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With the Board of Canvassers validating the results, the August 7 primary election is official.

Less than a half-dozen totals changed from the unofficial numbers, but none of the changes altered the outcomes.


The results:

Barry County Commission:

District 1: City of Hastings, part of Hastings Charter Township

(I)Howard “Hoot” Gibson, 1,170

He will face Democrat Cathy Young Gramze in November.


District 2: Thornapple Township precincts 1 & 3; Yankee Springs Township, precinct 1

(I)Dan Parker, 1,112 …unopposed.


District 3: Barry, Hope townships and Precinct 1 Rutland Charter Township

(I)David Jackson, 817

Joyce Snow, 597


District 4: Irving Township, parts of Carlton, Thornapple, Rutland townships

(I)Jon Smelker, 1,394

He will face Democrat Samantha L. Jones in November.


District 5: Castleton, Woodland townships, Village of Nashville, parts of Hastings Charter, Carlton townships.

(I)Ben Geiger, 957

Sharon Zebrowski, 282

Geiger will face Democrat Ben Eastman in November.



District 6: Prairieville, Orangeville townships, precinct 2 in Yankee Springs Township

(I)Vivian Lee Conner, 748

Mark Doster, 532

Conner will face Democrat Tonya DeVore Foreman in November.


District 7: Assyria, Johnstown, Baltimore townships, Maple Grove Township, excluding the Village of Nashville.

(I)Heather Wing, 1,245…unopposed.


Townships issues:

Hastings Charter Township: one trustee’s seat: Timothy McNally, 513… unopposed.


Rutland Charter Township, one trustee’s seat:  Curt Cybulski, 158, Gene D. Hall, 223,   Matt Spencer, 317.


Thornapple Township, Curtis Campbell for trustee, 957, unopposed:


Yankee Springs Township, one trustee seat: Michael Boysen, 405, Larry Knowles, 493 



Barry Intermediate School District: an increase of 0.3785 mills for 10 years: yes, 3,736, no 3,543.


Hastings Area School System: a request for .85 mills for 15 years for $11.1 million in bonds: yes, 2,343, no, 2,562.


Penfield School District: a request for 18 mills on non-homestead property for six years: yes, 24, no, 16.

Penfield School District: an additional 1 mill to the 18 mills for six years: yes, 14, no, 28.


Johnstown Township: renewal and increase for a total of 0.50 mills for roads projects: yes, 465, no, 315

Johnstown Township: renewal and increase for a total of 1 mill for fire protection: yes, 494, no, 283.


Hastings Charter Township: renewal and increase for a total of 1.6 mills for 10 years to fund the Hastings Public Library. Yes, 438, no, 451.


Rutland Charter Township renewal and increase totaling 1.6 mills for 10 years to fund the Hastings Public Library: yes, 599, no, 481.

Rutland Charter Township: renewal of the decreased rate of 1.25 mills for fire protection for 10 years: yes, 803, no, 273.


Woodland Township: three millage proposals:

Proposal one, renewal of 2 mills for four years for village operations: yes 55, no 22. Proposal two, renewal of 2 mills for four years for special village operations: yes 59, no 18.

Proposal three, renewal of 2 mills for four years for park operations: yes, 55, no 23.


Yankee Springs Township: a request for 0.75 mills for five years for township fire operations and emergency services: yes, 571, no, 471.















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