Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Voters Turn Down New High School

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Voters Turn Down New High School

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Voters in Warren County have turned down plans to build a new high school, despite overcrowding in the district.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, voters nixed a 58-cent property tax proposal by a vote of 1,773 to 1,304. The measure, which needed a simple majority to pass, earned only 42 percent support.

Voters also rejected an $8.2 million bond issue, 1,447 to 1,560. It needed a 4/7 majority - or 57.1 percent - to pass, but got only 48 percent.

Officials of the Warren County R-3 School District, plagued by bulging elementary schools, had counted on both measures to provide the money to build a new high schoool by 1996. The school tax is $3.02 for each $100 of assessed valuation.

In Truesdale, residents opted to retain the right to vote for their city marshal. Voters narrowly defeated a proposal to change the marshal's position from an elected one to an appointed position. Philip W. Schemmer was elected to be the new marshal without opposition.

Wright City voters barely turned down a one-fourth-cent sales tax by a vote of 148-146.

They also turned Mayor Roger Brinkmann out of office, electing Rick E. Schmitt on a vote of 215-82. In Ward 2, Wil Heiliger easily won re-election by beating Charles Haight by a vote of 121-36. Roland W. Neimann defeated Bob Hensiek to fill an unexpired one year term in Ward 2; the vote was 91-67. Following are complete but unofficial results from Tuesday's municipal elections in Warren County. Asterisk denotes an incumbent; winners are capitalized. WARREN COUNTY Constitutional amendment 3 Riverboat gambling Yes 2,570 Pass No 2,164 MARTHASVILLE Alderman - North Ward

GLENNON BROEKER* Unopposed Alderman - South Ward


Loren L. Reames 36 TRUESDALE Marshal

PHILIP W. SCHEMMER Unopposed Alderman - Ward One

Russell Chaney 12

TERRY MCCLURE 35 Alderman - Ward Two

RUEBEN R. SMITH* Unopposed Proposition 2 - To appoint a marshal Yes 14 Fail No 16 WARRENTON Mayor


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