What a kick in the pants for the taxpayers that just had wasted $200,000 of their hard earned cash on our 6-month superintendent. The mill levy passed with a vote of 642 to 629. The only bright spot of the evening was the fact that newcomer Mark Magelssen was the top vote getter in the three way race with 932 and coming in a distant second was incumbent Norman Procter with 711 votes. The former “Top-Secret” board chairman placed an embarrassing third with 455 votes. Cindy Erickson was unopposed for her 1-year term and received the few votes needed to retain her position.
People tallying the votes commented on the unusual number of write-in votes which were unable to be counted. We are surprised by the passage of this mill levy but evidently the “vote for this or else” campaign by the district brought in the needed votes.
All in all we hope that the message sent by this election will bring some positive change to our current school board. Good-bye Shad and congratulations Mark.
The Corrector would like to extend a very special thanks to the 13 much talked about No votes from the complaining coffee clubs around town that didn’t bother to vote and gave us this increase in taxes.