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Hastings Schools millage bid fails by 219 votes

The Hastings Schools $11 million millage request failed in yesterday's election by a narrow margin, while the The Barry ISD millage passed. The most watched County Commissiners race, in District 3,  went to incumbent David Jackson who turned back challenger Joyce Snow.


Barry County Commission: For Republicans with another Republican challenger, the top vote getter, goes on to Nov. 6, where some face Democratic opponents.

Those with no opposition will go on the November ballot, as will those districts with one Democrat and one Republican.


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, 707

Joyce Snow, 469


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

(I)Jon Smelker, 1,382

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, 1,187 unopposed.



Townships issues:

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


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


Thornapple Township, one trustee's seat. Curtis Campbell, 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, 3,696, no 3,502.


Hastings Area School System: a request for .85 mills for 15 years for $11.1 million: 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.


All results are unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers.






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