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Union Township traffic stop leads to marijuana arrest

Michigan State Police arrested a 30-year-old man in Union Township Friday for possession of marijuana after stopping the vehicle for having an unsecured load. Orlan Lee Carll, of Weidman, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to […]
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Special use permit approved for Copper Beech, expansion on its way

The Charter of Union Township Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for Copper Beech Townhomes Wednesday night, allowing for a five-lane road to be built south of the complex. Copper Beech began planning in mid-August for an expansion […]
Politics / Top Stories / Union Township

Isabella County files lawsuit seeking $600,000 from Union Township’s Downtown Development Authority

Isabella County officials have filed a lawsuit against Union Township to get back unused funds from the East Downtown Development Authority. Citing statutory and township ordinance requirements, attorneys representing Isabella County want the EDDA to return the more than $600,000 […]
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Union Township approves site plans for Olive Garden restaurant

Union Township is one step closer to gaining an Olive Garden franchise restaurant. The Township’s Planning Commission approved site plans for the restaurant Wednesday night, recommending construction directly south of Red Lobster, 4062 E. Bluegrass Rd.. Now awaiting approval by […]
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Union Township Planning Commission to review Olive Garden site plan Wednesday

The process for bringing a new Italian restaurant to Union Township is underway. On Wednesday, the Union Township Planning Commission will review the site plan for an Olive Garden in the Indian Hills Plaza, 4062 E. Bluegrass Road. In a […]
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Union Township Board of Trustees makes changes to cater to public needs

An increased concern for meeting the public’s needs led to the reorganization of staff and a consolidation of goals among the Charter of Union Township Board of Trustees members Wednesday. Township Manager Brian Smith recommended a new full-time position to […]
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Union Twp. budget to be spend $450,000 on roads, sidewalks

Union Township’s roads and sidewalks will be given upgrades this year as $450,000 will go toward several projects. The approved 2013 budget remains fairly consistent from 2012, at just under $8.4 million. This budget covers all funds, including water and […]
Politics / Union Township

Misplaced registration forms by SGA could have changed Union Township election results

The Student Government Association’s misplacement of 32 student voter registration forms last fall could have changed the results of the Union Township supervisor race. On Oct. 11, SGA Vice President and Hesperia senior Killian Richeson found 32 registration forms in […]
Isabella County / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories / Union Township

Larger 2 percent allocation from Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe seen by local officials as sign of growing economy

Local officials hope the economy is turning around as the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe distributed nearly $2.3 million to Isabella County and local communities Thursday for its most recent 2 percent allocation. Tribe Public Relations Director Frank Cloutier said the […]
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Union Township to enter lighting contract with Consumers Energy, cost unknown

The Union Township Board of Trustees Wednesday approved to advance the standard lighting contract for all Consumers Energy-owned lighting in the township. Township Manager Brian Smith said a total of 141 lights within the township will be paid out of […]
Mount Pleasant / Politics / Union Township

Several local races finish after going down to the wire

Sheila Murphy and Patty Strong were elected to the Mount Pleasant Public Schools board Tuesday night after a close race finally pulled in their favor. Murphy, a veteran Mount Pleasant businesswoman, and Strong, a former federal public defender and reporter […]
Metro / Top Stories / Union Township

Copper Beech Townhomes to expand, adding 10 more buildings, for 2013 school year

Copper Beech Townhomes is planning to add 10 buildings with 256 bedrooms,  a pool, tennis court and a basketball court to its 4750 E. Blue Grass Road housing complex. The project will cost an estimated $8 million. The Charter Township of […]


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