Ron Rossknecht and Cindy Mohler were big winners in yesterday’s primary election, while the Hill City School District is likely looking at a recount after a close election for its three available three-year seats.
Rossknecht received won 66 percent of the vote and Ferebee received 34 percent. There is still competition this fall for the county commission seat as he will face Democrat Keryn Rowland and non-party affiliated Howard Euneau in the general election.
Cindy Mohler will be the next auditor of Pennington County, handily defeating challenger James Bialota 1,768 to 619 to win a four-year term.
There will likely be a recount in the race for Hill City School District Board of Education seats. Incumbent Dennis Krull received the most votes with 480, followed by fellow incumbent Angela Ross with 316 votes. Third place went to Carmen Ronish with 276 votes. George King was the next closest candidate with 259 votes. Britt Daiss had 229 votes and George Clinton, 218 votes. Christina Larson received 213 votes or 9 percent of the votes. Karen McKee, who was not running, received 159 votes.
Today’s full story is in this week’s Hill City Prevailer.