4th of July Celebration

Betty Ohm (front seat) lifelong Ramona resident, was Grand Marshall for the 4th of July 2011.
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Welcome to Ramona

Ramona is a community of 120+ residents, tucked away in north central Marion County, near the Marion-Dickinson county line.

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School Children 1923

Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. (Ramona school children, 1923)

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Over 100 years of history

Learn about the remarkable history of Ramona, Kansas.

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Lawn Art

Youth Council

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Directory of Ramona Businesses



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Ramona City Council


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Welcome to the official website of Ramona, Kansas.  We're so glad that you found us.  Ramona is a little town located in Marion County.  We may be small, but have big hearts.

This site was made possible through the support of Marion County Economic Development and a grant from Tri-County Telephone.

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A Glimpse of the Past

Photos from Ramona's past century.

clara_noeth Easter 2013

Ramona Easter Event Best Yet

The Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 was a stellar success, thanks to event coordinator, Rachel Mealor, and the many businesses and individuals that contributed to the annual Easter celebration, sponsored by the City of Ramona.

Punch and cupcakes kept everyone energized for the games—from tug-o-war to leg races. (In the “good ‘ole days” it was called sack races, but these days you don’t need a sack, just a sturdy rope to tie the competitors’ legs together.)

The Easter Bunny, with help from the Ramona Youth Council, hid over 800 plastic eggs in the City Park, for kids from toddlers to 12 year-olds. Older siblings often helped the toddlers learn the fine art of egg hunting, because they haven’t yet learned the concept that “more is better”—finding just one egg could “derail the hunt” as toddlers were mesmerized with a brightly colored egg and its sugary contents.

In between the egg hunt, games, and drawings for prizes, the kids got their faces painted by artist Jennifer Hathaway. Bunnies were in great demand, but there were also requests for lions, tigers, butterflies, and even super heroes.

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Ramona Park Park

Fun for everyone

A great place to relax and enjoy.

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Trinity Lutheran Church Churches

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Dec 03 2014

Pageant quest a path of discovery for Deines

Makenzie_pagaent.jpgAs it appeared in the December 3, 2014 Marion County Record. Reprinted by Permission of David Colburn, News editor.

When Makenzie Deines decided this summer to enter the Miss Kansas Teen USA pageant, she didn’t know the toughest judge she’d face would be herself. Deines was accepted as a contestant this past summer, and immediately began preparing for the pageant, which was this past weekend in Wichita.

While she tweaked her diet and fitness routines, and kept up on current events, Deines decided the key to performing well was examining her personal traits to become more confident in who she is as a person.

“On stage you have to be confident, own what you’ve got in the interview, and you can’t second guess yourself,” Deines said.  “I took a look at myself and asked, ‘What do I love about myself?’”  she said.  “It was an awkward question to ask, but I was able to identify my strengths that way. I asked myself ‘What are some weaknesses and how can I better myself?’”

Read more: “Miss Ramona,” Makenzie Deines, was first runner-up in Miss Kansas Teen USA pageant
Jul 09 2014

by David Colburn, New Editor, Marion County Record

My eventful trips to Ramona have always been at night. Years ago I decided the quaint U.S. Post Office, outlined in white lights at Christmas, was a “must view” classic Americana, and this storm-chaser believes some of the best lightning pictures in the county are to be had in and around this little town.

Ramona in daylight, on the Fourth of July, was a completely different kind of eventful. Classic Americana with a redneck twist. Or better still, a redneck half-nelson with a full-body slam, topped off with a folding chair smackdown.

Face painting, races, pie-eating contests, firehose tug-of-war over a mud pit—other town celebrations have those things. But none I’ve been to has ever pulled so many together as Redneck in Ramona. Given a reason to celebrate, the folk of Ramona jumped into it whole hog.

While “redneck” somehow works its way into everything, the parade stands apart from all the rest—a solemn, patriotic opening that’s quickly overwhelmed by the most gosh-darned, knee-slappin’, side-splittin display of “redneck” you’d ever want to see.

City life never prepared me for something like this. I fear it may take months to recover from the spectacle of the Redneck Ballet, performing the Buttcracker Suite.

And I can’t wait to go back next year.


To see the Buttcracker Suite - a Trailer-Park Ballet - click here.

(Don't be shocked . . . it's all plastic!) Photo courtesy of the Marion County Record

Jun 01 2012

prairie roots

As I've worked on this website for the past several months, I've had the privilege of learning about the families and history of Ramona, Kansas.  This site is a testament to the work of past generations and the foresite of those who preserved their stories in words and pictures.  Seeing these old pictures and reading the stories of the families that settled in this part of Kansas gave me a renewed appreciation of the ingenuity, tenacity and love evident in this small town.  This sense of community has sustained Ramona for over one hundred years.  May it continue for the next one hundred.

Read more: The Roots of Ramona
Jun 08 2012

Jessica GibertMy earliest recollection of Ramona is connected to cookies—chocolate chip cookies—because that’s what Grandma Schubert had waiting for me when I came to visit.  She kept them in an old tin lard bucket—the first thing I saw when I came onto the back porch of their little house on west 4th street in Ramona.

Read more: Ties That Bind


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Ramona Family Stories

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