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Complete 2012 Primary Election Results

Results from contested elections and proposals for the Aug. 7, 2012, Primary Election.

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Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services Millage: EMS renewal on the ballot

A Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services millage will be up for renewal in the Aug. 7 primary election. Voters will be asked whether to approve renewing 0.75 mills over three years to provide funds for maintenance and operations of ambulance and medical first response services from 2013 to 2016.

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Montcalm County Drain Commissioner: Race focuses on money

Behind the rhetoric, finances and experience are the top two hot topics being addressed by Sandy Raines and Dennis Lance, the two Republican candidates for Montcalm County drain commissioner. The two will face off in the Aug. 7 primary election. The winner will face off against Shane Jacobs, a Democrat from Howard City, in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Montcalm County Prosecutor: Stanton attorney challenging longtime prosecutor

The longtime Montcalm County prosecutor is being challenged by an attorney. Andrea Krause and Ronald Finegood, both Republicans, are facing off in the Aug. 7 primary election.

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Montcalm County Commissioners: 8 candidates running in 4 districts

Eight Republican candidates are running for four contested positions on the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

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2012 Primary Election Candidate questionnaires

The Daily News provided questionnaires to candidates in Montcalm County and surrounding area for contested races only.

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Who’s in the Running? 2012 candidates for Montcalm, Ionia county offices

The election filing deadline has passed and the candidates are finalized for Ionia and Montcalm counties. The filing deadline was May 15 via the county clerk’s office.

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Filing deadline is 4 p.m. May 15 for Aug. and Nov. elections

Anyone wishing to file for August and November elections in Montcalm County has about two weeks left to do so. All Montcalm County offices will be up for election, as well as city and township offices.

The Crystal Township Board discussed ordinance 15A at the regular township board meeting Wednesday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board still wrestling with issues surrounding ordinance

When it comes to deciding what to do with Crystal Township dock and boat ordinance 15-A , everything seems to revolve around one single question. “The big question to me is, how are we going to enforce this?” Crystal Township Board Supervisor Charlie Braman asked at Wednesday night’s township board meeting.

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Crystal Township Board votes against pursuing ethics policy

The idea of enforcing an ethical code of conduct for the Crystal Township Board to operate by won’t be happening anytime soon after the board voted to not consider pursuing the idea. Spearheaded by Trustee Jerry Stone, the ethics policy would have required the board to act under five main principles.