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White Lake Area Guided Nature Walk

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

Discover the beauty of the White Lake area. Naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas. A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered. The walks are appropriate for adults and families;no children allowed without parents. Please register for the walk by contacting the White Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, September 4th, 2010
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Alcoa Howmet Plant 4 Native Landscape
3900 White Lake Drive
(White Lake Community Library)
Whitehall MI

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

State election officials certify Michigan primary results

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- State officials have certified the results from Michigan's August primary election.

The Board of State Canvassers certified the Aug. 3 election results on Monday. The certifications include the results of several Michigan's U.S. House primaries, including a relatively narrow victory in the 2nd District for Bill Huizenga in the Republican race over Jay Riemersma and five others.

Huizenga won by 663 votes and faces Democrat Fred Johnson in the November election for the western Michigan congressional seat.

Election officials earlier had certified a narrow victory for Dan Benishek in the Republican primary for the 1st Congressional District in northern Michigan. Benishek faces Democrat Gary McDowell in November.

Leftover Michigan turkey hunting licenses available

LANSING, Mich. (AP)- How's this for Thanksgiving leftovers in the making? State wildlife officials say more than 30,000 leftover fall turkey hunting licenses are available and are going on sale.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment said the licenses go on sale online and at all license vendors at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. The bulk of them are in southern Michigan.

Most available licenses are for private land, but there are some general licenses. A hunter may buy one daily until the quota is reached.

Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14.

Grand Rapids man identified in crash near Whitehall

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) - The second driver involved in a fatal wrong-way crash on US-31 on August 11th has been positively identified.

Forensic scientists at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing determined that Erik James Flood, 26, of Grand Rapids died while driving on US-31 northbound when his car was hit by Mindy Elizabeth Young-Ostling, 29, driving southbound on the wrong side of the highway.  Young-Ostling was also killed.

Flood was not able to be positively identified until scientists used DNA from a relative. 

Investigators say that Flood's headlights were off at the time of the crash, which took place in the early morning hours near Whitehall.  Toxicology reports on both Young-Ostling and Flood are still pending.

Because both drivers were killed in the crash, criminal charges are unlikely.