Donlin Downs Dembinski In City Council Race


(Le Mars) — Retired Floyd Valley Healthcare Administrator, Mike Donlin was able to defeat Dan Dembinski for the Le Mars City Council At-Large position.  The unofficial results show Donlin with 521 votes, or 64.08 percent to Dembinski’s 292 votes, or 35.92 percent.  Mayor Dick Kirchoff was able to retain his position.  Kirchoff ran unopposed and picked up 727 votes, or 96 percent.  Steve Wick also ran unopposed and was re-elected as the Ward 2 city council member with 354 votes, or 100 percent.

Dick Kirchoff

Steve Wick


Le Mars Board of Education Results:

Incumbent candidate Angela Catton was able to retain her position as a director with the Le Mars Community School District by taking the top number of votes in the three-way race for two positions on the school board.  Catton received 770 votes, or 39.79 percent.  Taking the other At-Large Board of Education position was Kyle Plathe who received 739 votes, or 38.19 percent.

Angela Catton

Kyle Plathe

Jane Arnold and Makenzie Lang both had unopposed races for District 3 and District 5 respectfully for positions with the Le Mars Community Board of Education.  Both were able to win their positions with Arnold securing 986 votes, or 99 percent, and Lang picked up 998 votes, also 99 percent.

Jane Arnold

Makenzie Lang

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In what was described as a heated campaign pitting townspeople against each other, mainly over the issue of gay and lesbian rights, Orange City residents overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Deb De Haan against her rival Kurt Korver.  De Haan won easily by capturing 1,813 votes, or 76 percent to Korver’s 566 votes, or 23 percent.

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