NEW: CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION NEXT TUESDAY
Registered voters living in Ward 2 of Freeman’s city limits, as well as those who help make up the Menno School District, will head to the polls next week Tuesday, April 12. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside Freeman’s City Hall for the Ward 2 race and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Menno Fire Hall for the school board election.
In the race for the Ward 2 seat on the Freeman City Council, 65-year-old incumbent Steve “Charly” Waltner is being challenged by 54-year-old Terry Waterman, who lost a bid for mayor to Michael Walter two years ago. A Q&A with both candidates is printed on page 5A.
And in the race for Menno School Board, three vacancies are up for grabs.
For a single two-year term on the board, 46-year-old Tim Freier is facing 35-year-old Molly Huber for the seat currently occupied by Jill Haberman, who chose not to seek re-election. And in a race for two, three-year terms, 47-year-old incumbent Brent Rames and 46-year-old incumbent Barry Schmidt are being challenged by 58-year-old Kathy Wollmann.
Wollmann was recently hired in a teaching capacity at Maxwell and Jamesville colonies; if elected, she will take the oath of office in July and will either have to resign as a board member or employee of the district.
A Q&A with all five candidates for Menno School Board was printed in the March 31 edition of the Courier and is also available at freemansd.com, along with the Ward 2 Q&A.