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Two file for school board seats

As of Monday, two people have filed for the two school board seats in northern Logan County school districts, which will be decided in the Sept. 17 school board elections.

Wanda Keener, the incumbent in the Position 5 seat in the Paris School District is running for a third, five-year term. Toby Cook, a former Scranton School Board member, has filed for the Position 4 seat being vacated by board member Jill Sewell.

The filing period closed at noon on Monday and opened last Tuesday. Each school district has one board spot on the ballot.

Keener has served on the board since 2003. She was a teacher in the Paris School District for 27 years before retiring in 1998.

Cook previously served two five-year terms on the Scranton board. He is employed as the Assistant Superintendent for Support Services in the Clarksville School District.

Sewell is leaving the board after serving for the last 20 years.

“Twenty years is a long time to serve,” Sewell said Monday. “It’s time for me to chase by grandbabbies around.”

If Keener and Cook are the only candidates to file, then balloting will take place during the early voting period, according to Logan County Clerk Peggy Fitzjurls. The early voting period runs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 16.

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