HODGES GETS GOP TREASURER NOD: County primary results tabulated

COLUMBIA CITY — Republican candidate for Whitley County Treasurer Laurell Hodges defeated Cindy (Greer) Doolittle to become the Republican candidate for Whitley County Treasurer in Tuesday's primary election.Hodges received 44.34 percent of the vote (3,909) to Doolittle's 39.09 percent (1,999). Tammy Plew finished third with 747 votes, or 16.57 percent of the vote.In the race for three at-large slots on the Whitley County Council, all three Republican incumbents held on to represent their party in the November election.Paula Reimers, who first came to the council via a Republican caucus to fill the slot vacated by State Sen. Jim Banks, was the highest vote getter with 2,397 votes while fellow incumbents Bill Overdeer and Thomas Western received 2,340 and 2,397 respectively to defeat fellow GOP candidates Scott Darley, Thor Hodges and Jorell Tucker.On the Democrat side, all three candidates, Steven Heaston, Wes Pease and Greg Racioppi will advance to the November election.Complete election results will be published in the Wednesday edition of The Post & Mail.