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.

Two taken to the hospital after a car accident in Mecosta Co.

Two people were taken to the hospital over the weekend in Mecosta Co. after an accident on US-131. Deputies say it happened Saturday when a 25 year old Grand Rapids man and his 20 year old female passenger from Kentwood were traveling southbound when the driver lost control striking multiple construction barrels.  this caused the driver to overcorrect and go off the hwy striking an embankment before overturning multiple times. The driver and passenger were transported to Spectrum Health BR for Non life threatening injuries. Their 2 year child was not injured. 

Morley man accused of sex crimes against a minor

Police in Mecosta County are on the lookout of a Morley man they say is accused of sex crimes against a minor. The Mecosta County Prosecutor filed charges against 26-year old Sean Patrick Marek. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree CSC with a person younger than 13. Marek is also a habitual offender, 4th offense. The 26-year old Morley man faces up to life in prison, if convicted.

19-year old arrested for property damage and assaulting a police officer

A 19-year old White Cloud man is in custody after being accused of throwing a couch onto a car causing $1,000 worth in damage and assaulting a police officer. Deputies say it happened in Big Rapids where officers were patrolling the University Park Suites and Oakwood Apartments when they witnessed the 19-year old suspect flipping a couch onto the vehicle. The suspect was soon stopped by Deputies and was found to be highly intoxicated. The White Cloud man then attempted to flee on foot and resisted arrest were a physical altercation occurred.

Downstate teen dies three days after being pulled from Muskegon River

A 16-year old boy who was pulled from the Muskegon River after falling out of his inner tube Saturday passed away Tuesday from injuries sustained from the incident. Abid Malick's death was announced on the website of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs, a youth group Malick was apart of. Police say the Canton teen was on a tubing trip with the youth group, when he fell out of his tube under a foot bridge behind the Big Rapids Middle School and did not resurface. Emergency crews found him about 20 minutes later near the mouth of Mitchell Creek and rescuers were able to resuscitate him.

Cedar Springs man suffers life-threatening injuries after getting sideswiped by another car

Police in Mecosta County are on the lookout of a Black passenger vehicle after they say it sideswiped another vehicle causing it go into a ditch and rolling over several times causing the driver life threatening injuries. It happened Saturday on the Xway North of 11 Mile Road in Mecosta Township. Witnesses report that the black passenger vehicle with tinted windows sideswiped the car driven by 63-year old Russell DeBoer of Cedar Springs causing it to rollover multiple times. DeBoer was taken to a Grand Rapids Hospital for life threatening injuries.

16-year old in critical condition after drowning on Muskegon River

A 16-year old boy is in critical condition after drowning in the Muskegon River. Police in Big Rapids say it happened when the boy went on a tubing trip with a youth group and fell out of his tube shortly after launch and was not seen again by his peers. Emergency Crews located the 16-year old at the mouth of Mitchell Creek as it enters the Muskegon River and pulled the victim out of the water then resuscitated him. He was taken by Aeromed to Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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