Trenton voters approve a city sales tax and elect three new councilmen. There will be two new members for the Trenton R-9 board of education. School issues were approved by patrons of the Princeton and Chillicothe school districts.
With majority support in each of Trenton’s four ward and among absentees, Trenton voters give 60 percent approval to a city sales tax to provide firefighter training and equipment.
The sales tax of one quarter of one percent could be collected starting as early as July(begins third quarter of the year) The vote count was 628 in favor and 417 opposed.
Winning races for the city council were Brad Chumbley in second ward with 66 percent of the vote; David Mlika in third ward with 45 percent; and Scott Blair in fourth ward with 45 percent. Allan Quilty was unopposed in the first ward and won re-election.
For the Trenton school board, Brooke McAtee led all candidates with 713 votes. She’ll be joined by Dorothy Taul who received 562 votes. Corey Leeper was close behind at 560 votes. Bob Gass received 404 votes.
Winning the race for Grundy R-5’s board of education were Danny Berry (72) and Randy Radcliff (68 votes). There were four candidates for the two seats.
Taking seats on the Grundy County Nursing Home District Board will be Sherry Knapp (976) and James Cox (929 votes) It was a 24 percent voter turnout.
Princeton R-5 patrons gave 70 percent approval to a ballot issue leading to step one of an improvement plan. (357 to 136) Chosen for the Princeton board of education were Ron Parsons (323) and Nathan Evans (235 votes). Selected as aldermen for Mercer were Judy Noe (19) and Paul Bagley (17) Four Princeton city officials were unopposed.
Princeton voters pass the use tax issue with 58 percent support (107 to 74)
Eudean Parsons won the contest for Mercer county rural water board member. It was nearly a 25 percent voter turnout in Mercer County.
Chillicothe R-2 patrons approved the ballot issue 12-hundred 58 to 736. That’s 63 percent approved for the board to borrow 14 and a half million dollars for school district improvements and to issue general obligation bonds to finance payment.
Putnam County school proposition received 66 percent approval (484 to 245) Charley Bill Pittman won the contest for Unionville Mayor. Selected as aldermen were Nancy Jones and Susan Koenen.
Among Sullivan County results, two proposals failed. The agriculture road tax lost 296 to 632 (32% to $68%). The road tax levy lost 347 to 581 (37% to 63%) Four city officials were elected without opposition in Milan.
Emerging from a field of six to take seats on the Brookfield city council were Lonnie Trentham and Paul Barger. Selected to Brookfield school board were Jim McIntyre and Galen Bubby Hicks.
Chosen to Meadville school board were Ben Keller and John Schmitz. The city of Marceline bond issue regarding a new swimming pool was approved 330 to 153 for 69 percent support.
Patrons of the Winston and Pattonsburg school districts approved ballot issues.
A simple majority was needed to pass a levy issue at Winston. It received 51 percent
support (191-182) Pattonsburg school bond won approval with 75 percent in favor.
The question on whether to dissolve Lock Springs was favored nine to eight.
Winning school board races in Harrison County were Matthew Clark and Kelly Sperry at Gilman City; Terry Daniel and C-F Rainey at South Harrison Bethany; Kay Hendren and April Vandiver at Ridgeway with a write in there to determine an unexpired term; Billy Briggs and Garret Robertson at North Harrison of Eagleville.
There will be three new officials for the city of Bethany.
Winning elections were Joe Johnson as Mayor and Dale Gene Ishmael and Randy Brejnik as aldermen.
Sheila Robertson is elected to the Harrison county community hospital board.
There was 71 percent approval to renew a Harrison county half cent sales tax.
Hamilton R-2 school patrons give 75 percent approval to their bond issue.
Selected to Hamilton school board were Will Railsback and Jerry Cook.
Hamilton voters extend their half cent city sales tax with 77 percent approval.