The Spring General Election is Tuesday, with polling locations open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Voters are reminded a photo id is required.
In Marshall County, two school board races have contested positions. Marysville USD 364 will choose from incumbent Betty Temple, or challengers Lanny Carpenter or Jeff Ottens. All USD 364 voters can vote for all positions. In USD 380, Vermillion/Frankfort/Centralia, incumbent Lynda Cross is challenged by Shana Steinlage, and Marcie Koch.
Three candidates are vying for Blue Rapids Mayor, Jon Brake, Dustin Tryon, and Fred Hyde, and two council positions will be narrowed from a field of four candidates, Phillip Hanson, Mike Minihan, Doug Whitesell, and Don Tryon.
The lone candidate filed for Marysville Mayor, Carla Grund, is being challenged by a write in campaign announced for Todd Frye. He is on the ballot for reelection to City Council, and if he wins both, will then have the option to choose which position he would accept. Two candidates face off for Marysville City Council Ward 2, Darlene Boss and Tam Gordon.
In Waterville, three winners will be selected from among four candidates, including James Oatney, Shawn Harmer, Colby Hearn, and Tony Mann.
In Washington County, there are only two contested races. Two will be elected from three candidates for Barnes City Council, from among Brian Turk, Ken Stettnisch, and Ken Weaver.
USD 223 Hanover/Barnes/Linn will choose a school board member from Scott Zabokrtsky, challenging Larry Nicholson. The remainder of the races in Marshall and Washington Counties remain uncontested.
Nemaha County voters will decide the fate of a half-cent sales tax proposed for local health care. Proceeds would be divided between the Seneca and Sabetha hospitals to help address revenue shortfalls tied to coming changes in federal health care funding, regulatory mandates, and increases in non-paid services provided from uninsured, and underinsured patients.
KNDY will air election updates Tuesday evening. Tune to KNDY FM 95.5/AM 1570/FM 94.1, and the KNDY website, kndyradio.com.