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Boehme, Keith, Plourde take school board spots
MONROE - Longtime Monroe School board member Larry Eakins came in fourth place among candidates vying for the three seats on the board in the election Tuesday, April 1.

Eakins came up 22 votes short, or about 0.5 percent, behind third-place winner James Plourde. Plourde took 918 votes in the election, while Eakins had 896.

"I'm proud of my service to the school board, and if the voters think it's time for someone new, then that's their choice."

Eakins said he will continue doing his regular day-to-day business at his farm on County P in Monroe.

"I'll just have nothing special to do on Monday nights," he said.

Incumbent Michael Boehme was in first place with 1,108 votes, or nearly 27 percent of the votes, and incumbent Brian Keith took 963 votes, or about 23 percent.

The number of write-in votes totaled 257. Chuck Vierthaler had declared himself as a write-in candidate.

- Times staff