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Mott wins close race for Oneida Board

Electors in Oneida County District 7 went to the polls  Tuesday, April 1, for a county board supervisor contest and they reelected incumbent Bob Mott of Pelican Lake.

Mott edged challenger  Dennis Schoeneck of Enterprise, 177-172.

Mott has served on the county board for two years.

District 7 includes Enterprise, Schoepke,

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:32 AM
Decker, Payne win Pines Board seats

Incumbent Northland Pines School Board member Mark Vander Bloomen lost to challenger and former board member Amy Decker in Area A, 1,130-856, in the election Tuesday.

Area A includes the city of Eagle River and towns of Cloverland, Lincoln and Washington.

In Area B, which is the town of Conover, Jennifer Payne defeated Shirley Kufeldt, 1,106-708. The seat was vacated by  incumbent Mike Jovanovic, who filed for noncandidacy.

All electors in the district could vote in all contests.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:19 AM
Conover voters reject referendum

Town of Conover electors rejected a referendum question in Tuesday’s election to allow the town board to appoint a clerk-treasurer. The referendum lost 131-127.

The “no” vote means filling the position will be solely based upon an election process, according to Town Clerk James Hedberg.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:08 AM
Phelps votes down broadband question

Phelps residents voted Tuesday night against a referendum asking to purchase or lease property for broadband expansion in the town.

The referendum was voted down 230 to 164.

The question posed on the ballot read as follows: “Would you support using taxpayers’ dollars to purchase or lease property and equipment for the expansion of broadband throughout the town of Phelps?”

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:05 AM
Pietenpol, Mesun elected to school board in Phelps

Colleen Pietenpol and Kathleen Mesun have earned seats on the Phelps School Board, as voters ousted incumbent member Mark Grmick Tuesday.

Pietenpol garnered the most votes with 272, followed by Mesun with 265 and Grmick with 146.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:04 AM