DECISION 2013: Whitehall approves, Rice Lake turns down referendum

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

(WEAU) - Voters in two Western Wisconsin communities weighed in on school referendums.

In Rice Lake, the school district asked for more than $20 million to remodel its science labs and address space needs at three of the four elementary schools and the middle school.

The referendum narrowly failed, with the no's getting 53% of the vote.

The Whitehall School District, however, saw its referendum pass Tuesday night. It was asking for about $12.5 million to pay for the cost of construction and equipment for a new elementary school.

The uncanvassed final results are in and the referendum passed with 63% of the vote.

Other Spring Primary results:

Thorp City Council:

Richard Wnek 106
Robert Hmielak 33
Sue Leonard 31
Michael Lavick 42
Phillip Copus 23

Wnek and Lavick advance to the April 2 General Election

Menomonie School Board:

Bob Salt 515
Jay Fahl (I) 746
David Styer 542
Jessica Bryan (I) 310
Julie McFadden 356
Brian Kieffer (I) 387
Kami Ayres 233

Salt, Fahl, Styer, Bryan, McFadden, and Kieffer advance to the April 2 General Election. They will compete for three open seats on the board.

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