5 candidates file for school board seats

Five candidates have filed for four District 55 School Board positions in the May 17 special election.

The only contested race is Foster, zone three. Incumbent John Fassler will face Michael E. Adams, an attorney (not to be confused with Mike J. Adams, Public Works director). Adams, the attorney, serves on the city Planning Commission.

Kevin Burger has filed for Cascadia, zone four. Incumbent Leena Neuschwander has chosen not to run again. Burger served on the School Board for Cascadia in the 1990s.

Incumbent David L. VanDerlip has filed again for Crawfordsville, zone six.

Incumbent Mike Reynolds has filed for Sweet Home, zone nine.

Board members who are not facing elections this year are Chanz Keeney, Jenny Daniels, Dale Keene, Chairman Jason Redick and Billie Weber.

Three candidates, all incumbents, have filed for three positions on the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board of Directors. They include Tim Geil, Elmer Riemer and Larry G. Johnson.

Not facing election this year are President Dawn Mitchell and Roy Gaskey.

John T. Hyer is the sole candidate filed to run for one open position on the Sweet Home Cemetery District Board of Directors.