Northwest Iowa — Tuesday (9/10) is school election day in Iowa.
All voters in our four-county area will be voting on the NCC levy renewal. College officials say this is not a bond issue. It is the basic levy for things like utilities, and it has to be re-approved every ten years.
In the Sheldon School District Steve Holles is challenging Randy Merley for the Director at Large position and Susan Rensink is running unopposed in District One.
At Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Lynn Younie is running unopposed for District Two, there are no candidates for District Three, so your winner will be a write-in or might be appointed. There are three candidates vying for District Five — Daniel Duncan, Lindsay Rupp and Scott Vollink. Voters there will also decide the fate of a Revenue Purpose statement and a PPEL levy.
In the South O’Brien School District, Incumbents Darrell Rehder and Kevin Nelson are both running unopposed for their seats on the board, and a write-in candidate will be the winner or someone will be appointed for the District Six spot.
In the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District, Tasha Bos, Kyle Grimes, Susie Borman, and Tracy Van Diepen are running unopposed for Districts One through Four. For District Five, Incumbent Daniel Berkland is up against challenger Diane Langstraat. Sibley-Ocheyedan voters will also be asked to approve a revenue purpose statement.
In the Central Lyon School District, voters are going to the polls to elect two at-large school board members. Incumbent Chet De Jong is running unopposed for his seat. Scott Postma is running for the other available seat.
In the George-Little Rock School District, Ryan Klingenberg and Wade Netten are running unopposed.
West Lyon voters will be selecting two board members. In the Larchwood area Troy Bauder is running unopposed. In the Inwood area, Incumbent Kyle Knobloch is running unopposed. In District Five, Incumbent Scott Lee is running unopposed.
At Boyden Hull, Mark Nilles is running unopposed for District One. Doug Reuvers and Lisa Te Slaa are running for District Three.
In the MOC/Floyd Valley district, incumbents Gerald Van Roekel and Christine Koerselman are running unopposed for their seats on the board.
In the Rock Valley School District, the incumbents for the at-large seats were Scott Kooima, Al Vermeer, and Terry Van Maanen. Van Maanen and Vermeer are running again, but also on the ballot will be Matt Mousel, Charles Hoogeveen, Steve Van Den Top, and Ben Van Der Brink. Voters are to select three from the field of six. Kooima is not running again.
Voters in the Sioux Center School District will be selecting three at-large school board members. There were three incumbents, two of which have decided to run again — Lori Zomermaand and Dale Kraayenbrink. Tim Dykshorn is not running again, but Jerod Work has thrown his hat into the ring. Since voters are to select three, chances are they will be Zomermaand, Kraayenbrink, and Work. Also, Sioux Center Community School District voters will decide the fate of a $9.7 million bond issue for an Early Childhood Center, an addition to Kinsey Elementary, and repair and remodeling of existing facilities. They’re also voting on a levy to pay the principal on bonded indebtedness.
At West Sioux, incumbents Jeff Eilts and Gary Witt are running unopposed for Districts One and Two, and Ken Koch is running unopposed for the at-large position.
Additionally, Cynthia Porter is running unopposed for NCC District One. Steve Loshman is running unopposed for NCC District Four. Larry Hoekstra is running unopposed for NCC District Seven. And Adam Besaw is running unopposed for District Five.
Hours at the polls on Tuesday will be from noon to 8 PM in Lyon and Osceola Counties, and from 7 AM to 8 PM in O’Brien and Sioux Counties. For more information, you can call NCC, your school district office, or your county auditor.