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When Bay County Prosecutor Kurt Asbury announced that he will retire at the end of 2016, it created an open race to fill the office in this year’s elections. Asbury, who was initially appointed to the position of Prosecutor back in 2006, was re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

09th June, 2016 | 1 Comments

Providing the Backbone of County Government

The Saginaw County Clerk’s office in many ways serves as the backbone of county government, responsible with supervising all national, state & local elections, along with administering Michigan’s Campaign Finance Reporting Act, as well as processing applications for passports, notary public, marriage licenses...

09th June, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Day in the Life

Former teacher & educator Susan Kaltenbach has occupied the seat as Saginaw County Clerk for sixteen years and withstood four challenging elections since she first took office back in the year 2000, focusing her talents upon tending to the numerous and detail-oriented duties that are associated with this position.

09th June, 2016 | 0 Comments

Public Meeting Scheduled June 9th at Michigan Lutheran Seminary

Citizens and property owners living in the Westside Saginaw area of Congress, Mackinaw, Adams Boulevard, Gratiot and surrounding areas need to be aware of plans that are in the works to transform the current St. Stephens Parish Campus, located at 2711 Mackinaw Street into a Homeless Shelter for teenagers and young adults up to 16-26 years of age who have either dropped out of high school, or been suspended or expelled and are not permitted to attend their local public high school.

08th June, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Few Schedule Necessitated for Television & Cathode Ray Tube Computer Monitors

Area residents will have more opportunities than ever this summer to safely dispose of their troublesome household wastes, including paint, household chemicals and electronics. Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s problem waste program has expanded to include 5-6 drop-off days per month.

02nd June, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the Saginaw County Dredge Material Disposal Facility (DMDF) was built at the end of Marlbourne Road in Zilwaukee Township, it has drawn intense controversy.  The DMDF has been the subject of legal battles, citizen protest, public support and scrutiny.

27th May, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where Up is Down and We All Take a Ride on the Merry-go-round

2015 was a depressing yet hopeful year politically. Depressing, because it further emphasized the economic disparity throughout America that is ripping our country apart at the seams through the polarization of extremes on both sides of the spectrum, which in the process has squeezed out rationality. Hopeful, because on several fronts of the local, national, and statewide landscape, people were looking outside the mainstream for ways to fix the system.

17th December, 2015 | 0 Comments

The feature race on Bay City ballots this November is for the Office of Mayor. Chris Shannon, the current Mayor, is subject to term limits and will be leaving office after the election.

15th October, 2015 | 0 Comments

Don Tilley is one of the more familiar faces among public servants in Bay County. Most will know him as a veteran member of the Bay County Board of Commissioners, representing primarily the East Side of Bay City. Others simply know him as Mr. Tilley, sociology and economics teacher at Bay City Central High School.

21st May, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve run for office a couple times. I lost. Bad. Really bad. I have publicly attributed these loses to the fact that I ran under the banner of a Third Party, but privately I know that I am simply unelectable. Despite my inability to gather many votes, in each case the election process had very positive effects on me. I got to air my opinions in public forums and genuinely felt that my concerns were now part of the public debate.

05th February, 2015 | 0 Comments

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