Primghar, Iowa — The people of Primghar have defeated a measure that would have forced Black Hills Energy to sell their Primghar gas system to the city of Primghar.
The unofficial vote was 160 yes to 179 no votes. That’s 47.2% yes votes, and 52.8% no votes.
If the measure had passed, the City would have purchased the system at a price set by the court, and they would have established a municipal gas utility.
In Hartley, the only person with her name on the ballot to fill a vacancy on the city council was the winner of the election. Unofficially, Valerie Moermond received 106 votes. Two people received write-in votes. Randy Kramer had 3 and Kevin Snider received one vote.