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- Four city government positions will be up for reelection on the November ballot, all uncontested.

Current Mayor Pete Edison will run again. Edison has been mayor since the spring of last year, when he took over for former mayor John Kinsky, who moved to Hillsboro.

Dan Keller will run to renew his City Council position, as will Mark Gregg.

Rob Fowler, who has served as councilor since December 2009, has decided not to renew his term as city councilor. Mark Walsh, who lives in Banks and works at Intel, has decided to run for Fowler’s council position.

- Banks School District welcomed students back to school last week. “It’s one of the best starts I’ve had in 42 years in public education,” said Superintendent Bob Huston.

Sixth- through eighth-graders started the school year in a new school building, the first year sixth-graders have been included in the middle school. The district also has 40 new iPads this year, Huston said.

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