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.

Our Brothers Keeper to hold "Surviving the Night" Fundraiser

Big Rapids homeless shelter “Our Brothers Keeper” will be holding a fundraiser starting tonight called “Surviving the Night” where volunteers will be sleeping in sleeping bags on benches throughout Pocket Park. Sue Roshack of the shelter says they are hoping to give people more of a visual picture as to how many homeless are in our community spend their nights. The non profit shelter is looking for monetary donations so they can continue to provide a warm safe nurturing home for those in need. The Fundraiser starts at 6pm and lasts until 6am Saturday morning.

Big Rapids man gets life in prison, plus 202 years

A Big Rapids man convicted of killing one woman and sexually assaulting three others while holding them hostage late last year was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus another 202 years. Earlier this month, a Mecosta County jury found 28-year old Duncan Willis III guilty of first degree murder, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and felony firearm possession.

Driver arrested, passenger taken to hospital after drunken rollover accident

Deputies in Mecosta County say a 31-year old female passenger was ejected for a vehicle this morning, while the male driver was arrested for drunk driving. Police say it happened just after midnight, at the intersection of 205th Ave. and Ross Parkway where the driver couldn't make the curve and struck a guardrail then overturned the vehicle. The female passenger was ejected from the car. She was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The driver was arrested and lodged for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license.

Police identify juvenile suspects in Barryton break-ins

Police in the village of Barryton say four juveniles were identified in connection to the recent break-ins on Norman Street. Some property was recovered from one of the juvenile's residences.  Investigation is continuing.  All juvenile's names are being withheld at this time and petition's are being forwarded to the court.  It was found that over $1300 in property had been taken along with approximately $300 in damages.

2 quads stolen from Sheridan Twp. garage

Police in Mecosta County are on the lookout for a susect or suspects they say broke into a garage in Sheridan Township and stole 2 Quads, one with a snow plow on the front as well as tools and tool boxes. Deputies say it happened sometime between October third and fifth on 10th Ave between 16 and 17 mile roads. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office at 231-592-0150.

Big Rapids man guilty of murder

A Big Rapids man who killed one woman and then held hostage three other women and three children has been found guilty of all charges by a Mecosta Co. Jury. The verdict came Friday for 28-year old Duncan Willis III who was charged with murder, two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and one county of felony firearm possession. Police say back in November Willis, entered a Rogers Heights home and killed a woman and raped three others at gunpoint during a 10 hour police standoff. There is no date set for sentencing.

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