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Tekoa fills empty city council seat

Ausmus appointed to open seat

TEKOA — The open city council seat for position five closed on Monday, May 20, after a local woman was appointed.

Shelly Ausmus, of Tekoa, was appointed after submitting an application and answering three questions for the board.

The seat was opened after B.J. Sperber submitted his letter of resignation for unspecified reasons.

Ausmus was voted 4-2 against Brad Chandler of Tekoa. She previously applied and ran against Roy Shulz for the mayoral election, but lost.

One other candidate, Stephanie Apple-Clark of Dusty, also applied but received zero votes from the council.

Ausmus previously held a...


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