Andrew George of Three Rivers gives his “strong endorsement for Tom Lowry as our next Mayor of Three Rivers,” citing “competence and experience” as important attributes to consider when voting on Tuesday, November 7.
Editor’s note: Watershed Voice does not endorse any candidates for public office, and any views or opinions expressed in this letter are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Watershed Voice staff or its board of directors.
Amy Davidhizar of Cass County responds to what she calls a “smear campaign directed at this Saturday’s Three Rivers Pride Festival” led by St. Joseph County Road Commissioner Jack Coleman and others.
The following letter was submitted to Watershed Voice for publication by Rev. Brenda Deily of The First Presbyterian Church Three Rivers/Centreville.
Naomi Ludman of Dowagiac argues Michigan should vote to join the National Popular Vote Compact, which would mean all of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.
Naomi Ludman of Dowagiac argues that a resolution recently passed by the Case County Board of Commissioners concerning proposed gun safety laws sends “a very bad message” to potential new businesses and prospective citizens of the county.
Carol Higgins of Mendon Township writes that no one has “the right to enact legislation to force me to believe and behave the same as you about reproductive choice.”
Ken Peterson, MAJ USA (Ret.), of Buchanan urges fellow Michigan residents to vote “Yes” on Michigan Proposal 3, Right to Reproductive Freedom Initiative.
Ken Peterson, MAJ USA (Ret.), of Buchanan urges fellow Michigan residents to vote “Yes” on Proposal 2 (Promote the Vote).
Andy Anderson of Dowagiac, a self-described lifelong Republican, explains why he’s voting for a Democrat in the Michigan 5th Congressional District race.
Ken Peterson, MAJ USA (Ret.), of Buchanan gives “kudos to President Biden, Congressional Democrats, and a few Congressional Republicans” for a variety of legislation passed in recent years.
Hailey Colpitts of Vandalia explains why she is running for Cassopolis Public Schools Board of Education as a write-in candidate in November.
St. Joseph County Commissioner Kathy Pangle announces her intent to seek reelection.
Park Township Trustee Tom Springer has written a letter in response to a recent Letter to the Editor published by Watershed Voice titled “Park Township Proposed Tax Increase.” Springer writes that implying the township board tried “to keep the road millage ballot proposal a secret” is “inaccurate and unfair.”
Katie Sweeney of Park Township contends township residents have “not been properly informed” of a proposed millage that, if passed, would result in an increase of up to .5 mills to help fund road repairs within the township over a four-year period. The issue will appear on the upcoming Michigan Primary ballot on Tuesday, August 3.
James Pedersen of Cassopolis expresses his concerns over what he calls “outrageous, appalling, sexist and violent comments” recently made by Michigan GOP Chair and University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser.
Kathy Pangle is an incumbent candidate for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners representing District Two. She submitted the following letter to Watershed Voice. Except for minor typographical edits, it is reproduced here in full and unmodified form.
On October 8, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Fisher Lake Association (FLA) wrote a letter to the Park Township Board regarding a proposed commercial development on Highway M-60 a short distance northeast of North Fisher Lake Road. A piece of property on the southeast side of the highway is under consideration for development by Nottawa Gas. Watershed Voice has been researching the story and will provide fuller coverage later this week.
Layne Deuel of Three Rivers writes,
“When looking to vote for one of the three candidates (contending for 59th District State Representative) I ask that you disregard the ‘D’ and ‘R’ next to their names but investigate their policies and how they plan on impacting the 59th for years to come.”