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Reading, KS



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Reading Kansas


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

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Please get your animals vaccinated. 

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

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Application form
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If you would like to have garage sale during the Tornado Trot event, please contact Jill Chenoweth or Linda Woods.  

Tornado Trot & Trail 2023

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Saturday, June 24th
Reading City Park

Click here for more information!

​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

Reading KS Community pages

Official City Page


Speed limit in the City of Reading!

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​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!

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!

Each site has electricity, water and sewer.  Rental fees are $15 per day.  Please call city hall or click here to book and pay for site!
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100 person gathering limit.  Rental fees $50 up to four hours

& $100 for over four.  $100  deposit required, refundable with favorable inspection after event.  Clean restrooms, kitchen, floors, empty trash, clean tables and chairs (list in kitchen).  Big screen TV available when renting building which requires an additional $50.00 deposit.  


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 call 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              

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. 

ECAT is the food pantry in Osage City, Osage ECKAN works with ECAT to send out information. Be sure to LIKE Osage ECKAN FaceBook page for posts from ECAT and for ECKAN food distribution days at 528 Market St.   

Facebook page:  ECAT Facebook page:

For other services 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 at:

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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Reading Lions Alumni Banquet!

Saturday, June 3, 2023 at school gymnasium 6pm Check-in, Socialize; 6:30pm Program Begins
Honor Classes: 1973 (50th), 1963 (60th), 1948 (75th) Please join us to share and visit with former classmates and friends. Reservation is $18 with the meal provided by The Miracle Café.
Click here to find reservation form to print.

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NHHS Alumni Banquet

Saturday, June 24th
Allen, Kansas

Click here for more information!

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

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