Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Hasch re-elected to city commission

One of the two open seats on the Concordia city commission has been filled while the other is still up for grabs.
Christy Hasch was elected to a third term on the city commission in Tuesday's election.
Hasch, who was first elected to the commission in 2013 and then re-elected in 2016, was the top vote getter among the four candidates vying for two seats with 448 votes.
The other seat on the commission up for election is too close to call.
Former commissioner Marsha Wentz leads incumbent Sam Sacco, 415-413.
The final results of the election will not be decided until the canvassing of the ballots by the Cloud County board of commissioners on November 18. That will include the counting of the provisional ballots.
Gary Jeardoe also sought a seat on the city commission. He received 316 votes.
There were 1,623 votes cast in Cloud County with a 27.99 percent voter turnout.
One incumbent was re-elected to the Cloud County board of trustees along with a pair of new members.
There were four candidates on the ballot seeking to fill three seats.
Ellen Anderson, Concordia, earned a third term on the college board. She received the second most votes with 842.
Jim Koch, Clyde, and Richard Hubert, Concordia, were also elected to the board.
Koch was the leading vote getter with 1,100.
Hubert received 807 votes.
Tom Tuggle, seeking a third term on the college board, finished fourth with 686 votes.
Jerad Monzon ran a write-in campaign for the board.
There were 346 write-in votes cast. It had not yet been determined how many of those Monzon received.
Four seats on the Concordia Unified School District 333 board of education were up for election. Only one of those was contested.
Kevin Pounds, District 4, Position At-Large seat, was elected to a fourth term with 641 votes. He defeated Nancy Owen, who received 486 votes.
Mark Nordell, District 2, Position 2, 1,013 votes; and Tony Miller, District 3, Position 3, 886 votes, were re-elected to the board of education.
Bryan Bombardier, District 1, Position 1, was elected to fill the seat vacated by Steve Wetter with 1,061 votes.
Three incumbents were re-elected to the Jamestown city council led by Royce Bruntzel with 34 votes. Jason Martin, 33 votes, and Thomas Thoman, 30 votes, were also re-elected.
Kimberly Cashman received 14 votes.
Voters in Cloud County approved the Kansas Eliminate Revision of Census Population Amendment by a vote of 776 to 593.
The measure, which ends the state's practice of adjusting the U.S. Census population regarding military personnel and students when redistricting the Kansas State Legislature, carried 59.66 percent to 40.34 percent statewide.


Concordia Blade-Empire

510 Washington St.
Concordia, KS 66901