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Montcalm Community College millage renewal approved

A millage renewal that will provide Montcalm Community College (MCC) with approximately $25 million in funding over 10 years was approved by voters Tuesday.

The millage passed with 11,928 “yes” votes to 8,051 “no” votes, or 60 to 40 percent.

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Outman wins State House re-election bid

State House incumbent Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, easily defeated his democratic challenger James Hoisington, D-Stanton, in Tuesday’s election.

Outman received 13,372 votes to Hoisington’s 8,282 votes, or 62 to 38 percent.

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Hemingsen easily re-elected 64B District Court judge

The sitting judge of Montcalm County 64B District Court was handily returned to the bench by voters Tuesday.

Judge Donald Hemingsen won the non-partisan election with 9,407 votes, compared to challenger Kathleen Dunne’s 4,568 votes, or 67 percent to 33 percent.

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Kellenberger re-elected Montcalm County District 3 commissioner

The incumbent Montcalm County commissioner for District 3 was overwhelmingly re-elected Tuesday.

Betty Kellenberger, R-Carson City, received 1,029 votes compared to challenger Nancy Jeffrey, D-Sheridan, who received 608 votes, or 63 percent to 37 percent.

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Ionia County Central Dispatch 911 surcharge increase passes

The efforts of Ionia County Central Dispatch to add $200,000 to its annual budget to help upgrade equipment for its radio, phone and computer systems has paid off.

The proposal to increase the 911 monthly surcharge by 40 cents per month, from $1.90 to $2.30 per month, was passed by a vote of 10,134 (58.2 percent) to 7,273 (41.8 percent) in Tuesday’s election.

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Linton re-elected to road commissioner post

Voters in Montcalm County threw their support for road commissioner to Republican incumbent and Greenville resident Dale Linton with 10,085 votes for 61 percent of the vote.

Linton beat out Democratic challenger Shane Jacobs who garnered 6,293 votes or 38 percent.

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Lyons holds onto 86th District seat

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.

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Moolenaar to fill 4th District seat

Republican John Moolenaar will fill 4th Congressional District seat vacated by retiring Dave Camp, having beaten out Democratic challenger Jeff Holmes by a vote of 123,487 to 85,492 with 385 of 387 precincts reporting in Tuesday’s election.

Camp has held the post since first being elected in 1990.

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Voters return Amash to 3rd District seat

Republican incumbent Justin Amash will return to his post as representative of the 3rd District following his win Tuesday against Democratic challenger Bob Goodrich.

Amash garnered 125,141 votes to Goodrich’s 84,308 with 311 of 312 precincts reporting.

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Heckman elected new Howard City village president

Randy Heckman has been chosen as the new president of this village.

Heckman received 242 votes in the non-partisan race compared to challenger Ken Thomas Sr., who received 146 votes, or 62 percent to 38 percent.