Election 2019: Filing deadline passes

With the filing deadline passed, at least one person has filed for each open city and school board position locally. Filings had to be submitted by noon Monday, June 3, to election officials.

Locally, four seats on the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education and three seats on the Sabetha City Commission, are up for election this November.

On the USD No. 113 Board of Education, Positions One, Three, Five and Seven are open.

Position One includes the part of the school district located in Hamlin, Morrill and Walnut townships in Brown County, and Berwick Township in Nemaha County. Position One currently is held by James Scoby, and he has re-filed for the position. Also filing for Position One is Ken Cannon.

Position Three includes the part of the school district lying within the city limits of Sabetha, beginning at the west city limit on Main Street, then east on Main Street to Old Highway 75, then southerly and westerly following the city limits to the place of beginning. Position Three currently is held by Kathy Lippert, and she has re-filed for the position. She is running unopposed.

Position Five includes the part of the school district in Nemaha County, beginning at the northwest corner of Section 2-12-1, then south three miles, then east two miles, then south 2-1/2 miles to the district boundaries — thus including all property located in Washington, Gilman, Rock Creek and Adams townships which is within the school district, excluding the City of Sabetha. Position Five currently is held by Leslie Scoby, who has filed for re-election. She is running unopposed.

Position Seven is the board’s at-large member and can be any person residing with the school district. Position Seven currently is held by Sabetha resident Kent Saylor, and he has re-filed for the position. He is running unopposed.

On the Sabetha City Commission, three positions are open — Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, currently held by Nick Aberle; Commissioner of Utilities, currently held by Norman Schmitt; and Commissioner of Streets, currently held by Julie Lancaster-Burenheide. All three commissioners have re-filed for their respective positions and are running unopposed.

Other cities and open positions in the readership area include the following: City of Bern, three council members; City of Goff, mayor and five council members; City of Oneida, mayor and five council members; City of Wetmore, mayor and five council members; City of Seneca, mayor, treasurer and three council members; City of Morrill, mayor and five council members; and City of Fairview, three council members.

In Brown County, no one has filed for any of the open positions on the Morrill council or for mayor. On the Fairview council, Charlie Brockhoff has filed for re-election.

In Nemaha County, no one has filed for any of the open positions on the Oneida council or for mayor.

For the City of Bern, Timothy Miller, Carla Meyer and Nathan Streit have filed for council positions.

For the City of Goff, Patricia Dean has filed for mayor; and Barbara Wiggins, Walker Uhl and Nancy Gosling for filed for council positions.

For the City of Wetmore, Robert Carson has filed for mayor; and Michelle Cochran and Curtis Goodman have filed for council positions.

For the City of Seneca, filings are as follows: for mayor, Joe Mitchell; for treasurer, Kathy O’Brien; for Ward One council member, Ray Shinn; for Ward Three council member, Michael Stallbaumer; and no filings for council member of the second ward.

Other school board positions open in the readership area include the following: Nemaha Central USD No. 115, Positions One, Three, Five and Seven; and Hiawatha USD No. 415, Positions One, Two, Three and Seven.

On the USD No. 115 Board, filings are as follows: Position One, no filing; Position Three, Amy Huerter; Position Five, Jason Hammes; and Position Seven, Owen R. Zinke.

On the USD No. 415 Board, filings are as follows: Position One, Jeffrey Brockhoff; Position Two, Thomas E. Simmer; Position Three, Ian Schuetz; and Position Seven, Amy J. Kopp.

Important Dates

July 16 – Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election

July 17 – First day advance voting ballots are mailed and first day of in-person advance voting

August 6 – Primary Election, if needed. Primary elections are only held if three or more candidates file for the same position.

October 15 – Last day to register to vote for the General Election

October 16 – First day advance voting ballots are mailed and first day of in-person advance voting

November 5 – General Election

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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.

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