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My Town: Tech Center Students “Go All Out” at National FFA Convention

My Town: Tech Center Students “Go All Out” at  National FFA Convention

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (MAISD)--  Eight students from the Environmental/Veterinary Sciences (EVS) program at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) recently attended the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, October 29–November 1, 2014.

This year’s theme was “Go All Out.” There, students were exposed to agricultural careers, colleges, workshops, entertainment,  and an expansive Career Show including Bayer Cropscience, Dow AgroSciences, John Deere, and others. 

My Town Whitehall: Honoring late blues musicians through beer

My Town Whitehall: Honoring late blues musicians through beer

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The Howmet Playhouse is turning to beer to help late blues musicians get the recognition they deserve.

The Playhouse will be selling beer Dec. 20, with proceeds going to the Killer Blues Headstone Project.  The campaign provides headstones for blues musicians who have been buried in unmarked graves.  The beer benefit will coincide with Echoes of Pink Floyd’s concert and laser light show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 at the door. For more information, visit Howmet Playhouse’s website.

My Town: White Lake Area Holiday Walk returns Nov. 21

My Town: White Lake Area Holiday Walk returns Nov. 21

WHITEHALL, Mich.— Businesses in Whitehall and Montague will kick off the holiday shopping season this weekend with the White Lake Area Holiday Walk.

The festivities begin Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.  and include visits with Santa Claus, Christmas carols, holiday treats and crafts and free carriage and trolley rides.  At 7 p.m. Friday, members of the White Lake Chorale will serenade patrons during a tree lighting ceremony at the end of Mears Ave. 

The Holiday Walk runs through 8 p.m. Friday and picks up again at 10 a.m. Saturday.  For additional information, visit the White Lake Chamber of Commerce website.

Red Kettle Campaign

Red Kettle Campaign

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Red Kettle Campaign


Salvation Army Asking for Assistance


Muskegon, MI (November 19, 2014) – The Salvation Army has begun the yearly tradition of ringing the bells outside local retailers. This year, The Salvation Army has set a fundraising goal of $283,000.00, for the Muskegon County area. “This amount has stayed the same from last year,” stated Captain Daniel Sawka, Corps Officer of the local Salvation Army. “We understand that times are still tough, but we also have seen the great support of our local community,” commented Sawka.


My Town: Firefighters battle flames at Montague farm

My Town: Firefighters battle flames at Montague farm

MONTAGUE, Mich.-- Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire at a Montague farm.

Just before 4 p.m. Monday, crews were called to Windy Acres Dairy Farm, located at 9691 Sikkenga Road.  A member of the fire department says the initial call was for a building on fire.  Firefighters were still on scene more than an hour later.

It's unclear what caused the fire or the extent of damage.

South Christian wins regional title

BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WZZM) -- South Christian defeated Whitehall 49-14 to win a regional title.

The Sailors will face Edwardsburg on Saturday, November 22 in the state semifinals.

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Experts to Discuss Ebola on Nov. 19 at MCC


The MCC Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a panel discussion on “Ebola: What You Should Know.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100.


Dr. Andy Wible, instructor of philosophy and Director of the Ethics Institute at Muskegon Community College, will serve as the moderator.


Panelists include:


  • Dr. Bruce Olson
    Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at Mercy Health in Muskegon
  • Rachel McDermott, RN
    Health System Educator at North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Papa N'Jai
    Instructor of Anthropology and Cultural Geography at Muskegon Community College
  • David Ogren
    Paramedic and MCC student

For more information, contact Andy Wible at (231) 777-0626.