New City Leaders Sworn In

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Dan Mueller (right) delivers the oath of office to newly elected Schulenburg Mayor Otto Kocian. Kocian defeated incumbent Roger Moellenberndt (seated at left) in the May 6 election. New council members Chip Bubela and Wendy Fietsam were also sworn-in at the meeting. Kocian wasted no time making his mark on the Council by casting his first tie-breaking vote during his first Council meeting as Mayor. The vote came over the appointment the new mayor pro tem. The position traditionally goes to the longest serving Council member, which would have been Place 5 Councilman Larry Veselka. Kocian, however, appointed Place 4 Councilman Harvey Hercik (seated at right) as mayor pro tem.

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