A former prosecutor appointed judge was handily elected to the bench Tuesday. Voters chose Ron Schafer of Portland to preside over the 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which rotates between Ionia and Montcalm counties.
Republican candidate Jim Lower of Cedar Lake defeated Democratic challenger Ken Hart of Alma in Tuesday’s race for 70th District state representative.
Republican candidate Thomas Albert of Grattan Township defeated Democratic candidate Lynn Mason of Otisco Township in the state representative race for the 86th District.
Incumbents in Michigan’s 3rd and 4th Congressional districts were easily re-elected to office Tuesday. Voters returned Justin Amash, a Republican, to the 3rd District, which covers portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties.
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A former prosecutor appointed judge was handily elected to the bench Tuesday.
Jim Lower of Cedar Lake has been elected to his first term as state representative for the 70th District, while Thomas Albert of Grattan Township has been elected to his first term as state representative for the 86th District.
A road millage in Home Township and fire millages in Montcalm and Sidney townships were all approved by voters Tuesday.
Byrne Electrical Specialists held an open house Saturday to showcase their new Lakeview location, named the Pickle Docks in honor of its history. Kay and Karl Thompson of Mecosta came out to support their daughter who works for the company and to see the transformation of the old pickle processing plant.
Jordyn Keselring, an 11-year-old student at Greenville Middle School, got the chance to see a dream of hers realized. Keselring attended Friday’s dedication of a buddy bench on the Baldwin Heights Elementary School playground; a bench that wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for her.