Two longtime public servants have decided not to file for another term on their respective boards this election year.
Jack Hynes, an 11-year member of the Adams County Board of Supervisors, and Jim Heyen, a 20-year member of the Hastings Board of Education, chose not to throw their names into the ring.
Tuesday was the deadline for incumbents to file. Non-incumbents have until March 3.
Heyen said his decision not to file was a difficult one.
"I kept talking myself in and out of it. I still like being on the board," he said this morning. "I love the kids but something told me after 20 years, it was time to get some new blood in there, some people with new insights and views. It was kind of tough not to do it but something said, 'It's time to leave.' "