AV-W School Referendum Passes

Feb 18, 2014

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Voters in the Arbor-Vitae Woodruff school district have passed a three year operating referendum. Unofficially, the vote total was 500 in favor, 465 opposed.

The total additional revenue is $975,000 over three years.

District Administrator Rich Vought was pleased with the outcome....

"....I think this is a good day for the students of the Arbor-Vitae Woodruff school district and the voters of AV-W showed they support the education of their youth as an investment in the future..."

Primary elections narrow the field to two candidates. In Vilas county, incumbent District 21 supervisor Kathleen Rushlow was defeated. Top vote getter was Kim Simac with 89 votes. Christine Caz was second with 53 votes while Rushlow was eliminated with 25. District 15 incumbent Sig Hjemvick did not run again. For that seat, the top two candidates were Steven Doyen with 48 votes and Jim Schweitzer with 27. Steven Rhode was eliminated with 22 votes.

In Oneida county, District 7 serving the Pelican Lake and Enterprise area found incumbent Bob Mott tallying 88 votes to lead the three-way race, followed by Dennis Schoeneck. Gregory Meyer was eliminated.

In the Vilas town of Lincoln Supervisor's primary, the top two were Bill Hassey and Kara Vander Bloomen. Leon Kukanich was eliminated.

The spring election is set for April 1.