Central voters narrowly approve bond issue

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Pollworkers Gilbert Hasse and Karen Kamps help Stephanie Hasse and her daughter McKensie, 21, check in to vote at Central High School on Tuesday. (NYA Times staff photo by Adam Gruenewald)

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Central School District voters narrowly approved a bond issue for improvements to the Central Elementary School on Tuesday.

Voters approved the measure 299-288, with a 50.94 percent approval.

The $3.3 million of 15-year  general obligation bonds will provide for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of an addition to the Central Elementary School.

Speaking on election night, Superintendent Brian Corlett said he was pleased with the results.

“We obviously put that out there as forward thinking to save the taxpayers money,” said Corlett. “We’re happy that it passed.”

Also, voters re-elected incumbents Elroy Latzig and Rich Schug to the school board, along with newcomer Nicole Evenski. David Bleichner was not elected. The third seat had been vacated by Julie Karnes.

Schug captured 421 votes, or 28.95 percent, Latzig won 403 votes, or 27.72 percent, and Evenski had 388 votes, or 26.69 percent. Bleichner garnered 228 votes, or 15.68 percent. There were also 14 write-in votes.

All results are unofficial.

Read a full election wrap up in the Nov. 14 Norwood Young America Times and visit http://www.sos.state.mn.us for full statewide election results.

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