Five candidates have filed for School Board District 493. None of the incumbents  have filed for their positions.

Filing for position four Kathy Schoech and Lawrence (Larry) Zahm.

Filing for position five Anita Walden is the only candidate.

Three candidates have filed  for position six  including Joyce E. Jones. Jimmy H. Bowin. and  John Lopp.

The deadline is noon Tuesday to file for positions on city councils and school boards in the April 7 election in Cherokee County.

Positions to be decided in Columbus on April 7 include the mayor, city treasurer, and council members in wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Positions 4, 5 and six on the Columbus Board of Education also will be decided, as will a position on the hospital board.

In Baxter Springs, the mayor and one council position in each of the city’s four wards will be determined in the April election. Voters also will decide three positions on the Baxter Springs Board of Education; they are elected at large by residents throughout the school district.

Galena residents on April 7 will elect a mayor, council members in districts 1 and 3, and two at-large council members. One of those council positions will be the unexpired term of a councilman who died in office.

Positions 4, 5 and 6 on the Riverton Board of Education will be decided in the election.

Weir voters will elect people to fill one position each in wards 1, 2 and 3 on the City Council.

A mayor and two at-large council positions will be on the April ballot in West Mineral.

Scammon voters will elect a mayor, a treasurer, and two council members each in wards 1, 2 and 3.

Roseland voters will select a mayor and five council members, elected at large.

Treece voters will decide a mayor and five council members, elected at large.

School board candidates and candidates for Roseland city offices must file at the Cherokee County clerk’s office in the Columbus courthouse. Other city candidates file with their city clerks..

The election is slated for April 7; if a primary is necessary, it would be conducted March 3.