April 6 unofficial election results

Voters in the Jonesburg-High Fire Protection District have unanimously approved a tax increase to update its aging fleet and purchase new equipment, according to unofficial results from the general election on Tuesday.
A total of 133 voters (80.61 percent) approved the tax increase, while only 32 voters (19.39 percent) were against it in the Montgomery County ballot. In the Warren County ballot, a total of 100 voters (80 percent) approved the increase and only 20 were against it.
With voters approving the tax increase, the district will be able to replace three new trucks. It plans to increase its tax levy by 15 cents. The levy increase is estimated to generate an additional $89,659 in new money.
Also, Dena Saak and Linda Ellen Jeffries won mayoral races in Wellsville and Bellflower, respectively. Saak defeated Howard Steele 111-82 to win the Wellsville mayoral race. Jeffries beat Heather Rajchart 29-18 in the Bellflower mayoral race.
There was a three-person race for two seats in the Wellsville-Middletown R-I School Board. Christine Rutherford came out on top in the race with 146 votes. Gabe Maycock and Danielle Freie finished in a tie for the second and final spot with 130. The top two vote-getters serve three-year terms.
Also, there was a ballot for two seats in the Gasconade County R-I School Board. Kevin Stiers and Mark Brooks claimed those two seats by finishing in the top two in the ballot. Stiers was first with 38 votes and Brooks was second with 30. All of the votes came from Big Spring and Rhineland residents.

 

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