City Elections 2013 — Stefl, Hamann reelected, Kiewiet to fill vacant seat

    The Grundy Center City Council will have a similar look for the next two years as it currently has.
    According to unofficial results Tuesday night, incumbent City Council members Dave Stefl and Chad Hamann were re-elected to Council posts while current Council member, Brian Buhrow, was elected mayor.
    Stefl received 319 votes from 388 Grundy Center residents casting ballots (82 percent) while Hamann recieved 227 votes (59 percent). Challengers Mike Ammerman and Mark Lynch received 107 and 104 votes, respectively.
    Buhrow, who was running unopposed to replace retiring mayor Rex Van Wert, received 316 votes with a scattering of write-ins being mentioned on 41 mayoral ballots.
    Al Kiewiet won a four-person race to fill a an unexpired Grundy Center City Council term, finishing with 200 votes, more than twice that of his nearest challenger. Bob Greany was second in the race with 93 votes while Noah Martens received 53 votes and Curt Mauer 37.
    Mary Doak and Dennis Westerman ran unopposed for Park Board, with Westerman receiving 369 votes and Doak 304.
Dike
    Dike did not have any contested races. Mike Soppe was reelected mayor with 161 of the 170 votes cast while incumbents Chad Cutsforth (135 votes) and Nick Cleveland (128 votes) were reelected to City Council. Bob Haugebak, who was not on the ballot but ran a write-in campaign, was elected to the third open Council seat with 131 votes. No other individual received more than three votes.
Holland
    Holland residents elected Steve Cox and Todd Hansen to their City Council in a three-way race to fill two seats. Cox, an incumbent, received 43 votes while Hansen had 38. Incumbent Matt Kuester lost his bid for reelection, finishing with just 19 votes.
    Scott K. Borchart ran unopposed for Holland mayor, receiving all but two votes cast for the position.
Morrison
    Morrison residents turned out in force to vote in their city election, which featured a hotly-contested race for City Council. All told, 54 of Morrison’s 72 registered voters (75 percent) cast ballots either Tuesday or via absentee methods.
    Josiah Wildebour, Larry Smith and Robin Folkerts were elected to council, with Wildebour receiving 42 votes, Smith 39 and Folkerts, a write-in candidate, 35. Michelle L. Keller finished with 19 votes while Larry Sager had 18. Smith and Sager were incumbents.
    David Hach was reelected mayor of Morrison with 42 votes. Folkerts was written in by 10 voters.
Reinbeck
    Jordan Muller, Mike Harrison and Tim Johnson were elected to Reinbeck City Council. Muller received 235 votes, Harrison 152 and Johnson 142. Rob Johnson fell a single vote short of election with 141 votes while Alan Tscherter received 128 votes, Gill Williams 105 and Drew Sommerfelt 70.
Wellsburg
    Cammie Nederhoff was elected mayor with 94 votes, easily defeating Tyler Duhn, who had 10 votes. Both candidates were write-ins.
    Josh Meyer was elected to the Wellsburg City Council with 76 votes. Larry J. Hazuka, Calvin Werkman and Dale Eilderts received 67 votes each and have unofficially tied for the city’s second and third council seats. The tie will be resolved if it remains after votes are canvassed by the County Board of Supervisors next week.
    Wellsburg’s Public Measure D passed with 85 percent of the 114 votes cast.
     Results of the election are unofficial until they are canvassed by the County Board of Supervisors.