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
PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS

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. woman first to win 4-H award

Trudy Herzog of Paris received the 4-H Excellence in Agriculture award from the Michigan Farm Bureau in Grand Rapids during its 95th state annual meeting. Herzog is the first Mecosta County resident to receive the award that recognizes volunteers who exhibit excellence in creating positive learning environments, participates in the learning process and becomes active through service and leadership. Herzog, the leader of the Pine Grove 4-H club said this award recognizes the kids in 4-H and their accomplishments and that she is just a small part of that.

Lakeview woman charged with burglary

A 61-year old Mecosta County woman was arraigned on charges of home invasion after being accused of a burglary back in November. ​Juliana Nielsen of Lakeview, was charged with 2nd Degree Home Invasion. The charge stemmed from a November 11th burglary of a home in Wheatland Twp that was investigated by the Mecosta County Sheriffs Office.   Nielsen is being held in the Mecosta county Jail on $100,000 bond.

Newaygo man dies in car accident in Mecosta Co.

Icy road conditions are to blame for a fatal car accident in Mecosta County. Deputies say 20-year old Chance Frederick of Newaygo was traveling traveling east on Jefferson rd just east of Newcosta Ave.  He lost control on the icy roadway ran off the roadway to the north the vehicle overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle.  Frederick was not wearing his seat belt. 

SUV destroyed

An SUV is now a pile of ashes after it caught fire in Mecosta County. Officials say the vehicle was on Monroe Road in Morely when an electrical fire started. The driver pulled over and called 911. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze, but not before the SUV was completely destroyed. No one was injured in the fire.

Green Township break-in

Police are searching for suspects involved in an overnight break-in at a Green Township used auto dealership. The Mecosta County Sheriffs Office says the criminals forced entry into the building where they stole property including a burgundy 2006 Chevy Uplander. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office.

Public Safety officials participate in Red Kettle Ringing Competition

The Red Kettle season is well underway for Big Rapids Salvation Army, but Tuesday was a special day as police officers and firefighters from Big Rapids Dept. of Public Safety and Deputies from the Mecosta Co.

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