Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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April 11, 2013

Seats still open following election


There were a number of contested township races outside Douglas Township. In West Township, Democrat Dennis Vaughn won a three-way highway commissioner race that was marred by the March 1 death of Republican incumbent Tom Fitzwilliam, who still got 23 votes Tuesday to 120 for Vaughn and 41 for independent Greg Beccue.

Democrat Mark Holland and Republicans Iris Ashbaugh, Wendell Alwardt and Michael Runge won a six-way race for West Township trustee.

Here are results from contested races in other Effingham County townships, with Republican, Democrat and independent noted by R,D, and I, respectively. Four trustee seats were up for election in each township:

Mound: Highway Commissioner, Allen Schultz (R), 336; Zaelon “Zig” Rohwedder (I), 142.

Moccasin: Highway Commissioner, Douglas Hammer (R), 94, and Eric Dial (D), 35; Trustee: Leo Stuckemeyer (R) 91, Daron Stuckemeyer (R) 87, Willard Kopplin (R) 72, James B. Tipsword (D) 69, William Tim Trigleth (R) 68, Danny Simmons (D) 49.

Mason: Highway Commissioner: Howard K. Cain (D) 136, Ivan Higgs (I) 101, Dale K. Bushue (R) 66; Trustee: Calvin C. McGuire (D) 182, Lee C. Sims (D) 175, Leonard “Lonnie” Jansen (R) 158, Timothy N. Forehand (D) 134, Karen Beccue (R) 129, Morris Suckow (D) 107, Larry Wildbur (R) 105.

Watson: Highway Commissioner: Stephen Bergfeld (R) 338, Curt Harrington (D) 78.

Teutopolis: Highway Commissioner: Tom Rauch (R) 441, Michael Kreke (D) 129. Trustee: Lawrence Funneman (R) 368, Charles R. Semple (R) 350, John Kremer (D) 296, Roy Weber (R) 240, Corey Dasenbrock (R) 216, Lawrence Koester (D) 208, Janet Buenker (D) 205, Philip Wendt (D) 154.

St. Francis: Highway Commissioner: Maurus Schumacher (R) 149, Carl C. Deters (D) 113, Jermika “Mike” Wohltman (I) 70. Trustee: Joseph E. Thoele (R) 282, Christopher Hartke (D) 223, Bernard Vahling (R) 220, John W. Miller (D) 186, Richard “Dick” Kreke 99.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

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