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Marshall County Election Results

Marysville voters elected a new mayor, and for a second time turned down a one percent city sales tax that would have funded a new swimming pool, tennis court improvements, and a new fire station.

Bill Phillippi unseated incumbent mayor Bernie Krug.  Phillippi received 58% of the vote, Krug 28%, and tim Jones 12%. The sales tax was defeated by a 59% margin, with 620 voting no, and 415 yes.

Longtime Marysville City Treasurer Lynn Mayer was defeated by challenger Kenny Kickhafer with 53% of votes.

For Marysville City Council, ward one, incumbent Wayne Price holds off challenger Rich Rockwell by a 52% margin.  In ward two Sean Cohorst wins over Sam Musil by 69%.  Ward three incumbent Kevin Throm was defeated by Tim Ackerman with 61% of ballots.  Finally in ward four, Todd Frye received 68% of votes versus Vernita Peeks.

For Marysville USD 364 School Board, in contested races, Todd Milner defeats Joylynn Roberts with 70% of the count, and Kevin Samuelson holds off challenger Chris Denner with 53%.

A dead heat for USD 498 Valley Heights, position two with McNary and Vermetten tied 153 each.  For position three, Walsh defeats Woodyard with 54% of votes.

Jerry Bainum leads Lynda Cross 72-70 in Marshall County ballots for USD 380 School Board. That district, as well as recently consolidated districts 113, and 115 have a number of votes to be determined from Nemaha County.

Blue Rapids Mayor John Nowak was reelected, with 52% of the vote over Fred Hyde.  Michael Minihan with 108, and Amy Bishop 68 votes lead a five candidate field for two blue rapids city council positions.  Joe O’Toole 65, Ned Lineweber 42, and Ginny Bates 40 votes.

Top two in a three way race for Vermillion City Council were Darrin Vandorn 46, and James Woolsencroft 33, with Nancy Meritt trailing with 17.

Only 28% of registered Marshall County voters turned out Tuesday.


About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.