Voters narrowly supported the building referendum for Rushford-Peterson Tuesday in the election as 52.1 percent voted yes on the question to build a new school not to exceed $38.2 million.
The victory came on the strength of voting in the City of Rushford, where 527 voted yes and 334 voted no. The only other precincts in which a majority voted yes were Rushford Village (259-230), Hart Township (61-43) and Preble Township (15-5). The strongest vote against the referendum was in Peterson, where 101 opposed it and just 31 supported the question.
Voters also elected three people to the Rushford-Peterson School Board. Three incumbents stepped down, but eight people filed to take their positions on the board.
Joyce Iverson, Dean Mierau and Jon Petit had the most votes, according to unofficial results.
Iverson had 988 votes, Mierau 952 and Petit 800. The other candidates include Len Strapp with 767 votes, David Ansell with 739, Ryan Oian with 680, Evan Meier with 349 and Trevor Auman with 234. There were also 45 write-in votes.
Iverson was the top choice in the city of Rushford, Rusford Village and Hart Township while Mireau was first choice in Peterson and Arendahl Township. The majority of other precincts were split among the top candidates.