Winfield Township

Recall elections expected for Cato, Belvidere townships in May 2023

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Recall elections are expected to be on the ballot next spring for three Cato Township officials as well as the Belvidere Township supervisor.

“We have two more recalls that will be taking place in May,” Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard announced during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Prosecutor declines to press charges against former Winfield Township officials

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The Montcalm County prosecutor has decided against issuing any charges against three former Winfield Township Board members who were recalled earlier this month.

The Daily News first reported in early August that the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post was investigating Winfield Township officials regarding township documents, according to MSP Sixth District Public Information Officer Michelle Robinson.


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Who are you? Elisabeth Waldon, 44, Howard City/Winfield Township. Mother of two. Proud homeschool dork. Oldest of the seven legendary Waldon siblings. News editor of your favorite hometown newspaper.

Let the healing begin?

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3 Winfield Township officials have final meeting after being ousted in recall

As three Winfield Township Board members attended their final meeting as officials after being recalled, thanks was voiced for their service and calls were made for healing and reconciliation going forward.

But it’s easier said than done in this township which is one of many locally that has been torn apart over the debate on renewable energy.

‘Our community shouted loud and clear’

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7 township officials recalled, 4 wind ordinances fail

It was a night of major victory for those opposed to a commercial wind turbine project in Montcalm County, and a night of devastating defeat for supporters of the wind energy project.

All seven township officials facing recall — sharing a combined 128 years of experience — were ousted from office and all four wind energy ordinances went down in flames in Tuesday’s election.

PUBLIC FORUM: Vote to preserve our way of life

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From the Michigan 1963 (current) Constitution, Article 1, Section 1, Political Power: “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal benefit, security, and protection.” 

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: 3 challengers vs. incumbents in Winfield Township recall effort

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Township also has wind referendum on the ballot

Three newcomers to the local political scene are running against three longtime members of the Winfield Township Board in a recall election stemming primarily from the ongoing debate over how to write local wind and solar energy ordinances.

New build for Winfield

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Committee recommends building a new hall for Winfield Township

A Winfield Township Hall building committee is recommending the township build a new hall on township-owned park property just across the road from the current hall on M-46.

A township hall building committee met on Sept. 14 and on Sept. 28 to discuss the current township hall as well as the possibility of building a new township hall. Committee members are Chairman George Hubbard, Vice Chairman Dennis Arnold, Township Board Trustee Steve Cole, Doug Johnson, Kathe Kok, Pam Larson and Drew Molitor.

‘This is my reality now … how do I make the most of it?’

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Emily Waldon looks back at how cancer journey changed her this year

Jan. 7, 2022.

Day 1.

After three months of undergoing tests to check out some usual symptoms, Emily Waldon of Grand Rapids received the phone call as her Friday work day drew to a close: Stage 1 noninvasive ductal breast cancer.

ANR Pipeline Co. continues abandoning natural gas sites in Winfield Township

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A Canadian-owned company is continuing the years-long process of abandoning underground natural gas storage facilities in Winfield Township.

As previously covered by the Daily News in 2018, nearly 100 natural gas sites are in the process of being abandoned (or are already abandoned) in Winfield Township’s northwest corner, as well as in a portion of Reynolds Township, by ANR Pipeline Co. on behalf of TC Energy (formerly known as TransCanada).