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Voter registration deadline for August 6 election is July 8

Posted June 30, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Michigan residents have until Monday, July 8, to register in order to vote in the August 6 election. To register, applicants must be age 18 by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register. The polls will be […]

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Two contests for Three Rivers positions in November general election, August primary for At-Large Commissioner

Posted May 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There will be contests for two of the four City of Three Rivers offices to be filled in the November 5th general election. Here’s the candidate lineup following passage of the 4 p.m. Tuesday (May 14th) deadline for filling nominating petitions: Mayor: Thomas Lowry, 53 1/2 N. Main St, Three Rivers, MI 49093 Larry Nichols, […]

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Chamber endorses operating millage proposal for Three Rivers Community Schools

Posted May 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce (TRACC) has endorsed the operating millage proposal for the Three Rivers Community Schools that will appear on the ballot in Tuesday’s (May 7) election. The proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Support of Appointed Clerk & Treasurer for Village of Constantine

Posted February 22, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The citizens of Constantine have the opportunity to vote on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 whether the village offices of clerk and treasurer should be filled by election or filled by appointment of the village council.  After much thought, we are writing in support of filling these offices by the appointment option.  We ask you to […]

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Post-election town hall to focus on bipartisanship, cooperation

Posted November 9, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Several hundred guests from more than 100 different locations will take part in a groundbreaking, live webcast focusing on bipartisanship in government and politics. For more on the story from Grand Valley State University, click here.

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Tomlinson, Pattison win St. Joseph County judicial posts in Tuesday’s election

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

David Tomlinson and Robert Pattison were the winners of two St. Joseph County judicial positions in Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election. Tomlinson, a Colon attorney, will succeed Probate Judge Thomas Shumaker, and Robert Pattison, an attorney from Sturgis, will assume the position now held by District Judge William Welty.  Both Shumaker and Welty will retire […]

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Lori headed for re-election to Michigan House from 59th District

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

State Representative Matt Lori (R-Constantine) appears to have been successful in his bid for a third, two-year term in the Michigan House of Representatives in Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election. With all of the votes from Cass County in and 24 of 30 precincts from St. Joseph County reporting, Lori had more than 62 percent […]

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Smith, Bippus elected to Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday’s (November 6) balloting brought the election of Joni Smith and John Bippus to the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. With all precincts reporting, Smith had 9,520 votes (36.06 percent) and Bippus 9,174 (34.75 percent).  The other candidate in the three-way race for two, six-year terms – Murray Malinoski – collected 7,485 votes […]

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Tomlinson, Pattison in lead for judicial posts

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

With 23 of 30 precincts reporting, David Tomlinson and Rob Pattison were in the lead for the St. Joseph County judicial seats they were seeking in Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election. In the contest for Probate Judge, Tomlinson had 9,457 votes (53.29 percent) compared to 8,206 (46.24 percent) for Christine Yancey. In the contest for […]

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Haigh, Haley-Clay winners of contested seats on Three Rivers City Commission

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

There will be two new faces on the Three Rivers City Commission as the result of Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election. Challenger Alison May Haigh defeated incumbent Second District Commissioner Elbert Foster in his bid for re-election.  Unofficial results show Haigh received 953 votes (54.30 percent) compared to 776 (44.22) for Foster. Another challenger, Diane […]

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Brueck, Wilkins win trustee seats on Fabius Township Board

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Incumbent David Brueck and newcomer Daniel Wilkins – both Republicans – were the winners of two trustee seats on the Fabius Township Board in Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election. According to unofficial results, Brueck received 991 votes (37.68 percent) and Wilkins collected 965 (36.69 percent).  The third candidate, Democrat Dennis Bradley, received 669 votes (25.44 […]

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Burr Oak school district voters approve operating millage renewal

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Burr Oak school district voters have approved the operating millage renewal proposal submitted to them in Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election. Unofficial results show the proposal was approved 295 (57.39 percent) to 219 (42.61 percent). The proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal […]

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Tenney unseats Whitford in contest for village president in Colon

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Thomas Tenney has unseated Thomas Whitford in the contest for village president in Colon. According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election, Tenney collected 359 votes (73.12 percent) compared to 132 (26.88 percent) for Whitford.

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Weiss elected village president in Constantine

Posted November 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Patricia Weiss has regained the office of village president in Constantine, a position she held for three terms from 2002 to 2008. Unofficial results from Tuesday’s (November 6) General Election show that Weiss received 287 votes (50.17 percent) compared to 281 (49.13 percent) for Ruth Strawser, the current village clerk.

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Smith and Bippus in lead for Glen Oaks trustee seats with 7 of 24 precincts reporting

Posted November 6, 2012 by Bruce Snook

With results from 7 to 24 precincts in, Joni Smith and John Bippus are the leaders in a three-way contest for two seats on the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. Here are the tallies: Joni Smith – 2,852 (36.47 percent) John Bippus – 2,748 (35.14 percent) Murray Malinoski – 2,166 (27.70 percent) The […]

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Constantine election to feature contest for village president

Posted November 4, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday’s (November 6th) General Election in Constantine will feature a contest for the position of village president. Village Clerk Ruth Strawser and former Village President Patricia Weiss are competing for the village’s highest elective office.  The current president, MacKenzie Strawser, is seeking election to one of six trustee seats to be filled in the balloting.  […]

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Sandy has potential to change election outcome

Posted November 3, 2012 by Bruce Snook

With power still out to millions of Americans across the East Coast and relief efforts still underway in several states, Hurricane Sandy could have a major impact on the upcoming presidential election. That’s the view of a Grand Valley State University (GVSU) political science professor. For more on the story, click here.

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St. Joseph County clerk notes ballot error

Posted November 2, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Editor’s Note:  St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender has issued the following notice reporting an error on the ballot for the November 6th General Election and the steps taken to address the situation: NOTICE TO ALL VOTERS This is to notify you that I have made an error on the November 6, 2012 General Election […]

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Two write-in candidates for Constantine Board of Education

Posted November 2, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Mary Smith, of 15887 River Heights Road, and Ben Fries, of 63657 Burgener Road, both in Constantine, are running as write-in candidates for the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education. Smith has been on the school board since 2003 and currently serves as vice president. She is chairman of the policy committee, on the personnel […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Considering the length of the ballot in this election, we should go prepared”

Posted November 1, 2012 by Bruce Snook

One positive aspect of the pounds of campaign material of these past months is a boost for printers and the Postal Service.  Another would be the realization that someone is asking for your vote.  Along the way, we may even learn something of the role of our government of, by and for the people.  At […]

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