Kansas Attractions, Small Towns December 14, 2015
These 12 Towns In Kansas Are On Santa’s Naughty List This Year
*Please note: This article is for entertainment only and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.*
Santa Claus is coming to town in less than two weeks. Will he be stopping by your house with gifts or lumps of coal? If you live in one of these 12 Kansas towns, it could be the latter of the two. Here’s why:
It should come as no big surprise that the college town of Lawrence, with a population of nearly 90,000, was named
Drunkest City in Kansas. Aside from the fact that KU is one of the biggest party schools in the country, Lawrence also has the 5th most bars per capita in the state, as well as a divorce rate of 8.4%.
Attention Wichita: SLOW DOWN!!! Last month,
The Wichita Eagle
reported that out of a total of 93,620 traffic and parking tickets written in 2014, nearly 1/3 were issued for speeding. The highest clocked speed? A whopping 116 mph!
10 Most Dangerous Places In Kansas list, Coffeyville residents have a 1 in 16 chance of being robbed, meaning "that if you weren't robbed last year, someone on your street was."
This isn't the fault of the town, but according to a recent article by the
, nearly 1/4 of residents at the county jail were booked on charges of bringing marijuana across the state border. That being said, if you'd like to partake Colorado's (legal) fare, visit...
...Salina for the chance to take a trip across the border to sample Colorado's marijuana and stay at a smoke friendly hotel. *Obviously, people feel strongly about marijuana one way or another and we cannot confirm Santa's stance.* (
6. Overland Park
Go home, Overland Park... you're drunk! So much so, in fact, that
ranked the city second on their 10 Drunkest Cities In Kansas list. One of the main reasons? "Lawrence led the way on Twitter, but there were lots of Overland Park drunk tweets. Sadly, instead of them talking about people partying, lots of them mention many of the drunk-related crimes that happen here."
Hutch's crime rate maybe decreasing, but the FBI's report still shows a 1 in 18 chance of being robbed in the town of 42,000.
8. Junction City
Here's a scary statistic via
: With the national average of 37.9 crimes per square mile, Junction City clocks a whopping 64 (which is well above Kansas's 24)!
Here's another issue you may feel strongly about one way or the other: Royster Middle School found itself in the midst of a heated debate earlier this year after school officials removed Warner Sallman’s “Head of Christ” painting from a hallway. The move came after the school received a notification from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, stating they were in violation of the First Amendment. (
Shocking Fact: Topeka has a population of nearly 130,000 and you STILL have a 1 in 20 chance of being robbed! (
11. El Dorado
"He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when your awake, and he can see your ring finger at all times!" ...or something like that. Per
, El Dorado has a staggering divorce rate of 16%!
It may have occurred a few years ago, but we just had to include the scandal that rocked the town of Ottawa. In 2011, the locally owned Dream Spa was accused of running an illegal operation involving exotic massages. The spa was eventually closed. (
Be good for goodness sake, Kansas!
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