Issues on today's ballot

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Approval of school bonds in Jackson and Benton, Mo., creation of a water district and elimination of a road district in Scott County, a new government in McClure, Ill., and school board and city council representation across the area are among the choices facing area voters at the polls today.

Polls will open at 6 this morning and close at 7 tonight.

On the ballot are:

* A $27 million bond issue for renovations and additions at Jackson High School.

* Kelly School District's bond issue to build a high school with 15 classrooms and a library for $2.6 million, with another $900,000 going toward a new multipurpose gym and cafeteria.

* Election of the first-ever village government for McClure, Ill.

* A three-way race in Cape Girardeau's Ward 3 that includes a write-in candidate.

* A $600,000 bond issue to improve the water system in Gordonville and Dutchtown.

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