April 8th Municipal Election Results.

Slightly less than 13 percent of registered voters in Franklin County made it to the polls yesterday. The Franklin County Use Tax did not pass, but you can expect to see it on future ballots, while a 10 cent property tax increase for the Scenic Regional Library passed by less than 100 votes. A one point five eight million dollar bond issue for the Pacific Fire protection district easily passed. The St. Clair Collector will remain an elected position and Sullivan voters approved an 8 cent tax increase for the library.

Incumbent Josh Brinker defeated Carolyn Witt for the Ward 4 Washington city council seat and two new members were elected to the Washington School board, Rebecca Voelkerding and Susan Thatcher while Scott Byrne was reelected. Jeff Palmore defeated incumbent Pacific Mayor Herb Adams. Aaron Bockhorst, Tamara Weinhold and Virgil Weideman were elected to the Union R-11 school board. Bill Hammack will remain the St. Clair chief of police and Matt Mansell was reelected Pacific Marshall.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 6 hours ago

Whether it was simply a matter of academic discussion or a trial balloon floated and exploded, President Obama's comments on mandatory voting surely has folks talking.

They should.

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SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 8 min ago

The NCAA Tournament regional semifinals begin Thursday with a quartet of games.