Election Day in Sheridan County had no contested county government races, just 2 contested city councils and 2 contested school boards plus one local ballot measure.
Gordon had 4 candidates for 3 city council seats. Winning the seats were Thomas Evans with 344, Tim Bounous with 270, and Dennis Child with 238 – just 9 more than Angela Mashek.
Rushville’s 3 council seats up this election also drew 4 candidates. Claiming those seats were Clint Andersen with 200 votes, Mark Loosvelt 149, and Barbara Stava with 80 – 15 more than Nancy York-O’Brien.
Rushville voters also approved renewing the sales tax that helps fund the Parkview Lodge nursing home and assisted living. Extending the sale tax passed with 70% of the vote 199-60.
The Gordon-Rushville School Board race drew the full 6 candidates for 3 seats. Emerging victorious were Carrie Child with 774 votes, Cassie Craven 716, and Sth Tausan 652. After that it was Kathleen Willnerd with 608, Tyler Banks 607, and Jason Gantz 477.
The Hay Springs School Board also attracted 6 candidates for 3 seats. Finishing on top were David Russell with 230, Katie Stock 225, and Jim Varvel 205. Justin Anderson was another 7 back at 198 while Holly Scherbarth git 123 abd Hystub Ratner 80.
Elsewhere in the Panhandle, Scottsbluff voters narrowly turned down a half-cent sales tax to fund a new aquatics center 52-48%.
In the Legislative District 48 race, a late surge gave Brian Hardin a 51-49% win over Don Lease II to succeed the term-limited John Stinner.