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Voters across Cedar County went to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 7, to cast ballots for local candidates in addition to those seeking state and federal offices as part of a general primary election. Additionally, there were several issues voters had a chance to vote on, including right-to-work pro…

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Last-minute filings have resulted in a four-way race for Cedar County collector in the Tuesday, August 7 primary. The final date for candidate registration was Tuesday, March 27.

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To get the final, unofficial results for the Tuesday, April 3, local election check out the Cedar County Republican website and its Facebook page. The full results will be recapped in detail in the April 11 print edition of the Republican, but until then get the results online at www.CedarRe…

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Stockton R-1 Board of Education candidate Robert Keeton moved to Stockton in 1976. He taught math and physics at Stockton High School until he retired in 1996. His children graduated from SHS. His wife works at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. Currently, as a part time job, he drives a…

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Ladena Bough, 56, has lived in Stockton since 2004, though was born in nearby Humansville. Her parents, John David and Norma Grace O’Connor Bough, were from Stockton and graduated from Stockton High School. For a little over 25 years, Ladena lived in the Kansas City area working as an office…

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Kevin Fast, a candidate for the El Dorado Springs R-II board of education, has lived in the El Do district for 44 years. He is a trainer at 3M in Nevada and has been married to his wife Stacy for 22 years. Kevin and Stacy have two children, Brendan, who graduated from El Dorado Springs High …

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El Dorado R-2 Board of Education candidate Terry Shepard has lived in El Dorado Springs for 21 years. She has been married for 35 years, provides child care for her 15-month-old great grand-daughter and works at KESM radio. Shepard has three children and one grandchild who have graduated fro…

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Sarah Bock, 31, candidate for the Stockton R-I Board of Education, is a Stockton native. She and her husband, Justin, have three daughters, including one who will start kindergarten next year. Bock and her husband are the owners of Sundaes Drive-in. They also are actively involved in their c…

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Benny Brower, candidate for the El Dorado Springs board of education, graduated high school in El Dorado Springs in 1974, and soon after opened his own real estate business in town in 1983. Since then he has had four children graduate from the district and now has grandchildren living in the…

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Josh Floyd, El Dorado Springs R-II Board of Education candidate, has lived in El Dorado Springs his entire life. He is employed at Santa Paula Awning Co. Floyd and his wife have two children in El Dorado Springs Elementary School.