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UPDATE: New mayors elected in Gregory, Winner, Springfield

Three area towns will have new mayors following Tuesday night's election. Gregory's incumbent Maurice Schlaht was defeated by challenger Scott Anshutz in the mayoral race. Anshutz received 226 votes to beat Schlaht, who received 214 votes. In Spr...

Volunteers Pat Nowak, from left, Arlene Vanden Hoek and Sharon Boyd check a Plankinton resident as they cast their ballot on Tuesday morning at the fire station in Plankinton. In Plankinton incumbent mayor John Staller was challenged by Susan Steele and ward 1 voters decided between incumbent Altman Studeny and challenger Gary Kristensen.(Matt Gade/Republic)
From left, volunteers Pat Nowak, Arlene Vanden Hoek and Sharon Boyd check Plankinton residents as they cast their ballots on Tuesday morning at the fire station in Plankinton. In Plankinton, incumbent mayor John Staller was challenged by Susan Steele and Ward 1 voters decided between incumbent Altman Studeny and challenger Gary Kristensen. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Three area towns will have new mayors following Tuesday night’s election.
Gregory’s incumbent Maurice Schlaht was defeated by challenger Scott Anshutz in the mayoral race. Anshutz received 226 votes to beat Schlaht, who received 214 votes.
In Springfield, George Heisinger was elected mayor, collecting 89 votes. Carl Eastman and John Evenson received 66 and 62 votes, respectively. Incumbent Norman Schelske didn’t run for re-election.
Frank Finney won the mayoral election in Winner, with 339 votes over Roger Farley, who had 292 votes. Incumbent Jess Keesis did not run for re-election.
Incumbent John Staller won the Plankinton mayoral election with 116 votes. Challenger Susan Steele received 93 votes.
Other city, school and town board elections were held across the region Tuesday. Following is a roundup of other area election results from The Daily Republic’s coverage area.
City council/town board
Incumbent Altman Studeny received 54 votes to beat Gary Kristensen for a two-year position on the Plankinton City Council. Kristensen received 32 votes.
Dave Baker was elected to fill a Ward I City Council seat in Winner with 82 votes. Baker beat Isaiah Curtis, who had 71 votes, and Clint Woods, 65 votes.
In Kennebec, Jared Schelske defeated Debra Halverson 56-36 for one three-year term on the Kennebec Town Board.
Colby Brakke had 40 votes to defeat Susan Thomas, who had 12 votes, to win a one-year Ward II term on the Presho City Council. In the field of three candidates for the lone two-year Ward III seat, incumbent Angela Ehlers won with 26 votes. She beat challengers Lance Comp, who had 24 votes, and Robert Christensen, who had three votes.
Beau Byrd was elected to fill a Ward I position on the White Lake City Council. He received 25 votes, beating Dave Pursell, who received 15 votes.
H. Victor Settje, who had 53 votes, beat incumbent Dick Behl, who had 48 votes, for a two-year, Ward I term on the Scotland City Council. In Ward II, Randy Thum, with 31 votes, beat Victor H. Settje, who had 29 votes, for a one-year term. For one, two-year Ward III term, challenger Ron Dvorak won with 28 votes. Dvorak beat incumbent Jerry Neugebauer, who had 17 votes. Ward I had a 42 percent voter turnout with 101 of 241 registered voters casting ballots. In Ward II, 60 of 170 voters went to the polls for a 35 percent voter turnout; and Ward III had a 32 percent voter turnout, with 45 of 140 registered voters casting ballots.
Challenger Steve “Charly” Waltner defeated Randy Broders 93 votes to 36 for a Ward II Freeman City Council position.
In Wessington Springs, incumbent Kathy Vorhees received 75 votes to beat Betsy Krohmer, who received 29 votes, for a single Ward I City Council seat. In Ward II, incumbent David Ness received 19 votes, losing to Lynnette Neely, who received 45 votes. Kim Baker received 67 votes to be elected to the open Ward III council position. Baker beat incumbent Dustin Weber, who received 27 votes.
School board
Jim Munsen and Glenn Eimers were elected to fill two, three-year seats on the White Lake school board. Munsen received 114 votes, Eimers had 102, and the third candidate, Kris Pursell, received 46 votes.
Kyle Weier and Laverne Diede won seats on the Freeman School Board with 236 and 225 votes, respectively. Losing candidate, Cory Schrag, finished with 222 votes.
Board of trustees
Jay Bruinsma was elected to fill one, three-year term on the Stickney Board of Trustees with 78 votes. Rose Anderson received 33 votes and Jon Beckman had 50 votes.
Mike Redd received 54 votes and was elected to a one-year term on the Delmont Board of Trustees. Losing candidates William Kreis received 16 votes and Ronald Koenig received seven votes. Steve Gundrum received 23 votes in the race for a two-year trustee position. Robert Hotchkiss won with 52 votes. Earla Strid received 44 votes, beating Larry Clouse, with 32 votes, for the three-year trustee position.
Brenton Fuchs and Robert Altenburg won three-year terms on the Pickstown Board of Trustees. The third candidate was Waldon Olson. Vote totals were not available.
Terry Nedved received 55 votes to beat Steven Muilenburg for a three-year term on the Board of Trustees in Alpena. Muilenburg received 26 votes.

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