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.

Mecosta Co. man accused of sexually assaulting minor

A 20-year old man Mecosta man faces 15-years in prison after being charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct of a victim between the ages of 13 and 15-years old. Dylan Cody Bean was arraigned on a third degree criminal sexual conduct charge connected to an incident back in July in Deerfield Township. His bond was set at $20,000.

Lake man pleads guilty on Mecosta County larceny

A Lake man has pleaded guilty Wednesday to the larceny of a log splitter back in September. Detective Casey Nemeth of the Mecosta Co. Sheriff's Office says the log splitter was taken from Mann's Small Engine in the Village of Mecosta. 36-year old Howard Albert Cyphert II was arrested on a larceny warrant, police recovered the stolen log splitter. Cyphert is out of jail on bond

Big Rapids man accused of sexual assault of a minor

An 18-year old Big Rapids man is behind bars accused of sexual assault of a minor. Jason Giese was arrested Wednesday on a 4 count CSC 3rd Degree warrant that charges he had sexual intercourse multiple times with a 15-year old female from Big Rapids. Giese remains in custody in the Mecosta County Jail with a $1,000,000 bond.  His next court appearance is scheduled for a Preliminary exam on 11/25/14 at 9 a.m . 

Mecosta Co. Sheriff offers tips for driving in snowy weather conditions

With an influx of auto accidents due to weather conditions as of late, the Mecosta Co. Sheriff is offering residents tips to make their commute safer and easier. Sheriff Todd Purcell says when heading out to your destination make sure you have an emergency roadside kit available, cellphone charger, flashlight, first aid kit and glow stick. The sheriff says make sure you slow down when driving in snowy weather conditions like the ones we're experiencing right now. Another tip, motorists should always clean off their car to ensure maximum visibility before heading out to their destination

Rollover accident sends two people to hospital in Mecosta Co.

The first snow of the season led to a rollover accident in Mecosta County this morning. Deputies say it happened on Northbound US-131 near Meceola Rd. when a car driven by a 50-year old Brighton man lost control due to the icy conditions and overturned multiple times. He and one of his two passengers a 71-year old woman from Redford were taken to Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital for their injuries.

Morley man arraigned on embezzlement charges

A 22-year old Morley man was arraigned on embezzlement charges after being accused of embezzling between $1,000 and $2,000 from a Stanwood business. According to court documents, the alleged crime took place  from August to September when Joshua Gordon Smith, was an employee of the Copper Top Convenience Store. Smith faces five years in jail if convicted on the charges.

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