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Join the fun in the White Lake Area Fall Fest

From the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce - WHITEHALL, MI - September 24th and 25th are the dates for the 30th Annual White Lake Area Fall Fest (previously known and celebrated as Octoberfest).  With a variety of music to entertain families and individuals, a Farmer’s Market, over 60 vendors participating in the Arts and Crafts Festival and Hay Rides, this “last tent” of the year is always a favorite for many to enjoy.

Whitehall and Montague School Districts share food service director

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM)- The Whitehall School District is setting the bar high when it comes to consolidation.  The district already shares Directors of Transportation, Maintenance, and Finance with the Reeth-Puffer school district.  Now Whitehall is sharing a Food Services Director with Montague to help relieve budget pressures.

Dan Gorman's new role as Food Services Director for Montague and Whitehall is saving both districts money.  Talk of sharing the administrative position became reality when Whitehall's Food Services Director retired this spring.

The two districts split Gorman's pay.  He oversees a combined staff of 27, orders all the food and makes sure both districts follow strict health department and USDA regulation.

With state school aid challenges, both superintendents say, the model may be an example of what's in store for districts on the lakeshore.

131 Michigan Troops Deploy for Kuwait

MONTAGUE, Mich. (WZZM) - It's a day full of tearful goodbyes as 131 Michigan National guard members prepare to deploy to Kuwait. At Montague High School, friends and family look on, as their loved ones leave for a 12 month deployment in Kuwait.

Signs of support line the bleachers for the 1436th Engineer Company. For some, it's not the first emotional goodbye--

Linda Surch, Wood's Son says, "It's not going to hit you until he gets on a bus it's going to be hard to see him go again."

At an early age, Sgt Jason Wood's son understands the sacrifice families make-It kinda sucks he's leaving around my birthday."

Woods and his son will blow out his birthday candles Sunday, but it doesn't ease the goodbye. "It's our second time gone, you seem to think it gets easier, but it doesn't, I'm already missing my family, and I haven't even left yet."

Howmet Playhouse - Stage Combat Workshop

From: http://www.howmetplayhouse.org
Taught by Chris Farrar

This beginner’s workshop is open to anyone who has ever enjoyed watching a slap or full-fledged fight on screen or on stage! Instructor Chris Farrar has opened this course to stage combat enthusiasts, actors, and all individuals 13 and older. We welcome adult actors who are looking to expand their stage movement capabilities, or anyone who is interested in learning stage combat choreography.

Whitehall - Fall Fest

From: http://www.whitelake.org/

Saturday, September 24th through Sunday, September 25th!

North Mears Parking Lot
North Mears Ave.
Whitehall, MI

The annual White Lake Fall Fest. Farmer's Market and Cider Mill Saturday morning and afternoon. Arts & Crafts from 10am-4pm.

Continuous live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Live band on main stage Friday and Saturday evenings from 8pm-midnight.

Beer tent open Friday 4pm-Midnight at Saturday 10am-Midnight.

Hay Rides provided by Double JJ Resort.

For more Information contact: White Lake Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 231-893-4585

North Muskegon @ Montague

MONTAGUE (WZZM) -- Western Michigan Conference play kicked off Thursday with four games, including defending league champion Montague hosting North Muskegon.

Montague holds the longest current win streak in the state.

However, it was the Norsemen who scored first when John Waller took a pitch and ran 20 yards to the endzone.  North Muskegon failed on the point after attempt.

Then in the fourth quarter, Montague's Travis Cockerill took the ball to the goal line and fumbled.  Fortunately for Montague, Brandon Moore recovered for the touchdown.

The Norsemen moved ahead on a touchdown. Then, with 30 seconds left in regulation, Montague's Cockerill found Steven Murdoch in the end zone to tie the game.

With the extra point, Montague escaped with a 14 to 13 win over North Muskegon.

Fifth annual White River Bridge Walk planned for Labor Day

The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Montague and the city of Whitehall are encouraging residents to join in the fifth annual White River Bridge Walk.

The event supports "Getting Michigan Moving" to encourage health, fitness and active living.  The most famous bridge walk takes participants across the Mackinac Bridge.

If you want to participate, the walk will take place on the Hart-Montague Bike Trail starting at 10am Monday and will begin at the east end of Spring Street located behind Whitehall Products and Montague Foods in Montague.

Walkers are more than welcome to continue on to the library or may turn around and return to the start point.  Healthy refreshments will be available at the Chamber building (124 W Hanson, Whitehall) and are provided by Dave Runyan of Farm Bureau Insurance.