RSU 19 Voters Accept Loan Amount for Budget Shortfall 

Voters the Newport area will once again vote on whether or not to accept a loan to overcome a massive budget shortfall. Folks from the RSU 19 school district voted in favor of placing a $2.8 million loan proposal on a referendum ballot for March 8th. That decision was reached at a school board meeting at Nokomis Regional High School on Monday.It will be the third loan vote since November.The other two were rejected and district officials cut various school activities and staff positions.