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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.

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Cooper defeats Belding councilman Feuerstein in recall vote

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.

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Eureka Township supervisor keeps seat

This township’s supervisor has been re-elected to another term.

Rodney Roy received 760 votes to challenger Les Lillie’s 571 votes, or 57 to 43 percent.

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Voters elect to turn over Edmore Village Council

This village has a new leader and new council members.

Voters made their dissatisfaction known at the polls Tuesday in the most contested race in Montcalm County. A total of 17 candidates were in the running for five seats on the Edmore Village Council.

Belding’s Sarah Brownell, right, Greta Wilker, middle, and Sam McNeal, left, get ready to serve receive during Monday’s Class B district volleyball opener at Central Montcalm. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding advances with 3-1 victory over Alma

The Belding Redskins always seem to play its best volleyball this time of the year. That means the district tournament. On Monday, the Redskins took their first step toward winning a fourth consecutive Class B district title with a 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17 win over Alma in the first round of district play at Central Montcalm High School. The Redskins domination goes further back with district title wins in six of the last seven tourneys.