Hailey Dixon for the Lincoln Sentinel Out of 17 applications, eight businesses were selected for the Downtown Revitalization Project by Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director, members of the LCEDF Board and two interns, Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel. “I am grateful that we were a part of that decision,” Blair said. There are ... Read more...
  • The Labertew Families The Labertew families take education seriously and have also built a successful family agri-business in Labertew Apiaries in their spare time. They’ve made Sylvan Grove their home and believe it is a great place to raise a family and find a real sense of community. Continue reading Read more...
  • Lincoln County gaining Historic Preservation Fund grant Lincoln County is receiving a Historic Preservation Fund reimbursement grant through the Kansas Historical Society to hopefully gain historic status in various places in the county. A study will be conducted in the Lincoln and Sylvan Grove downtown’s to see if the areas could be eligible for any historic designations. (Photo illustration by Kris Heinze) Continue ... Read more...
  • Live Lincoln County 2018 magazine hot off the press Lincoln County and Kansas residents, travelers and readers from across the country now have the opportunity to take a closer look into Post Rock country with the latest online and print edition of the Live Lincoln County magazine. Continue reading Read more...
  • Winners of the first Lincoln County entrepreneurship competition Lincoln Junior-Senior High School senior Dylan Babcock took home first place at the first annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on March 6. The event, which was sponsored by the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation and Network Kansas, showcased Lincoln County high schoolers and their potential business ideas at the Finch Theatre and Lincoln Art Center. LJSHS ... Read more...
  • Historical buildings to gain funds for renovations Two historic Lincoln County buildings will receive grant funding from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas Historical Society for structural improvements and preservation. The Marshall-Yohe House in Lincoln and the Cross and Morgan General Store in Sylvan Grove were selected after an application process in late 2017 and recent announcement to receive the funds. ... Read more...
  • Hell Creek Cabins now open at Wilson Lake The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event for Hell Creek Cabins. “We came up here, and fell in love with the area,” Hell Creek Cabins owner Kathy Usher said. Continue reading Read more...
  • Sylvan Grove ideas for walking trails and splash pad Conceptual plans for a walking trail loop and a splash pad in Sylvan Grove aim to improve public infrastructure and increase quality of life in Lincoln County. (Conceptual imagery by Mason Herrman, K-State Regional and Community Planning student.) Continue reading Read more...
  • Between Friends: Conversations evolve into clothing boutique Best friends Haley Richards and Mandy Burger long-considered the idea of opening their own clothing boutique, but hadn’t pursued it until now. | Photo credit: Tyler Gier Continue reading Read more...
  • Busy as bees On a still and quiet day, you can hear the sound of thousands of bees. All working, coming from and going to stacks of white boxes — all labeled Labertew Apiaries, Sylvan Grove, KS. | Photo credit: Nick Schwien, Hays Daily News Continue reading Read more...
  • Live Lincoln County Video Released There’s a hidden gem in the middle of America… it’s Lincoln County, Kansas. Watch the new video! Continue reading Read more...
  • Work begins on Sylvan depot foundation This past month a new concrete foundation was poured for the Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Railroad Depot, replacing the crumbling underpinning supporting the last surviving depot in Lincoln County. Continue reading Read more...
  • Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove awarded grant Nearly $10,000 in funding has been awarded to the Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove to support portions of a much larger restoration effort | Photo by Kelly Larson Continue reading Read more...
  • Storm repairs complete in Sylvan-Lucas school district The Sylvan-Lucas High School gym returned to use in November with a newly installed floor after an April storm left the district with nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in damages, including severe damage to the high school gymnasium. The district was able to use a combination of insurance funds and donations to help pay for ... Read more...
  • Historic Sylvan depot moved Historic Sylvan depot moved – Restoration begins with temporary relocation | Photo by Kelly Larson Continue reading Read more...
  • Frederking Seed expands in Sylvan Grove Eric Frederking says he hopes to give people more options with his family’s recently expanded seed business that includes the former M&G Designs warehouse in downtown Sylvan Grove. Continue reading Read more...
  • Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, Sylvan Grove: A destination for beer lovers and foodies alike Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, Sylvan Grove: A destination for beer lovers and foodies alike | Photo by Kathie Crispin Continue reading Read more...
  • Fair board restores old exhibit buildings The Lincoln County-Sylvan Grove Fairboard has been busy with more than the planning of events for the annual county fair. They’ve also been delivering some much needed TLC to two of the buildings. Continue reading Read more...
  • Sylvan Grove Community Day The Sylvan Historical Society stages their annual Community Day the first Sunday in June each year in Sylvan Grove’s City Park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a fun day in Sylvan Grove. Reminiscent of days gone by, the day begins with a church service in the park and includes a potluck lunch, frog and turtle races, ... Read more...