Results from contested elections and proposals for the Aug. 7, 2012, Primary Election.
The Montcalm County Administrative Building was packed Monday as standing-room-only hopefuls vied to get their hands on one of 100+ foreclosed properties, but only three dozen people walked out of the old courthouse with a deed. Marty Spaulding, general manager of Title Check in Kalamazoo, acted as the day’s auctioneer. More than half the people in the audience were first-time participants in a foreclosure auction, so Spaulding spent more than half an hour reviewing how a foreclosure auction works.
A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting her and four of her friends. Michael Jones, 45, of Belding, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, one count of assault and one count of home invasion. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
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A lot has changed for the Greenville Yellow Jackets football program since the end of last season. Yes, the Yellow Jackets return many of the same players from a year ago. Yes, many familiar junior varsity players have made the transition to the varsity level. Yes, Dave Moore returns for his 10th season as head coach. And yes, the Yellow Jackets begin the high school football season with longtime rival Belding.
Monday was the first official day of high school football practice around the state. For the Greenville Yellow Jackets that meant a long day on the football field. The Yellow Jackets practiced from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and according to coach Dave Moore had a good first day.
The Carson City Council has determined a new location for a 24-hour recycling site. The new site will be located off Williams Street on Carson City’s Department of Public Works lot. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality denied the original location the city had chosen for the recycling site.
Don’t forget to vote tomorrow. It’s the 2012 Primary Election and this year there are several close races and a handful of important issues affecting our area that will be decided by the end of the night.
Two teenagers have been charged after a series of crimes that occurred throughout Vestaburg, including a major vandalism incident at Vestaburg Community School. Brock Peterson, 17, of Vestaburg, and Joseph DeVuyst, 17, of Riverdale, were charged Friday in 64B District Court in Stanton.
Three challengers are hoping to win the open District 5 seat on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners in the Aug. 7 primary election.