Election results 11.10.2010

Written by David Green.

Morenci and Fulton County voters mirrored county and state choices for the most part in last week’s general election, but there were a few exceptions.

Morenci

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer (D) took a slim 261-259 advantage over challenger Tim Walberg (R) in Morenci, but Walberg won throughout the district by a 50-45.4 percent margin.

U.S. Taxpayer’s party candidate Scott Aughney, formerly of Morenci, garnered 13 votes in Morenci and 3,796 overall.

Doug Spade (D) took a 274-267 advantage over Bruce Caswell (R) in Morenci in a bid for state senator, but Caswell won the election by a 64-36 margin. The candidates were close to a tie among all Lenawee County voters.

Nancy Jenkins (R) posted a 57-43 advantage over Harvey Schmidt (D) for state representative, and Jenkins did a little better than that among Morenci voters.

 Robert Hall (R) retained his county commissioner seat by a 63-36 margin against challenger Earl Gilhouse (D). Gilhouse, a former Morenci resident, took 42.5 percent of the Morenci vote.

Township voters strongly supported Cletus Smith (R) in his bid for county commissioner and he won 60-39 against Del Cochrane (D).

Laura Schaedler was elected district court judge, 54-45.6 against John Glaser, although Glaser did a little better in Morenci.

Rick Snyder (R) was elected governor by a 20 percent margin statewide and by 15 percent in Morenci.

The state proposal to call a new constitutional convention failed by a 2-1 margin. The proposal to ban felons from holding certain elected offices passed by a 3-1 margin.

Fulton County

A proposal to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Anchor Bay Carry-Out near Harrison Lake passed by a 56-40 tally, but Sunday sales failed by about the same amount.

A tax levy for the Evergreen school district passed 60-39.

In the first state senate district, Steve Buehrer took a 71-26 victory against challenger Erik Cranmer. In the 74th house race, Bruce Goodwin defeated David Pilliod, 62-33.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bob Latta defeated    Caleb Finkenbiner 68-26, and by about the same margin in Fulton County.

U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman took a 57-39 win against Lee Fisher, and polled 64 percent in Fulton County.

Fulton County voters favored governor candidate John Kasich by a 53-41 margin over incumbent Ted Strickland, but the race went 49-47 statewide.

 

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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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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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