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The Meade County News phone number is 620-873-2118. Our fax number is 873-5456 and our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to contact Denice her cell phone number is 620-338-7412.
The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on January 7th, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Fowler High School Dome. To give the gift of life, make an appointment to donate by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
Learn and Play
The Learn and Play project provides parent/child activity times twice a month for children birth to five. The next dates for Meade are January 23rdand February 6th, at the Meade County Extension Office. The next dates for the Plains will be January 22ndand February 5th, at the Plains Library. Learn and Play groups are made possible by the Building Block Early Childhood Block Grant awarded by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund to Russell Development Center. Contact Brenda Pennington at 620-873-9242 for more information.
Meade Public Library
Storytime for preschool age children will be the first and third Tuesday mornings at 10am. Bring your little ones in for some stories, sing-a-long, and puppet play.
Mission Mart at the United Methodist Church in Meade is open the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at 203 N. Park, and the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. They offer affordable used clothing for all ages. Donations of clean, gently worn clothing are accepted on days when open. Any donated items left outside the doors will go to the trash.
Plains Thrift Shop
The Plains Thrift Shop is open on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm and on Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm at 505 Mustang.
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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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