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Election filings announced
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The deadline for candidates to file for the April 6 general election was noon Tuesday, and the Barton County Clerk’s office has released those who had tossed their hats into the ring.
Council positions are available for the cities of Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood, Claflin, Albert, Galatia, Olmitz, Pawnee Rock and Susank. School board spots will be available for Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood. Spots for the Barton County Board of Trustees and Ellinwood Hospital District Board are also available.
In addition, there will be mayoral elections in Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood, Albert, Galatia, Pawnee Rock and Susank.
Those who have filed include:
 City elections
Great Bend
(Mayor and four City Council Positions)
Mike Allison and Randy S. Myers
Mitchell K. Haney and Edwin O. Roberts, Ward 1
Wayne Henneke, Ward 2                
Thomas Boor and Allene Owen, Ward 3
Dana C. Dawson, Ward 4

(Mayor and 4 City Council Positions)
Clayton Williamson
Gerald  Donovan, Ward 1
Michael  F. Aylward, Ward 2
Dean  Andereck,  Ward 3
Christina R. Smith, Ward 4

(Mayor and two City council positions)
Frank A. Koelsch
Alan M. Brauer
Irlan Fullbright
Kenneth A. Lebbin

(Three City Council Positions)
Doug Hubbard and Richard Tennant   
Kelly M. Nixon and Kirk Schneweis
Leon Oberle

(Mayor and five City Council Positions)
No filings
Martheda(Marty) Hanhardt

(Mayor and five City Council Positions)
Steve Wilhelm
Gary Anschutz and Dennis L. Funk
Michael Guertin and Kevin Polzin
David H. Strecker

(Three City council Positions)
Kevin Bahr               

Pawnee Rock
(Mayor and three City Council Positions)
Gary L. Adams and Galen L. Zortman
Vickie Alsup and Barry A. Jack
Nickolle Parret and Chasity Tower

(Mayor and five City Council Positions)
There were no filings.

School elections
Barton County Community
College Board of Trustees
(Three positions at large)
Leonard F. Bunselmeyer Jr.
Don Learned
John E. Moshier

USD 428
(Three positions at large)
Joyce Carter
Larry G. Kutina
Kevin Mauler

USD 431
(Positions  2, 4, 5 and 6)
Don Fisher, 2
Sara Tarlton, 4
Steven Ray Little, 5
Maggie McCain Alderdice, 6

USD 355
(Three positions at large)
Stephen L. Billinger
Janice Birzer
Ronda Sjogren

Ellinwood Hospital District election
Ellinwood Hospital District
(Two positions open)
Diann Oneal
Joyce Schulte