Larry Bumgardner defeated Jim Janicke for the four-year supervisor’s term in Transit Township. The vote was 62 to 60.
This was the only race for area townships. Brad Voss was elected to the two-year supervisor’s term in Transit Township, which was created by the resignation of Arden Kuehn. Wayne Grams was re-elected clerk.
Kelso Township voters elected Ed Hohnstein supervisor in a write-in ballot with four votes. No one filed for office. He will be contacted by township officials to see if he will accept the position.
Mary Ann Buck was elected to the two-year supervisor’s term. She had been appointed to the position following the death of her husband, Maurice Buck. Marlyes Latzke, who had served as deputy clerk for several years, was elected clerk. Long-time clerk Jim Pfarr did not seek re-election.
Incumbents were elected in other area townships.
In Alfsborg Township, James Kuphal was elected supervisor and Walter Asmus was elected clerk.
Dryden Township residents re-elected Allen Fredin supervisor and Lori Doering clerk.
In New Auburn Township, Dale Schauer was re-elected supervisor and Donald Wolff was re-elected clerk.
Sibley Township residents re-elected Ed Pioske supervisor and David Kahle clerk.
Sibley Township voters also approved combining the clerk and treasurer’s position 88 to 25. Kahle has been serving as both since the death of treasurer Karl Dietz last year. The office will be combined effective Jan. 1, 2011.
Four townships – Sibley, Dryden, Kelso and New Auburn – approved a measure to transition to six year terms for town supervisors. In the past, the supervisors have served four year terms. The votes in each township approving the measure were as follows:
Sibley – 75 to 42
Dryden – 87 to 38
Kelso – 74 to 58
New Auburn – 96 to 85