Osage County R-2 proposition W passes

BY Elise Brochu, UD Staff Writer
Posted 4/10/24

OSAGE COUNTY — According to results certified Monday by the Osage County Clerk’s Office, a total of 823 ballots were cast during the April 2nd municipal election, or 9.91% of the …

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Osage County R-2 proposition W passes


OSAGE COUNTY — According to results certified Monday by the Osage County Clerk’s Office, a total of 823 ballots were cast during the April 2nd municipal election, or 9.91% of the county’s 8,305 registered voters.

Chamois R-1 Board of Education incumbent Nick Schollmeyer carried the majority of the vote for the district’s two open seats, with 82 votes. Incumbent Kris Wuelling received 62 votes and Sabra Paulsmeyer received 29.

Osage County R-2 Board of Education had two open seats as well. Incumbent Mark J Baker received 330 votes, Brad Peterson received 274, incumbent VP Hannah Swann 164, and there were eight write-ins.

Osage County R-2 School District Proposition W passed with 298 Yes votes and 149 No votes. At Chamois, Mayor Marie Slusser received 25 votes, followed by former mayor Elise Brochu (9), former mayor James Wright (4), Neal Tilly (1), Darie Tuhli (1) and Anne Patlan (1).

For the two two-year alderman seats, Alderman Cole Schaben received 23 votes and Alderman Cheyenna Wolfe received 13, followed by former mayor Jim Wright (7) former alderman Matt Shockley (6), Lacey Garrett (3), Debby Huff (3), Kristy Nolte (2), Tammy Baker (2), Dylan Barnes (2), Nicole Mitchem (2), Debby Gerloff (2), former alderman Rob Skaggs (1), Brad Strobel (1), Sarah Mengwasser (1), Neal Tilly (1), Chris Bingeli (1), Cole Shaferbaum (1), S. Wolfe (1), and former mayor Elise Brochu (1).

For the two one-year seats, Cheyenna Wolfe received 8 votes and former alderman Rob Skaggs received 5, followed by Marcie Duncan (4), Kristy Nolte (4), former alderman Matt Shockley (4), Sherry Conner (4), former mayor Jim Wright (3), Cole Schaben (3), Paige L. (3), Caleb Strope (2), Brad Strobel (2), Lacey Garrett (2), Tammy Baker (2), Dylan Barnes (1), Cheryl Wood (1), Nathan Nolte (1), Debby Huff (1), John Leach (1), Sarah Mengwasser (1), Kyle Burkett (1), Guy Slusser (1), Teresa Skaggs (1), and Lacey Gerloff (1).

At Linn, Christopher Jaegers received 62 votes in an unopposed race for Ward 2 alderman. Steven Boeckmann received 45 votes for Ward 1 alderman, and ther was one write-in.

At Meta, for the two open alderman positions, incumbent Otto Wankum received 10 votes, Lance Juergensmeyer received 9, incumbent Steven Sherrell 5, and there was one write-in.

At Westphalia, for the two open alderman positions, Caitlin Berhorst received 33 votes, incumbent Stanley Heckman received 23, incumbent Lori Asel 18, and there was one write-in.

The Special Road District Tax Levy received 25 yes votes and 14 no votes.

Public Water Supply District 1 of Osage County had 75 yes votes for issuing revenue bonds, and 8 no votes. 

Maries County results have not been certified at this time, however the Osage County results for those elections are as follows.

For the two open Maries County R-2 School District Board of Education seats, the only candidate on the ballot was acting school board President Kenda Sanders, who received 70 votes from Osage County residents. Of the write-in votes from Osage County, Paul Shanks won with 33 votes, followed by Bruce Shanks, Paula Shanks, and Lucas Jones, who each received one vote.

For the City of Belle Mayor, Osage County residents awarded 18 votes to James (PUDD) Mitchell, 11 votes to Tracey A Creswell, and there were 2 write-in votes. For Ward 1 Alderman, former alderman Jeanette Struemph received 18 votes from Osage County residents, and incumbent Emily Williams received 14.

Maries-Osage Ambulance District voters supported annexing the portion of Osage County not currently in the district, 27 yes – 9 no.