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Jansen Officials Sworn in at Contentious Village Board Meeting: New Clerk/Treasurer Also Hired

By Gordon HopkinsThe Jansen town hall was filled to capacity and more for what proved to be a contentious meeting of the Village Board on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. There were not enough seats and some members of the public were forced to stand during the two-hour meeting. A primary topic of discussion was the recent firing of clerk and treasurer Regina Russell. No reason was publicly given for Russell's termination. Village attorney Gregory Kratz told FJN prior to the meeting, “I will not discuss the reasons why she was relieved of her position.”The meeting began with newly elected board member Matthew Leatherwood and re-elected board me...


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