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North Dickinson bonding proposal passes; Sagola renews millages

JAN LEWIS AND JOAN STOHL look up Ben DeRidder’s voter information at Iron Mountain City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — North Dickinson County School District voters approved a $300,000 bonding issue and Sagola Township voters endorsed millage renewals in Tuesday’s primary election.

The school proposal received 400 yes votes to 211 no votes. The 1 mill levy, or $1 per 1,000 in taxable property value, will help finance two new buses and technology upgrades and equipment over the next three years.

Sagola had three millages up for renewal and all passed easily:

— 1 mill, or $1 per $1,000 of taxable value, for two years for fire protection, raising an estimated $50,870 when first levied in 2021, approved 221 yes to 66 no.

— 0.75 mills, or 75 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, for two years for ambulance protection, raising an estimated $38,150 when first levied in 2021, approved 227 yes to 57 no.

— 1 mill, or $1 per $1,000 of taxable value for four years for road repairs, raising an estimated $50,870 in the first year, 2021, approved 195 yes to 91 no.

In contested township races Tuesday:

— Breitung Township had five candidates in the Republican primary for four trustee seats. Paul J. Taff received the most votes with 533, followed by incumbent Aaron Rochon, 505; Ben Peterson, 477; incumbent Rich Wales, 470; and incumbent Brent Johnson, 462.

— Breen Township had three Republican candidates for two trustee seats. Travis Woodward, 140 votes, and Mick Reynolds, 115 votes, prevailed over Kimberly L. Cary, 44 votes. There will now be a three-way race in November, with Kevin E. Cary qualifying for the ballot with 18 votes in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary for Breen treasurer, Katie Dixon defeated Claude Siders, 120 to 66. In a Republican primary for constable, Brian Farwell defeated Brenda R. Cary, 112 to 59.

— In the Waucedah Township Republican primary for constable, Danny Kelly prevailed over Dave Wilcox, 62 to 31.

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