BREAKING: Pool Bond Fails; Cansler re-elected Mayor

KEOTA- Preliminary vote totals released this evening by the Keokuk County Auditor indicates that a $1.18 million pool bond issue in Keota has failed. A total of 176 voters (60 percent) cast their ballots against the bond, while 116 (40 percent) voted in favor. The bond needed at least 60 percent of the vote to pass.
In other elections Tuesday, Mayor Anthony Cansler is headed back to City Hall for another two-year term as Mayor, after resoundingly beating back a challenge from Nick Mahan. Cansler received 177 votes, while Mahan received 94 votes.
In the race for Keota City Council, incumbent Matt Greiner was re-elected with 184 votes, while candidate Curt Burroughs was elected with 197 votes. Ryan Fagen finished third in the vote for two contest with 85 votes. James Tinnes, who withdrew from the race on Oct. 25 but could not have his name removed from the ballot, received 56 votes.
Vote counts are unofficial until canvassed by the Keokuk County Auditor. Watch the Nov. 13 edition of the Keota Eagle for a full recap of results.