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Welcome to Medicine Lodge

Medicine Lodge Police Chief

Above: The City would like to welcome our new Police Chief Terry Love. Terry has been in law enforcement since 1981 and says he is intensely dedicated to the Public Safety mission and finds great personal satisfaction in providing service to the public. Welcome to Medicine Lodge Chief Love!

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.


** NOTICE** The Barber County State Fishing Lake entrances will be closed temporarily to allow them access to water to assist with a large fire in Barber County **

City Hall will be closed Friday, March 30 for Good Friday. Trash service will run normally that week.



The City is currently in a Water Emergency due to drought conditions. Citizens may water before 10:00 am and after 9:00 pm.

Water Project Update

Community Improvement District Map
Public Safety Report
Water Conservation
Consumer Confidence Report 2016
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New Year’s Day 2018: Monday, January 1
Good Friday: Friday, March 30
Memorial Day: Monday, May 28
Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, September 3
Columbus Day: Monday, October 8
Veteran’s Day: Sunday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after:
Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23
Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24
Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25
New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31


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