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Florence schools millage passes

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County voters approved a school referendum Tuesday to exceed the revenue cap for four years, beginning with the 2021 school year.

The unofficial count was 730 yes to 563 no.

In a four-way race for three school board seats, newcomer Amber Neuens led with 898 votes, followed by incumbents Ron Yadro, 700; and Mike Theis, 624. Newcomer LeAnn Ziolkowski drew 610 votes.

In the town of Florence, the initial count showed Chairperson Tim Bomberg turning back challenger Jim Gehlhoff, 276 to 274.

In Tipler, incumbent Chairperson Fran Modschiedler defeated Kathleen Netzel, 33-18. A contested supervisor seat went to incumbent Robert Benter over challenger Matt Ruf, 35-15.

In the town of Fence, Jim McLain Sr. unseated Chairperson Fred Hedmark, 55-40.

Several races across the county had registered write-in candidates but none were successful.

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