Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 11:39 pm

2 former members returning to Black Hawk board

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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com

Two former Black Hawk College school board members will be part of the board again in the wake of Tuesday's election.

Tim Black, of Galva, and Doug Strand, of East Moline, won the two open six-year seats. Mr. Black unofficially received 14,779 votes, and Mr. Strand unofficially received 13,876 votes, according to a preliminary count late Tuesday that did not include Henderson County. All but one of Stark County's precincts had reported by that time.

Sammie Borst, of Kewanee, who did not win, received 7,071 votes. BHC's district includes all or portions of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Whiteside, Bureau, Stark, Knox and Henderson counties.

A representative for Henderson County could not be reached Tuesday night for information, but Mr. Black said he had been told he received six votes; Mr. Strand received five and Ms. Borst received no votes.

Mr. Black, who teaches at the Henry Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, said he looked forward to serving again and thought there was a good turn out across the district.

"It looks like I had good support across all the counties," he said.

Mr. Strand teaches at United Township High School.

"I'm happy to be able to serve Black Hawk College and the community again," he said.

Ms. Borst could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.

Two other candidates, Kylee Fox, of Rock Island, and John McCooley, of Rock Island, were unopposed for two open two-year terms on the board.