Local elections set for Tuesday across county

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Registered voters are encouraged to go to the polls for local school board and city government elections April 1.

Following is a rundown of the offices and candidates around the county, starting with city governments and then followed by school boards.

Hillsboro: The city council has two seats open. Incumbents Leonard Coryea from the West Ward and Matt Hiebert from the East Ward were the only people to file for those seats.

Delores Dalke filed for another term as mayor.

Burns: Galen Johnson and Mary A. Glenn have filed for mayor.

The following have filed for five position on the city council: Kevin W. Bass, Steven M. Cheuvront, Fritzie P. Hatfield, Mark L. Steward, Celia M. Kennedy, Mark L. Brunhoeber.

Thomas D. Grimwood has filed for treasurer.

Durham: Glennon Crowther has filed for re-election as mayor.

Four people filed for five seats on the city council: Verlin Sommerfeld, Ben Goertz, Reinhold Winter and Gary D. Unruh.

Florence: John E. Lehman is challenging incumbent M. Jeanie Meirowsky for mayor. Lehman finished first and Meirowsky second in the primary election.

Likewise, Rick Turner and Beverly Baldwin were the top two vote-getters for the Ward 2 seat on the city council.

Goessel: Five people have filed for three openings on the city council: James W. Wiens, Duane D. Duerksen, Racquel L. Thiessen, Anton Epp and Joel Ratzlaff.

Lehigh: No one filed for mayor and Diane Johnson is the only candidate to have filed for five city council openings. Todd Jost and Eldon Kaiser would be willing to serve if their names are written in, according to City Clerk Rose Funk.

Lincolnville: No candidates filed for three openings on the city council, but the following four people would accept a write-in election: Dave Schneider, Scott Gutsch, Sherry Pankratz and Lester Kaiser.

Following the election, one council seat will need to be appointed due to the resignation of Joann Olsen.

Lost Springs: No one filed for mayor or for five council positions, but the following persons would likely agree to serve with sufficient write-in support: Steve Seifert for mayor, and Frank Wirtz, Joe Alvarez and Glenn Heitfield for city council.

Marion: Jim Crofoot has filed for the utility commissioner’s seat on the Marion City Commission.

Peabody: Robert Dalke has filed for mayor and the following people have filed for three city council openings: Steve Rose, Alan Yock, Kenneth L. Grosse and Jacob Schmill.

Ramona: Nathan A. Bailey has filed for mayor and the following people have filed for five city council openings: Judith A. Gratz, Pat Wick, Lola (Angel) S. Harold and Jeanette (Jeanie) L. Weber.

Tampa: James Clemmer has filed for re-election as mayor. The following people filed for three city council openings: Tom Leihy, Wilbert E. Backhus, Reuben Kerbs, Tim Svoboda and Paul H. Backhus.

SCHOOL BOARDS

USD 397 (Centre). The following candidates have filed: District 1, Clark M. Davis, Tampa; District 2, Mark A. Heiser, Ramona; District 3, Leona Hajek, Lost Springs, and Steven L. Seifert, Lost Springs; District 7 (at large), Jesse Brunner, Tampa, and Brent Methvin, Lincolnville.

USD 398 (Peabody-Burns). The following people have filed: District 1, Peggy L. Phillips, Peabody; District 2, Gary Jones, Peabody; District 3, William Spangler, Burns; District 6, no candidate; District 7 (at large), Gilbert Loewen, Peabody.

USD 406 (Marion-Florence). The following candidates have filed: District 1, Christopher A. Sprowls, Marion; District 2, Kathy Meierhoff, Marion; District 3, Rex E. Savage, Florence; District 7 (at large) Sarah Cope, Florence, and Doug A. Sharp, Marion.

USD 410 (Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh). The following people will appear on the ballot: District 1, Alex Blecha and Debbie Geis; District 2: Dale Klassen, unopposed; District 3, Mark Rooker, unopposed; District 7, Rod Koons and Gary Andrews.

USD 411 (Goessel). The following people have filed: District 1, Richard L. Drake, Canton; District 2, Maynard Knepp, Goessel; District 3, Dan Miller, Newton; District 7 (at large), Mary Rosfeld, Peabody.

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