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.
First District County Commission candidate Andrew George announced earlier this week that he has received the endorsement of Governor Gretchen Whitmer. George’s campaign received word of the endorsement by email from a gubernatorial staffer on Tuesday.
At a regular meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, commissioners approved the hire of two new employees for the Sheriff’s Department, making an exception to a current hiring freeze. They include a position in road patrol and one in the corrections department that is responsible for courthouse security.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners and the Three Rivers City Commission will both hold regular meetings as planned this evening, Tuesday, October 6. Both are accessible via the Zoom online meeting platform, which is also accessible by telephone.
At a County Executive Committee meeting Wednesday, Covered Bridge Healthcare Director Rick Shaffer requested a new arrangement for a recent land purchase. Shaffer proposed converting a three-year land contract for the agency’s building into an outright purchase, which would resolve zoning issues related to proposed expansion work.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners weighed Wednesday whether to send a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer regarding Prosecutor John McDonough’s status. McDonough has been on paid leave since being arrested in a May drunk driving incident for which he will soon stand trial.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a $217,975.82 grant agreement with the state at a regular meeting Tuesday evening. The funds were made available by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and are distributed to the states through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners and the Three Rivers City Commission will both hold regular meetings as planned this evening, Tuesday, September 15. Both are accessible via the Zoom online meeting platform, which is also accessible by telephone.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners discussed funding assistance requests by local fire department for the purchase of new pagers at an Executive Committee meeting Wednesday morning.
The St. Joseph County Commission voted Tuesday to approve union agreements that reduce staff time to 35 hours a week amid anticipated budget shortfalls.
Last Friday, August 28, deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the location of a larceny in the 62000 block of Burr Oak Road in Burr Oak Township.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners tabled a request by County Clerk Lindsay Oswald to fill a vacant deputy clerk position at an Executive Committee meeting Wednesday morning. It also reviewed two grant opportunities presented by Grant Administrator James Hissong.
At its regular meeting Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners responded to remarks by Tim Carls in a public comment period early in the meeting concerning the county budget.
During an Executive Committee meeting Wednesday morning, members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners discussed ways to address likely budget shortfalls for the remainder of 2020, as well as for the next two fiscal years.
Kathy Greaves, Democratic candidate for Second District County Commissioner, will face Republican incumbent Kathy Pangle in the general election.
With 100 percent of precincts in St. Joseph County reporting Tuesday evening, Republican David Marvin defeated embroiled incumbent John McDonough in the August 2020 primary election for the position of County Prosecuting Attorney. For more on that race and additional election results click through.
Kathy Pangle, the incumbent Republican candidate for 2nd District St. Joseph County Commissioner, filled out our questionnaire. These are her answers.
Members of the St. Joseph County Commission’s Executive Committee discussed County Prosecutor John McDonough’s status and performance Wednesday morning. Following Wednesday’s meeting Commissioner Dennis Allen told WSV that McDonough said, “he was making progress in his health and returning health-wise. In consulting with his medical doctors, he feels comfortable that they will release him to come back to work before or just after September 1, and that’s his plan at this time.”