By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Contested city council elections decided Tuesday

Everly, Hartley races highlight local ballots

 

November 9, 2023

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Kelly Welch casts his ballot Tuesday at the Hartley Community Center. Unofficial turnout for the city and school elections in O'Brien County was 25.96 percent and 14.39 percent in Clay County.

There will be a couple of new faces when city councils in Everly and Hartley meet for the first time in 2024.

In Hartley, Matt Dolphin received 162 votes while Greg Cotter tallied 151 to lock up the two open city council seats. Dolphin is a newcomer while Cotter has served on the council since July when he was appointed to fill a vacancy. Kenny Embrey was on the outside looking in with 52 votes.

In Everly, incumbent Mayor Ron Thompson edged challenger and current Council Member Tracey Grigg-Schuver by five votes, 54-49. Winners of the three open council seats were incumbents Denise Cook (85...



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