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Shullsburg approves roof referendum
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SHULLSBURG—The majority of Shullsburg School District voters approved the roof replacement project in the May 8 election.
Of the 478 voters on May 8, 271 approved the referendum to extend the district’s debt service by $1.375 million. The debt will be paid over three years starting after the existing debt service is paid off in 2015. The final payment will be made in 2018.
District administrator Loras Kruser said the bids for the project came in at approximately $1,011,465. At the May 9 school board meeting the board approved the bids for materials and labor to get the project started as soon as possible. Kruser anticipates construction will start June 4 or 5 as long as the materials have arrived by then. Two parking lots at the school will be closed during the construction process, which should last approximately 10 weeks.
In the eight voting municipalities, only one municipality denied the referendum—the town of Darlington had two votes against and no votes in favor.
Other election results
In the recall election, also held on May 8, Lafayette County had a similar outcome to the statewide results. In the governor race incumbent Scott Walker won the majority of the Republican votes. He will face Democratic candidate Tom Barrett in the recall election on June 5.
In Lafayette County, Walker received 1,475 votes compared to Republican Arthur Kohl-Riggs with 80. Democratic nominees were Barrett with 849 votes, Kathleen Falk with 770, Kathleen Vineout with 82, Doug La Follette with 76 and Gladys R. Huber with 15. Statewide, Walker received 626,538 votes to Kohl-Riggs’ 19,920 and Barrett grasped 390,109 votes compared to Falk with 228,940, Vinehout with 26,926, La Follette with 19,461 and Huber with 4,842.
In the Democratic recall primary for lieutenant governor, Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch will face Mahlon Mitchell, who won the primary with 52 percent of the votes statewide. Mitchell won with 395,944 votes over Ira Robins with 165,074 and Isaac Weix with 197,052. In Lafayette County Mahlon seized 1,105 votes over Weix with 446 and Robins with 444.