Race is decided in Middleville Township

March 17, 2008

By Lynda Jensen

Spring township elections featured a race between two supervisor candidates in Middleville Township, with other townships featuring incumbents being elected.

Virgil Birkholz and Joey Berg retained their positions on the Middleville Township board as supervisor and clerk respectively during elections Tuesday.

Birkholz kept the supervisor seat over challenger Roger Klugow. Birkholz registered 28 votes to Klugow’s 12 votes. Berg received 40 out of 41 votes.

In Woodland, Gloria Janikula retained the clerk position with 32 out of 34 votes. A supervisor position served by Steve Barter was filled by Gene Janikula, who earned 31 votes (Barter did not refile).

In Marysville, Dale Ronning kept his supervisor position with 37 out of 37 votes.

Watertown Township’s clerk, Ann Bruner, kept her seat with 29 out of 29 votes. Supervisor Si Tesch also kept his seat with the same number and ratio.

In Victor Township, Clerk Sharon Glessing retained her seat with 30 votes out of 30, with the same number of votes going for Greg Bakeberg as a supervisor.

The supervisor positions are three-year terms and the treasurer positions are two-year terms in each township.

Townships that did not feature spring elections include Hollywood, Winsted Camden, and Bergen townships, all of which switched to even-year, fall elections.

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