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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Nemaha County general election decides Auburn council, Peru mayor, weed board

  • Nemaha County voters decided three contested seats for the Auburn City Council and a contested race for mayor of Peru.
    Also on the ballot is a decision on whether to dissolve the weed district board.
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  • Nemaha County voters decided three contested seats for the Auburn City Council and a contested race for mayor of Peru.
    Also on the ballot is a decision on whether to dissolve the weed district board.
    Auburn council
    1st Ward
    Thomas Clark, 215
    Dennis Goering, 174
    2nd Ward
    Incumbent Frank Critser is challenged by Rick Janssen.
    Janssen, a chairman of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and Critser both say they expect to listen to both sides of city issues.
    Frank Critser, 200
    Rick Janssen, 318
    3rd Ward
    Chris Erickson, 198
    Jeffrey J. Jeanneret, 285
    Erickson had previously served on the first ward, but resigned when he moved to the third ward.
    Both he and Jeanneret said city spending must be controlled after the recent upgrade to the water and wastewater treatment plants.
    Peru
    Peru mayor candidates are Brian Maher and Jay Moran.
    Moran is a former city councilman who said the Peru water plant is the top issue for the mayor.
    Current Mayor Leslie Ryan is not seeking re-election. Mayor Ryan swore in Moran to the city council in 2010.
    Jay Moran, 90
    Brian Maher, 89
    Weed duties
    Voters affirmed the district weed board 1,800 to 1,027.
    Weed board results were Mark Debuhr, 2,124; Philip Walker, 1,889; and Chuck Hines, 1,740.

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