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PRIMARY ELECTION: Five candidates seek election to Isabella County Probate Court

(07/25/18 8:01pm)

Isabella County Trial Court often gets the most community attention as it hears criminal matters that happen in the county. By deciding estate cases and granting adoptions, Probate Court also directly impacts families in important ways. Probate judges hear estate matters and guardianships for those with disabilities, children and others who require a guardian. Probate court also decides the handling of deeds, records and adoptions. Voters in the Aug. 7 primary election will choose one candidate to serve a 6-year term on the court. 

PRIMARY ELECTION: Four candidates vie for State Senate seat vacated by term-limited Emmons

(07/25/18 3:21pm)

Two Republicans are trying to keep a Central Michigan state senate seat red. Two Democrats are trying to turn the seat blue again. State Sen. Judy Emmons, and former state House representative for Montcalm County, is term-limited. During her senate tenure, Emmons served as chair of the Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee, and as vice-chair of Veterans, Military Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee and as the Elections and Government Reform Committee. She also was appointed to the Economic, Development and International Investment Committee as well as the Judiciary Committee. Emmons made addressing human trafficking through legislation and public awareness a signature issue as a state senator.