This Day in Dayton, 28 July
July 28, 1970: The headline in a short article in the Journal and Courier read: 196 vote in Dayton’s First Town Election. The town was divided into five wards. The closest contest was in the first ward, where Glen Michael won over Shirley Whitlock by two votes. Another close race was in the fourth ward, where Al Vanderkolk won by six votes over Harris Hine. Those elected were: Jo Green, clerk-treasurer; Glen Michael, first ward; Kenneth Yost, second ward; Donald Short, third ward; Al Vanderkolk, fourth ward; David Thayer, fifth ward. The two parties represented were called the Citizens party and the Conservative party to avoid identifying with the national parties.