Elections

Congressional candidate launches week of town halls

Democratic Congressional candidate Junius Rodriguez saw different participation levels in a pair of town hall meetings Monday night in El Paso and Leroy.

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County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment
Local Government

County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment

Four voting machines broke down in Adams County during the March primary election. That was about half the breakdowns Adams County Clerk Chuck Venvertloh saw during the previous election. Venvertloh says regular maintenance is performed on the machines, which are 12 years old, but breakdowns still occur.

ELECTION NOTEBOOK: Veteran worker has 'feel' for the elections
Elections

ELECTION NOTEBOOK: Veteran worker has 'feel' for the elections

Richard Motley had been through this rodeo before. Motley, 82, began serving as an election official in Hannibal shortly after his retirement at age 65, so Tuesday's election -- and all that goes with it -- was like revisiting an old friend. Meanwhile, election judges at the Farischon Hall polling place in Palmyra gave high marks to a couple of new voting wrinkles that went into effect with Tuesday's municipal elections.

Voters in Shelby County R-4 approve 73-cent tax increase
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Voters in Shelby County R-4 approve 73-cent tax increase

Voters in the Shelby County R-4 School District on Tuesday approved a 73-cent tax increase as a means to build a new elementary school.

Marion R-2 School District's bond issue passes by big majority
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Marion R-2 School District's bond issue passes by big majority

The Marion County R-2 School District's proposal to borrow $850,000 to upgrade school facilities passed by a whopping 203-25 in Tuesday's election.

Palmyra stormwater tax issues fail; mayor calls propositions 'confusing'
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Palmyra stormwater tax issues fail; mayor calls propositions 'confusing'

A pair of propositions to fix stormwater problems in Palmyra failed by narrow margins Tuesday. Mayor Loren Graham said the complicated nature of the questions probably led to the defeated ballot questions.

Voters dissolve U.S. 36 group that helped build four-lane highway
Elections

Voters dissolve U.S. 36 group that helped build four-lane highway

Larry Craig voted Tuesday to abolish the U.S. Highway 36-Interstate 72 Transportation Development District -- and his job as executive director of the district.

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Road district tax reinstated in Lewis County

Lewis County residents have voted to reinstate a 21-cent tax to benefit Common Road District 1. The tax was previously renewed by voters in 2013 and was in effect for four years before it was inadvertently allowed to expire.

Elections

Brown, Hunter win mayoral races in Pike County

Mayors were elected Tuesday in a pair of Pike County cities -- one new and one incumbent. In Louisiana, Marvin Brown defeated Joseph E. Minor, and in Bowling Green, incumbent Donald E. Hunter defeated Jim Arico and James Walker.

Elections

One vote decides race for Shelby County R-4 School Board

One vote separated a winner from a loser in the four-person race for two seats on the Shelby County R-4 School Board in Tuesday's election.