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New looks for AFC, Morrison school boards

Only one incumbent defeated in rural school board elections

Two incumbents and two newcomers each won wide races for Morrison and Ashton-Franklin Center school boards Tuesday.

Vice President James Ridley and Clarence “Gus” Linke Jr. were reelected to the Morrison board. Ridley received the most votes, 408, with Linke not too far behind with 370.

Terri L. Wilkens and Lauri A. Helms also were elected, with 327 and 272 votes, respectively.

Incumbent Brandon Shelton and hopefuls Ashley Belha, James DuBois and Sidonna Mahaffey fell short.

At AFC, incumbents Mark Delholtal and Tim Henert were reelected, with 392 and 314 votes, as were newcomers Jennifer Drew, with 410 votes, and Jackie Fransen with 302.

Missy Heisner, Heather Settles, Shaun Thompson and Gretchen Totzke were defeated.

In Amboy, incumbents Nicole Jones, with 226 votes, Jason Leffelman, with 280, and Nichole Stenzel, with 228, were returned to the board seats; Rory White fell short.

In Rock Falls District 13, where three seats were up for grabs, incumbents Robert L. Watts and Shawn Fritz were reelected. One write-in spot also was on the ballot, with Megan Mullan’s name appearing on most of the 20 write-in votes cast.

Board members serve 4-year terms.

OTHER RACES

Morrison school board (top four)

James Ridley – 408

Clarence "Gus" Linke Jr. – 370

Terri L. Wilkens – 327

Lauri A. Helms – 272

Ashley Belha – 265

James DuBois – 235

Brandon Shelton – 159

Sidonna Mahaffey – 109

Ashton-Franklin Center school board (top four)

Jennifer Drew – 410

Mark Delhotal – 392

Jackie Fransen – 302

Tim Henert – 314

Gretchen Totzke – 183

Shaun Thompson – 163

Heather Settles – 159

Melissa Heisner – 72

Amboy school board (top three)

Jason Leffelman – 280

Nichole Stenzel – 228

Nicole Jones – 226

Rory White – 160

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