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City Elections Next Tuesday

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Downing, Clark Seek Glenwood Mayor's Post

By Joe Foreman, Editor

Municipal elections will take place across Mills County next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

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In Glenwood, two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing faces a challenge for a two-year term by former city council person Kim Clark.

The election for mayor will be the only contested race on the ballot in Glenwood. Three incumbent members of the Glenwood City Council - Clare Bangs (at-large), Kay LeFever (at-large) and Susan Hirschman (Ward 3) - are all running unopposed for four-year terms. Voting for all three Glenwood wards will take place at the American Legion Hall.

Mayoral and city council seats are also up in the following Mills County municipalities:

Emerson - Calvin Pearson is running unopposed for mayor; Robert Delisi, Paul Faxon, Nichole Ori and Charles William Moyers are competing for two at-large seats on the city council. Voting will take place in the Emerson Community Building.

Hastings - Troy Hatcher is the only candidate running for mayor; Christine Courtier, Alan D. Crouse, Eva Hall and Joe Poorker are the only candidates for five at-large seats on the city council; Rhonda Crouse is the lone candidate for city treasurer. The polling place for Hastings is the Indian Creek Museum.

Henderson - Maynard Robinson is running unopposed for mayor; Allan Bridges and Terry Byers are the candidates for two at-large seats on the city council. Henderson residents will cast their ballots at City Hall.

Malvern - Toni R. Michel is unopposed as a mayoral candidate; Douglas Shere is unopposed for an at-large seat on the council; Susan K. Dunmire and Shane Gray Sayers are the only candidates for two at-large vacancies on the council. Malvern voting will take place at the Malvern Public Library.

Pacific Junction - James Lovely is unopposed as a mayoral candidate; Rodney G. Bents, Patricia Hatcher, Richard Kerres and Andy Young are the only candidates for five seats on the city council. The polling site is the Pacific Junction Community Center.

Silver City - No candidates have filed for the position of mayor; five at-large seats are up on the city council but only two candidates are running - Debra Belt and Libby Wolff.

Silver City residents will also vote on a public measure that would authorize a property-tax levy of 27 cents per $1,000 assessed value to increase the operating budget of the Silver City Library. Silver City voters will cast their ballots at City Hall.

Ballots for early voting are now available at the Mills County Auditor’s Office in Glenwood. No absentee ballots will be mailed from the auditor’s office after 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

For additional voting and election information, contact the Mills County Auditor’s Office at 527-3146.