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North Butler Bond Referendum Fails, Nashua-Plainfield Bond Easily Approved

For the second time in a year-and-a-half, voters in the North Butler School District have defeated a bond referendum to help pay for upgrades and improvements to its school buildings.

Tuesday’s $12.6 million bond referendum received almost 51% YES votes to 49% NO votes. The measure needed a 60% majority to pass. It’s the second straight bond to fall short, with the previous bond referendum of about $19 million in September of 2021 being soundly defeated by around 75% of the ballots in the NO column.

Voters in the Nashua-Plainfield School District easily approved a $3 million bond referendum to help pay for a new baseball/softball complex at the former Plainfield school site. YES ballots accounted for over 85% in the final tally.

The goal is to have the project completed in time for the Huskies’ baseball team to begin playing games in Plainfield with the 2024 season. That would mean the 2023 season would be the last for the team playing games at the diamond owned by the Big 4 Fair in Nashua. 

The softball team has played their games in Plainfield for the last few years, but the new complex would see a relocation of the softball diamond to allow space for the baseball field, as well as a new concession stand, storage shed and new youth baseball/softball fields. 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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