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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • State Christmas ornament to be presented Monday

  • Kansas will unveil its official Christmas tree ornament during a ceremony at the governor's mansion in Topeka.
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  • Kansas will unveil its official Christmas tree ornament during a ceremony at the governor's mansion in Topeka.
    The ceremony Monday night at Cedar Crest will also include the lighting of a 9-foot-tall Scotch Pine donated by Windy Knoll Tree Farm near Derby.
    A 14-foot Scotch pine from Country Christmas Trees in Wakarusa was lit Friday at the State Capitol.
    Last year, Gov. Sam Brownback's administration kept the live trees outside after deciding state fire codes did not allow the trees inside the buildings.
    The Wichita Eagle reports the administration determined this year that a living tree is allowed inside Cedar Crest because it is a private residence. And the administration decided a live tree was allowed inside the Capitol because it has the required sprinkler system.

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