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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 Republican victory was aided by a national mood that turned the U.S. Senate red, made the U.S. House redder, and flipped four governorships and even more state legislative chambers from blue to red.Ironically, the Kansas Supreme Court—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...

Posted Nov 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Republican Bob Kmiec, commissioner for District 1, will step down from the County Commission after serving for more than 15 years, following Jeff Murphy’s victory in the August Republican primary. Murphy faces Democrat Larry Brunetti on...

Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer brought a prop with him to the rally of Republican candidates at Crawford County GOP Headquarters. It was a simple broom, but it meant so much more."Four years ago, five of the six statewides were Democrats. We...

Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Bob Dole took his seat at Crawford County GOP Headquarters like a monarch — or perhaps a royal, given his Kansas City Royals jacket — and spoke about past and present, as well as potential future. “He’s as close as we...

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