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

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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.

Mecosta, Osceola Counties declare local state of emergency

State Police have partially activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Lansing due to the severe weather and flooding occurring throughout the Lower Peninsula. On Tuesday afternoon, Mecosta, Midland, Newaygo, Osceola and Wexford counties each declared a local state of emergency. The declaration enables a county or municipality to execute emergency operations plans, administrate local aid and assistance and issue declarations.

Strong Storm cause damage & leaves thousands without power in Mecosta Co.

4,100 Consumers Energy customers in Mecosta County along with several local school districts are still without power this morning after Saturdays strong storm ripped through the area knocked down power lines and trees and damaging cars and homes. According to consumers officials, crews have been brought in from other states and have been working around the clock trying to restore power. Officials say power should be restored for all of Mecosta Co. by late tonight.

Mecosta County residents without power after Saturday storm

12,930 Mecosta Co. residents are without power this morning due to the server storms from Saturday afternoon/evening.“We are anticipating more damaging storm activity today and are asking everyone to be vigilant about staying away from and reporting down wires,” said Mary Palkovich, the utility’s vice president of energy delivery. “Consumers Energy will work around the clock to get

Big Rapids man dies in snowmobile accident

A Big Rapids man was killed Friday night after a snowmobile accident in Mecosta County. Deputes say it happened at the intersection of 13 Mile Road and 120th Avenue in Martiny Township. They say that's where 39-year old Jeremy Krikke, was driving a snowmobile in a field when he struck a tree and fell off the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol and poor visibility caused by a brief Friday night snowstorm contributed to the accident.

Seasonal weight restrictions start next week on Mecosta Co. roads

Beginning Monday, March 17th the Mecosta County Road Commission seasonal weight restrictions on local roads will be enforced. The restriction impacts the speed and weight of various semi-trucks and even farm equipment. The restrictions are put in place to reduce damage on local roads like potholes. Violators will be ticketed and fined. For more info on weight restrictions go to mecostaroads.org or call (231)796-2611.

Mecosta Co. Sheriff seeing spike in police calls this winter

Whether you call it seasonal affective disorder or the winter blues, the psychological effects of this year’s brutally cold winter, it seems to be wearing on people. Mecosta County Sheriff Todd Purcell says he has seen a spike in police calls this winter from "cabin fever". He says the most common call to his department recently involves the abuse of alcohol or domestic abuse which he says, the two generally go hand in hand.

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