AUBURN – Nemaha County voters favored incumbent Bryan Mellage for the district 2 seat on the county board. Mellage got 122 votes, ahead of 61 for Frank Critser and 47 for Rick Helms.

Dennis Schaardt was the top vote getter for state Legislature with 598 votes. Republican challenger Robert Hallstrom has 346 and Democrat Glenda Willnerd got 149. Bob Holman got 70 votes.

Auburn farmer Gary Rogge fell short in the University of Nebraska Regents race. Rob Schafer had 579 and Rogge finished with 411.

Of 4,3876 registered voters, 1,220 ballots were cast for a voter turnout of 27 percent.

Nemaha County results


County Board, Dist 2

Rick Helms, 47

Bryan Mellage, 122

Frank Critser, 61


State Legislature

Dennis Schaardt, 598

Bob Holman, 70

Glenda Willnerd, 149

Robert Hallstrom, 346


University Regents

Rob Schafer, 579

Gary Rogge, 411

Jerome Wohleb, 91


State Board of Education

Maggie Douglas, 270

Linda Vermooten, 491

Karen Morgan, 199