Election 2021: Slate set for local election

The governing bodies of the Sabetha City Commission and Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education have some new names to vote on during this year’s General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

For the open Sabetha City Commission positions, new names are in the mix for both the Mayor and Commission of Finance positions. Incumbent Mayor Doug Clark did not re-file for the position this year. However, Cody Bletscher and current Commissioner of Streets Julie Burenheide have filed for the open Mayor position. For the Commissioner of Finance position, Incumbent Maridel Wittmer has refiled for the position and is being challenged by Sharon Kibbe.

For the open USD No. 113 Board of Education positions, three new names are in the mix for Positions 4 and 6. Phillip Buessing of Axtell has filed for Position 6, which is currently held by Ann Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy did not re-file for her position.

For Position 4, Anissa Bloom and Doug Renyer, both of Wetmore, have filed for the position. Position 4 is currently held by Ed Reznicek. Reznicek did not re-file for his position.

For Position 2, Stan Keim of Sabetha has filed to retain his board seat.

The last day to file for an open position was June 1. Anyone wishing to challenge for any open seat at this time would have to do so by write-in campaign.

Area City Elections

In the City of Bern, Dallas Wood has re-filed for Mayor and Caleb Meyer has re-filed for one of the two open council member positions. No one filed for the second position.

In the City of Fairview, Charles Kramer, Bridget Harvey and Paul Reynolds have filed for the three open council member seats.

In the City of Goff, no one filed for the open Mayor seat or the five open council member positions.

In the City of Hamlin, no one filed for the open Mayor seat, which is currently held by Michael Douglas Dyke. Filing for one out of five of the open council member positions was Russell Richardson. The five seats are currently held by Kenneth Belden, Michele Belden, Russell Richardson, Kimberly Reed and Zachary D. Wren.

In the City of Horton, Bobby Bacon and Carmela Boller have filed for the position of the Commissioner of Streets and Utilities. This position is currently held by Wade Edwards. For the Commissioner of Finance, Tina Nigh has filed to challenge incumbent Kenneth Krug.

In the City of Morrill, no one has filed for the Mayor position, which is currently held by Roger J. Price. No one has filed for five council seats either. These seats are currently held by Todd Gruber, Brad Stolzenberger, Kevin D. Wikle and Daniel Halstead.

In the City of Oneida, Patrick Allen filed for Mayor. Incumbent Howard Allen did not re-file for Mayor. For the five open council member seats, filings were made by Shawn Branson, Joyce Russell, Kathe Vore and Carol Winkler.

In the City of Powhattan, Lyle Chadwell re-filed for Mayor. Chadwell is being challenged by Vickie Schuetz. Filing for all five open council member positions were Sharon Willey, LeRoy Ward, Sean Horton, Luke Pollock and Norwood Foster. These positions are currently held by Willey, Pollock, Horton, Ward and Keith Williams.

In the City of Seneca, Joe Mitchell has re-filed for Mayor, and Kathy O’Brien re-filed for Treasurer. Kylee Bergstrom has re-filed for the first ward council member position, while Alice Lackey re-filed for second ward and James Mitchell re-filed for third ward.

In the City of Robinson, Incumbent Mark Lieneman has re-filed for Mayor, while David Taylor and Arthur Malott have filed for two of the five open council member seats. These seats are currently held by Taylor, Malott, Dorothy M. BeDunnah, Stephen D. Brown and Lisa Willey.

In the City of Wetmore, Jason Claycamp has filed for Mayor. Incumbent Robert Carson did not re-file for Mayor. Michelle Cochran, Curtis Goodman and Ed Nott have filed for three of the five open council member positions.

Area School Board Elections

For Position 1 on the Nemaha Central USD No. 115 Board of Education (BOE), Incumbent Amy Sudbeck has re-filed for her position. She is being challenged by Doug Dalinghaus, John Howard and Laurie Osterhaus. There will be a primary election held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, to narrow down these candidates.

For Position 2 on the Nemaha Central USD No. 115 BOE, Cara Baker, Troy Lewis and Dr. Tony Szymankowski have filed for the position. Incumbent David Clements did not re-file for his position.

For Position 4, Jason Kramer has filed for the position. Incumbent Joe Reitz did not re-file.

Incumbent John V. Deters has re-filed for Position 6.

For the Hiawatha USD No. 415 Board of Education, Roni Tietjens has filed for Position 4. This position is currently held by John D. Wright. Position 5 Incumbent, Andrea R. Groth, will be challenged by Jacquelyn Kerl. For Position 6, John F. Hoschouer, Jim Robidoux and Jeff Moore have filed. This position is currently held by Keith Erdley.

For the Horton USD No. 430 Board of Education, Incumbent Katelyn Ross has re-filed for Position 4. For Position 5, Shelby Rice and Jared Wilson will challenge Incumbent Jamie Bottom. For Position 6, Sarah Stirton, Shelly Smith and Kayla Thorson have filed for the position. This position is currently held by Jacob Bruning.

Other Elections

For the two positions of the Meadowlark Extension District No. 7 board, Marya Haverkamp of Bern and Marcia Bauerle of Goff have filed.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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