Locals Vote in Municipal Elections
|Voters made their way to polls throughout the area as municipal elections were held on Monday, October 18. Above: Dennis Schug lets his ballot drop into the box while Dan Stuckky assists. ©Provost News Photo. More in October 20 edition of The Provost News.Want to Subscribe to The Provost News? Click here.
Local Residents Vote in Municipal Elections
Voting for town and M.D. 52 seats as well as Buffalo Trail Public Schools and villages of Amisk and Hughenden was held all day Monday, October 18.
Town of Provost
There were seven councillors running for six town council seats.
Those elected were: incumbent Dale Gregory with 339 votes, incumbent Dwayne Chopek with 310 votes, Peggy McFadyen with 293 votes, incumbent Betty Varty with 281 votes, incumbent Neil Whiting with 273 votes and incumbent Mike Dennehy with 270 votes,
Also running was Kim Larson, who had 263 votes.
Mayor Ken Knox: who has served five and two third terms was unopposed for his bid for another term.
MD Provost No. 52
In Division 1 in the M.D. Provost 52, incumbent Thomas Schneider won with 41 votes over Alicia Hauck who had 19 votes.
The returning officer reported that of approximately 200 eligible voters, 60 actually voted.
All other M.D. divisions were by acclamation (and all incumbents): Allan Murray: Division 2; Len Kjos: Division 3; Barrie Tripp: Division 4; Jack Roworth: Division 5; Larry Swanson: Division 6; and Fritz Crone: Division 7.
Village of Amisk
Three councillors were needed for the Village of Amisk with four people running:
|Those elected were: Debbie Currier with 54 votes, Ross Dean with 52 votes, Arnold Nordin with 49 votes.
Also running was incumbent Mervin Anholt who had 42 votes.
The returning officer reported that 83 voters turned out for the village election.
Village of Czar
No election was required at the Village of Czar with three people in by acclamation: Marlene Brown (incumbent), George McCluskey and Drew Wildeman.
Village of Hughenden
Three councillors were needed for the Village of Hughenden with five people running.
Those elected were: Charles Adams with 78 votes, Jackie Coughlin who had 70 votes and Eugene Campbell who had 55 votes
Others running were incumbent Christopher Goeseels with 49 votes, and incumbent Marje Swelin who had 28 votes.
Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division No. 28
One trustee was elected from The Provost School Division No. 33 ward (elected by residents of the Town and Municipal District of Provost) where three people were running.
Elected was David Nelson of Metiskow with 348 votes.
Also running was Ivor Jago of Provost who had 239 votes, while Don Anholt of Amisk had 182 votes.
Full story in October 20 edition of The Provost News.
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