The Cassgram is calling attention to smaller races on the November 6th ballot.
Among the races are:State Legislator, District 2 - R. Paul Lambert, Plattsmouth; Bill Kintner, Papillion
County Commissioner - 1st District - John Warsing, Republican, Plattsmouth; John A. Baroni, Democrat, Plattsmouth
County Commissioner - 4th District - Dan Henry, Republican, Louisville; Eric Nielsen, Democrat, Weeping Water
Elmwood/Murdock - District 97 – Board of Education (3 seats) - Mark Luetchens, Murdock; Kathryn J. Frahm, Elmwood; Richard B. Hawks Jr., Elmwood; Diann Stille, Elmwood
Louisville - District 32 – Board of Education (3 seats) - John Winkler, Cedar Creek; Kim Stohlmann-Roecker, Louisville; Margaret M. Minchow, Cedar Creek; Travis J. Klein, Louisville; Robert Derby, Louisville; Sue F. Laughlin, South Bend
City of Plattsmouth - 1st Ward - Steve Riese; Cari Morehouse
City of Plattsmouth - 2nd Ward - Terry D. Tilson; Richard A. Tony Salazar
City of Plattsmouth - 3rd Ward - Barry Argento; Wanda Wiemer
City of Plattsmouth - 4th Ward - Ryan D. Winters; Terry C. Kerns
Avoca Village Trustees (2) - Harold Ehmke, Bonnie Miller, Richard F. Moses
Eagle Village Trustees (3) - John Surman, T. Perry Gillaspie, Travis L. Moore, Ron Craft, Michael Nespor, James L. Cooper, Tyler Buckbee
Elmwood Village Trustees (2) – Grace Ronhovde, Curt Wilhelm, Pat Wray
Greenwood Village Trustees (3) - Nathan Ahlman, David Moll, Harry J. Swenson, Jim Wrich, Don Wilken
Union Village Trustees (3) - Wayne F. Plybon, Charles CJ Seyler II, Robert Bobby Brown, Heather Boardman
The villages of Elmwood, Greenwood and Murray are asking voters to decide special issues.
In Elmwood, the yes or no question is: “Shall the sale of alcoholic liquor, except beer, by the drink be licensed in the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska?" (archives 11/1/12)
The Village of Greenwood’s resolutions concern a bond issue and paying for it.
The first question is whether Greenwood should borrow an amount not to exceed $800,000 for constructing a building for use as a Village Hall/Community Center on land owned by the Village and levy special taxes to pay for the bonds “if not paid from other revenue sources.”
The second resolution concerns another way of funding the Village Hall/Community Center in the event a majority of votes cast are in favor of the first resolution. It asks if Greenwood should modify the current sales tax by increasing it “to one and one half percent and directing three-quarters percent for use for capital improvements to the Village Streets and directing three-quarters percent for construction and/or maintenance of a Village Hall/Community Center.” archives 9/12/2012)
Murray’s resolution is for a 1% city sales tax. If passed, the tax would go into effect April 1st of 2013. The tax would have no sunset (ending) date. Based upon the sales and use tax receipts from the Nebraska Department of Revenue, the village board says Murray could generate up to $20,000 annually with the 1% sales tax. (archives 6/15/12)