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2018's top stories: Tekoa's Jaeger resigns

 

January 3, 2019



After 11 years as Tekoa mayor, John Jaeger resigned Oct. 30, leaving the city council 90 days to appoint a successor. Mayor pro-tem Troy Wilson took over and was himself appointed mayor Nov. 19.

Jaeger was elected to his third term in 2016, never being run against. He took office in 2007, with the resignation of Richard Weatherly. Jaeger had been on the city council for one year.

A dispute over ownership of the city pool, between the parks board and the city, preceded his decision.

“I thought it was just time,” he told the Gazette, of his resignation. “Sometimes, in this position, you...



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