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Preliminary election results released

By Karl Jones


With the polls closed, the preliminary results from this year’s local elections are in. While many things have stayed the same this year, there were a few shakeups to pay attention to.

To start things off, Lake City has a new mayor, as previous mayor Tyler Holm decided not to run this year. Mike Schleisman was able to take the election with 431 votes, defeating Tami Green who only received 53 votes. In addition, Jessica Daniel will be remaining on the City Council receiving 386 votes, and Lee A. Vogt received 315 votes, replacing Gary Bellinghausen who did not run this year. The other candidates for City Council were Tiffany Green who received 177 votes and Todd Green who received 43 votes.

Taking a look at Rockwell City, not much changed in their City Council election, with Jerry Fowler receiving 93 votes and James Rokes and Nathan Gentry both receiving 109 votes.

In Lohrville, Donny Hobbs will be keeping the position of mayor, receiving 63 votes as opposed to the 22 votes for Lois Irwin. For the City Council positions, Jay Cunningham received 76 votes to remain in the vacant seat that he took over earlier this year. In addition, Dale Everhart received 71 votes and Logan Mogler received 80 votes to remain on the council. The final seat on the Lohrville Council will be decided by the 43 write-in votes that were submitted in the election.

For Farnhamville, Barbara Gregg, Brittney Pearson and a write-in candidate won the seats for City Council.

Yetter had an interesting election this year, with Rodney Hart winning the mayoral election and Abe Clark and Mitchell Brosh being elected for City Council. The third seat on the council that was up for election this year was decided by a write-in.

Jeff Ellerbrock will remain the mayor of Lytton, and Paul Toms, Jeff Townsend, Larry Coon, Nicole Meyer, and Faith Worley will remain on the City Council.

Finishing out the city elections, Joleen Killeen was re-elected Mayor of Churdan, while Dennis Smidt, Colton W. Morlan, and Nicholas Christianson winning seats on the City Council.

For this year’s school elections, Jason Hawkins and Roger G. McKinney were re-elected to the South Central Calhoun School Board, representing District 1. District 2 was a little more interesting, with Judy Hungate retaining her seat on the board, and Jeffrey Redenius joining the council earning 438 votes. 310 write-in votes were submitted for District 2 as well.

For Paton-Churdan Community School District, Kelly Minnihan and David Palmer were both re-elected to the school board.

Finally, for Southeast Valley Community School District, Joni Hefley was elected for District 1 with 61 votes over Matthew Wanat who received 29 votes. In District 2 Sean Stewart and Allan Wicklein were elected to the board.

At the time of writing, the county has yet to perform their canvas finalizing the results of the elections, however no challenges to the election have been made.

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