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Board unable to chose chair


After rescinding the appointment of Jerry Peterson to the Pine River-Backus School Board, the board was left with six members and a 3-3 split vote on who should be board chair in 2013.

Two votes were taken at the Monday, Jan. 7, reorganizational meeting, each with the same result: Board members Chris Cunningham, Sandy Poferl and Garny Gaffey voted for Poferl as chair; and board members Barb Beck, Jim Coffland and Katy Botz voted for Beck as chair.

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