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[APRIL 6, 2005]  Nearly 6,000 Logan County voters turned out at the polls on Tuesday to elect local community leaders and trustees, school board members, and decide a couple of propositions. The nearly 29 percent response topped the state average of 21 percent.

Logan County election officials check the rules as ballots are checked in at the Logan County Courthouse.  [picture by Jan Youngquist]

The Lincoln mayoral race was hotly contested, with Republican incumbent Mayor Beth Davis, Democrat Jan Tabor and independent Tom O'Donohue. Mayor Davis won with 52 percent -- 1,462 votes.

Logan County officials will have a bit of help with the next fiscal year's budget. County residents approved a half-cent sales tax. The revenue will start coming in late next fall. The dollars generated by it will help prevent permanent cuts to services from all county departments and will help the highway and health departments, which are running on reserves, get back into the budget for the 2005-06 fiscal year.

The most tightly contested race was for clerk in the village of Elkhart. In that race

Gwen Rosenfeld had 105 votes and Elizabeth Kay Davis 103 votes.

[Jan Youngquist]

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