Lorc Weir wins top spot on Western School Board ballot

Posted: Jan. 3, 2013 4:16 pm Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 5:15 pm


BARRY, Ill. -- Lorc Weir will have the top spot on the ballot for the Western School Board election.

The school district held a lottery Wednesday morning to determine who would be listed first on the April 9 ballot.

Seven people filed for the three seats, but five of them -- Derek Ross, Inky Shover, Doug McCallister, D. Shane Fee and Weir -- presented petitions at the same time when the filing period opened on Dec. 17.

Western High School administrative assistant and board secretary Courtney Harris drew names one at a time from a box to determine the ballot order.

Shover will be listed second on the ballot followed by Fee, Ross and McCallister.

Shelley Syrcle and Penny Moyer also filed petitions.

Weir, Syrcle and Moyer currently serve on the board.


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