Cheney prides itself on raising families in a small town atmosphere with great education opportunities through the school district including the arts and sports programs. The city’s motto is For more than 125 years…Raising Families, Building Businesses, Cheney, Kansas—We Call it Home.
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Cheney has a Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to help build up and enhance the community by supporting and advocating for local business and members. They believe it is important to shop local and support local businesses within Cheney. With this in mind, The Cheney Chamber of Commerce created “Cheney Bucks” to promote shopping local. Many types of business call Cheney home—from accountants to welders!
If moving to the area, Cheney provides water, sewer, natural gas and trash / recycling services. Other utilities within the city include Cox Communications for internet, phone, and cable services. AT&T also offers internet and phone services. Dish Network and DIRECTV offer satellite service.
The city also has a Council-Administrator form of government. The mayor serves for two years and council members serve for four years, with neither having a limit on the number of terms. Council members serve staggered terms, with two positions being elected for four years, and then two years later the other three positions are elected for four years. The Governing Body receives monthly compensation.
Cheney have a police department which consists of five full time officers with 24 hour coverage. The police department provides bicycle safety training and serves as a crossing guard at the school. The community also has a fire department that responds to all types of emergencies covering a 223 square mile radius outside city limits as well as within town. The fire department consists of 22 volunteer firefighters. Sixteen are EMTs and three are certified divers. EMTs supply medical assistance at all types of emergencies as well as special events. The fire department provides fire safety training to schools and groups interested in fire safety. Firefighters also respond to emergencies and provide weather spotting during severe weather. Browse the newest real estate listings in Cheney, KS.
Cheney is located a little over 28 miles (35 minutes) from downtown Wichita. It is just minutes away from U.S.400 W/U.S. 54 W/W Kellogg Ave. This easy access makes Cheney an ideal commute to jobs in Wichita and offers safe and dependable transportation access to all of Sedgwick County.
Cheney was named after Benjamin P. Cheney—one of the men who served on the board of directors of several railroads that opened the west for settlement. The town was started in August of 1883, when the railroad reached western Sedgwick County, and the entire town of Marshall moved to Cheney. Most of the residents in the new town were located on the first street west of Main, which was named Marshall in memory of the old town.
Railroads provided a faster means of bringing in manufactured goods and shipping out the farm produce. They were an essential factor in making a town grow during this period in Kansas. Over time, improvements in the city included construction of a new school building in 1917. This structure is still in use today but was replaced in 1969 when the new high school building was completed.
Cheney has four parks with playground equipment for children of all ages and is also home to a Veteran’s Memorial Park. Other parks within the city limits are at Cheney Elementary School, St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and St. Paul’s Pre-School. Cheney also has a great public library! There are also many places to enjoy a meal in Cheney. Here are some of our favorites:
Besides grabbing a tasty meal, residents of Cheney have access to many activities in town, or nearby:
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