KIKS & KIOL Radio News 11/8/2017

There were very few contested races in yesterday’s Allen County elections.  In Iola, Jon Wells was elected mayor and all of the unopposed council candidates won.  Those are Nancy Ford, Gene Myrick and Ron Ballard.  Ward 4 had no announced candidate but had 32 write in votes.  In Iola USD 257 school board, Jennifer Coltrane defeated Tracy Lee for position number 5.  Kevin Heisler, Helen Harrington and Nathan Ellison were the top three running for the trio of seats in Humboldt USD 258.  For Savonburg mayor, Vern Cuppet Jr. leads Aaron Wilson, 16 votes to 14.  All of the write-in votes from all Allen County elections are not yet available.  We have all of the Allen County election results posted on the Iola Radio Facebook page.  You can also get there from our website,  In Neosho County, the ambulance sales tax question passed by a wide margin, 64 to 36 percent.  And in the race for Chanute City Commission, the top three vote getters were Jacob LaRue,  Sam Budreau and Randy Galemore.  (11/8)

Representatives of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency spoke with members of the Moran City Council this week about their services. According to The Iola Register, members were told that Moran would have spent roughly 38 percent less in wholesale electricity costs if it were part of a consortium. Last year, that would have been about $157,000. (11/8)
Local volunteers are working hard to light up the Iola square for the holidays. Organizers have reached out to every downtown building owner, asking them to purchase added lights. So far, about 18 buildings have been outfitted. Meanwhile, other volunteers are working to make the ground display on the square bigger and better than last year. (11/8)


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