November ballot set in Fulton County 8.29

Written by David Green.

Fayette village and school district votes will have a choice to make in the Nov. 6 general election.

Three candidates filed to serve as village council members, with only two positions expiring.

Incumbents Mike Maginn and Ruth Marlatt will be joined on the ballot by Eugene Rosinski.

Mayor Anita VanZile will not face a challenger in her bid for another term in office.

Four candidates are running for three positions on the Gorham Fayette Board of Education.

Kelly Bentley chose not to seek another term, but incumbents Terry Kovar and David Brinegar will appear on the ballot. Kirk Keiser and Karen Joy King are also seeking a term on the board.

Fred Stockburger needs voter approval to continue his appointed position. He was named to the board following the resignation of Kim Winzeler, whose term will expire Dec. 31, 2009. Debra Leininger will challenge Stockburger for the post.

Area races

The only other contested races across northern Fulton County are in Royalton Township and the village of Lyons.

Brad Peebles will challenge incumbent Bill Smith for a term as Royalton Township trustee. Joe Damman will seek another term as township fiscal officer.

In Lyons, incumbents John Good and Joan Klier are seeking another term on council, along with challenger Delbert Neill. Mary Vroman is unopposed in her quest for another term as mayor.

In Gorham Township, Randy Merillat (trustee) and Mike Figgins (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

In Franklin Township, Mark Ballmer (trustee) and John Winzeler (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

In Chesterfield Township, Jerry Bates (trustee) and Tina Jones (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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