New look for Palliser school board
When the new Palliser Regional Schools Board of Trustees gathers for its first meeting later this month, it will feature four new faces.
Election Day Monday saw winners announced in two of six jurisdictions, with the remainder elected by acclamation. Results will remain unofficial until noon on Oct. 20.
Elected trustee for Ward 1, Subdivision 4 (Picture Butte and surrounding area as well as Iron Springs) was Don Boras with 302 votes. The incumbent, Craig Whitehead, earned 237 votes.
Elected trustee for Ward 2, Subdivision 1 (Vulcan County east of Highways 23/24 including Arrowwood, Milo and Champion) was Lorelei Bexte with 300 votes. The other candidate and also a newcomer, Marilyn MacArthur, received 117 votes.
Sharon Rutledge earned the position of trustee for Ward 1, Subdivision 1 (the south end of Lethbridge County outside the City of Lethbridge, and Town of Coaldale) by acclamation.
Incumbent Debbie Laturnus was returned as trustee for Ward 1, Subdivision 2 (Town of Coaldale) by acclamation.
Incumbent Robert Strauss was returned as trustee for Ward 2, Subdivision 2 (Vulcan Country west and south of Highways 23/24) by acclamation.
Kristine Cassie was acclaimed as trustee for Ward 1, Subdivision 3 (rural area of Lethbridge County including Coalhurst, Nobleford and Barons).
Incumbents Colleen Deitz, Esther Willms and Don Zech did not run again for another term.
The first meeting for the new board is scheduled for Oct. 30.