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Montcalm County law enforcement millage fails

Despite continued crime throughout Montcalm County, voters decided to turn down a proposal in support of local law enforcement millage. A 0.6 millage proposal to generate $971,830 per year for two years for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was shot down Tuesday by 11,647 “yes” votes (48 percent) compared to 12,735 “no” votes (52 percent).

Dale Miller

Miller defeats Douglas in race for Ionia County sheriff

After serving the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years, Republican Dale Miller will now lead the department as the newly elected sheriff.

State Rep. Rick Outman watches as election results pour in Tuesday night. Picture, from left to right, are Outman's sister Shelly Gilaman, Campaign Manager James Lower, Rick Outman and Legislative Aide Arianna Van Acker. Daily News/Cory Smith

‘Joyous’ Outman re-elected state representative

Despite losing the national presidential race Tuesday, local Republicans found delight in celebrating the re-election of one of their own. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was re-elected to his 70th District post for a second term, besting challenger and former state representative Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville. The tallied votes included 17,104 for Outman and 14,150 for Huckleberry (not including one precinct in Gratiot County, which remained unreported early Wednesday morning).

Michael Adams

Adams re-elected for another term in Montcalm Township

In a race for Montcalm Township supervisor, incumbent Michael Adams, an independent, was elected to a full term for the first time.


Rons sweep Montcalm County Board of Commissioners races

Three Rons were elected to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners in contested races Tuesday.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 7

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012


Guild unseats Leonard as Edmore village president

Edmore Village President Lon Leonard will pass the torch of office to Chet Guild after voters chose Guild by a comfortable margin in Tuesday’s election.

Guild garnered 228 votes (58.02 percent) to Leonard’s 164 votes(41.73 percent).

Republican Sandy Raines of Sidney talks to a reporter on her cell phone while browsing election results on a laptop tuesday night at Turk Lake Bar in Montcalm Township upon hearing that she was elected Montcalm County Drain Commissioner. Daily News/Cory Smith

Raines elected Montcalm County drain commissioner

Neither candidate vying for the Montcalm County drain commissioner’s post expressed much surprise at the outcome of Tuesday’s election.

With 29 of 31 precincts tallied, Republican Sandy Raines of Sidney beat out Democratic challenger Shane Jacobs of Howard City with a vote of 13,240 to 9,111.

Laura Shears

Shears re-elected as Eureka Township supervisor

In a close race for Eureka Township supervisor, incumbent Democrat Laura Shears was re-elected for another term.

“I just want to thank the voters,” Shears said on Tuesday night of her win.


Local Election Results (Area Proposals) 2:30 a.m.

AREA PROPOSALS IONIA COUNTY 911 OPERATING SURCHARGE PROPOSAL For the period beginning July 1, 2013 and continuing through the month of June in the year 2021, shall Ionia County be authorized to assess a monthly surcharge of up to Two Dollars and Forty Cents (not to exceed $2.40) on the monthly billings of landline, wireless [...]