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Opposition sinks school bond issue

Measure in Pocahontas actually failed

POCAHONTAS — A $22 million bond issue for the Pocahontas Area Community School District apparently did not win voter approval.

Voters in Pocahontas County voted for the bond by a margin of 61.49 percent to 38.51 percent.

However, voters in the Calhoun County portion of the school district voted overwhelmingly against it, and their opposition apparently sank the bond issue.

In and around the Calhoun County city of Pomeroy, which is part of the school district, just 12 voters supported the bond issue while 175 voted against it.

According to unofficial election results from the two counties, 376 people voted for the bond and 402 voted against it.

The bond issue had to be approved by 60 percent of the voters in each county.

The bond issue would have paid for an addition to the Pocahontas Elementary School, an additional gym at the middle school/high school and a new bus barn and maintenance building.

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