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Voters say yes to Use Tax and school bond issue

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 4:03 pm

By Clay Coleman

VANDALIA—Postponed after COVID-19 tore through the country, closing shops, confining us to our homes, changing our lexicon with phrases like social distancing and contact tracing, and halting the democratic process by postponing elections everywhere, the citizens of Audrain County voted on Tuesday.
The official results will not be available until the afternoon of June 5, so the results posted here are subject to change.

Audrain County
The Audrain County Use tax passed with 64.09 percent of 2,208 total votes.
Van-Far R-I proposition Project Indians bond issue passed with 80.97 percent of 473 total votes.
Van-Far School Board members’ top three selected are Justin Hopke 29.10 percent, Jessica Reading 27.14 percent, and Kevin Motley, with 23.76 percent of 1,275 total votes.
Community R-VI School Board members’ top three are Jon Robnett 32.79 percent, Stephan Schafer 27.90 percent, and Greg Fort with 26.68 percent of 491 total votes.
Vandalia’s mayor is Ralph Kuda Jr., with 97.72 percent of 219 total votes.
Vandalia Ward 1 Alderman is Larry Shaw, with 98.08 percent of 52 total votes.
Vandalia Ward 2 Alderman is Janet Turner, with 100 percent of 37 total votes.
Vandalia Ward 3 Alderman is John Weiser, with 57.86 percent of 140 total votes.
Vandalia Use tax passed with 53.75 percent of 253 total votes.
Laddonia Alderman’s’ elected are Amber Snyder and Gary Garnett, with 108 total votes.
Farber Alderman’s elected for 2-year terms, are Ruth Etta Williams and Lynn Flowers, with 107 total votes.
Farber Alderman, elected for a 1-year term, is Steven Shade, with 98.18 percent of 55 total votes.
Farber Proposition 1 passed with 73.02 percent of 63 total votes.
Farber Proposition 2 passed with 72.58 percent of 62 total votes.
Martinsburg Alderman is Joshua Graver, with 100 percent of 13 total votes.
Martinsburg Proposition passed with 64.29 percent of 28 total votes.

Ralls County
Van-Far R-I proposition Project Indians bond issue passed with 73.33 percent of 45 total votes.
Van-Far School Board members’ top three selected are Justin Hopke 32.11 percent, Jessica Reading 28.44 percent, and Kevin Motley, with 26.61 percent of 109 total votes.