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School board elected

On Tuesday Sept. 8, Grinnell held the Grinnell-Newburg Community school board election. The polls were open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. There were five local poll stations. The candidates were Barbara Brown, Leo Lease and Eric Pederson for Director’s post. Kevin Kolbe ran against Jeffrey D. Smith for Director District 1 while for Director District 2, the only candidate was Douglas F. Cameron.

Donna German, Chairperson of Ward 4, said she was impressed with the election crowd this time as it was much bigger than they had anticipated. “The School Board Elections are usually pretty slow but this time it’s been good,” German said. “There is competition this time so people felt they wanted to be heard. Earlier it would just be one candidate so one was interested in voting really.”

Sheila Latcham, Chairperson of Ward 5 felt the same way. “A few decisions made earlier this year were not approved by many so that is brining many people out this time,” she said.

The winners will be announced on the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District Web site:

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