The votes have all been counted in Shipman, and another write-in candidate has won a mayor's race. The two men on the ballot, Tim Trevino and Dan Barnett tied with 49 votes each, write in candidate George Krause was credited with 61 votes and declared the unofficial winner. The Macoupin County ballots will be certified with the election canvas on April 30.
The 84 year old Krause is a former Shipman Village Board member and served on other boards over the years, and apparently decided to run at the last minute but missed the ballot deadline. Should the numbers hold up, he'll be sworn in next month. In Jersey County, the numbers are in for the Jersey County School Board and the winners this week were Sherry Droste, Stan Kary, Julie Pohlman, and William Yamnitz.