GFW bond referendum voted down

Voters in the GFW School District voted down the bond referendum by just over 200 votes yesterday.

A total a 1,188 no votes were cast while 982 voters cast yes ballots (45.25 percent).

The proposal was to build a new PreK-12 school in Gibbon with at a cost not to exceed $49.49 million.

Voters in Gibbon voted a responding yes at 399-201 for  66.5 percent approval.

Winthrop came in slightly below half at 46.3 percent with a 326-378 vote.

Fairfax was at 24.4 percent at 169-525.

Absentee ballots returned were split almost down the middle with 88 yes and 84 no.

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