September 13, 2017 - 8:01 am - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — Yesterday was school election day in Iowa.

In the Boyden-Hull School District, Mark Nilles was unopposed and was re-elected to his District 1 position with 63 votes. Gina Woelber was unopposed for her District 3 position and was re-elected with 64 votes, and Laura Woelber ran unopposed for her District 2 position and was re-elected with 64 votes as well.

At MOC-Floyd Valley, Hermencgildo Reyes Rodriguez ran unopposed for the District 3 seat held by Gerald Van Roekel and was elected by 96 votes. District 5 Director Christine Koerselman ran unopposed and was elected with 102 votes.

The Director-At-Large seats in the Rock Valley Community School District were filled by Shelli Rens, Steven Van Den Top, and Terry Van Maanen. All three were elected by 56, 54, and 55 votes, respectively. Van Den Top and Van Maanen were re-elected, and Rens will fill Al Vermeer’s chair.

In the Sioux Center district, Jerod Work was the only incumbent of four people running for one of three at-large positions up for election. Work was re-elected with 233 votes. Also elected was LoriAnne Anderson with 267 votes, and Nathan Bullock with 180 votes. Joshua Tacke’s 158 votes were not enough to elect him.

At West Sioux, the District 1 chair will continue to be filled by Russ Coons, who ran unopposed and received 236 votes. No one filed papers for the the District 2 chair held currently by Gary Witt, but Witt won anyway with 100 votes. Rachell Schurman received 33 votes for that position. The District 4 chair will continue to be filled by Tom Sellers, who ran unopposed and received 237 votes. The at-large chair held by Ken Koch will continue to be. He also ran unopposed and received 202 votes.

The West Sioux ballot Public Measure “A,” which asked if the school board should be able to levy a physical plant and equipment tax not exceeding $1.34 per $1000 of assessed valuation also passed by a measure of 60.74% yes to 39.26% no.

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