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The General Spring election in the State is set for next Tuesday, April 2 with all municipal governments having open seats to fill on their boards. Not only are local town board members up for election, but also members for the local schools, village boards and members of the city council.
Also on the ballot is the election of a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, plus a judge for the District Three Court of Appeals and a St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge for Branch 2.
In the City of Glenwood City, three seats on the City Council are open for election next Tuesday. There are four candidates for those three seats and they are: Ben DeGross, Terrance Klinger, Austin Sandow and Bill Koosmann. Sandow, Klinger and DeGross are the incumbents.
Village of Wilson
In the Village of Wilson, two people are seeking the Village President’s position and they are Michelle Nelson and Stan Larson. Nelson is a current board member. Current Board President Dennis Cowan is not seeking another term.
Former board member Patricia Evans is seeking that open seat on the Village Board for the two-year term.
Town of Glenwood
Here, incumbent Town Chairman, Mark Maes is seeking another term unopposed as Chairman. Also, incumbent town board members, Barry Peterson and Rick Obermueller are running unopposed for another two-year term.
Lori Obermueller is running for re-election as Town Clerk as well as Audrey Maes as Town Treasurer.
Town of Emerald
For the Town of Emerald, only incumbent board members are seeking re-election for another two-year term on the Town Board. They are Henry Hurtgen as Town Chairman and Francis Klatt and Tom Wink as Town Board Supervisors.
Lorelei Wink and Cheryl Slind are running unopposed for Town Clerk and Town Treasurer respectively.
Town of Forest
Jamie Junker is running unopposed for another term as Town Chairman as are Todd Ostberg and Laverne Hoitomt as Town Board members. For Town Clerk, Anne Johnston is seeking another term and Nikki Sunday as Town Treasurer.
Town of Springfield
In the Town of Springfield, incumbent Board Chairman, Dean R. Fayerweather, is seeking another two-year term. Three people are seeking the two open seats on the Town Board and they are Barry Ketchum, Dan Dopkins and James Mahoney.
Town of Cady
In the Town of Cady, Mike Tully is running unopposed for Town Chairman. Here, four people are running for the two seats on the town board. They are Sidney Anderson, Bob Klanderman, Jim Mikla and Nate Flanders. For Town Clerk, Shelly Ninneman is running unopposed, as is Carla Greiber for Town Treasurer.
Village of Boyceville
Running unopposed for election next week are Village President Gilbert Krueger, with Lukas Montgomery, Bradley Steven and Bud Gilbertson on the ballot for Village Trustees. All, except Montgomery, are incumbents. Present board member Mary Lagerstrom is not seeking another term on the Village Board.
Village of Downing
A contest has developed for Village President with incumbent President Greg Holden being challenged by Mathew Morse.
For Village Trustee, incumbent David Bischel, who held the position for more than 40 years, has declined to run again. But no one was nominated at the village caucus back in January so no name appears on the ballot.
For Village Clerk, incumbent Susan Petranovich is being challenged by Laura Lee and Lee is also running for Village Treasurer against Jennifer Lagerstrom.
Village of Knapp
In the Village of Knapp, incumbent Georgene Close is unopposed on the ballot for Village President. For the three open seats on the Village Board, Ramona Sobottka, Eugene Lemke and Tony Flom are the only candidates on the ballot.
Village of Wheeler
There are contests for the two open seats on the Village of Wheeler Board. Here, Linda Crosby and Ben Stephens are seeking the Village President’s office, while Lillie Milune and Tess Koehler are running for the open trustee seat.
Town of Hay River
In the Town of Hay River, Russell Hitz is seeking another term as Town Chairman and is running unopposed. For Supervisor Number One, Cindy Hoff and John Cassellius are running for that office, while Ned Hahn has no opposition for the Supervisor Number two seat.
Michelle Drury is unopposed for another term as Town Clerk and Susan Hitz is being challenged by Angie Cassellius for Town Treasurer.
Town of New Haven
There are no contests on the April 2nd ballot except for the town treasurer. Here Mark Bartz and Laura Ulrich are seeking the job. For Town Chairman Marv Prestrud is running unopposed while Jeffrey Carlsrud and Tom Schoonover are seeking the two open seats on the town board.
Town of Sheridan
Here, incumbents are the only candidates on the town ballot. David Bartlett for town chairman, while Larry Amble and Peter Score are asking to serve another term on the town board.
Town of Sherman
In the Town of Sherman, there are contests for all three open seats on the Town Board.
For the Town Chairman, Chase Potter is challenging incumbent, Daniel J. Fedderly.
For Supervisor Number One Paul Heifner is running against Charles L. Maves and for the Second Supervisor seat Amanda Klasterman is challenging Daniel J. DeBee.
Five on School Board
Ballot in Glenwood City
Five people appear on the April 2nd Spring Election Ballot for the three open seats on the Glenwood City School board.
Steve Davis, Danielle Unruh and Matthew R. Main are challenging incumbents Lori Klinger and Sally Standaert. Long-time member and current board vice president John Logghe, who has decided not to seek another three-year term on the school board, holds the third seat.
Over the weekend, Matthew Main informed the Tribune Press Reporter and the Glenwood City School District that he has decided to withdraw his candidacy for an open seat on the school board. Main’s name, however, will still appear on the April 2nd ballot.
No Race for Boyceville
In the Boyceville School District, the two incumbent board members are running unopposed to be returned to the board. They are Tim Sempf and Jeremy Mittlestadt.
Notices of the election and facsimile ballots are published in this week’s issue. For St. Croix County, the notices are sent to county residents by way of a special insert in this issue of this newspaper. For Dunn County residents, the ballot notices are printed within the pages of this issue.