Select Language


Para Espanol?
Print E-mail

City of Rozel
Mayor Nancy Wilson and the Rozel City Council would like to welcome you to Rozel.
Address:
105 Main Street
Rozel, Kansas 67574
Phone: 620-527-4399
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mayor: Nancy Wilson
City Clerk: Rick Flores

Check out our website: http://www.rozelcity.org 

Council Members:
Terry Ryan
Brad Colglazier
Erin Josefiak
Ritch Foos
Pam Taylor

 
Rozel, located 17 miles west of Larned, was incorporated November 29, 1929, and has a mayor-council form of city government with water and gas systems municipally owned.
The original townsite was deeded to the Arkansas Vally Town and Land Company by the railroad on July 19, 1886.  The name Rozel was selected in honor of a daughter of one of the founders of the Land Company, whose name was Rozella.
A Methodist church was built in 1905; replaced by a new building in January of 1965, and dedicated on April 23, 1972.  The Baptist chuch was built in 1916.
The first post office was in 1870 and known as Keysville.  The 1880 the name was changed to Ben Wade to honor a Civil war lawyer.
Rozel has survived two disastrous fires, a tornado and numerous floods.  Nearly all the business district was destroyed by fire on September 24, 1929.  On May 20, 1949, a tornado and hailstorm severely damaged or destroyed nearly every buiding in town.  The town rebuilt to the community that stands today.
Contact Information
Water and Sewer 527-4399
Fax: 527-4226
 
Phone, Cable and Internet Golden Belt Telephone
800-432-7965
www.gbta.net
Natural Gas 527-4399  
Electric Service Midwest Energy
800-222-3121
www.mwenergy.com
Trash Service Tri-County Disposal
620-623-2081
 

    










Additional information
City Superintendent 620-923-5220
Post Office 527-4229
The Pawnee County Bank 525-6700
The Hutchinson News 
www.hutchnews.com
The Tiller and Toiler  620-285-3111
Gas card from the COOP 866-527-4216 
http://www.gvinc.coop/ 

Rozel offers two parks with children play areas and a baseball field, and picnic
shelters at the main street park.

     Our School
Pawnee Heights. A K-12 Award-winning school!!  527-4211 
www.phtigers.net
Pawnee Heights Virtual Learning. Any Age, Anytime, Anywhere Learning! 866-974-4723
www.phtigers.net

     Area Churches
Rozel United Methodist Church  527-4375 
Rozel Christian Fellowship  525-6720
First Baptist Church  527-4385
Burdett United Methodist Church  525-6232
Faith Fellowship  525-6261 
www.faithfellowship4you.org

     Civic Service
Rozel Lions Club

     Rozel Area Businesses
Blattner Manufacturing  527-4318
Golden Valley COOP  527-4216
Galliart Electric  527-4502
Wallace Repair  527-4470
Reiderer Inn  527-4363
Sweet Traditions  527-4363
Style Station Salon  527-4502
Ann's Beauty Salon  527-4419
Debra Foos Cleaning Service  527-4217
Raymond Bauer Agency Insurance 888-525-2240
Kerry Froetschner Shop  527-4551
Main Street Bar and Grill 

     Area Realtors
Clock Real Estate  285-6541 
www.clockrealty.com 
Reep Real Estate  285-6317 
www.reeprealestate.com 
Carr Auction and Real Estate  285-3148 
www.carrauction.com

(If  you would like to have your business added to the list,
please contact Brian at 525-6468)

Prominent People of Rozel:
Lauren E. Arnold - and his descendants have owned Land and farmed In the Rozel trade territory since 1892. Lauren was one of the pioneer Kansas families.
Elmer Arnold – son of Lauren, was a highly visible promoter of the Rozel community and the agriculture of Pawnee County.
Sanford A. Arnold – a civil war veteran enlisting at the age of 17 with Company F of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Sanford married Margaret Swihart and upon discharge bought a quarter of land in Pawnee County in March 1876.
Frank and Flora (Tuttle) Arnold – former residents of Hanover and New Haven Ohio.
Fred and Christina (Reidl) Balman - Fred served on several boards including the Union Co-op Elevator. Christina, an avid quilter had made or quilted over 600 quilts.
Glenn and Viola (Spreir) Balman – owned and operated the local grocery store fostering many children. Glenn’s grandsire was originally from England where he and his family moved to Pawnee County that eventually included up to eight children on of which is John E. Balman, Glenn’s father.
John Weber and Marie (Hall) Balman - helped organized the Rozel Baptist Church and were charter members. John though farmed in other areas started farming in Rozel area in 1916 until retiring in 1942.
John E. and Martha Lee (Evens) Balman - The Balman and Evans families had known each other for many years in Missouri farming since the 1870s
Robert F. Barnes – managed the Bunge elevator until 1977.
Oscar Beale - came to Rozel as a carpenter building many of the homes that are occupied today.
Walter and Charlotte Becker – Walter helped organize the Golden Belt Telephone Association. He was also a director of Central Kansas Electric Cooperative (C.K.E.C.), later Midwest Energy.
Sam and Nadine Beckwiths – long time residents moved into the Baptist parsonage in 1963.