By Abigail Beaton
The Journal 

Bell recall effort fails

Lind mayor survives court challenge


Last updated 7/18/2023 at 10am

LIND — The petition to recall Mayor Paula Bell was dismissed in Adams County Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon, July 12.

The decision comes as voters are headed to the polls to elect town council members.

Three residents filed a petition to recall Bell on June 27, 2023, alleging she hired the current Clerk/Treasure Barabara Pence without informing the past council of Pence’s criminal history, as well as obtaining a bond for the clerk/treasurer without council approval.

Adams County Superior Court Judge Steve Dixon ruled that evidence provided was factually and legally insufficien...

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