|History: The name "Grainfield" was taken from a comment made by a young settler girl who said, "Oh, what a pretty green field!" In June of 1879 the Kansas Pacific Railway Company plotted a town site, giving it the name "Town of Grainfield". Just like the name Grainfield suggests, wheat grows right up to the town's back door!
On a windy Kansas day the creaking of our lonely windmill in central Grainfield reminds us of our heritage. Circa 1968 Wendelin Hartman moved to town from his family farm and (following tradition) passed down the farm to his son and daughter-in-law. He couldn't leave the farm without bringing along the windmill as a reminder of his country roots. The well was used to water his garden and grass.
2015 State Volleyball Champs - Wheatland High School
Sportsmanship Award - Kansas State High School Activities Association recognized Wheatland/Grinnell cheerleaders, student-athletes, coaches and the entire Wheatland/Grinnell community during both the girls' & boys' basketball team qualifications at the State Tournament for 2015!
Blue Aces Softball - 2006 ASA 16U Silver Division Champs & 2009 ASA 16U Class C Division State Champs
Herbert F. Queen - National Weather Service Length of Service honoree (20 years)
Layton Kaiser - Wheatland High School teacher and coach (32 years of service)
- 2009 KSHSAA Hall of Fame inductee
- 1999 Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame inductee
Famous or Noteworthy People:
Skip Yowell - Co-founder of JanSport and author of "The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains: How JanSport Makes It Happen"
George M. Scott - American Legion Post 301 is named after George M. Scott, the first WWI Veteran from Gove County to lose his life in the war
Paul Heier - Entertainer/Comedian/Actor
Grainfield Opera House (built in 1887). Only two of it's kind with this type of facade manufactured by the Mesker Bros.