Luck referendum defeated

Mary Stirrat | Staff writer
LUCK – A referendum question by Luck School District seeking $9.85 million for building renovations and a gymnasium addition was soundly defeated by a vote of 509 to 632. The results are unofficial.
A similar question posed to voters in 2019 lost by 30 votes.
The school district encompasses the village of Luck and all or parts of eight towns. Voters in the village of Luck were equally split on the question, with 155 voting in favor and 155 opposed.
Three towns that have relatively few residents living within the boundaries of the Luck School District came out in favor of the referendum. In the Town of Johnstown, 18 voted in favor and 10 were opposed. The Town of Georgetown had 10 in favor and six opposed, while the Town of Milltown had two in favor and none opposed.
Wider spreads occurred in the Town of Laketown, where the referendum was defeated 162 to 97, and the Town of Bone Lake, with a vote of 122 opposed and 83 in favor. In the Town of Luck, 143 were opposed to 127 in favor.
A total of 41 voters in the Town of McKinley cast ballots in the school district, with 14 in favor of the referendum and 26 opposed. In Eureka, two voted in favor with eight against.
The ballot for the Luck School District included one candidate for one seat on the school board. Jake Jensen, running unopposed, was re-elected with 1016 votes. There were also 11 scattered votes.

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