First Filings for April Municipal Elections

Filing opened Tuesday morning for the April 8th municipal elections. In Washington, the office for mayor, four city council members, city attorney and municipal judge will be on the ballot. Incumbent Mayor Sandy Lucy, so far doesn’t have any challengers but citizens have until January 21st to file. The race for ward four will be between former representative Carolyn Witt and current councilman Josh Brinker. Council members Steve Sullentrup, Mark Hidritch and Greg Skornia are running unopposed for their current seats. Long time city attorney Mark Piontek also filed Tuesday. According to City Clerk Mary Trentmann, at this time no candidates have filed for municipal judge.

In the City of Union, three incumbents were the first to file. Alderman David Pope in Ward 4, Robert Schmuke in Ward 1 and Dale Schmuke in Ward 2. The office of City Collector held by Terry Copeland will expire in April with no candidates filed. No candidates have filed for the ward three alderman seat.

The City of St. Clair municipal election filings are as follows. Tiffany Burton for city collector, Bill Hammack for city marshal, Nathan Tate in Ward 1 and so far, there are no filings for Ward 2.

In New Haven, incumbent ward two alderman Steven Miller filed on Tuesday, no candidates have filed for Ward 1.

In the Washington School District, two of three seats have candidates filed. Current School Board President, Scott Byrne and first time candidate Janie Chalem were the first to file.

The race for the Union School Board is heating up with four candidates filing for three vacant seats. Virgil Weideman, Tinecia Schuttenburg, Aaron Bockhorst and Terresa Connelly will appear on the April ballot.

School board and city office filings need to be in by January 21st.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 9 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 33 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.