Two candidates file for Etna Township trustee vacancy

A second woman has thrown her hat into the ring for the Etna Township trustee vacancy.

Rita Anglin, Etna Green, filed for the position Monday. Deadline was 2 p.m.

Rita Anglin is the wife of Tom Anglin, who served on the Kosciusko County Council for 41 years. His last term ended Dec. 31, 2018.

Angela Flenar is the other candidate who filed for the seat.

Gary Sponseller resigned from the trustee position, effective July 20, after almost 16 years. He and his wife plan to move out of the township. Sponseller was re-elected in November and his current term began Jan. 1.

An announcement of the winner will be made at 2 p.m. Thursday at the county clerk’s office.

Since fewer than two persons are eligible to participate in a precinct committeemen caucus to fill the vacancy, Kosciusko County Republican Party Central Committee Chair Mike Ragan will consult with Etna Township Republican Precinct Committeeman Steve Sechrist before announcing the appointment.

Candidates to replace Sponseller must be a resident of Etna Township, Kosciusko County; a Republican in good standing and must not have a felony in their history.