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Click here to view the KDHE
Consumer Confidence Report for water.

Click here to go directly to City of Reading page.


Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for your sacrifice and achievements by flying you to Washington, D.C. to see your memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to WWII and terminally ill veterans from all wars. Honor Flight could also include Korean and Vietnam veterans, depending on number of applications.  Applications available at The Miracle Cafe.

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Reading residents are welcome to contact ECAT, 306 S. Martin for food (785) 528-8164. They are open on Wednesdays 1-3:30pm and households can get food once a month.   Be sure to LIKE our FaceBook page.



Harvesters food distribution is at 10am on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Stay in your car and line up at the Osage City High School football field parking lot.  You will need to open your doors or trunk.

Food Pantries
Americus pantry is located at the Americus United Methodist Church and open to anyone within the USD 251 school district.

Open to 66868 zip code the Lebo pantry is located in the back of theLebo Baptist Church.  Open Monday 5-7pm, Thursday 9-11am, and 1st Saturday of each month 10am-noon.  Questions, call 620-340-2355.

Abundant Harvest Food Kitchen
Food is distributed from their location at 1028 Whittier in Emporia.  

Follow their FaceBook page for notifications to what and when items are available to pick up.

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Women’s Coffee Club meets at 10am on the first and third Wednesdays at The Miracle Cafe.  Come join us to visit, make new friends, and enjoy the fellowship.

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Contact any Reading fireman or stop in at the station, when you see someone is there.

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Reading City Hall
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-3:30pm
Each site has electricity, water and sewer.  Rental fees are $15 per day.  Please contact City Hall to reserve site and pay rental fees.  
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For services from ECKAN:  Osage County residents contact ECKAN in Osage City at (785) 528-5184. Lyon County residents contact ECKAN in Emporia at (620) 342-4607. Or for more information please visit their website or FaceBook page.

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Hartford Community Food Pantry, 201 E. Park Ave. Clothing and some household goods are available. This is open to residents of Reading. Check Shopper or internet for days and hours open each month.

L-CAT County Public Bus Service
TO  RIDE:   Call office to request a ride and the fares at  least 24 hours in advance. Phone: 620-342-4207.

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Interested in receiving meals,

please call the  Friendship Center (221 W Logan Ave) in Emporia

(620) 340-8001.  
Schedule to dine in at the center, pick up a hot meal to take home, or a week’s worth of frozen meals.

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Quilters and crafters will meet at The Miracle Cafe on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm.  We welcome new people at all times. Please contact Rosalie Voorhees with questions or for more information at 402-270-5662.

Please get your animals vaccinated. 

Bring copy of rabies vaccination to City Hall for new free dog tags.

The Reading Fire Department has free smoke detectors and/or carbon monoxide detectors if any one needs them.

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100 person gathering limit.  Rental fees $50 up to four hours

& $100 for over four.  $50  deposit required, refundable with favorable inspection after event.  Clean restrooms, kitchen, floors, empty trash, clean tables and chairs (list in kitchen).  For an additional $50.00 deposit, a big screen TV is available for use when renting the building. 


Community Building is located at City Hall in Reading City Park.    Note:  Not available for rent weekends before elections

or New Years' Eve.  No pets.   Please contact City Hall to fill

out rental agreement and reserve your special day.

Community Building is available for rent!

UMC Blessing Box

Give what you can... take what you need... and be blessed. It is for anyone in need or anyone who would like to share. 

Due to the weather we cannot put anything in it that might spoil. These items are  at The Cafe.  If you are in need just stop by and ask what is available.   Thanks Reta Jackson              

Coffee Club at

The Miracle Cafe

Happy Hour Everyday!


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Join us during Happy Hour and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and fellowship for a free will donation.

All proceeds go to the RCD

for community projects!

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The date for the 2024 Tornado Trot & Trail will be Saturday, June 22, 2024.  Click here to go to the Tornado Trot & Trail webpage.

​Your Input is Needed

News and life in general happen fast, so please contact us to help share with everyone in the area.  The Community is encouraged to share information through the use of our website.  We may be contacted to update, add, or just change information to better serve our local businesses, organizations, and people.  If you have anything you would like to see you may contact us:

Thanks! Message sent to Linda Woods

Speed limit in the City of Reading!

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Reading KS Community pages

Official City Page


​Weather Season
The local weather stations continue to monitor large weather events that can impact our area.  Please stay advised as weather changes.  The advisories are in effect to give heads up for all local emergency situations.


Touching any of the logos below will send you directly

to their websites.

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The Reading Community WEEKLY testing of emergency readiness equipment will be on every Monday at Noon.  We look to maintain the safety of our community through constant upkeep of our resources.
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Think about your mailbox or house and how well it is marked in case EMS or the Sheriff's Office need to respond in an emergency!
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Basic Emergency Supply Kit


FEMA recommended disaster supplies kit and this should be considered as the minimum that everyone should have ready.

    . First aid kit

    . Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a

        NOAA Weather Radio

    . Battery-powered or hand crank flashlight with                extra batteries

    . Whistle to Signal for help

    . Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

    . Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

    . Local maps, have an evacuation plan ready

    . Dust mask to help filter contaminated air, 
        plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

    . Food, at least a three day supply of non-                        perishable food.  Manual can opener for food.

    . Garbage bags, moist towelettes and plastic ties 
         for personal sanitation

    . Water, one gallon per person per day for at least           three days, for drinking and sanitation

Don't forget to check out the Events Page!

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