Incumbent Daniel Zerrusen will be joined by newcomers Jane Summers and Bernard Hartke on the Teutopolis Village Board, according to unofficial results of Tuesday's election.

Hartke got the most votes, with 345; Zerrusen, 322; and Summers, 255.

Hartke, 55, a lifelong resident of Teutopolis, is a custom woodshop manager at Effingham Builders Supply. He is currently a member of the Teutopolis Board of Appeals and Planning Commission. He is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church (Long Range Planning Committee member, Building and Grounds Committee member, past Parish Council member) and Teutopolis Knights of Columbus.

Hartke told the Daily News that infrastructure is the biggest issue facing the village, specifically replacing old water lines and solving drainage problems. Hartke said he would like to get drainage issues resolved, especially on the south side of town. He also said The Prairie View subdivision is a good start to growing the town, but progress needs to be monitored and ongoing.

Summers, 57, has been an Administrative Production Assistant at Siemer Milling Company since 1998. She is currently treasurer for the Effingham County Crimestoppers and was previously director, secretary, treasurer, vice president, president and past president of the Effingham County United Way Board.

Summers told the Daily News that infrastructure also is a big issue facing the village, as well as residential opportunities and industry. She said she would like to develop Prairie View subdivision to its full potential, as well as the village's Industrial Park.

Zerrusen, 44, is a bridge maintenance engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Zerrusen told the Daily News that he would like to see Phase II of Prairie View subdivision completed and look into areas for another possible development in the future. He also would like to see several street and water projects started and completed.

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