Adams County residents cast their ballots

The people have spoken, and the election results are in.

A voter gets instructions. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)
A voter gets instructions. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)

•Adams County

Dustin Laufer and incumbent Gene Seamands were up for vote for the at-large position on the Adams County Commission. Laufer received 547 votes to Seamands’ 455 votes. Ninety-five write-in votes were also tallied which included 79 going for Kathy Vliem. All three candidates will be moving on to the general election in November.

Volunteers help out during the primary election. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)
Volunteers help out during the primary election. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)

•City of Hettinger

Mayor Richard Wyman won his bid for re-election after he went uncontested. He received 322 votes with eight write-in votes being tallied.

Both Suzie Reuther and Kim Markegard won their bids for re-election. Reuther received 310 votes and Markegard received 270 votes. There were also 21 write-in votes.

Kevin Ormiston won the rural position on the Hettinger School Board. Ormiston defeated Tenille Guthrie with 365 votes. Guthrie received 223 votes and nine write-in votes were counted.

Aaron Roseland was elected via write-in votes with 117 votes. Second in the write-in column was Scott Mattis with 35 votes.

The Hettinger Park Board had one candidate on the ballot. Garrett Schmitz received 313 votes and David Timm was elected to the second open position with 22 write-in votes.

•City of Reeder

Joe Shafer was elected Mayor with 26 votes. Others receiving votes were Larry Jackson (15), and Jeff Oase (2).

There were two four-year term positions open on the Reeder City Council. Colton Larson received 41 votes and Dennis Munro received nine to win seats on the council. Matt Seaberg received eight votes.

Seaberg won a seat on the council for a two-year unexpired term with eight votes over Munro who received seven.

Linda Verhulst and Shawn Sanford were both elected to the Reeder Park District. Verhulst received 40votes with Sanford tallying four votes. Both positions are for four years.

Jerry Lewton won a two-year unexpired term with four votes for the Reeder Park District.

Residents also voted to continue to publish the city council minutes in the official county newspaper 42-0.

•City of Bucyrus

All candidates up for election were uncontested. Mayor Jim Schaaf received three votes, council member Ardella Dschaak received three votes for the four-year term, and council member Ruben Dschaak was elected to the two-year unexpired term with three votes.

The citizens of Bucyrus also voted to not publish their city minutes in the official county newspaper 0-3.

•City of Haynes

All candidates up for election were uncontested. Council member Rita Wittet received 10 votes for a four-year term.

Haynes residents voted down a measure that would require the city to publish their minutes in the official county newspaper 1-9.

Residents of Cedar and Maine townships of Adams County also were given the option to vote on forming an ambulance district in Regent. By creating the ambulance district, they would be able to levy up to 10 mills to support their operations. Those residents voted to approve the measure 11-1. The mill levy will only effect those residents in the two townships, according to Auditor Pat Carroll.

All election results are unofficial until they are canvassed.