Byrnes, Schellhammer elected as Supervisors, jail/public safety center narrowly denied

A slight change in local leadership but no change in local facilities is the message Allamakee County voters sent when they went to the polls for the Tuesday, November 4 General Election. Area voters newly elected Dan Byrnes to the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday and re-elected Larry Schellhammer to the Board, but came up just shy of approving the proposed bond referendum for a new jail and public safety center in the county. That measure failed to meet the required 60% super majority vote by receiving just under 59.1% approval from area voters.
Further details on the failed referendum and full election coverage will appear in the November 12 issue of The Standard newspaper.