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The Meade County News phone number is 620-873-2118, option 8. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to contact Denice her cell phone number is 620-338-7412.
She’s having a birthday! Can’t believe it’s 80! The family of Gen Smith is hosting a Card Shower instead of a party and is asking you to help her celebrate. Send cards to: Gen Smith, c/ PO Box 87, Meade, KS 67864. Thanks for sharing in the celebration!
News Office Closed for President’s Day
The Meade County News office will be closed on Monday, February 15th, in observance of President’s Day.
Friends of the Library
The Plains Community Library is looking for new members to serve in the Friends of the Library group. If interested please contact the library for more information. Phone # (620) 563-7326 Email: email@example.com
Mission Mart at the United Methodist Church is open. Hours are 1st Saturday of a month, 9:30 to 11:30, the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30.
Plains Thrift Shop
The Plains Thrift Shop is closed due to COVID-19 precautions and mask mandate. Watch the Meade County News for opening informat
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2015 Meade County Election Results
Another general election is in the books. With so much riding on this election, voters turned out to let their voice be heard. The votes following are not certified. The commissioners will meet within a week to canvas the ballots and certify the election. This is when they determine whether provisional ballots cast will be counted and included in the results.
Unofficial election results from Meade County are: (Unofficial winners are in italics)
Meade District Hospital:
Ruth Miller: 268
Elaine Post: 198
Jerald Stinson: 311
Karen Friesen: 326
USD 225 Board of Education:
Tim Milford: 67
Dana Strong: 61
Cassandra Goff: 46
Amy Duesing: 37
Barbara A. Whitney: 77
Richie Dewell: 81
Courtney Wilson: 73
USD 226 Board of Education:
Jared J. Ohs: 56
Janice K. Wiens: 246
Mitch Brenner: 275
Randy Henson: 64
Vicki L. Klaker: 177
Bryan Luetters: 255
Vince Koons: 284
Michael Godfrey: 75
Dawn Ross: 307
USD 483 Board of Education:
Dusty Turner: 107
Fowler City Council:
Louis Randall: 60
Brett Copeland: 55
Mayor of City of Meade:
Richard Knott: 335
Meade City Council:
Roger Musgrove: 189
Jared Ohs: 81
James Ediger: 300
Ruth Miller: 151
Plains City Council:
Janet Biernacki: 83
Kevin Wright: 100
Carmen Puentes: 81
Theresa D. Collins: 35
2014 Meade County Election Results
Another general election is in the books. With so much riding on this election, voters turned out to let their voice be heard. Meade County had a voter turn out of 44.76%. Keep in mind, the votes following are not certified. The commissioners will meet within a week to canvas the ballots and certify the election. This is when they determine whether provisional ballots cast will be counted and included in the results.
Unofficial election results from Meade County are:
Pat Roberts, Dodge City, Republican: 1042
Randall Batson, Wichita, Libertarian: 50
Greg Orman, Olathe, Independent: 308
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – 1ST DISTRICT
James E. Sherow, Manhattan, Democrat: 341
Tim Huelskamp, Fowler, Republican: 1043
FOR GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR
Paul Davis, Lawerence, and Jill Docking, Wichita, Democrat: 375
Sam Brownback, Topeka and Jeff Colyer, Overland Park, Republican: 969
Keen A. Umbehr, Alma, and Joshua J. Umbehr, Wichita, Libertarian: 54
SECRETARY OF STATE
Jean Kurtis Schodorf, Wichita, Democrat: 306
Kris Kobach, Piper, Republican: 1076
A.J. Kotich, Topeka, Democrat: 188
Derek Schmidt, Independence, Republican: 1168
Carmen Alldritt, Topeka, Democrat: 169
Ron Estes, Wichita, Republican: 1200
COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE
Dennis Anderson – Overland Park, Democrat: 226
Ken Selzer – Leawood, Republican: 1107
STATE REPRESENTATIVE – 115TH DISTRICT
Mark Low – Fowler, Democrat: 429
Ronald W Ryckman Sr. – Meade, Republican: 961
MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 5TH DISTRICT
Sally Cauble – Dodge City, Republican: 1194
JUDICIAL DISTRICT 16 – DIVISION 1
Sidney R. Thomas – Garden City, Republican: 1198
COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 1st DISTRICT
Randy Leis – Fowler, Republican: 192
MERTILLA TOWNSHIP CLERK
David Stapleton – Republican: 38
CROOKED CREEK TOWNSHIP CLERK
Steve Edwards – Republican: 34
WEST PLAINS TOWNSHIP CLERK
Terrance J. Shinogle – Republican: 249
MEADE CENTER TOWNSHIP CLERK
Mickey Ross – Republican: 670
CIMARRON TOWNSHIP CLERK
Write Ins: 6
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP CLERK
Wes McKinney – Republican: 17
SUPREME COURT FOR JUSTICE
Shall Eric S. Rosen, Topeka, Position No. 4, be retained in office?
Shall Lee Johnson, Caldwell, Position No. 6, be retained in office?
COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE
Shall Stephen D. Hill, Topeka, Position No. 1, be retained in office?
Shall Patrick D. McAnany, Overland Park, Position No. 4, be retained in office?
Shall Kim R. Schroeder, Hugoton, Position No. 5, be retained in office?
Shall Henry W. Green, Jr., Leavenworth, Position No. 7, be retained in office?
Shall Anthony J. Powell, Wichita, Position No. 10, be retained in office?
Shall Tom Malone, Wichita, Position No. 11, be retained in office?
Shall Michael B. Buser, Overland Park, Position No. 12, be retained in office?
Shall Melissa Taylor Standridge, Leawood, Position No. 13, be retained in office?
Explanatory statement. The constitution currently prohibits the operation of lotteries except, for specifically authorized lotteries. A raffle is a lottery and is illegal under current law.
A vote for this proposition would permit the legislature to authorize charitable raffles operated or conducted by religious, charitable, fraternal, educational and veterans nonprofit organizations subject to the limitations listed.
Nonprofit organizations would be prohibited from contracting with a professional lottery vendor to manage, operate or conduct a charitable raffle.
A vote against this proposition would continue the current prohibition against all raffles.
Shall the following be adopted?
3d. Regulation of “raffles” authorized. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of article 15 of the constitution of the state of Kansas, the legislature may authorize the licensing, conduct and regulation of charitable raffles by nonprofit religious, charitable, fraternal, educational and veterans organizations. A raffle means a game of chance in which each participant buys a ticket or tickets from a nonprofit organization with each ticket providing an equal chance to win a prize and the winner being determined by a random drawing. Such organizations shall not use an electronic gaming machine or vending machine to sell tickets or conduct raffles. No such nonprofit organization shall contract with a professional raffle or other lottery vendor to manage, operate or conduct any raffle. Raffles shall be licensed and regulated by the Kansas department of revenue, office of charitable gaming or successor agency.
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