Agenda: Salem Lakes public hearing and regular Village Board meeting April 12, 2021

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing and a regular meeting on Monday starting at 6 p.m. at village hall

The meeting can be viewed here at the time of the start of the hearing and afterwards.

The public hearing will be regarding the proposed formation of a Silver Lake Management District. The hearing will be preceded by an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. The hearing is to collect public comment. No action will be taken at that time.

Agenda items include:

  • Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 4 between the Village of Salem Lakes and C.D. Smith Construction Inc., for a reduction of $6,841.40 in the WWTP Regionalization Improvements contract and discussion and possible action on Payment Request No. 22 by C.D. Smith Construction Inc., in the amount of $117,391.11, for WWTP Regionalization Improvements.
  • Discussion and possible action on Resolution No. 2021.04-41, a resolution of the Salem Lakes Village Board to initiate the process for discontinuing a part of 93rd Street in the Village of Salem Lakes, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
  • Discussion and possible action on an Engineering Services Agreement between Foth, LLC and The Village of Salem Lakes for the permitting, design, bidding and construction administration of service well no. 2, in the amount of $128,000.
  • Discussion and possible approval of Invoice #15348s from Mayer Repair, in the amount of $8,491.79, for repairs on fire/rescue apparatus vehicle 5818.
  • Discussion and possible approval of municipal support on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant submittal for a new fire/rescue tender.
  • The board is expected to move into closed session for purposes of deliberating the investing of public funds or conducting other specified public business in relation to which competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. This closed session is relative to the building
    department.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular meeting April 12, 2021

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held via Zoom. The meeting can be viewed here at the time of the meeting. Citizens wishing to make a public comment may submit such comment in writing to smsiegler@townwheatland.com no later than 4 p.m. the day of the meeting. Comments will be provided to town board members and made a part of the meeting.

Agenda items include:

  • Confirm 2020 decision to complete paving (381st Ave.) in Oak Forest; pave 54th, 353rd, and 57th in Meadow Creek Sub. and if funds permit, remainder of 341st from 64th to Geneva Rd.
  • Swim pier purchase proposals for Lilly Lake and beach maintenance including sand, retaining wall repair and steps.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Bristol Village Board regular meeting April 12, 2021

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Discuss and consider for approval the request of Bristol Highlands Industrial, LLC c/o HSA Commercial Real Estate Inc. (Tim Thompson) of Chicago, IL 60606 (Applicant) for a Site Plan Review on parcel #37-4-121-242-0211, located on the East side of Hwy U (136th Avenue) South of Hwy C. The plan commission has recommended the approval of request.
  • Consider for approval to contract with Strand & Associates to design and bid the force main sewer replacement at the Lake George east and north lift stations.
  • Consider for approval the Cushman & Wakefield listing agreement for CDA land at the southwest corner of I94 & Hwy K.

The full agenda is available here.

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Brighton School Honor Roll 3rd quarter 2020-21

The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the third quarter of the 2020-21 school year: (*Denotes Principal’s Honor Roll)

Eighth Grade: *Brooke Bergman, Samuel Davis, Kade Edwards, Ben Haapanen, *Shelby Fabbri, *Alayna Fliess, Christian Harpe, Maxwell Jensen, *Alexandria Keller, *Mary Kinzler, Emmaline Pedersen, Noah Rittmer, *Sophia Paulowske, *Keira Peyron, *Janay Rothbauer, *Jacob Steger, Lauren Unger.

Seventh Grade: *Caileb Cerka, *Emily Craven, *Jillian Daniels, Sarah Eaton, Ryan Eppers, Haley Fell, Elliana Fliess, *Kole Daniels, *Amelia Dufek, *Aiden Goetz, *Carter Harpe, *Keighden Kevek, *Johnathan Klenke, *Jakob Loecher, Sophia Mastronardi, *Cierra Perleberg, *Ava Rasch, *Isabella Rausch, Abigail Sweatman, Bryant Young.

Sixth Grade: *Jackson Bishop, *Jacob Daniels, *Andres Del Portillo, Maxwell Diel, Kate Haapanen, *Brady Keller, *Graham Kimble, Justin Kirchner, *Alexander Kis, Cindel Lovitz, Landon Moffitt, *Kenadee Morman, Elliott Pedersen, *Austin Point, *Carter Schuh, *Emily Steger, Aubrey Stevens, *Evelyn Strash, *Katelyn Strash, *Emilee Wade.

