School bond fails 2 to 1

Boone Central School patrons turned down a $20.85 school building proposal by a margin of more than two to one in Tuesday’s primary electon.

A total of 1,186 votes (67.5 percent) were cast against the bond proposal, while there were 570 votes (32.5 percent) in favor of the measure.

The bond proposal would have funded a new high school building, along with renovation of the present Albion school building to serve as a pre-kindergarten, elementary and middle school. The proposal also included a 500-seat fine arts auditorium as part of the high school building complex, and renovation of the existing outdoor athletic complex.

Voters in eight precincts cast ballots in the Boone Central bond election.

In the Republican race for District 2 Boone County Commissioner, incumbent Jerry Tisthammer was elected to a fourth four-year term on the board.

Tisthammer defeated challenger Tom Fick by a margin of 66 votes, 359 to 293. The race was a rematch from four years ago, when Tisthammer edged Fick by only eight votes.

Albion to Get Keno

Albion voters approved a keno lottery issue on the primary ballot by a margin of 522 votes in favor to 245 against.

More details in the May 16 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.

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