ELECTION RESULTS FOR UNIT 1 AND UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARDS
In Tuesday’s election, four members were elected to both the Bond County Unit 2 and Mulberry Grove Unit 1 school boards. In Unit 2, the top vote getter was Edmar Schreiber with 1,363, then Scott Workman at 1,311, Jay Young at 1,095, William Duncan at 1,012, and Michael Timmerman at 955. Due to residency laws regarding school board members, Schreiber, Workman, Young, and Timmerman will serve on the Unit 2 board. Vance Daniken got 874 votes and Tom Broomfield 817.
In the Unit 1 race, Dianne Neathery got 407 votes, Jeffrey Koontz 332, Jim Quick 276, and both Karen Tally and Elizabeth Miller got 265. Since both Quick and Koontz got higher vote totals than Elizabeth Miller and all three are in the same township, Karen Tally will serve on the Unit 1 board instead of Miller. Steve Creek got 248 votes, Tonya Jett 215 and Karen Woody 184 votes.
RESULTS OF INDIVIDUAL CONTESTED RACES IN BOND COUNTY
Here are more results from Tuesdays election.
Michael J. Heath and Roger R. Sanders were elected to the Greenville City Council. Heath received 578 votes, Sanders 508 votes, and Lisa M. Stephens 179 votes.
In the Mulberry Grove President race, Michael Henrichsmeyer received 91 votes over George Schofield who got 39.
Jim Blankenship and Mark Wilkerson were elected as Mulberry Grove Trustees with 91 and 79 votes respectively. It was a much closer race for the third Mulberry Grove Trustee position. In the end, Cherie' Henson prevailed with 49 votes. Voters cast 44 votes for Jana Oldham, 42 votes for J. Brooke Earnest, and 42 votes for Mary Willis.
Karen Heilig is the Pocahontas President with 118 votes. Her opponent, David Clark, got 86 votes.
Jared Green was elected Smithboro Mayor with 46 write-in votes over Lora Kennedy, who got 24 write-in votes.
Darrell File was the winner in the Sorento President race with 109 votes. Edward Wallace got 24 votes and Brian K. Busch, Sr., 11.
It was a relatively close race between the four candidates running for the three available Sorento Trustee positions. Totals show Robert Grigg got the most votes at 92, followed by Linda Hansen with 75, Rosa D. Anthony 68, and Monica L. Grigg 56.
PROPOSITIONS ON BOND COUNTY BALLOTS
Electrical aggregation was on the ballot Tuesday in several cities and townships in Bond County. In the city of Greenville, the proposition passed 461 to 247. In Pierron, aggregation passed 35 to 10. In Pocahontas, the vote was 121 to 62 and in Smithboro, it passed 48 to 26. Also on the ballot was a referendum to reduce the number of commissioners on the Kingsbury Park District Board from 7 to 5. That passed overwhelmingly, 794 to 259.
HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER ELECTION RESULTS
Here are the results for township road commissioners in Bond County. In Burgess Township, Steven Bost was the winner with 309 votes followed by Denny Knebel with 129 votes. In LaGrange Township, Randy Stief was the winner with 215 votes, followed by Steve Hamel with 157, and Darrell Mollett 39. In Mills Township, Robert Obermark won with 76 votes to John Prater's 61 votes. In Pleasant Mound Township, John Tompkins was the winner with 173 votes, followed by Carl Albert with 172, and Don Carter 68. In Shoal Creek Township, Robert Manning was the winner with 279 votes over Ronald Cruthis with 224. In Tamalco Township, Rodney Reavis got 65 votes, followed by Paul Cox with 57, and Craig Helmkamp 41.
CRIMESTOPPERS LOOKING FOR INFORMATION REGARDING AGGRAVATED BATTERY IN LITCHFIELD
The Macoupin/Montgomery County Crimestoppers are seeking information concerning an Aggravated Battery on Old Quarry Trail in rural Litchfield, Thursday, April 4. At approximately 6:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect approached the male victim outside his residence, sprayed him with mace, and struck him with a baseball bat. The suspect also shattered the passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle. If you have any information in regards to this crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-352-0136.
ADDITIONAL CONSOLIDATED ELECTION RESULTS
In Donnellson, voters choose Jo Ann Jones to be Village President. Jones received 44 votes, followed by Hiram L. Renfro with 35, and Jim Hickman 21. Three Donnellson Village Trustees were elected. Pamella Short with 69 votes, Robert L. Hoxsey 58, and Nelda Adkisson 48. Trustee candidates Evelyn Barksdale and Ernest V. Renfro got 35 and 32 votes respectively.
In the Keyesport mayoral race, Kenneth Carver beat out Bill R. Smith with a total of 95 votes to 35. Tonica Bailey won the Treasurer seat with 86 votes to Marsha K. Martin’s 48.
Vandalia City Mayor Ricky J. Gottman won re-election Tuesday with a total of 633 votes. His opponent, Brian J. Stout, got 465 votes.