Gering voters unseat council member, Terrytown approves fluoride

Gering residents ousted an incumbent council member and Terrytown residents decided to add fluoride during Tuesday's general election, which still has 380 provisional ballots to count .

In Gering incumbent Manuel Escamilla was defeated by challenger Troy Cowan in Ward 4. Justin Allred defeated Ric Johns to take over the open seat in Ward 1. Incumbent Don Christensen and Larry Gibbs retained their seats in wards two and three. Incumbents Alan Doll and B.J. Peers retained seats on the Gering School Board and will be joined by veterinarian Dr. Jerry Upp, who received the most votes.

In Scottsbluff, Incumbent Ray Gonzales was re-elected to the city council, but only 100 votes separated Scott Shaver and Giselle Harbach, whose fight for the final open seat may be decided by provisional ballots. incumbents Paul Snyder and John Selzer kept their seats on the Scottsbluff school board and will be joined by former Mitchell educator and football coach Terry Gilliland.

In Minatare, Donald Korelewski, the incumbent Mayor, was upset by Alfred Pieper. Bob Baldwin beat Cheryl Spencer for the ward one council seat.

In Terrytown citizens elected Chris Perales to the council from ward one and approved placing fluoride in their water by 23 votes.

In Morrill, Bruce Mitchell Bob Betancur, and Denise Sinner won seats on the Village Board.

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