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12 December 2018

  • Songs of the season
    The Princeton Public Library is continuing its tradition of live holiday music on the Fridays before Christmas. Pictured is Gayle Little as she began playing on Dec. 7. Music teacher Kathy Allen and her students will play from 4 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 14, and children’s librarian Cheryl Bebej will be at the piano during the same time on Dec. 21.

  • Candidates line up to file for Consolidated Election
    PRINCETON — There was a line of candidates at the door of the Bureau County Clerk’s Office at 8 a.m. Monday, all eager to file nominating petitions for local school board seats in the April 2 Consolidated Election.

    Bureau County Clerk Matt Eggers will have to conduct three drawings for candidates seeking election for Hall High School Board, Princeton High School Board and Princeton Elementary School Board. This means two candidates for each board filed petitions at the same time.

    A drawing will determine whose name will appear first on the ballot. Eggers has yet to announce when the drawings will be held.

    Candidates for other positions, such as municipalities, village boards, park boards, library districts, community college boards, etc., also began filing Monday with an official representing the local governmental board or position for which they seek election.

    The petition filing period will continue this week and will end at the end of the business day Monday, Dec. 17. The Bureau County Clerk’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The office is located at 700 S. Main St. in Princeton.

    Princeton High School Board

    There are three seats open on the board. Those seats are held by Alvin Taylor, Gary Hanna and Terry Smallwood. On Monday, Taylor and Hanna filed at 8 a.m. There will be a drawing to see whose name will appear on the ballot first. Those were the only two candidates to file petitions Monday.

    Princeton Elementary School Board

    There are three seats open on the board. Those seats are held by Steve Bouslog, J.P. Aley and Mark Frank. On Monday, Aley and Bouslog filed at 8 a.m. There will be a drawing to see whose name will appear on the ballot first. Those were the only two candidates to file petitions Monday.

    Hall High School Board

    There are four seats open on the board. The seats are held by Michael Morris, Joe Bezely, Jack Boroski and Paul Quinn. On Monday, Morris and Bezely both filed at 8 a.m. There will be a drawing to see whose name will appear on the ballot first. Also on Monday, newcomer Richard Savitch turned in a petition.

    Spring Valley Elementary School Board

    There are three seats open on the board. They are currently held by Jason Casford, Jack Kusek and Trisha Harrison. On Monday, Casford filed a petition for re-election.

    LaMoille School Board

    There are six seats open on the board, including two unexpired two-year terms and four four-year terms. The two-year unexpired seats are held by Jim Scully and Cindy Shevokas. The four-year seats are held by Kevin Anderson, Jeff Pinter, Nick Pinter and Joyce Sondgeroth. On Monday, Shevokas filed a petition to keep her seat on the board.

    DePue School Board

    There are four seats open on the board. The seats are held by Llesenia Leon, Paul Bosnich, Richard Hernandez and Antonio Leon. On Monday, newcomer Trisha Draper filed a petition.

    Ladd Grade School Board

    There are three seats open on the board. They are currently held by Denny Galetti, Mark Mosbach and Joe Coutts. On Monday, Galetti filed a petition for re-election.

    Ohio Grade School Board

    There are three seats open on the board. They are currently held by Rachael Fitzpatrick, Brenda Reuter and Donald Reuter. On Monday, Fitzpatrick filed a petition for re-election.

    Spring Valley City Council

    There are four seats open on the council. On Monday, five candidates filed petitions for four alderman wards.

    In Ward 1, newcomer Edward Jauch filed a petition. The seat is currently held by Mike Herrmann. In Ward 2, incumbent Fred West filed. In Ward 3, there will be a contested race as incumbent Deb Baltikauski and newcomer Luke Ladgenski both filed petitions. In Ward 4, incumbent Ken Bogacz filed a petition.

    Princeton Park District Board

    There are two seats open on the board. They are currently held by Andy Marti and Dennis Nink. On Monday, Marti filed a petition for re-election.

  • Light Up Princeton contest entry deadline is Thursday
    The Princeton Chamber of Commerce is holding its third annual Light Up Princeton contest to choose who has best decorated their home during this Christmas season. There are five categories with the top winner receiving $250. There’s no cost to enter, and all entries must be received at the Prouty Building by noon on Thursday, Dec. 13. Winners will be judged that evening after 5:30 p.m. Categories include “Chamber’s Choice,” “Most Elegant,” “The Griswold Award,” “The Most Traditional” and “The People’s Choice Award.” Pictured is last year’s winning home, which is located on North Vernon Street near Clark Street.

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