And Now Back To You- Voters Head To Polls Tuesday
By N3 Editorial Team
Ok we’re done.
With just a couple days until the primary Near North Now is no longer posting letters, articles, or promotions regarding this Tuesday’s election.
We made this decision primarily (pun intended) because it had to end at some point. We decided to not arbitrarily consider input arriving at a time that...
Letter To The Editor: Bob Mendham Cites Qualifications
To The Editor:
I have been asked to list reasons why I believe I am qualified to be Sheriff of Newaygo County.
1. I have 25 years of law enforcement experience. Six years as a Corrections Officer in the Newaygo County Jail, attaining the rank of Sergeant and 20 years as a certified Police Officer. (I worked as a part time Deputy for one year while working full time in the Jail).
2. While working in the Jail I was a union steward and was one of the Officers who worked to get...
Letter To The Editor: Library Beneficial To Community
Dear Near North Now Editor,
I moved to Grant in sixth grade and everyday after school I would go to the library to wait until I was picked up. It was my go to place. The library was very beneficial to me because it gave me a quiet and safe place to do homework and wait for my mom to pick me up. It was not a problem if I did not have any homework to do either because
Letter To The Editor: Millage Needs To Pass
Dear Readers of Near North Now,
I am writing to encourage my fellow residents and homeowners within the Grant Public School District to vote in favor of the additional millage for operating funds needed to continue providing attractively-kept facility, qualified staff members and successful programming at the Grant Area District Library. I am currently a 2nd grade teacher employed by...
Letter To The Editor: Libraries Vital
On August 2nd, all voters living within the boundaries of the Grant Area District Library are faced with an extremely important decision. You vote gets to decide the future of our local library. Our library in Grant has functioned with the same millage since moving into its new building in 2004. We all know
Letter To The Editor: Sheriff Responds To Former Undersheriff’s Letter
We recognize and thank Brian Boyd for his 27 years of service to the people of Newaygo County.
On May 25th, Brian Boyd typed a letter of support for Sheriff Pat Hedlund freely and voluntarily after being unable to attend a campaign fundraiser that he offered to attend on the same date. To this day, Brian has not spoken to any member of the Sheriff Hedlund campaign, or the Sheriff himself, to rescind his support. All correspondence and...
Letter To The Editor: Former Undersheriff Boyd, ‘I Do Not Support Pat Hedlund’
To the People of Newaygo County,
As you may or may not know, I had worked for the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office since 1989. I resigned, not retired, on May 31st after serving as your Undersheriff for the last 11 years. I have tried to stay out of the politics after my resignation, as that was the major cause of my decision to resign from the sheriff’s office. It has come to my attention...
Questions For State Rep Hopefuls
By N3 Editorial Team
With Jon Bumstead coming to the end of his final term as State Representative, five candidates aspire to take his place in Lansing. Three will be seeking to carry the banner for the Republican Party and two are vying to be on the ticket for the Democratic Party with the upcoming primary...
Sheriff Hedlund was instrumental in starting and creating the reserve program for the City of Newaygo. Finding the funding and manpower for the reserve program rested solely with Patrick Hedlund. He has created a reserve program that not only is exemplary for the City but other communities in our county. Many communities have followed the City's example to start their own reserve program. The reserve program continues to get the training that is needed and...
candidates, I nonetheless urge everyone in Newaygo County to consider that we have much to gain at the local level on August 2nd by actively considering those on the ballot.
Along with the massive growth and national influence sweeping through the West Michigan region, I strongly believe that Newaygo County is about to experience the greatest growth it has seen in over a...
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