|This year in local history|
1988 - In the news 25 years ago: History was made in Niota when 235 voters turned out to elect a woman as mayor, along with five female commissioners, with four of the winning candidates taking office in a write-in campaign. In the race for mayor, Effie Mae Lones defeated opponent Donald Mason. Lones received 163 votes to Mason\'s 63 votes.
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