Seneca and Medina township elections 4.9

Written by David Green.

Seneca and Medina township residents have until May 13 to file petitions to run for township office.
In both townships, terms are expiring for all five board members and officers. That might not make much difference in Medina Township where all the incumbents are planning to run again, said treasurer Ruth Ann Mansfield, but it’s different story in Seneca. There will be at least three new members there.
Medina Township officers are Jim Craig,  supervisor; Suzette Burk, clerk; Mansfield, treasurer; and trustees George Cleghorn and Jack Quigley.
Seneca Township supervisor Kiel Plummer is undecided whether or not he will seek another term in office. Clerk Kim Quist and treasurer Becky Metcalf have both decided against another run.
Plummer was told that trustee Don Emmons will step down at the end of his term while Chris White will seek another term.
Petitions must be filed with township clerks by May 13 in order to appear on the ballot. Petitions must have at least three but not more than 10 signatures of registered voters who reside in the township.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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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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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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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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