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Iron County Board to run with vacancy until spring


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MERCER, Wis. — The recent death of John Sendra of Mercer has resulted in an empty seat on the Iron County Board of Supervisors, but it is not expected to be filled until an election next spring.

Sendra died on Sept. 28 at the age of 78.

For the past several years, he had represented Mercer Ward No. 11 on the Iron County Board.

“John was a very smart man,” said Board Chairman Joseph Pinardi. “We’re all going to miss him, no doubt about it.”

Pinardi said that Sendra chaired the county’s Board of Health Committee and also was a member of committees relating...