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County Clerk, HD 40, State Auditor and State Supt. of Public Instruction

Eda Schunk Thompson was sworn in last April after Audrey Koltiska's death. The people of Sheridan County made it official after yesterday's Primary.

Incumbent Mike Madden of Buffalo won the House District 40 Primary with 221 Sheridan County votes; he garnered 1,984 total votes between Sheridan and Johnson County voters in that house district.

Eda Schunk Thompson will continue as Sheridan County Clerk, receiving nearly 2,500 votes. She phoned us this morning with this statement.

Mead Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary

In a race that had three different candidates in the lead at one point throughout the evening, the Republican Candidate for Wyoming Governor will be Matt Mead. The margin was very slim, as Mead beat out fellow republican Rita Meyer by just 714 votes.

Botten Takes House District 30 Seat

The race for the Wyoming House District 30 seat was closely contested throughout the evening, but in the end Jon Botten finished with the most votes, and says he was humbled by the results.

As far as how Botten feels about what's going on in Cheyenne and what he would like to accomplish.

Kane Wins County Coroner Race

The most closely contested local race in Tuesday's Primary Election was that of Sheridan County Coroner, as PJ Kane narrowly edged out current Coroner Mark Ferries by less than 200 votes. As far as how Kane felt shortly after finding out that he'd won?

Kane will not have an opponent in the upcoming General Election on November 2nd.

Paul Fall Will Continue as Sheridan County Assessor

Paul Fall received nearly 15-hundred more votes than his opponent in this election, and will continue as Sheridan County Assessor:

Fall received over 3,500 votes and has no opponents in the General Election.

Rosie Berger--Ready To Go Back To Work

Rosie Berger will continue to serve as the State Representative for Precinct 51, receiving nearly twice the number of votes as her Republican opponent.

She says as far as this year's campaigning:

And going back to work, she says:

Three Incumbent Sheridan County Commissioners Continue to General Election

The three Republican Sheridan County Commissioners that were up for reelection, Steve Maier, Terry Cram, and Bob Rolston will continue on to the General Election. Chairman
Steve Maier:

Commissioner Bob Rolston says he has many projects he hopes to continue and implement:

Lummis Easy Winner in Wyoming GOP House Primary

Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis
Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Republican Representative Cynthia Lummis has easily defeated a weak primary challenger to advance to the general election. Lummis beat Casper artist Evan Slafter in Tuesday's primary. Slafter never attempted a credible campaign. The first-term congresswoman will face David Wendt of Jackson in November. Wendt was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

$1,000,000 Grant Requested From FAA

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a grant application to the FAA, in the amount of 1-million dollars. Airport Manager
John Stopka:

If approved, the state would be required to contribute over $31,000 to match the grant, while the airport's match would be roughly $21,000.

August District 2 Board Report

(l to r) Assistance Superintendent Terry Burgess, Superintendent Craig Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse give their reports at the August District 2 board meeting.

The last Sheridan County School District 2 board meeting of the summer was a relatively short one, but packed with updates on $2.5 million-worth of summer capital construction updates. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the report.