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|New Members Seated on Knox County Board
|Two new members of the county board say they both look forward to actively participating in local government in an effort to improve their community.
The Knox County Board Wednedsday night voted to accept Tim Hasten and Cheryl Nache as county board members.
Hasten, who is representing District 3, is retired from the Knox County Sheriff's Department after 22 years of service and is filling out the term of Dale Parsons through November of next year.
He was accepted to the board by a vote of 8-4 with only District one's Lyle Johnson, District's three's Barbara Foster, District two's Paul Stewart and District four's George Knapp voting against approval.
Hasten tells WGIL, some past personality issues may have come into play.
"Barb (Foster) and I used to work together at the Public Safety Building," Hasten said. "She's a very sharp lady, very intelligent. Lyle, we've had our conflicts with the (County) Administrator thing when I was on the board last time. I was against it, she was for it, and that was a conflict. Mr. Johnson, same thing. You'll have to ask him why they didn't want me on."
The other newcomer is Nache, representing District One, filling the term of Bernie Damm until next year. She says anything she does, is for her ten children. Nache says her kids and all kids of this generation need to respect how we govern, where we've been, and use that to influence where they can go.
She says she expects to teach by example.
(Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson swears in new board members at the Knox County Courthouse Wednesday night. District 3's new board member Tim Hasten is on the left and District 1's new member, Cheryl Nache is on the right as Knox County Board Chair Greg Bacon and board members Lowell Mannhardt and Wayne Saline look on.)
(News story and photo by WGIL's Dominic Fortini)
|10 01 09 by Newsroom
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