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Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

COLUMBUS — Castle Rock, a limestone landmark in Gove County that rises above the plains, was named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas in 2008. A group of organizers hope to create a landmark casino of their own named after Castle Rock that they believe will be one of the wonders of the Four States region.Representatives of the Castle Rock Casino Resort group appeared before Cherokee County commissioners on Monday to make their pitch for a project that will include at least...

Posted Nov 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Mary Lou Farmer is proud to say that she's had a "wifey" for two and a half years, Becca Ransome; the state is now just letting them make it official.When the pair got over the shock of Monday's decision by Chief Judge A.J. Wachter's order...

Posted Nov 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A lot of money must be found in the coming year by the Kansas Legislature, and some of that money could come from higher education.The amount that will ultimately have to be found is a matter of debate.Hawver's Capitol Report of...

Posted Nov 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The Republican coalition headed by Governor Sam Brownback prevailed with Kansas voters on Election Day this past week. The governor fought off a fierce challenge from House Minority Leader Paul Davis and his running mate, Jill Docking.The...

Posted Nov 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

After initial results for Tuesday’s elections were posted to the Crawford County Clerk’s Office website at 8 p.m., Don Pyle found a problem.Turnout was alarmingly low, especially for the Kansas House of Representatives...

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Jeff Murphy seized the District 1 seat of the Crawford County Commission Tuesday night, while Carl Wood comfortably held his District 3 seat.Murphy, a Girard Republican, scored 2,527 votes to Democrat Larry Brunetti’s 1,423 votes to...

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 12:49 AM False
Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 12:46 AM

GOP incumbents held off challengers on Tuesday to keep Kansas red in every statewide election. Perhaps the race with the highest national profile was in the U.S. Senate, where Republican Sen. Pat Roberts held off independent challenger Greg...

Posted Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Girard's water tower project may be briefly held up by its logo.The city council discussed at a meeting on Monday evening the recent news that builder Maguire Iron is requesting a paid change order for the project, located at Girard's...

Posted Nov 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM

In 2012, Democrat Julie Menghini won election back to the state House of Representatives for Pittsburg after having previously served and been defeated. Republican Chuck Smith is challenging her re-election this year.Julie...

Posted Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The seat for District 3 of the Crawford County Commission will come down to a hard-fought contest between Democratic incumbent Carl Wood and his Republican challenger, James M. Pope. Each candidate spoke with The Morning Sun about their...

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