Fifth Grade: *Kinzie Daniels, *Jase Edwards, *Jorjah Fabbri, *Kristen Klenke, *Gage Obernberger, *Rudy Ronquillo Jr., *Remi Sinozich, *Chance Vanover, Eliana Zaletel

 

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A word from our sponsors: April 11, 2021 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

114 E Chestnut St, Silver Lake

36717 53rd Pl, Burlington

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Agenda: Joint District #1 Silver Lake-Salem (Riverview School) special board meeting April 12, 2021

The Joint District #1 Silver Lake-Salem school board (Riverview School) is scheduled to hold a special board meeting Monday starting at 6 p.m. in the library.

The meeting can also be followed (audio only) while it is happening here.

Agenda items include:

  • Review of Interactive WhiteBoard Options.
  • 3.2 NEOLA Board Policies for Approval (there’s a long list).

The full agenda including all of those polices is available here.

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Kenosha County Public Health issues new guidance on events

Are you looking to attend or plan a mass attendance event this year?

If yes, Kenosha County Public Health recently issued some new guidance. Organizers of some types of events also are asked to develop a COVID-19 Safe Event Plan for Kenosha County Public Health’s review and approval.

Here’s more from a Kenosha County Public Health news release:

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Units responding for burning in Wheatland

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At about 2:10 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to investigate a report of burning in the 4700 block of 328th Avenue in Wheatland.

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A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club to host brat/hot dog meal fundraiser TODAY

Note: This is a paid announcement from Paddock Lake Area Lions Club — DH

The Paddock Lake Lions Club will host its Strikeout Hunger drive-thru fundraiser and food drive on Saturday, April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Central High School parking lot in Paddock Lake.

$10 Brat/Hot Dog Meal with a bag of nonperishable food items!

It’s like lunch at the ball game! Twice the fun, HALF the cost!

Get your tickets now: https://paddocklionevent.eventbrite.com. Walk-up orders on the day of the event also will be accepted.

Proceeds benefit Lions Club efforts to curb hunger, blindness and childhood cancer. Collected food items donated to The Sharing Center.

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A word from our sponsors: April 10, 2021 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update April 9, 2021: 15,089 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,089 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 15 more than Thursday. There have been 301 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 74,757 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 8,984/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

In Kenosha County, 32.51 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 21.38 percent are fully vaccinated as of Friday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 408 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 256 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,003 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 223 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 388 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 245 cases
  • Paris — 97 cases
  • Brighton — 110 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 583,935 positive tests and 2,765,579 negative tests with 6,672 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 57,648 positives as of Friday.

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Units responding for investigation in Lake Shangri-la

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At about 7:46 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation of the smell of natural gas in the 21800 block of 121st Street in Lake Shangri-la.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting a persistent smell of gas even though gas service was shut off a while ago.

UPDATE 8 p.m. — Incident command requests response from utility company.

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Deaths April 9, 2021: Craig Richard Hanson

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for crash in Paris

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At about 2:36 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding for a crash in the 2800 block of the West Frontage Road in Paris.

Per dispatch: Deputies already on the scene report two vehicles involved, with one rolled over.

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A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service offers exceptional service, quality products and unparalleled customer satisfaction

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.

Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dwayne & Cindy Garwood are the owners and Dwayne is an ASE Master technician and has been in the automotive repair business for over 25 years. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 70 years in business. He employs ASE certified and ASE master technicians. Dwayne’s commitment to you has always been to offer the highest quality, honest and friendly auto service.

Wilmot Auto Service offers a variety of services like alignments, brakes, tires, timing belts, check engine lights and state inspections. They can be reached at 262-862-6300. They are located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 with the BP gas station in downtown Wilmot. www.wilmotautoservice.com

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update April 8, 2021: 15,074 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,074 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 19 more than Wednesday. There have been 301 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 74,616 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 8,975/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tbursday.

In Kenosha County, 32.02 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 20.93 percent are fully vaccinated as of Thursday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 408 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 256 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,002 cases
  • Randall — 223 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 387 cases
  • Wheatland — 245 cases (2 more than Wednesday)
  • Paris — 97 cases
  • Brighton — 110 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 582,843 positive tests and 2,756,357 negative tests with 6,653 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 57,506 positives as of Thursday.

