MACON COUNTY: Macon County voters approved the capital improvement sales tax with 79 percent of the vote. The Atlanta School District Prop 2 failed with 55 percent voting no. Jeff Skjeveland and Chris Walk each received 23 votes unofficially in the race for City of Macon Ward 3. Ernie Lea won the Ward 1 seat in a three-way race. K. Ross Dutton won the race in Ward 4. Debbie Cain and Julia Couldry were the top two in a three-way race for Atlanta Aldermen. Trinette Peukert won 78 percent of the vote in the race for Bevier City Clerk. Darrell Russell and Jill Duncan were the top two in the Macon County R-IV School Board race.
MONROE COUNTY: Proposition A in Monroe County, which will make the half cent sales tax passed in 2017 permanent, passed with 69 percent of the vote. Write in Connie Painter won the race for Monroe City Ward 3 Alderman, two year term. Billy Collom and Pat Whelan are Madison Aldermen. Jessica Summers had one less vote than Whelan. Gary McElroy edged Marvin Viloria for Monroe City Ward 2 Alderman by two votes. Juben Moss won the race for Monroe City Ward 3 Alderman, one year term. Kelsey Shoemyer and Deann Land won the two seats on the Madison C-3 School Board. Quentin Ashenfelter and Aaron Eckman took the Paris R-II School Board seats.
HOWARD COUNTY: In Howard County issues, both the Glasgow Special Road District and Armstrong Special Road District Questions passed easily. Among four candidates for the New Franklin School Board, Alan Marshall and Kirk Wilmsmeyer were elected as the top two vote-getters.
CHARITON COUNTY: Tiffany Osterman and Chase Young won the two open seats on the Northwestern R-1 School Board. The Keytesville School District’s Proposition KIDS was defeated with 58 percent of the vote going against it. Meanwhile,the Keytesville ballot question passed by a vote of 32-30. Timothy Rice and Wendell Turner won the two open seats on the Brunswick Board of Aldermen. Greg Young and Corie Lewis won the two open seats on the Mendon Board of Aldermen. The Mendon ballot question also passed with 68 percent of the vote. William Allen Hayes and Gary Eugene Huffmon won the two available seats on the Sumner Board of Aldermen. The Sumner ballot question also passed with 60 percent of the vote. The Rothville ballot question was defeated by a vote of 7-3. Brunswick’s ballot question passed with 80 percent of the vote in favor of the measure. Cunningham’s ballot question passed with 76 percent of the vote. Mendon’s ballot question passed by a vote of 70-30. Jason Schmitt and Daniel Standley won the two open seats on the Musselfork Board of Aldermen. Musselfork’s ballot question also passed by 62 percent of the vote. Jason Gladbach and Darrell Pollard won the race for the two open seats on the Yellow Creek Board of Aldermen.
SHELBY COUNTY: Proposition 1 was defeated with 64 percent of voters going against it. Paula “Penny” Barber and David Werr won the race for the two open seats on the Shelby County Health Department Board. Ryan Wiley and Brandy Uhlmeyer won the two open seats on the North Shelby School Board. Meanwhile, Aaron Kendrick and Amy Harre won the two open seats for the South Shelby School Board. It was a mixed bag for Clarence. Clarence Proposition 1 passed with 52 percent of the vote and the Clarence Nursing Home Tax Levy Question passed with 61 percent of the vote. However, Clarence Proposition Community building was defeated by a vote of 54-50. Kevin Kattelman and a write-in candidate, Arron Staples won the two open seats on the Bethel Board of Trustees. Jerry Myers received 54 percent of the votes to defeat Cameron Christoffer in the race for Salt River Nursing Home Board Member Sub-District 1.
AUDRAIN COUNTY: Audrain County voters approved Prop 1, a quarter-cent sales tax for roads and bridges, with nearly 71 percent of the vote. Vandalia voters approved their question with 83 percent of the vote, transferring the city’s transmission line to the Central Electric Power Cooperative. Keith Louder and Scott Nichols were the top two vote-getters in the five-way race for the Mexico School Board, while Chris Miller and Vicki Briggs were the top two in the four-way race for Mexico City Council. Jessica Johnson Ekern and Darla Eggers were elected to the county health board.
ADAIR COUNTY: Brenda Higgins, Curt Platz, and Kylene Puckett were victorious the the race for three open seats on the Adair County Health Department Board of Trustees. Angela Caraway and Nick James Billington captured the two open seats on the Kirksville School Board. Rob Mayfield defeated Joanne Kincaid in the race for Brashear Mayor by gaining 55 percent of the votes. John Gardner received 56 percent of the vote to win a four-way race for Kirksville Councilman. Both Propositions A and B passed in Brashear by gaining 92 percent of the vote. Proposition C also passed with 68 percent of the vote.
SULLIVAN COUNTY: David Richardson and Nicholas Gardner won a four-way race for the two open seats on the Milan C-2 School Board. Richardson received 141 votes and Gardner gathered 104. Gardner narrowly beat out Rebecca Bennett who received 100 votes. Kellen Hatcher and James Thomas won a three-way race for the two open seats on the Green City R-1 School Board.
PUTNAM COUNTY: Putnam County school district patrons approved Proposition 2, with more than 61 percent of voters giving the issue thumbs up. Over 79-percent voted yes to the Putnam Water Supply District Question. The Lake Thunderhead Special Road District Question passed along with the multiple township propositions. Sandy Williams was elected to the Putnam County Hospital District Board.
SCHUYLER COUNTY: Schuyler County School District voters unofficially elected Wanda Homer and Jennifer Pantry to the school board. Pantry had three more votes than the third place finisher, Tammy Wheeler.
SCOTLAND COUNTY: Both Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 in Scotland County by comfortable margins. Prop 1 received 90 percent of the vote and Prop 2 received 76 percent approval. Derek Weber and Trinity Davis were victorious in the race for two open seats for Scotland R-1 School Directors as they received 36 and 34 percent of the votes respectively.