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Voters decide boards, levies May 19

Voters go to the polls next Tuesday, May 19, to decide on school district levies as well as open school and hospital board positions. Depending on the district, the following races/decisions will be on the Idaho County ballot.

School Levies

Cottonwood Joint School District 242 will ask its patrons for a $350,000 supplemental levy for the 2015-16 school year.

Salmon River Joint School District 243 patrons will go to the polls to vote on a $545,000 supplemental levy for 2015-16.

Kamiah Joint School District 304 will ask its patrons to provide $325,000 supplemental levy.

Nezperce Joint School District 302 patrons will decide on a $475,000 supplemental levy.

MVSD 244 Board

Three people are seeking one four-year-term for zone 2 in Mountain View School District 244: Julia York of Elk City, Casey Smith of Clearwater and Paul Baldwin of Harpster.

Uncontested is zone 1, sought by Lot Smith of Grangeville, and zone 4, sought by Michael Dominguez of Kooskia. Both are incumbents. This race will not appear on the ballot.

The Idaho County Elections Office clarifies that only voters in zone 2 will be deciding on board candidates for this contested race. Questions, call 983-2751.

Syringa Hospital Board

For a two-year-term seat on the Syringa Hospital board of trustees, vying are Judy Scribner and Barbara Essen, both of Grangeville.

Three people have filed for one four-year term: Morris Bentley of Grangeville, Steven Didier of Kooskia and Paula Calcaterra of Harpster.

Two six-year-term positions are uncontested, sought by Dave Green and Craig Spencer, both of Grangeville.

Highway Districts

Kidder Harris Highway District: One position is open for commissioner sub-district 3, sought by Douglas R. Boller and Gary Renshaw.

White Bird Highway District: Two positions are open. Contested is commissioner sub-district 3, sought by Dean Klement and John Bailey. Uncontested is commissioner sub-district 2, sought by Joaquin Lowe.

Information on polling places and sample ballots are available through the Idaho County Clerk’s Office, 983-2751, or go online: .

Polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sample ballots and polling place locations are in this week’s Free Press, pages 4-5B.


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