PROSSER -- The Prosser School Board has filled the vacancy created by the resignation of former board Chairman Tim Rankin.
Board members agreed to appoint Andy Howe to the board at a recent meeting following candidate interviews, a district news release said. He will be sworn into office during a special meeting Wednesday.
Rankin resigned from the board in August as he prepared to move to Iowa for a new job. Howe was up against recently resigned board member Jermey Tuttle for the position. Tuttle had resigned because he had moved out of the area of the district his seat represented.
Howe has lived and worked in Prosser for 25 years and has put his three children and three foster children through Prosser schools. He has been a Prosser High School band booster and coached for the Prosser Youth Baseball and Grid Kids organizations for two years.
The district is still looking for applicants for Tuttle's vacated seat. The board will change further after the Nov. 5 general election when board member Win Taylor, who isn't running for re-election, is likely to be replaced by unchallenged candidate William "Bill" Jenkin.