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Welcome to Medicine Lodge

Emergency Public Health Order 

Barber County Health Officer R. W. Meador, D.O., issued an Emergency Public Health Order requiring facial coverings to control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The emergency order is in effect until November 30, 2020. Complete details on the Public Health order are available on the Barber County website. You may download a copy of the order here. Contact the Barber County Health Department with questions about the order.

Business Grants Available

The City of Medicine Lodge received $100,000 to provide local business grants. If your firm is in the city limits of Medicine Lodge, and you have been affected by the COVID crisis, you may qualify for funding from this program.

Grants will reimburse prior expenditures and may not be used to cover lost revenue or future costs.

Small businesses with 1-5 employees are eligible for up to $10,000. For companies with 6-50 employees, the maximum is $15,000. Businesses can be home-based, farms with an LLC, or sole proprietorships.   

You may downlad the application here.  Hard-copies are available at City Hall.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on December 4, 2020. If funds remain after initial applications are reviewed, a second round of funding may be offered.

Medicine Lodge is the most populous city in and the county seat of Barber County, KS. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,009. Beautiful Gypsum Hills scenery, rich history, winding rivers, plentiful wildlife and eclectic shops and restaurants are all a part of the charm our town has to offer.


New Year’s Day 2020: Wednesday, January 1
Good Friday: Friday, April 10
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25
Independence Day: Saturday, July 4 (Observed day July 3)
Labor Day: Monday, September 7
Columbus Day: Monday, October 12
Veteran’s Day: Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after:
Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24
Christmas Day: Friday, December 25
New Year’s Eve: Thursday, December 31

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