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Barn Quilts


Shout out to our local barn quilt painters!!! We are ready to start planning for spring!

Phillips County Convention and Visitors Bureau needs 16 barn quilt designs to place on the planters in Phillipsburg. Are you up for the challenge? We need bright colors and eye popping designs that tie in with our local culture, turned into our office by Friday, March 20th. The barn quilts will be 2x2 in size, all supplies will be provided and ALL barn quilts will be auctioned off at the end of September. Proceeds will go to the artist’s choice of a local cause or local project.

Please contact us for more information 785-543-2321.


New Phillips County Website


Welcome to the new Phillips County Website. Here are a few new features you might be interested in:

Department Pages: All new Phillips County department pages with up-to-date information and contact information for each department head.

County Calendar: All county events located on one easy to use calendar.

Minutes & Agendas: You can view minutes and agendas for all county entities: Commissioners, CVB, Economic Development, & the Phillips County Health Systems.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions page so you can easily access commonly asked questions regarding each county department.

Report a Concern: You are now able to report a concern in our new 311 system. You will be able to make an account, enter in the information about your request and enter the location of the issue. The concern will then be routed to the corresponding county department and you can manage your account and see the progress of your request.

Community Alert: You can now sign up for Phillips County alerts using the existing Phillips County Emergency Management alert system. If you are already a member please login and update your contact information. Make sure you have your preferred groups selected for what types of notifications you would like to receive.

Jobs: We have a jobs board for local positions in the community as well as a job opening form for employers to post a job position. This a free service for the businesses of our community.

Tourism: The new Tourism page includes a variety of Phillips County information including: upcoming events, accommodations, attractions, history of Phillips County, hunting & fishing resources, travel resources and much more.

Economic Development: The new Economic Development page includes an abundance of information including: funding programs, business resources, commercial real estate, demographics, jobs board, and much more.

We hope you enjoy the newly designed Phillips County website!


Wildlife Photography Workshop


Phillips County Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to be holding a workshop with local photographer and wildlife biologist, Tony Ifland from the Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge. This will be a workshop open to intermediate photographers who have their own equipment. Space is limited and spots will fill up quickly!

  • Friday evening Tony will give a short workshop on setting up your Canon or Nikon camera for capturing birds or wildlife in low light outdoor settings. He will also talk about the habits and biology of Prairie Chickens in the Kirwin Wildlife Refuge Area.
  • Early Saturday morning attendees will be guided to an area on the refuge to shoot images of Prairie Chickens in action. Blinds will be provided. Warm clothing is suggested. This part of the workshop will take up to 3 or 4 hours, so please be prepared for the temperature change and to be still.

Workshop fee of $20 will go toward the dinner and lunch provided by the Phillips County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Payment is due in our office at 205 F St., by Mar. 20, 2020

  • Equipment needed:
    • Camera
    • Telephoto lens (optional, but helpful)
    • Tripod Clothing appropriate for a cold morning and sitting without moving. Dark clothing is better because lighter colors can be seen by the chickens


General Information
Phone Numbers
785-543-2321
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
205 F St.
Suite 100, P.O. Box 326
Phillipsburg,
KS
67661

Monday-Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Executive Director
Angie Wells
Administrative Assistant
Tami Sauer
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