Fort Pierre and Gettysburg School District Election Results

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UNDATED – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s current Ward One Alderman will serve another term as voters chose Kevin Gabriel for the office in today’s election. Gabriel was challenged by DD Jacobson, who is a former Stanley County Commissioner. Fort Pierre’s Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen says 70 votes were cast. Gabriel received 56 votes to Jacobson’s 14. She cites voter turnout at 15.84% and says in the last non-mayoral election in 2011, voter turnout was at a similar low mark-71. The canvass board will meet April 15 to declare official results. Two others up for re-election were not opposed-Bob Ricketts in Ward Two and Todd Bernhard in Ward Three.  All of the terms are for two years.

Meanwhile, voters said yes to issuing bonds for a new school in Gettysburg. Voter turnout in the Gettysburg School District was 56% and the $6.9 million dollar bond was passed by a vote of 485 in favor and 135 against. Gettysburg School Business Manager Barb Everson says the bond issue received 78% approval and deems the turnout as good-especially with the weather. Of the 620 votes cast, she says 118 were absentee ballots.  Everson says the districts current high school building was constructed more than 90 years ago. The bond will pay for a new building for junior high and high school students and an auditorium. Construction will begin later this year and the new school structure will be located south of the current building. Next year, she says the older school will be torn down and an auditorium will be built. The current gym will remain standing and will be used as an auxiliary gym.

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