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A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club to host brat/hot dog meal fundraiser April 10

Note: This is a paid announcement from Paddock Lake Area Lions Club — DH

The Paddock Lake Lions Club will host its Strikeout Hunger drive-thru fundraiser and food drive on Saturday, April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Central High School parking lot in Paddock Lake.

$10 Brat/Hot Dog Meal with a bag of nonperishable food items!

It’s like lunch at the ball game! Twice the fun, HALF the cost!

Get your tickets now: https://paddocklionevent.eventbrite.com. Walk-up orders on the day of the event also will be accepted.

Proceeds benefit Lions Club efforts to curb hunger, blindness and childhood cancer. Collected food items donated to The Sharing Center.

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Twin Lakes swears in new police K9

Twin Lakes new police K9 was officially welcomed to the department with a swearing in ceremony at Monday’s Village Board meeting.

K9 Jaxx is a Belgian Malinois. Twin Lakes Police Officer Jeffrey Comp is Jaxx’s handler. Comp also handled answering for Jaxx during the ceremony.

Here is video of the swearing in by police Chief Adam Grosz and village Clerk Sabrina Waswo:

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A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School seeks School Nutrition Team Lead

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Wheatland Center School — DH

Wheatland J1 School District is currently looking to fill a full time School Nutrition Team Lead position for the 2021-2022 school year. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the District’s food service and nutrition programs.

This is a 190-Day Contracted Position.

Please click here for more information on this and other positions available.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update April 7, 2021: 15,055 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,055 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 12 more than Tuesday. There have been 301 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, one more than Tuesday. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 74,490 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 8,964/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Wednesday.

In Kenosha County, 31.41 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 19.88 percent are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 407 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 256 cases (1 more tan Tuesday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,002 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 223 cases (5 more than Tuesday)
  • Twin Lakes — 387 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Wheatland — 243 cases
  • Paris — 97 cases
  • Brighton — 110 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 581,797 positive tests and 2,756,357 negative tests with 6,653 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 57,348 positives as of Wednesday.

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Randall School administrator thanks community in wake of successful referendum

The Randall J1 School District administrator thanked the community for its support in wake of the approval of an operational referendum in Tuesday’s election.

The referendum asked voters to authorize the district to exceed the revenue limit by $900,000 for the next three years in order to maintain the current level of educational programming and to operate the district.

Complete preliminary results from Tuesday were: Yes 477 (55.99 percent) and No 375 (44.01 percent).

Said district administrator Jeffrey Alstadt (via news release distributed Wednesday):

The Randall community has long supported its local school, and yesterday was another example of the commitment that the community has to our school,” “As I said during the informational meetings, Randall School is a great place for students, parents, and staff. I want to thank the community for their continued support to maintain and enhance students’ current educational opportunities. We talk about Striving Towards the Achievement of Excellence, and Tuesday was another example of our stakeholders supporting the district’s mission. We look forward to continuing to be a beacon of positivity for the community.”

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Design, engineering on Central HS project to start immediately in wake of approved referendum

Design and engineering of building improvements at Central High School will begin immediately, district officials said Wednesday after the successful passage of a $39.6 million referendum in Tuesday’s election.

The vote final preliminary vote totals were Yes 2,439 (52.56 percent) and No 2.201 (47.44 percent).

“I’m excited for the students, staff and community in what this project
will provide moving forward,” School Board President Steve Richer said. “On behalf of the entire school board, I would like to thank the community for their support in the referendum and the willingness to promote the advancement of the district.”

Work presented as being authorized by the referendum included: Safety and security improvements, construction of additions for a cafeteria, gymnasium, locker rooms and classrooms; renovating and facility improvements, including modernizing classrooms and learning spaces, converting the existing cafeteria into an auditorium and the existing locker rooms into a weight room/fitness center; building systems and infrastructure updates; site improvements; and acquisition of furnishing, fixtures and equipment.

District administrator John Gendron said:

I would like to thank the entire Westosha Central Community for their
support, questions, and feedback throughout this process. Central is a great school and a cornerstone of our community, largely in part to the continued support of our stakeholders. We are confident that the additions and upgrades will further strengthen our school and community.”

Improvements will be completed in phases, with final completion in
late 2023, a news release issued Wednesday said.

