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Former police chief elected to Atwater city council


ATWATER -- Atwater City Councilman Shane Hagstrom and former Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmit were elected to the Atwater City Council from a field of five candidates.

In unofficial results, Hagstrom was the top vote-getter with 280 votes.

Schmidt garnered the next highest total with 269 votes.

Dale Tagtow had 252 votes and Jerry Spencer had 109 votes. Both Tagtow and Spencer had served on the city council in the past.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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