Big bucks are on the way for Jefferson City schools.
Voters on Tuesday said yes to a $130 million dollar bond issue, and a tax levy increase. The money will go to a second high school, and other improvements. More about this vote here.
Columbia voters mostly stuck with the status quo. They re-elected Helen Wade, Paul Cushing, and Jonathan Sessions to their school board seats, and kept Clyde Ruffin as Ward 1 City Councilman. Matt Pitzer beat Art Jago for the open Ward 5 council post. Randy Morrow and Bob Wagner won their Boone Hospital Trustee races. More about Columbia-area results here.
Lake Mykee is teaming up with Holts Summit. Voters in both communities agreed Tuesday consolidate, improving Lake Mykee’s sewer service and growing Holts Summit’s tax base.
David Kemna (57%) will replace Jim Branch on the Jefferson City Council. Ron Fitzwater (61%) beat Charles Jackson (28%) and Leonard Steinman (11%) to replace the retiring Glen Costales in that council seat.
Lori Massman, Scott Hovis, and Steve Bruce will fill the contested Jefferson City school board seats. Emily Omohundro, Matt Gowin, and Todd Gray were the Fulton school board winners.
Hallsville voters said yes (60%) to a school levy increase, but Mexico did not (51% no). In Ashland, the use tax got 67% approval.
(This story was last updated at 5:04 a.m. Wednesday.)