2013-06-20 / Front Page

Voters elect members to area school boards

Voters have made their choices for school board members and determined if board minutes should be published. Here are the results by school district.


The Bakker School held its election on June 4. Incumbent Kimberly Droog was unopposed on the ballot for a three-year term and received 20 votes.

Bakker was the only district to vote against publishing school board minutes in the Emmons County Record. The results were 3 for publishing the minutes and 20 opposed. Consequently, taxpayers and other citizens do not have easy access to the goings on in the district.


Zeeland residents voted on Mon., June 10, and re-elected Brenda Nolz to the board with 43 votes. She was unopposed.

Voters favored publishing board minutes by a 26-17 vote.


The Linton School Board election was held Tues., June 11, and voters gave three-year terms to incumbent Rodney Jacob and Lisa Ptacek in a three-way race for two board seats.

The results were: Jacob 117, Ptacek 98 and incumbent Pat Huber 77.

Voters favored publishing the minutes 136-15.


On June 11, voters in the Strasburg district re-elected incumbents Ida Scherr (49 votes) and Tom Schaefbauer (41) without opposition on the ballot. There were several write-in votes for others.

Voters backed publishing the board minutes 49-3.

H-M-B School

Incumbent Mike Small retained his seat on the Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock School Board. He received 63 votes while challengers Kerry Swanson received 18 votes and Terry Macdonald received 4 in the June 11 election.

Voters favored publishing the minutes 74-11.

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