More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.
Voters returned 86th District Republican candidate Lisa Posthumus Lyons to her post in Tuesday’s election.
Lyons beat out Democratic challenger Lynn Mason of Otisco Township by a vote of 20,273 to 10,518 with 41 of 41 precincts reporting.
After serving three years of his five-year term as councilman of this city, Joe Feuerstein will now exit his seat after losing to challenger Dennis Cooper in a special recall election.
Cooper received 587 votes to Feuerstein’s 385 votes, or 54 to 35 percent.
Just when supporters behind the efforts to rebuild Whites Bridge thought things may be losing steam, a government grant is helping the think-tank stay strong.
On Oct. 13, the Whites Bridge Historical Society received word that the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Grand Region Bridge Council approved a $275,000 grant.
An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.
Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.
After more than two years at the helm of Belding Area Schools, Superintendent Sara Shriver’s effort’s are being applauded statewide.
On Oct. 1, Shriver received the Annual Educator Award through the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MAS/FPS).
In his youth, those who knew Ken Harger were lucky to hear a whisper or a single audible word from the shy, embarrassed boy with a speech impediment. A lifetime later, Harger’s unique voice and powerful spiritual messages can be heard all over the world, a transformation he says was guided by the grace of God.
With just 12 days remaining until the Nov. 4 general election, there was no mistaking the location of the final candidate forum for political contenders in contested races. Attendees of Wednesday’s candidate forum at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville were greeted by an wave of campaign signs, guiding them to the meeting of political rivals.
The national nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops will kick off the building of a specially adapted home at 11 a.m. Saturday for Marine Cpl. Robert “Bobby” Thrailkill
The groundbreaking ceremony is an introductory event to welcome Thrailkill to the community and celebrate the building of his new home. The event will be held at 12411 7 Mile Road NE in Belding. The public is invited to attend.
This city manager’s evaluations have been a roller coaster ride during her 18 months at the helm.
The Belding City Council went into a three-hour closed session meeting Tuesday evening to discuss Meg Mullendore’s 18 month review. In open session, Mayor Ron Gunderson revealed that Mullendore has made progress from her previous assessment in April.