Pike voters decide school, municipal races

Posted: Apr. 9, 2013 11:16 pm Updated: Apr. 24, 2013 1:15 am

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Pike County voters in one school district and eight communities decided contested races in Tuesday's election.

The Western School Board will have two new faces, with Inky Shover and D. Shane Fee beating out four other candidates to win four-year terms along with incumbent Lorc Weir.

Mayor's races topped several ballots, with Shawn Rennecker winning in Barry over Gary Wycislo, incumbent Kent Goewey over challenger John Sims in Griggsville, William Grimsley over Charles Scranton in Kinderhook, James W. Leeds over Ernest Winchell in Pleasant Hill, Dean Spann over three other candidates, including incumbent Kenny Hubbard, in Nebo, and Tim Fulmer over John Patton in Pearl.

Nebo and Pearl also had highly contested trustee races.

Matthew Guthrie, Brad Guthrie and Leigh Crane took the Nebo seats from a field of five while James Robinson, Danny L. Guthrie and Trent Colvin topped a field of 10 in Pearl. Julia Hatcher defeated Beatrice Patton in the clerk's race in Pearl.

Aldermanic races were decided in Barry, Griggsville and Pittsfield, while voters in Hull and Kinderhook also settled contests for clerk. Christine Kroencke topped Rona Riley in Kinderhook, and Sheila Wood defeated Tonya Pinkston in Hull.