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Bike Safety Rodeo on May 19

Bike Safety Rodeo on May 19

There is fun for the whole family, Thursday evening!

The Montague/Whitehall Police Departments invite the community to bring your own helmet to receive a free t-shirt and take part in a lot of door prize giveaways. Individuals have the chance to test their skills on the obstacle course, along with taking a guided tour with a Bike Patrol Officer and enjoy free refreshments of hotdogs, popcorn & pop!

Venture out to the Montague Fire Station located at 5085 Wilcox Street in Montague to enjoy this evening of fun from 5:30pm though 7:30pm on Thursday, May 19!

Visit www.whitelake.org for detals.

The Bluegrass Gathering Music Festival, May 19-22

The Bluegrass Gathering Music Festival, May 19-22

Ocean County Fairgrounds comes alive this week, Thursday through Sunday!

Rain or shine, there is musical fun for everyone! Along with the main stage bands & activities, families can experience individual days of activities. Friday, showcases local bands & jamming starting at noon. Saturday is packed with a Youth Showcase, a band scramble, amazing mainstage music, workshops, children’s activities & more. And free to the public on Sunday at 9:30am, all will gather together for a community church service with bluegrass Gospel songs.

The Oceana County Fairgrounds is located at 1025 S State Street in Hart, Michigan 49420.

Call: (231)742-0202 or visit www.bluegrassgathering.org for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Montague student hit by truck's snow plow

MONTAGUE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A student waiting for a school bus early Monday was hit by a truck with a snow plow attached to the front.

Montague Area Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Johnson said a Montague High School Student was hit around 6:45 a.m. on West Fruitvale Road just north of Walsh Road.

She was crossing the road to get to the bus when she was hit by a truck and its snow plow.

The student was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Muskegon and then had to be flown by medical helicopter to a Grand Rapids hospital, Johnson said.

Her injuries are critical, but she is expected to survive.

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers are bringing their show, “Winter Tidings” to Morat’s Bakery and Pub Stage in New Era, MI on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

This group from Canada, performs a mix of old world Celtic seasonal standards, secular and non-secular works and some of their new compositions tailored for the season. An energetic show of toe tapping jigs, reals and uplifting songs. A great seasonal outing.

The cost for this great show is a $5.00 cover charge; dinner prices from $10.00 - $15.00 from the dinner menu.

Any additional information can be obtained by calling Mark Fletcher at 226-227-1064 or by e-mail at sadsquirrel@sympatico.ca

Girlfriend assaults Michigan man with sailfish during feud

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A dispute between a Whitehall man and his girlfriend ended with the man attacked with a fish, police say.

The 61-year-old man was drawing a sketch of a mounted sailfish in the 1000 block of Livingston Street when his 58-year-old girlfriend became angry and moved the fish, according to a Whitehall police news release.

The mount fell over and broke when she left the room. Upon returning, she suspected her boyfriend was responsible for the damage and had begun hitting him over the head with the fish and poking him with its nose.

The boyfriend was cut on his hand.

The couple had been drinking, and the girlfriend was not arrested because of an apparent health issue.

Police say the Muskegon County prosecutor is slated to review the case for possible charges.

White Lake Ambulance Authority future hinges on election

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- One week from Tuesday, voters living in and near the cities of Whitehall and Montague will decide if they want to increase funding for the White Lake Ambulance Authority.

The authority serves around 12,000 people living in northwest Muskegon County. It's asking voters for a one-year increase in property taxes.