2022-10-22

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: Bignell takes on Outman for a second time for 33rd District senate

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Two familiar foes and one newcomer will be going head-to-head-to-head in the race for the newly redrawn 33rd Senate District in Michigan — Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, Democratic challenger Mark Bignell of Greenville and Libertarian Joseph Gillotte of Lyons. 

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: Surprise challenger to square off against incumbent for new 91st District

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A Cedar Springs woman who unexpectedly won the Democratic primary election in August is now going up against the current Republican state representative for Michigan’s newly redrawn 91st District.

Tammy DeVries, 57, is running against Pat Outman, 30, of Six Lakes in the November election.

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: St. Johns incumbent challenged by Saginaw Township pipefitter for 93rd District

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Current 93rd District State Rep. Graham Filler, a Republican, is being challenged by Jeffrey Lockwood, a Democrat for the seat in November’s general election.

The newly redrawn 93rd District includes portions of Clinton and Gratiot counties and portions of Ionia and Montcalm counties.

GENERAL ELECTION: Familiar matchup for new 2nd Congressional District

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In the race for Michigan’s newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District, an incumbent Republican will face off against a familiar Democratic foe and new Libertarian challenger in November’s election. 

Voters will decide between U.S. House Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Caledonia, Democratic challenger Jerry Hilliard of Mount Pleasant and Libertarian Nathan Hewer of Cannon Township.

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: Voters to consider Ionia library’s future for sixth time

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On Nov. 8, Ionia County voters will for the sixth time be asked to decide a millage proposal for the Ionia Community Library after the most recent attempt in August failed by only 36 votes.

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: Veteran judges Feeney and Voet square off for Court of Appeals

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An Ionia County judge and a Kent County judge are facing off in a bid to be elected to a Michigan Court of Appeals seat.

Kathleen Feeney, 60, of Rockford and Raymond Voet, 60, of Ionia are both running for the 3rd District seat on the Court of Appeals — one of the highest volume intermediate appellate courts in the U.S.

PUBLIC FORUM: Vote for proven leaders

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I am endorsing candidates Brian Gardner and Maureen Wolverton who are running as nonpartisan candidates for the Greenville Public School board.

PUBLIC FORUM: Time for change in Winfield Township

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I am writing today as both a citizen and candidate for supervisor in Winfield Township.

Over the past year we the people have attended board and planning commission meetings only to have our voices ignored and silenced regarding ordinances on wind and solar for the township. We have questioned an obvious conflict of interest with board/planning commission members who have signed leases with Apex Clean Energy. We have seen current supervisor stack the deck on the planning commission and enter an engagement letter with pro-wind attorney on her own without board approval.

‘We’re just getting started’

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Belding football earns first outright conference championship in 24 years, wins O-K Silver title game against Hopkins, 36-14

Halftime can be both a blessing and a curse — it’s about who takes advantage of the time off the field that often determines the winner of a tight football game.

Deadlocked at 14-14 at the half at Rudness Field on Friday night, Belding made the most of its 20-minute halftime.

PUBLIC FORUM: Who’s really being bullied?

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Many of us have read letters in the Public Forum submitted by Laura Engel.

After two years of watching underhanded, behind closed doors tactics used by Douglass Township Board members to usher in their own objective is unacceptable. When we see people turning a blind eye to the corruption and continually supporting such actions by using bullying tactics themselves, such as name-calling, shaming and chastising on a regular basis.