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By LeAnn R. Ralph
TOWN OF SHERMAN — Voters in the Town of Sherman replaced the incumbent town chair and two incumbent supervisors on the town board with three challengers in the April 2 election.
The Sherman Town Board is composed of a town chair and four supervisors.
The two positions held by town board members Kelly Krause and Paul Wathke were not up for election this year.
Dan Fedderly, incumbent town chair, lost to challenger Chase Potter by 46 votes, with 106 voting for Fedderly and 152 voting for Potter.
“I’m humbled by the support from the residents of the Town of Sherman, and I’m looking forward to serving the community. Most of all, I think our community as a whole should be proud to have had such a great voter turnout with more than twice the number of votes cast than the previous April election,” Potter wrote in an e-mail message.
Charles Maves, incumbent Supervisor 1, lost to challenger Paul Heifner by 67 votes, with 90 votes for Maves and 157 votes for Heifner.
Daniel J. Debee, incumbent Supervisor 2, lost to challenger Amanda Klosterman by 70 votes, with 86 votes for Debee and 156 votes for Klosterman.
In an e-mail message, Heifner said that he, Potter and Klosterman were appreciative of the votes from town residents.
“You have the confidence in us to make the changes you desire. We look forward to serving the Town of Sherman and doing town business in transparency,” Heifner said.
Klosterman did not reply by press time to a request for comment.
Fedderly has served as town chair in Sherman for more than 20 years.
Maves has served as a supervisor on the town board for more than 25 years, and Debee has served on the board for several terms.
Gilbert Krueger, incumbent Boyceville village president, was the only candidate on the ballot for village president and received 105 votes in the April 2 election.
Three candidates were on the ballot for three village trustee positions.
Lukas Montgomery received 101 votes, Bradley D. Stevens received 91 votes, and Bud Gilbertson received 101 votes.
Stevens and Gilbertson are incumbents while Montgomery ran for the position held by incumbent Village Trustee Mary Lagerstrom, who decided not to seek re-election.
The positions for village trustees John Hellmann, Jonathan Ferrell and Keith Sorensen were not up for election this year.
Georgene Close, incumbent Knapp village president, was unopposed on the April 2 ballot and received 76 votes.
Three candidates were on the ballot for village trustee.
Ramona Sobottka received 58 votes, while Eugene Lemke received 71 votes and Tony Flom received 60 votes.
Lemke and Flom are incumbents on the village board.
Two candidates were on the ballot for the village president position in Wheeler.
Incumbent Village President Linda J. Crosby received 16 votes while challenger Ben A. Stephens received 44 votes.
Two candidates were on the ballot for the open trustee position held by Stephens.
Lillie Milune received 36 votes, and Tess Koehler received 23 votes.
The other trustee position was not up for election this year.
Russell Hitz, incumbent town chair in the Town of Hay River, was the only candidate on the April 2 ballot for town chair and received 113 votes.
Two candidates were on the ballot for Supervisor 1.
Incumbent Cindy Hoff received 80 votes for Supervisor 1, and challenger John Cassellius received 40 votes.
Incumbent Ned Hahn was the only candidate on the ballot for the Supervisor 2 position and received 115 votes.
Michelle Drury, clerk, was the only candidate on the ballot for clerk and received 118 votes.
Susan Hitz, treasurer, was challenged for the treasurer’s position by Angie Cassellius.
Hitz received 74 votes, and Angie Cassellius received 48 votes.
David Bartlett, incumbent town chair in the Town of Sheridan, was the only candidate on the ballot for the chair position and received 77 votes.
Larry Amble was the only candidate on the ballot for the Supervisor 1 position and received 85 votes.
Gary Allram, incumbent Supervisor 1, decided not to run for re-election.
Peter Score, incumbent Supervisor 2, was the only candidate on the ballot for the Supervisor 2 position and received 73 votes.
Two candidates were on the ballot for town chair in the Town of Stanton.
Bob Anderson, incumbent supervisor on the town board, received 113 votes for town chair, while Tim H. Mittlestadt received 67 votes.
Incumbent Town Chair Rich Monn decided not to run for re-election.
Two candidates were on the ballot for the two supervisor positions.
Steve Nielsen, incumbent supervisor, received 135 votes, and Kari Hackbarth received 123 votes.
Chuck Siler, incumbent town chair in the Town of Tiffany, was the only candidate on the ballot for town chair and received 97 votes.
Incumbent Supervisor 1 David R. Bartz was challenged by Lee Kegan.
Bartz received 49 votes, and Kegan received 62 votes for the Supervisor 1 position.
Incumbent Supervisor 2 Stephen Boyd was the only candidate on the ballot for the Supervisor 2 position and received 97 votes.
Incumbent town clerk, Katie Moll, was the only candidate on the ballot for clerk and received 101 votes.