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Updated: School Board candidate forum to be held Thursday

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WAUSAU – Three of four candidates for the Wausau School Board will appear Thursday at a forum to discuss key issues ahead of the upcoming election. Three candidates will be elected to three-year terms on April 4.

Shereen Siewert, publisher and editor of Wausau Pilot & Review, will co-moderate a public forum alongside Oliver Burrows, host of Hometown Morning on 1230 WXCO. Wausau Pilot & Review and Sunrise Broadcasting will co-sponsor the event.

Jay Stahl, a member of the Wausau East Student Council, will present questions from students at the forum.

The event is slated for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in the auditorium in the Health Sciences Building at North Central Technical College. Campus Map.jpg

Sunrise Broadcasting will record the forum for broadcast, time TBA.

Incumbent Jeff Leigh, along with challengers Jeff Kocha and Lee Webster, will participate in the forum, which is free and open to the public. School Board President Lance Trollop is unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

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From top left, clockwise: Jeff Leigh, Lance Trollop, Jeff Kocha and Lee Webster are candidates for Wausau School Board. (Contributed photos)

Wausau Pilot & Review is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in central Wisconsin with a special focus on public policy and quality of life issues. The organization, a member of the Local Independent Online News (LION) consortium, publishes nonpartisan, unbiased content to reflect a range of views and opinions about issues that affect people of the Wausau area. For more, visit www.wausaupilotandreview.com.

Cool Oldies WXCO is Marathon County ‘s oldies radio station. All programming originates locally from the Sunrise Broadcasting studios in Wausau. Oliver Burrows hosts Hometown Morning each weekday morning from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., featuring interviews with community and business leaders along with local news topics.

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