2012 Voter Guide: local proposals and Millages

Getting in a voting booth can be a real challenge if your not informed on what is going to be on the ballot. So we at Big Rapids Daily News have compiled a list of candidates and proposals and millage’s. Here is the second part in a three part series for our 2012 voters guide on what proposals, millages, candidates.

Source: Mecosta Co. Clerk

MORTON TOWNSHIP
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2012 Voter Guide: Proposals 1-6

Getting in a voting booth can be a real challenge if your not informed on what is going to be on the ballot. So we at Big Rapids Daily News have compiled a list of candidates and proposals and millage’s. Here is the first part in a three part series for our 2012 voters guide on what proposals, millages, candidates.

Source: (Ballotpedia.com) & (Michigan.Gov)

Proposal 1: Michigan Emergency Manager Referendum

Update: Morley fugitive turns self into authorities

A Morley man who was wanted on multiple felony warrants in Mecosta County has turned himself into the State Police Fugitive Team. 35-year-old Alan Steven Phelps had been on the run since May 24th. He is wanted on warrants for fleeing and eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident and stealing a car, in addition to four outstanding felony warrants for assault with the intention to do great bodily harm less than murder.

Update: Morton Twp. woman too drunk to care for child arraigned in Mecosta Co. Court

A 41-year old Morton Township woman has been officially charged with fourth degree child abuse (a misdemeanor) after police discovered she was too intoxicated to care for her 4-year old child. Michigan State Police Troopers say they received a call to respond to the residence Wednesday, once Troopers arrived they discovered Angela Blenman was passed out and the child neglected. Police subsequently arrested the woman and called Department of Human Services officials to remove the child from the home.

Breaking: Big Rapids business owners charged with multiple fraud counts

Business owners 29-year old Joseph Kukla and 28-year old Nancy Kukla of Your Floor Store in Big Rapids have been charged with multiple fraud counts after an investigation by the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department. Detective Casey Nemeth says the Morley couple was arrested after several complaints were reported that the pair was passing multiple non-sufficient personal checks and multiple non-sufficient business checks, totaling thousands of dollars. The couple also faces similar charges in Newaygo County as well. The couple remains in Mecosta Co. Jail.

Barryton teen arrested on sexual assault charges

A17-year old Barryton man was arrested on charges connected to a sexual assault of a minor. Mecosta Co. Sheriff Deputies say after being called to Spectrum Health-BR for a CSC complaint, the investigation found that the suspect had sexual relations with a minor.   It had been going on for approximately 3 months in both the Barryton and Canadian Lakes area. The suspect's names is being with held at this time until arraignment

Two juveniles and Grand Rapids man suffer minor injuries after accident in Mecosta Co.

A driver and two juveniles were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident involving a camper trailer in Mecosta County. Deputies say it happened on Southbound US-131 when a vehicle driven by a Grand Rapids man lost control after a tire from the camper blew. Police say the vehicle detached from the camper and rolled over several times. Everyone in the vehicle was wearing seat belts and airbags deployed. The Driver and two juvenile passengers were taken to a Grand Rapids hospital with minor injuries.

Police looking for suspect who attempted to sexually assault woman

Police in Big Rapids are looking for a man they say attempted to sexually assault a woman Friday. Police say it happened when a woman was walking on the rails and trails when a black male approached her and tried to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight the suspect off and get away unharmed. The suspect is six foot tall with a mustache and was last seen wearing black cargo shorts with a dark colored shirt with rips along the bottom.

Stanwood man arraigned on burglary charges after Mecosta Co. home invasion

A Stanwood man was arraigned on first degree home invasion charges stemming from an incident in Mecosta County last month. 37-year old John Miesiacezk is accused of breaking into a home in Colfax Township when the homeowner found Miesiacezk in his residence and called police. The Stanwood man fled the home, a small amount of money was missing. Miesiacezk a habitual offender, faces life in prison if convicted.

18-year old gets into car accident then arrested for drunk driving

An 18-year old man from the Big Rapids area is recovering after a car accident in Mecosta County. Deputies say it happened on 17 mile near 235th Ave. where the teen had driven off the road, damaged property and struck a tree. The driver was transported to Spectrum Health BR for non life threatening injuries. Alcohol was determined to be a factor and the 18 y/o was subsequently lodged at Mecosta County Jail after being treated for his injuries.

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