Voters in the Clarion Goldfield and Dows school districts on Tuesday voted approved the reorganization of the two districts. It will be the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community School District beginning in the 2014-15 school year. The measure was approved in the Clarion Goldfield district 505 to 7 while in Dows the measure received a support of 178 yes and 30 voting no. With yesterday's vote,the students that Dows in pre-kindergarten through third grade will be attending school in Clarion starting next fall. The elementary building in Dows will be closing at the end of this school year after 100 years.
In the other results of Tuesday in Wright County, voters in the Clarion Goldfield board elected Timothy Nagle to serve on the director at large seat as he was unopposed. He received 484 votes. Beth Jackson received 415 votes and Elizabeth Severson received 405 votes for their seats on the Clarion Goldfield school board.
In Dows, there was no contest for the school board election. Betty Ellis recevied 169 votes, Cynthia Ingebritson received 172 votes and Corey Jacobson with 183 votes.
At Belmond Klemme,there were three people competing for the two at large seats on the school board. The winners were Lynn Loux with 142 votes and Jim Swenson with 135 votes. Susanne Berkland received 116 votes. Scott Hickman was unopposed for the Belmond Klemme director seat in district 4 with 188 votes.
Votes in Eagle Grove approved the measure of renewing the PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment) Levy by a vote of 192 to 29. The Instructional Support Levy was approved 189 to 33 by the voters in the Eagle Grove School District. Erin Halverson and Jon Rowen were elected to their seats on the Eagle Grove School Board Tuesday. Halverson received 180 votes and Rowen with 190.
In Hamilton County there was a light turnout for the school board election on Tuesday. At Northeast Hamilton Bruce Mark received 153 votes for the director in District 3. Eric Patterson received 189 votes for director in District 1. Marlin Pruismann received 193 votes and Roxanne Anderson received 166 votes for the director at large seats. All four will be sworn in at a future board meeting.
At South Hamilton there was no contest as Marie Johnson and Wil Johnston each received 44 votes for their respective seats on the school board.
Voters at Stratford approved the adoption of a revenue purpose statement describing the use of money from the penny sales and services tax for schools received by the Stratford School District by a vote of 43 to 9. There was no contest for the three seats on the Stratford school board. Julie L. Patterson received 49 votes, Chad Smith received 52 votes and Alison Weidemann with 47 votes.
In Webster City both Pam Hayes and Michelle Zahn were re-elected to their seats on the school board. Hayes received 69 votes and Zahn with 70 votes. The two will be sworn in at the October 14th school board meeting.