Primary election results 08.11.2010

Written by David Green.

Former U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R) won the primary election for Michigan’s 7th District and will attempt to reclaim his seat from incumbent Mark Schauer (D) in the November general election.

Walberg defeated Brian Rooney, 41,940-23,605, with Marvin Carlson trailing at 7,441.

In Lenawee County, Walberg won by nearly a 2-1 margin.

In the governor’s race, newcomer Rick Snyder easily defeated four Republican opponents. Snyder polled 36.5 percent of the vote to Pete Hoekstra’s 26.8 percent, Mike Cox’s 23.4 percent, Mike Bouchard’s 11.8 percent and Tom George’s 1.6 percent.

In Lenawee County, Cox was the winner with 33 percent to Hoekstra’s 29 percent and Snyder’s 22 percent.

In the Democratic primary, Lansing mayor Virg Bernero finished with 58.7 percent to Andy Dillon’s 41.3 percent. Lenawee voters mirrored those results.

Nancy Jenkins (R) will take on incumbent Dudley Spade (D) for state representative. She garnered 54 percent of the votes to Jim Van Doren’s 46 percent.

In the district court judge race, Laura Schaedler and John Glaser will advance to the November election. Schaedler pulled in 33 percent and Glaser finished with 19 percent.

Other judge candidates were Grace Garno, 14 percent; Stanley Sala, 13 percent; Anna Marie Anzalone, 10 percent; Karen Tate, 5.7 percent; and Gary Baldwin, 5 percent.

Medina Township voters renewed a millage for road and bridge maintenance by a 72-17 margin.

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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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