Photo by Ted Lutz â€“ Ken Kane (right), president of the Kane School Board, welcomes Thomas Kerek (left) as a new member of the board. Kerek replaces Harry Steele, who resigned last month.
Thomas C. Kerek, a retired major in the U.S. Army, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the nine-member Kane School Board.
The board voted 6-2 Thursday to name Kerek to the post vacated last month by Harry Steele.
Board members Ken Kane, John Ball, Claire Ann Depto, Susan Grolemund, Gary Ziegler and Linda A. Anderson voted in favor of Kerek.