Saturday, July 30, 2016

215 N Chautauqua  -  Courthouse

Sedan, KS 67361

Ask your County Commissioner.......

The Board of County Commissioners invites all citizens of Chautauqua County to submit questions or concerns to the County Clerk via email at 

The Commissioners have a vested interest in the needs of Chautauqua County and wish to extend this option to expand the lines of communication with individuals who may not be able to attend regular meetings. 

The Commissioners will review all submitted questions and discuss suggested topics during meetings. Please submit your questions or concerns along with contact information in each email.

Commission  Meeting Agenda

July 29, 2016 8:30 AM

*Agenda is subject to change as business presents itself

8:30 a.m      Minutes Approval

8:35 a.m       Joel Haden, Road & Bridge Superintendent: Weekly Road Report

9:00 a.m       Greg Hennen, Four County Mental Health: Board of Directors addition.

9:15 a.m       Nona Ross, Citizen: Rd 19 Ditch

9:30 a.m.    2017 Budget Review

9:45 a.m.     

10:00 a.m    

10:15 a.m.   Annie Blankinship, Health Department: School Contract

10:30 a.m.       

10:45 a.m.      

11:00 a.m.       

 11:15 a.m.    



2016 Election Information

Primary Election – August 2, 2016

Candidate Filings as of June 1, 2016 at NOON

The Offices to be elected include:

One position for United States Senate:

Patrick Weisner, Lawrence (D)

Monique Singh, Kansas City (D)

Jerry Moran, Manhattan (R)

DJ Smith, Osawatomie (R)

One position for United States House of Representatives, 4th District:    

Mike Pompeo, Wichita (R)

Robert Leon Tillman, WIchita (R)

Daniel B. Giroux, Wichita (D)

One position for State Senate, 14th District:  

Forrest J. Knox, Altoona (R)

Bruce Givens, El Dorado (R)

Carl M Shay Jr., Fredonia (D)

Mark Pringle, Yates Center (D)

One position for State Representative, 12 District::       

Jean Kurtis Schodorf, Sedan (D)

Doug Blex, Independence (R)

Brad Hall, Independence (R)

One position for District Court Judge, 14 District, 3rd Division: 

Jeffery W. Gettler, Independence (R)

Robert W. Lattin, Independence (R)

One position for District Magistrate Judge, 14t hDistrict: 

David A. Casement, Sedan (R)

One position for County Commissioner, Second District: 

Danny Williams, Sedan (R)

Rodney Shaw, Sedan (R)

One position for County Commissioner, Third District: 

Jack Carpenter, Peru, (R)

One position for County Clerk: 

Janice Fine, Sedan (R)

Niki Collier, Niotaze (R)

One position for County Treasurer: 

Amy Goode, Sedan (R)

Kristi Loftin, Sedan (R)

One position for County Register of Deeds: 

Laura C. Beeson, Peru (R)

One position for County Attorney:     

Ruth A. Ritthaler, Elk City (R)

Larry Markle, Coffeyville (R)

One position for County Sheriff: 

Richard Newby, Peru (R)

One position for Township Clerk, Township Trustee and Township Treasurer in the following townships:

Belleville: NONE FILED

Caneyville: NONE FILED


Harrison Treasurer: Bernard Lemert (R)

Hendricks: NONE FILED

Jefferson: NONE FILED

Lafayette: NONE FILED

Little Caney: NONE FILED

Salt Creek: NONE FILED



Washington: NONE FILED

One position for Precinct Committeeman and Committeewomanin the following Precincts:

CedarVale-Jefferson Dale R. Ramsey (R), Faye E Melton (R)

Chautauqua-Belleville: NONE FILED, Audrey Padgett (R)

Elgin-Hendricks: Joseph Freisberg (R), Pam Watson (R)

Niotaze-Little Caney Jeremy A Hendren (R), Jamie King (R)

Peru-Belleville: Daniel McMillian (R) John A. Elmore (R), Cheryl McMillian (R)

North Sedan-Sedan: Rodney M. Dickens (R), Crystal Wade (R)

South Sedan-Sedan:Tim Nordell (R), Donna Nordell (R) Jean Kurtis Schodorf (D)

Cloverdale-Caneyville: Ronald Rogers (R), Wah-Leeta Rogers (R)

Belknap-Center: NONE FILED, Jeanne Crawford (R)

Hewins-Harrison: BIlly Wall (R), Debbie Wall (R)

Grafton-Lafayette: Mitchell L. Foster (R), Alma R. Foster (R)

Hale-Salt Creek: Jim Beason, (R), Diana S. Beason (R)

Wauneta-Summit: Dale W. Goode (R), Amy Goode (R)

Lone Cherry-Washington: Brian Kline (R) Donna Kline (R)

Voter Registration closes for the August 2, 2016 Primary on July 12, 2016.

Would you like to vote in the privacy of your home?  Apply for an advance mail ballot. Applications are available in the County Clerk’s Office. The deadline to apply for advance ballots by mail is July 29, 2016 and must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day  August 2, 2016.

Did you know that you can vote in person at the Clerk’s Office in the courthouse?  Advance voting in person begins on July 13, 2016.


Polling places remain at the following:

The First Christian Church, 204 N. Chautauqua, Sedan, KS

Community Building at the Golf Course, 1965 Kansas Rd., Sedan,KS

Peru City Hall, 106 E. 6th St., Peru, KS

The Long Shed, Walnut St., Cedar Vale, KS

Your voter registration card identifies your polling place.  You will need to show a photo ID to vote.  If you have questions contact the Clerk’s Office.

Results from all Elections are posted on our website and our facebook page  immediately following the election at and copies are taped to the Courthouse south and east doors.  When possible we take copies to the 99 Gas N Go and One Stop convenience stores.