Population 2000: 2,642,
Sterling is located in Rice County
. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,218, an increase of 27 since 1990.
Nestled in the Arkansas River valley this community was named for Sterling Rosan, father of two settlers. Broom corn was once a major crop and locals are Sterlingites.
Sterling College is a fine, Private college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
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Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert,
the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo,
a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area,
Professional Barbecue Contest.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.