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MCN Deadlines

Just a reminder, the deadlines for the Meade County News is 12 pm on Monday, for news copy and advertisements, including classifieds, delivered or phoned into the office. Thanks for you help in assisting us.

Need to Contact Us??

The Meade County News phone number is 620-873-2118. Our fax number is 873-5456 and our e-mail address is mcnews@mcnewsonline.com. If you need to contact Denice her cell phone number is 620-338-7412.

Santa arrives next Friday

Santa Claus will make his annual visit to Meade next Friday, November 23 at the Meade City Park.  The Meade Chamber of Commerce will be serving hot chocolate in the stone shelter house starting at 6:00 p.m.  Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. with his bag of goodies for all children present.

K-State Research & Extension

K-State Research and Extension is taking appointments for Drug Plans on November 13th, and 14th.  Call 620-629-5973 or 873-8790

Meade District Hospital

Meade District Hospital is committed to providing a safe caring environment for our patients and staff. As part of this commitment, we will be limiting access into the building on evenings, weekends, and holidays beginning November 1, 2018. All public and service entrances will be open from 6am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Evening, weekend, and holiday access into the building will be limited to the Emergency Room door only. Also, when entering the building on evenings, weekends, and holidays, all visitors will be required to sign in and out. Thank you!

Learn and Play

Learn and Play project provides parent/child activity times twice a month for children birth to five. The next dates for Meade are October 17th & 31st, at the Meade County Extension Office. The next dates for Plains will be October 16th & 30th, at the Plains Library. Learn and Play groups are made possible by the Building Blocks Early Childhood Block Grant awarded by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund to Russell Child 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

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:

NATIONAL OFFICES

US SENATE

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

STATE OFFICES

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL

A.J. Kotich, Topeka, Democrat: 188

Derek Schmidt, Independence, Republican: 1168

STATE TREASURER

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

DISTRICT JUDGE

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 16 – DIVISION 1

Sidney R. Thomas – Garden City, Republican: 1198

COUNTY OFFICES

COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 1st DISTRICT

Randy Leis – Fowler, Republican: 192

Write-Ins: 80

TOWNSHIP OFFICES

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?

Yes: 502

No: 708

Shall Lee Johnson, Caldwell, Position No. 6, be retained in office?

Yes: 511

No: 700

COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE

Shall Stephen D. Hill, Topeka, Position No. 1, be retained in office?

Yes: 620

No: 531

Shall Patrick D. McAnany, Overland Park, Position No. 4, be retained in office?

Yes: 604

No: 539

Shall Kim R. Schroeder, Hugoton, Position No. 5, be retained in office?

Yes: 802

No: 398

Shall Henry W. Green, Jr., Leavenworth, Position No. 7, be retained in office?

Yes: 704

No: 449

Shall Anthony J. Powell, Wichita, Position No. 10, be retained in office?

Yes: 720

No: 427

Shall Tom Malone, Wichita, Position No. 11, be retained in office?

Yes: 741

No: 413

Shall Michael B. Buser, Overland Park, Position No. 12, be retained in office?

Yes: 594

No: 539

Shall Melissa Taylor Standridge, Leawood, Position No. 13, be retained in office?

Yes: 627

No: 515

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

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.

Yes: 940

No: 373

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