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Wellsville USD #289 will hold induction ceremonies for the newest member to the Wellsville Wall of Fame on May 13, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Kermit Deterding Gymnasium.  Our inductee for 2017 is William (Bill) Lytle.


    Bill Lytle

    Class of 1968

William (Bill) Lytle has positively impacted the Wellsville community. As an avid supporter of both athletics and community interests, Bill has worked tirelessly to benefit the Wellsville School District, Wellsville Baptist Church, and the City of Wellsville.

Bill, a fourth-generation Wellsville resident, grew up on a farm and was a Class of 1968 graduate. In addition to a thirty-two-year career at Gill Studios, Bill also worked for the City of Wellsville. He is currently serving his third term as Mayor of Wellsville.

In addition to his career, his impact has been greatly appreciated throughout Wellsville for his many community service interests.  Bill has served the Wellsville Baptist Church as a Sunday school teacher, served on the Board of Trustees, as well as on the Hospitality Committee.  He has also served as a 4-H leader, and on committee’s including: Wellsville Days Committee, WJRC Board, Wellsville School Board, Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Development Council, and a charter member of the Wellsville Kiwanis Club.    

His work with Kiwanis helped to establish the wonderful US Flag display we see around the area on federally recognized “Flag Flying Holiday’s.”  Additionally, his work with the Wellsville Baptist Church has promoted events such as the Valentine Banquet, Fall Festival, and Thanksgiving Dinner which attracts residents of Wellsville and surrounding communities each year. He continues to volunteer at the Wellsville Retirement Community and Wellsville Community Center, and is an active voice in the development/growth of Franklin County.

Bill and his wife, Nancy, can regularly be seen at all Wellsville Schools events, supporting and cheering on the Eagles.  He represents kindness, generosity, active engagement, and a serving heart.  His impact on our community and its people is immeasurable.  

The Wellsville Wall of Fame Committee hopes you will be able to attend the ceremony and to share in this event with our newest member.

Induction May 13th, 2017 4:00 PM




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Elementary 883-2996
Middle School 883-4350

High School 883-2057
District Office 883-2388
Bus Barn 883-2114


Contact Information
Wellsville USD 289
602 Walnut Street
Wellsville, Kansas 66092

District Office Hours:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, M-F

Bus Barn
Phone: 785-883-2114

Phone: 785-883-2388
Fax: 785-883-4453
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