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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Moddelmog wins seat on Canton-Galva BOE

  • Todd Moddelmog was elected to his first term on the Canton-Galva school board Tuesday night.
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  • Todd Moddelmog was elected to his first term on the Canton-Galva school board Tuesday night.
    Moddelmog, 43, is an employee of the Bradbury Company in Moundridge. He is a graduate of Canton-Galva High School.
    He defeated 36-year-old Jarod Littrell, an NCRA employee, on a vote of 117 to 68 for the USD 419 position 4 board seat.
    “Hopefully, I will keep up the good tradition of education and make sure the students get a quality education during my first term on the school board,” Moddelmog said.
    He said he will work on the board to make the transition from three schools to two as smooth as possible. The Canton Elementary School is set to be closed, and a pre-K through sixth-grade school created in Galva. The high school will be expanded to accommodate the seventh and eighth grades.
    Once the school restructuring is complete, he said he would like to see the curriculum expanded to include more college preparatory courses.
    Littrell said he thought the district will have a good board to move the district through the construction phase of the bond issue.
    “I guess the people picked a great candidate,” he said. “He will do a wonderful job. I don’t think there was a real loser tonight.”
    Christina Kidd was unopposed for the position 5 seat, and Bruce Bray was unopposed for the position 6 seat.
    Smoky Valley
    All three candidates in the Smoky Valley USD 400 school board race were unopposed.
    Karna Peterson was elected to the position 4 seat, Andrew Carlson, was elected to the position five seat and Christopher Bauer was elected to the position 6 seat.
    Moundridge
    Three candidates ran for the three at-large position on the USD 423 Moundridge school board.
    Paul Ullom-Minch, James Ratzlaff and Ryan Dust were elected to that board.
    Inman
    Three candidates ran for the three at-large position on the Inman USD 448 board. Those candidates were Mark Ropp, David Balzer and Kevin Honeycutt.
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