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Bryan Voters Approve Tax Renewal

Bryan city vot­ers approved the renewal of the city’s one-half per­cent income tax. The levy passed with 622 votes in favor of the tax, and 277 against, how­ever those results are still unof­fi­cial. Mayor Doug John­son, after the final results were posted, told the Bryan Times that there will be …

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Election Recap

Jason Rockey lost his bid to replace 81st House Dis­trict Rep. Lynn Wacht­mann in the Novem­ber gen­eral elec­tion to Robert McCol­ley of Napoleon. In the State Sen­ate First Dis­trict race, incum­bent Cliff Hite won Williams County and the state. In the Repub­li­can State Cen­tral Com­mit­tee men’s 1st Dis­trict race, James …

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Results Of Defiance Bond Issue

The Defi­ance County Board of Elec­tions reports that the Defi­ance City School District’s $11,714,657 bond issue to build new mid­dle school and high school build­ings passed 1,802 votes (56.29 per­cent) to 1,399 (43.71 per­cent). Again, all results are unof­fi­cial until finalized.

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Voting Results

Pauld­ing County vot­ers rejected a renewal levy for the county library sys­tem. Accord­ing unof­fi­cial results, the 2.17-mill, five-year renewal levy for the Pauld­ing County Carnegie Library Sys­tem was defeated. The levy would have brought $694,576.94 a year to the library dis­trict, accord­ing to infor­ma­tion from the Pauld­ing County auditor’s office. …

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Janice Menchhofer, 66

Adrian—Janice Elaine (Butler) Menchhofer was called home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hospice of Lenawee, Adrian, MI.  She was born on September 28, 1947 to William Robert ‘Bob’ Butler and Florence (England) Butler.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ronald D. Hughes, and brother, Kenneth E. …

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Man Wanted On Sex Charges

The Williams County Sheriff’s Depart­ment, along with offi­cers in Hills­dale County, Mich., are seek­ing the public’s assis­tance in locat­ing a man in con­nec­tion with a sex­ual assault in Hills­dale County. They say the man had a firearm when he forced his way into the victim’s home. Inves­ti­ga­tors say it’s the …

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Spangler Choosed New Leader

A new leader for an estab­lished area com­pany… Bill Mar­tin is now the new pres­i­dent and chief finan­cial offi­cer of the Span­gler Candy Com­pany. Mar­tin is the company’s eighth pres­i­dent and he is the first non-family-member to hold the posi­tion in the his­tory of the 108-year-old com­pany. Accord­ing to the …

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Fair Pres Steps Down

Jamie Egler, cit­ing per­sonal rea­sons, has turned in his res­ig­na­tion from the Williams County Senior Fair Board, effec­tive retroac­tively to April 28 accord­ing to the Bryan Times. Egler was first elected board pres­i­dent two years ago. He served as vice pres­i­dent for two years before that. All in all, Egler …

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Cock Fight Busted

The Ful­ton County Sheriff’s Office says 52 peo­ple were arrested, and 72 chick­ens were res­cued Sun­day morn­ing dur­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion into sus­pi­cious activ­ity on Ful­ton County Road N when offi­cers dis­cov­ered a cock fight­ing ring there. Deputies found 72 chick­ens, all roost­ers, all with razor-sharp spurs tied to their feet. …

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Mildred Sanders, 99

Mildred Sanders, 99, of Oakland, California and formerly of Pioneer passed away on October 28, 2013 in Oakland.  She is survived by her daughter Vicki Ladd of Hillsdale, Michigan.  A memorial service will be held on Monday May 12th at 1:30p at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer, with Pastor Gene McBride …

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