But turnout was light, according to the Buchanan County Clerk’s Office. Out of 3,380 eligible, registered voters, 629 cast ballots, for an 18.61% voter turnout.
In Gower, Granville “Chip” W. Holman received three votes to win. That’s 100% of the votes. It’s not clear what will happen in Gower’s First Ward, where Michael Krueger’s name was on the ballot, but no one voted. In the Second Ward, just three people voted, and Randy Jameson beat Jonathan Schneider, two votes to one.
In Easton, Rodney Dyche beat Mike Gerhart two votes to one, for a two-year term on the Board of Aldermen for the East Ward. Michael Kerns and Marlin “Lee” England were unopposed for the other seats on the board.
In Rushville there were five candidates for three seats on the Board of Trustees. The winners were Ed Crouse with 36 votes, Jeff Klawuhn with 26 votes, and Cole Stuart Klawuhn with 20 votes. (Ricky J. Powers received 17 votes and Barry Hersh got 12)
The Village of Agency turned out in higher numbers. Out of 242 total votes, Sandy Wood received 77 and Rhonda Pritchett got 66 votes to take the two seats on the Village Board of Trustees. Bud Calloway was third with 53 votes, followed by Curtis Gabriel with 45.
Voters in the North Platte R-1 School district overwhelmingly approved a bond issue to generate up to $6.2 million for a new junior high school, some roof repairs and other projects. There were 539 “yes” votes and 136 no votes. Voter approval extends the district’s current $0.99 levy in its debt service fund an additional 12 years, without raising taxes.