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.”
A letter to the editor from Carol Higgins of Mendon Township championing Amy East, Democratic candidate for 59th District State Representative.
A letter to the editor, from Naomi Ludman of Dowagiac, concerning what she calls “the the swift, bold action of Governor (Gretchen) Whitmer” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A letter to the editor in response to the article “Bippus receives high marks from city commission, sans Mayor Lowry” from Rev. Brenda Deily.
“The cost to the Village and the people of Constantine from the aspects of including recreational marijuana sales here is incalculable. In fact, any new ordinance in the Village should spell out restrictions on marijuana for the protection of citizens — youngsters to the older generations — NO marijuana smoking in or adjacent to our parks and public spaces with adequate signage to that effect.” — Rebecca J. Shank