Rogers drops out of Ward 1 race

When I first ran for this position, I wanted to help bring jobs into the city of Lebanon, he said.

Rogers said that he would like to see Jewell get in there and be Lanny Jewell.

He has lived here his entire life. Id like to see him get in there and be his own man and represent the city to the best of his ability. I wish him, the Mayor and all of the Lebanon City Council, the best in their endeavors this year.

The announcement came as a shock to Jewell, who was at work at his business, Jewell Sign Company, when we received the news of Rogers request.

All I know is that I am going to get off work here in a little bit and go door to door, working on my campaign like I have been doing, Jewell said. Im just going to continue pushing on to help Ward 1.

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