News: Neillsville - Candidates for School Board (1981)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Surnames: Opelt, Gross, Schield, Harris, Rakestraw, Martin, Trunkel, Karnitz, Harder, Mitte

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (8 January 1981)

NEILLSVILLE - Voters in the Neillsville School District will choose among eight candidates for two seats on the Board of Education. The number will be narrowed to four at a primary election February 17. The four top vote-getters on that day will be on the April 7 ballot.

Those whose terms expired are Robert Opelt, Route 1, Neillsville; and Wayne Gross, Neillsville, who was appointed to finish the unexpired term of Dr. Dan Schield when he resigned.

Opelt is seeking re-election. However, Gross has decided not to seek a full term on the board.

Other candidates include Dr. Don Harris, Route 4, Neillsville, a veterinarian employed by an animal health product company; Bruce Rakestraw, Neillsville, an employee of a local furniture store; Bonnie Martin, Route 1, Neillsville, a realtor; John Trunkel, Neillsville, carpenter; Kenneth Karnitz, Neillsville, former board member and presently employed by the Farmers Union Cooperative; Donna Rae Harder, Roue 1, Greenwood, School bus driver and farm wife; and Robert Mitte, Route 3, Neillsville, salesman.



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