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A pair of former DeWitt County Board members will be returning to the Board in December.

After the Tuesday election, former County Board Chair Melonie Tilley and Terry Ferguson regained seats on the Board. According to Ferguson, a lot of work needs to be done once the new board takes over.

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Both Tilley and Ferguson have targeted the animal shelter as a major focal point. According to Ferguson, he feels the situation of the County owning the former Black's Heating and Cooling building can be a good situation for a couple different entities.

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Tilley says the animal shelter will be something the new board will get corrected and also has targeted the budget as a point of concern.

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Tilley is appreciative of the support she received from the voters in her bid to get back on the County Board. She feels being affiliated with the Better Government for DeWitt County was a great thing.

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Tilley was the top vote getter in District D Tuesday, receiving 797 votes. Incumbent Democrat Rita Sue Whitted will return to the Board and Democratic Challenger Cris Rogers will be a first time Board member. Whitted and Rogers separated by just a single vote.

Three new members will be on the County Board in District B. Republican Christina Pruser led the vote with 1,179 votes, she will replace her late husband Tom Pruser on the County Board. Ferguson received 1,075 votes. And Randy Perring, a Democrat won a seat on the County Board with 778 votes for 21% of the vote.

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