According to the news release, the approval will allow the district to invest up to $39.6 million to:

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Spring election 2021: Circuit court judge branch 6 results

Kenosha County voters cast ballots Tuesday in a contested race for circuit court judge branch 6.

The winner will succeed retiring judge Mary Wagner.

Complete unofficial results were:

  • Angelina Gabriele 11744 (53.32%)
  • Angela D. Cunningham 10218 (46.39%)
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Spring election 2021: Circuit court judge branch 1 results

Kenosha County voters turned out an incumbent judge in the circuit court branch 1 race in Tuesday’s election.

Challenger Gerard Dougvillo has defeated incumbent Larisa V. Benitez-Morgan.

Benitez-Morgan was appointed in early 2020 by Gov. Tony Evers to fill a vacancy on the bench created by the retirement of David Bastianelli. This was her first time on the ballot.

Complete unofficial results are:

  • Gerad Dougvillo 10719 (50.68%)
  • Larisa V. Benitez-Morgan 10364 (49%)
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Spring election 2021: Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District referendum results

Voters in the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District could vote on an operational referendum in Tuesday’s election.

Voters were being asked to allow the district to exceed its revenue caps by $500,000 for the 2021-22 school year, $550,000 for 2022-23; $600,000 for 2023-24; $650,000 for 2024-25; and $700,000 for 2025-26.

Very preliminary results at about 10:27 p.m. with two of three polls reporting were:

  • Yes 21 (63.64%)
  • No 12 (36.36%)

At about 10:31 p.m., with 3 of 3 polls reporting what may still be incomplete results:

  • No 269 (51.14%)
  • Yes 257 (48.86%)
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Spring election 2021: Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District board results

Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District voters had a contested election for school board on the ballot Tuesday, with two seats to be filled from a field of three candidates.

No incumbents were running for re-election.

Very preliminary results from about 10:22 p.m. showed:

  • Jennifer Youra 16 (36.36%)
  • Christy Villalobos 15 (34.09%)
  • Louis Johnson 13 (29.55%)

With 3 of 3 polls reporting what may still be incomplete results at 10:59 p.m.:

  • Jennifer Youra 321 (38.81%)
  • Christy Villalobos 275 (33.25%)
  • Louis Johnson 227 (27.45%)
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Spring election 2021: Central HS District of Westosha Paddock Lake seat results

Voters in the Central High School District of Westosha had a contested race on the ballot for the Area F-Paddock Lake seat on the board in Tuesday’s election.

With 8 of 14 polls reporting as of 10:17 p.m., results were:

  • Incumbent Cheryl Baysinger 1518 (54.02%)
  • John Poole 1280 (45.55%)

At about 10:57 p.m. with 14 of 14 polls reporting what still may be preliminary results:

  • Cheryl Baysinger 2121 (53.71%)
  • John Poole 1814 (45.94%)
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Spring election 2021: Wilmot Union High School board results

Wilmot Union High School District residents were filling two board seats from four candidates in Tuesday’s election. The incumbents were not running for re-election.

With 4 of 8 polls reporting as of 10:11 p.m., the results were:

  • Melissa Samborski 824 (34.32%)
  • Nate Colborn 569 (23.7%)
  • Michael J. Faber 507 (21.12%)
  • Steve Turner 495 (20.62%)

At bout 10:36 p.m., with 7 of 8 polls reporting:

  • Melissa Samborski 1324 (32.14%)
  • Nate Colborn 967 (23.48%)
  • Michael J. Faber 938 (22.77%)
  • Steve Turner 875 (21.24%)
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Spring election 2021: Randall J1 School District referendum

Early results show an operational referendum for Randall J1 School District passing.

Results at 10:04 p.m. with two of three polls reporting were:

  • Yes 477 (55.99%)
  • No 375 (44.01%)

The referendum asked voters to authorize the district to exceed the revenue limit by $900,000 for the next three years in order to maintain the current level of educational programming and to operate the district.

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Spring election 2021: Twin Lakes village trustee results

Twin Lakes voters retained their incumbent village trustees in Tuesday’s election.

Complete preliminary results were:

  • Incumbent Aaron Karow 627 (29.37%)
  • Incumbent Kevin Fitzgerald 613 (28.71%)
  • Incumbent Sharon L. Bower 535 (25.06%)
  • Bob Wagner 344 (16.11%)
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