The office staff at the front counter as you enter the Register of Deeds Office will be more than happy to answer your questions. It is better if you personally visit the office. However, if you cannot you may obtain certain information over the phone.
Since there are certain kinds of information that can only be answered by an attorney it would not be suitable to have the information given you by one who is not an attorney. Basically the Register of Deeds office is a recording agency only and therefore the information it provides is limited to that which is contained in the records. If you call, the number is 785-238-5531. The Register of Deeds Office is open to the public during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state and national holidays.