Minden School Board Member Facing Charges

MINDEN- A former Minden Public Schools board member already facing trespassing and disturbing the peace charges showed up maskless at the latest school board meeting and had to be repeatedly asked to leave.

Former board member Katie Sinsel took a seat at the board’s table before its Monday night meeting and was repeatedly asked by Superintendent James Widdifield to put on a mask or to leave the building. She did eventually leave. Sinsel showed up despite having been voted off the board on April 26 over her refusal to wear a mask. Sinsel was charged following an April 12 meeting at which she was accused of being disruptive and disorderly.

Her preliminary hearing is set for July 8.